Word for Word's Off the Page staged reading series is the public's first look at pieces we are considering for upcoming productions. With a public staged reading of a short story, we invite audiences to see the steps of our process of bringing a work from the page to the stage in the Word for Word style. After the reading, the audience is encouraged to engage in a conversation with us, which gives valuable feedback as we decide on the next steps of a work's development.

2018 Calendar


MAR 12
Edith Pearlman
"Shenanigans" and "Madame Guralnik" 
Directed by Adrian Elfenbaum
7:00 pm, Z Below | Tickets

MAY 21
A Charles Baxter Double Header
Directed by Amy Kossow
7:00 pm, Location TBA

JUN 25
Muriel Spark "The Abbess of Crewe"
Directed by Amy Kossow
7:00 pm, Z Space | Tickets

NOV 5  
Anne Carson "The Glass Essay"
Directed by Stephanie Hunt
7:00 pm, Z Below | Tickets

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit calhum.org