A Taste of Red Reading Series

A Taste of Red: readings of plays that excite us, confound us, and make us dream

 With our free play reading series, A Red Orchid invites you to take a peek behind the curtain and see how our team goes about exploring a play. What gets our ensemble excited about a script? How do actors, directors, playwrights, and designers all approach the same text differently? How does a play move from the page to the stage? What defines a quintessential A Red Orchid production?

 For us, these conversations are typically casual and cozy, like some friends discussing plays in someone’s living room. We’re traveling to different neighborhoods around Chicago and partnering with small businesses that have perfected this warm ambience. Grab a bite and a drink, relax, let the words wash over you, and feel free to share your thoughts afterward.

We also want to highlight and celebrate the amazing talents of theatermakers from historically marginalized communities. Keep an eye out for readings dedicated to AAPI Heritage Month, LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, and many more!

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