About

The Reading Theater Project is a locally-focused, professional theater company, based in Greater Reading/Berks County, PA. 

We produce new theater with a focus on the creative process for the artists involved, resulting in a unique production for the audience.  

We value collaboration and creative challenges and believe theater is an inclusive experience that can reveal our shared human condition.

Risk-taking and art-making are at the forefront of what we do.


joel gori

Joel Gori (artistic director emeritus) is the artistic director of the Metamorphosis Performing Company and is a rostered artist in the arts-in-education program with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

He is a resident artist at the Yocum Institute for Arts Education. He is the founder of the Reading Theater Project.

photo by Fadi Acra


vicki haller graff

Vicki Haller Graff (artistic director) is an actor, writer and director. In addition to RTP, she has worked at the Yocum Institute in Wyomissing, TheatreWorks in the Silicon Valley, Touchstone Theatre in Bethlehem, studied at the Patravadi Theatre in Bangkok, and graduated from the University of Evansville with a BFA in Theater Performance.

photo by Fadi Acra


photo of chris heslop

Chris Heslop (music director) is a saxophonist and composer. His compositions have been performed by big bands, salsa bands, choirs, orchestras and opera companies.

He chooses to perform with diverse groups including early jazz, salsa and modern improvised music. He is also active in jazz-education programs throughout the community.

photo by Fadi Acra


Board of Directors

Jennifer Reimer, President 
Katie Hannon, Secretary
Sara Smith, Treasurer
Randy Miller
Tracy Schott
Brad Gale
Suzanne Cody