Playreading Series

Reading Reading on BCTV

Watch Reading Reading, where we talk with playwrights and read new plays, on BCTV every other month on the 3rd Tuesday or anytime online!

Next episode airs live on Tuesday, July 19, 6:30pm on BCTV on your TV or streaming online.  The featured playwright is Kimberly Patterson and her play Knight or Pawn? will be read on the air by regional actors. 

Watch past episodes online here via YouTube anytime.  Episodes are added three days after they air.

Call for Playwrights: We are looking for 10-minute plays for one or two actors to produce on our TV show via Zoom or in studio.  If selected, we will invite you on the TV show to discuss the play and your work as a playwright. The play will receive a reading on air and must be appropriate for all audiences. No fee to submit.

Submit your one-person plays or ask questions:

Seeking Playwrights for Play Reading Series

play reading series

The Reading Theater Project’s Play Reading Series creates opportunities for playwrights to see and hear their work and receive feedback on new plays. RTP creates a safe artistic space for playwrights to return to again and again to develop new work before sending it out for performance and publication.

Selected plays will receive a staged reading or TV reading. We hold public readings of new plays, followed by a discussion with the audience and playwright, facilitated by the Artistic or Literary Director of Reading Theater Project.

Plays can be one act or full length.

Plays will be performed in the Greater Reading, Pa., area. Playwrights are invited to attend the reading, are encouraged to be a part of the rehearsal process, and will receive a travel stipend if applicable.

Submit plays or send questions to All plays must be sent in pdf format, with a cover letter or email detailing the history of the play and goals for the public reading. We ask for a $10 fee. Submit plays or send questions to

Play submissions are accepted anytime.