Echo Reads is a Free Theater Experience. Directors lightly rehearse readings of plays with professional actors who carry their scripts as they perform for the audience. After the reading, the audience is invited to stay to discuss the play with the Actors, Director, and Echo Creatives in a casual conversation.
7:30pm Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings!
Duration will vary based on script length and audience discussion.
- Echo Reads is intended for mature audiences. Viewer discretion advised. -
Each reading is presented live on Tuesday evenings at the
Bath House Cultural Center, Wednesdays at a Dallas Restaurant/Bar.
FREE. No Reservation Required.
$10 Donations Suggested.
COMING THIS FALL: Echo Reads 2023 is produced by Caroline Hamilton
and will feature Finalist Honorees from The Big Shout Out 4 New Play Contest for
Texan playwrights who are BIPOC, Trans, or Gender Non-binary.
2022 Echo ReadS FALL FESTIVAL
Featured Finalist Honorees from the Big Shout Out 3 New Play Contest.
TOMORROW GAME by Brandy N. Carie
directed by Eric Berg
Isabelle Culpepper and SAVANNAH ELAYYACH
with stage directions by katie ibrahim.
May.10.22 AT THE bATH HOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
may.11.22 at south dallas cultural center
Clean drinking water is not a thing anymore. Clean air is not a thing anymore. Infrastructure is gone, order is mythic, and no one believes that help is coming. Roe lives in isolation, with nothing but a collection of canned food and a solitary Bible. Until she meets Bell. Bell shows Roe a game: take off your mask and see if you can breathe. Try this vegetable, see if you wake up. Read a poem. Do more than just not-die. But friendship can prove more dangerous than isolation.
Winner, Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award 2019
FOR THE PEOPLE by Carol Mullen
directed by Sasha Maya Ada
Robin Clayton, Lauren Floyd, Kat Lozano,
Cindee Mayfield, and Carrie Viera.
with stage directions by kateri cale.
NOV.8.22 AT south dallas cultural centeR
NOV.9.22 at THE bATH HOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
Pittsburgh City Councilor Meg Cabot is the first openly lesbian elected official in Pennsylvania. Less than a month into her first term, a vicious hate crime targeting the city’s LGBTQIA+ Community Center launches Meg in a media maelstrom. But this tragedy leads to new national visibility and Meg’s rising star catches the attention of Democratic Party leaders. Facing a once-in-a-lifetime professional opportunity, Meg must decide how far she’ll go to advance her career and whether it’s possible to be both a good politician and a good person.
THOSE HOLLOW BODIES by Emma Joy Hill
directed by Hadley Shipley
Claire Fountain, Erin Malone Turner, & Cooper Wilson
with stage directions by Alex Moffitt.
Nov.15.22 AT THE bATH HOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
Nov.16.22 at Owenwood Farm & Neighbor Space
K and Ann struggle to be full. The voyeuristic Man gorges on food and waits for the danger he's bound to commit. A play exploring how bodies are taught to love. NOTE: Recommended for mature audiences.
FROZEN FLUID A Gender Non-Conforming Creation Myth by Fly Jamerson
directed by Chris Sanders
Sinclair Freeman, Petra Milano, and Alex Moffitt
with stage directions by Bwalya chisanga.
Nov.29.22 AT THEatre three
Nov.30.22 at Owenwood Farm & Neighbor Space
Three scientists living in Antarctica deconstruct notions of gender, identity, religion, climate, and time itself.
SLEEP/WAKE by Yael Haskal
directed by Katie Ibrahim
LIz Sankarsingh, lauren floyd,
celeste perez, and thomas magee
with stage directions by kristen lazarchick.
dec.06.22 AT THE bATH HOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
dec.07.22 at Owenwood Farm & Neighbor Space
A teenager struggling with dissociative episodes becomes obsessed with a sleepwalking murder case. A feminist study in dissociation, portraiture, and the latent power of the supine woman.
The Bitch Beast King by Sam Collier
directed by Katie Ibrahim
Octavia Y. Thomas, Bwalya Chisanga,
Lauren floyd, and frankie whitaker
with stage directions by Larsen Nichols
dec.13.22 - Bath House Cultural Center
dec.14.22 - BUZZBREWS KITCHEN/LAKEWOOD
Two sisters create Daisy Violet, a new sister to take the blame for their messes. Gleefully monstrous, she's rejected by adults and becomes increasingly ravenous. A play about sisterhood, the malleability of memory, and an explosion of beauty products.
This play is for mature audiences. Viewer discretion advised.
Producer Eric Berg
Managing & Artistic Director Kateri Cale
Big Shout Out Play Contest Coordinator Caroline Hamilton
Marketing/Administrative Assistant Lauren Floyd
Community Outreach Manager Rowan Gilvie
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