Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Play Readings

The Montgomery Davis Play Development Series

2013-2014 Reading Series:

Staged Reading #2

SILENT

by Gwendolyn Rice

Monday, MARCH 10, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.


Director:  JC Clementz
Featuring:  Kamille Dawkins, Richard Halverson, Chike Johnson, Robert Spencer, Jonathan Wainwright, C. Michael Wright

When Catholic priest Michael Ziperski begins counseling a convicted mob boss at Springfield Federal Penitentiary, he expects to offer spiritual support and guidance. He does not expect to be questioned by two FBI agents looking for someone on the outside who is helping Frankie "the pizza man" Palozzollo continue to profit from his criminal past. Another unexpected visitor, a fellow priest, also comes to ask Father Ziperski a question; will he hear his confession?

Skylight Bar & Bistro (second floor)
Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway

The reading is Pay-What-You-Can. Seating is first-come, first-served.

The Bar & Bistro, operated by Indulge Wine Room, will be open for dinner and refreshments starting at 5:30 on March 10.  Patrons can enjoy full bar service and pre-performance dinners . Reservations for full table service are welcomed in advance by emailing skylight@getindulge.com or calling 414.291.3773. No reservations, no problem. Enjoy the full menu by ordering at the counter.

Staged Reading #1

waiting

by Kimberly Megna Yarnall

Monday, OCTOBER 14, 2013 - 7:30 p.m.


Director: Neil Easterling
Featuring: Kelly Coffey, Sarah Day, Michael Herold & Michael Kroeker

Crystal and John are married professionals who shop at REI, and sometimes eat canned soup because it's easier. They also can't get pregnant.  Victor and Darla guide the audience along on Crystal and John's quest for a baby, often playing the other characters Crystal and John encounter: fertility doctors, nosy colleagues, overly-friendly dentists. It's a story about wanting something and having to wait for it, and how to negotiate life in the interim.

Skylight Bar & Bistro (second floor)
Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway

The reading is Pay-What-You-Can. Seating is first-come, first-served.

 

     

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    Milwaukee Chamber Theatre accepts new scripts for consideration for the Montgomery Davis Play Development Series on a rolling basis.  Click here for more information.

    Past Readings

    The Montgomery Davis Play Development Series - staged reading history

    2012-2013 Readings:

    MORE LOSERS
    by James Fletcher
    September 17, 2012

    PLAZA HOTEL BALLROOM
    by Alice Austen
    March 4, 2013

    2011-2012 Readings:

    OCTOBER, BEFORE I WAS BORN
    by Lori Matthews
    September 19, 2011

    THE TAVERN KEEPER'S DAUGHTER
    A collaboration with Skylight Music Theatre
    by Brett Ryback
    February 27, 2012

    2010-2011 Readings:

    HOT FLASHES, the metaphor
    by Lynne Topping Farrell
    September 20, 2010

    AMONG THE SQUIRRELS
    by Eric Appleton
    March 7, 2011

    2009-2010 Readings:

    THE DESERT QUEEN
    by James DeVita
    September 21, 2009

    BROKEN AND ENTERED
    By Kurt McGinnis Brown
    March 15, 2010

    2008-2009 Readings:

    NOT THE ARTIST
    by Kurt McGinnis Brown
    September 22, 2008

    A THOUSAND WORDS
    by Gwendolyn Rice
    March 16, 2009

    2007-2008 Readings:

    THE DALY NEWS
    Story, book and lyrics by Jonathan Gillard Daly
    Music by Larry Delinger, Gregg Coffin and Jonathan Gillard Daly
    September 10, 2007

    BACKWARDS
    by Alice Austen
    March 17, 2008

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