Staged Reading Series

In addition to having their one-act plays being fully produced in the Repertory Season, the MFA Playwrights’ full-length plays are given a staged reading using the MFA Actors and Directors. This event, hosted by playwright Edward Allan Baker, is open to the public.

Saturday, February 6  and  Saturday, February 13

Location and reservations

The 2021 ASDS Staged Reading Series will be performed on ZOOM. To reserve your “seat” and to receive the Zoom information, please email

Saturday, February 6

2:00 p.m.

by Kat Agudo
Directed by Amanda Alch

When a girl from the Tau Upsilon Alpha sorority decides to take her rapist to court, her sister Monica is plagued with a nightmare that sends her back in time to the Boston Tea Party in an effort to learn how their founders dealt with a similar case. Sisterhood is put to the test in a house divided by public shaming under the patriarchy. This is the War of the Period.

Saturday, February 13

2:00 p.m. 
Miss Godwin & The Monster Within

by Kelly Eatinger
Directed by Anna Bikales

Disconnected from the family legacy, Percy Florence Shelley and his wife, Jane, unlock the life and times of his mother—the one and only Mary Shelley, and the creation of her novel, Frankenstein. Grief, love, madness, and genius come together to answer the questions lost between them: what does it take to write this story, and how does a mother know never to play God?