Past Readings

Staged Reading Series

A first look at new scripts presented as Staged Readings. No sets, no costumes, just the written word heard for the first time!



WIDER THAN THE SKY
THE MYSTERY OF EMILY DICKINSON
Barbara Dana, Author
Anthony Arkin, Director
Music by Martin Hennessy and Ernst Bacon,
Michael Conley, Aaron Copland, Drew Hemenger,
and others.
Kathleen Shimeta
Elizabeth Morton
Susannah Jones
Morgan Auld
Denise Bessette, Stage Directions

 

SENIOR MOMENT
Jeannie Zusy, Author
Josh Hecht, DIrector
Denise Bessette
Olivia Cote
Susan Greenhill
Martin LaPlatney
Kelly Rae O’Donnell
Vayu O’Donnell
Becky Goodman, Stage Directions

 

THE GOD GAME
Suzanne Bradbeer, Author
Lisa Rothe, DIrector
Kelly O’Donnell
CJ Wilson
Kelly AuCoin

 

I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT MEMORIZED!
YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL
In collaboration with Briarcliff High School. An evening of one-acts written, directed and performed by Briarcliff students.

 

RAISING JO
Charlotte Miller, Author
Evan Yionoulis, Director
Clancy O’Connor
Ryan Garbayo
Jenny Seastone Stern
Michael Borelli

 

26 Miles
Quiara Alegria Hudes, Author
KJ Sanchez, Director
WITH
Brandon Miller
Lisa Ramirez
Triney Sandoval
Suzie Hicks
Dan Kadish.

 

I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT MEMORIZED!
Briarcliff High School students perform in original one-acts they have written and directed.

 

TEMPORARY EVERYTHING
Adam Szymkowicz, Author
Erica Gould, Director
Michael Borrelli
Christopher Domig
Ryan Garbayo
Clancy O’Connor
Jenny Seastone Stern

 

DIVIDING ASHES
Chiori Miyagawa, Author
Erica Gould, Director
Carlo Aban
Antoinette Lavecchio
Jeremy Schwartz

 

I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT MEMORIZED!
The 4th annual Young Playwrights Festival featuring original one-act plays from students at Briarcliff High School.

 

FIGHTING OVER BEVERLEY
A Special Event:
Hudson Stage is a proud participant
in Barefoot Theatre Company’s 70/70 Horovitz Project
Israel Horovitz, Author
Matthew Arkin, Director
Paul Hecht
Barbara Dana
Susannah Schulman
Walter Charles

 

FULL BUCK MOON
Staci Swedeen, Author
Giovanna Sardelli, Director
Caitlin Clouthier
Chip Brookes
Bryant Mason
Jennifer Weiss

 

3rd annual YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL
I CAN’T BELIEVE ITS NOT MEMORIZED!
Staged readings of original one-act plays written and performed by Briarcliff High School students

 

HEART OF THE CITY
Eric Lane, Author
Jonathan Silverstein, Director
Melissa Miller
Olivia Sklar
Lucy Martin
Dan McCabe
Neal Huff
Joel Rooks
Ric Siler, Stage Directions

Produced by special arrangement with Fern Kershon
and CALL BACK Productions

 

PARDON ME FOR LIVING
Written and performed by Staci Swedeen

 

I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT MEMORIZED! II
Our second annual evening of staged readings of original one-acts written and performed by local high school students. This year’s students were from Briarcliff High School.

 

THE CRADLE OF MAN
Melanie Marnich, Author
Ari Laura Kreith, Director
Michael Anderson
Rebecca Henderson
Nancy McDoniel
Alysia Reiner
Alex Webb

 

FAIR GAME
Karl Gajdusek, Author
Andrew Volkoff, Director
Chris Henry Coffey
Caralyn Kozlowski
Sarah-Doe Osborne
Joy Franz
Ray McDavitt

 

STARVING, HYSTERICAL, NAKED
Written and performed by Kathryn Rossetter

 

IMPOSTORS
Justin Warner, Author
Nancy Robillard, Director
Jed Peterson
David Michael Holmes
Danton Stone
Amy Wright
John Leonard Thompson
Andrew Grusetskie
Kevin Cannon, Stage Directions

 

I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT MEMORIZED!
A new venture with high school students presenting staged readings of original plays that they have written.

 

MODERN ENTREPRENEUR
Jeff Wanshel, Author
Padraic Lillis, Director
John Wojda
Val Jegar
Richard Council
Chris Edwards
Sayra Player
Matteus Levell

 

BETWEEN MEN AND CATTLE
Richard Kalinoski, Author
Mark Hallen, Director
Count Stovall
Linda Powell
Peter Jay Fernandez
Danton Stone
Elizabeth Jacobson, Stage Directions

 

BELIEVER
Lee Kalcheim, Author
Martha Banta, Director
Cooper Broyar
Jeff McCarthy
Olivia Sklar
John Leonard Thompson
Jo Twiss
Elizabeth Jacobson, Stage Directions

 

WHERE MEN ARE EMPTY OVERCOATS
Eric Pfeffinger, Author
Ari Kreith, Director
Samantha Soule
Gideon Banner
Guy Boyd
Sherry Skinker
Michael Anderson
LeRoy McClain

 

MASSAGE IN PROGRESS
Jeannie Zusy, Author
Richard Caliban, Director
Denise Bessette
Patrick Boll
Gail Greenstein, Stage Directions

 

CRITICAL MOMENT
Written and Performed by
Stephen Kunken
Jeffrey Talbott

 

THE WINDSTORM
Gary Socol, Author
Dan Foster, Director
Charlotte Cohn
David Canary
Christopher Innvar

 

OUT OF MIND – 7 Short Plays with Some of the People Missing
Jenny Lynn Bader, Author
Ari Laura Kreith, Director
David Alan Basche
Sam Guncler
Jenny Mercein
Alysia Reiner

 

NONE OF THE ABOVE
Jenny Lynn Bader, Author
Julie Kramer, Director
Liz Morton
Austin Lysy
Liz Skoski, Stage Directions

 

IF ONLY
Jeannie Zusy, Author
Richard Caliban, Director
Carol Halstead
Larry Pine
Pamela Gray
John Bedford Lloyd
Kally Karbacz
Nate Corddry
Jesse Myerson, Stage Directions

 

HOMELAND SECURITY
Stuart Flack, Author
Sturgis Warner, Director
George Merritt
Pamela Gray
Firdous Barnji
Christopher Innvar
Paul Loewenwarter, Stage Directions

 

THE BELLS (second reading)
Theresa Rebeck, Author
Dan Foster, Director
Stephen Sable
Ray Aranha
Paul Austin
Denise Bessette
Katherine Dillingham
Walter Charles
Christopher Innvar
Rob Flaherty, Stage Directions

 

THE BELLS
Theresa Rebeck, Author
Dan Foster, Director
Arthur Acuna
Ray Aranha
Paul Austin
Cass Morgan
Kelly Karbacz
Walter Charles
Eric Sheffer Stevens
Pope Brock, Stage Directions

 

MEN ON THE TAKE
Carter W. Lewis, Author
Steven Williford, Director
Reed Birney
Kevin O’Rourke
Barbara Walsh
Jeremy McLellan, Stage Directions

AN IRISH PLAY (second reading)
Dan O’Brien, Author
Dan Foster, Director
Denise Bessette
Kevin Geer
Stephen Pasquale
Pope Brock
Donna Davis
Peter McRobbie
Edward Blunt
Olivia Sklar, Stage Directions

 

FOR THE DEAD
David Wiener, Author
Dan Foster, Director
Michael Levin
Olivia Sklar
Kerry Sullivan
Sarah Zimmerman
Kale Browne
Phyllis Somerville

 

GONE TO LA
Lolly Susi, Author
Sheryl Kaller, Director
Jennifer Van Dyke
Beth Dunnington
Wayne Maugans
Jay O. Sanders
John Braden
Barbara Dana
Betsy Foldes
Anne O’Sullivan
Denise Bessette, Stage Directions

 

AN IRISH PLAY
Dan O’Brien, Author
Dan Foster, Director
Denise Bessette
Kevin Geer
Stephen Pasquale
Peter Jacobson
Kathryn Rossetter
Macintyre Dixon
Edward Blunt
Rita Nachtmann, Stage Directions

 

WAR IN PARAMUS
Barbara Dana, Author
Austin Pendleton, Director
Daisy Eagan
Aidan Connolly
Blythe Danner
Joel Rooks
Heather Burns
Dave Rosenberg
Jeremy Strong
Andy Alef, Stage Directions

 

WHAT CORBIN KNEW
Jeffrey Hatcher, Author
Steven Williford, Director
Keith Reddin
John Bedford Lloyd
Enid Graham
Robert Sella
Joel Goss, Stage Directions

 

MOVING PICTURE
Dan O’Brien, Author
Dan Foster, Director
Eric Sheffer Stevens
Kevin Geer
Doug Brandt
Jase Draper
John Braden
John Dewar
Pope Brock
Aidan Connolly
John Sloan

 

WAITING FOR STRINDBERG
Tom Mardirosian, Author
Tom Mardirosian, Director
Catherine Campbell
Marilyn Pasekoff
Soomi Kim
Josh Mostel
Larry Block
Stephen Lee
Anne Marx Glickman, Stage Directions

 

MARCH TALE
Tim Slover, Author
Dan Foster, Director
William Duell
Olivia Sklar
Cris Groenendaal
Christopher Innvar
Dana Ivey
Eric Sheffer Stevens
Denise Bessette
Christianna Nelson
Pope Brock
Ned Butikofer
Tom Kelly
Dan Foster, Stage Directions

 

THE SAFETY NET
Christopher Kyle, Author
Michael Sexton, Director
David Costabile
Vivienne Benesch
Todd Cerveris
Bridgit Antoinette Evans
Mary Diveny
Staci Swedeen
Cat Guthrie, Stage Directions

 

TENNESSEE
Romulus Linney, Author
Dan Foster, Director
Elizabeth Lawrence
Christopher Innvar
Kali Rocha
Jase Draper
Cass Morgan
Erik Stein
June Squibb
Matthew Bennett

 

FOLLOWING WOLF
David Grimm, Author, Director
Katherine Deitz
Zach Schaffer
Tom Kelly, Stage Directions

 

SACCO AND VANZETTI
Louis Lippa, Author
Ken Marini, Director
Gerald Anthony
Stephen Novelli
Robert Engstrom, Stage Directions
Sue Anderson, Pianist

 

THE SECRET ORDER
Bob Clyman, Author
Dan Foster, Director
Jason Pugatch
John Seitz
Kelly Karbacz
David Rogers
Olivia Sklar, Stage Directions

 

WHERE’S ANNIE?
Eric Henry Sanders, Author
Steven Williford, Director
Frances Sternhagen
Josef Sommer
Christina Rouner
Paul Loewenwarter, Stage Directions

 

TRUE HOME
Cass Morgan, Author, Director
Steve Alper, David Bucknam,
Randy Courts, Mark St. Germain,
Jack Herrick, Cass Morgan,
Stephen Schwartz, Jennine Tesori, Composers
Michael DeVries
Betsy Joslyn
Cass Morgan
Dan Foster, Stage Directions
Sue Anderson, Pianist

 

FULL BLOOM
Suzanne Bradbeer, Author
Linda Ames Key, Director
Brigid Dunn
Gay Issacs
Denise Bessette
Jim Scholfield
David Briggs
Christina Moore, Stage Directions

 

OF TIME AND TIDE
Sean Cullen, Author
Peter Bretz, Director
Gannon McHale
Cass Morgan
Billy Whelan
John Dauer
Justin Yates
Caitlin MacLean
Susannah Jones, Stage Directions

 

WOMEN WHO STEAL
Carter W. Lewis, Author
Sheryl Kaller, Director
Kevin O’Rourke
Denise Bessette
Pamela Gray
Gail Greenstein, Stage Directions

 

THE PASSION OF CLAIRE
Cheryl Royce, Author
Dan Foster, Director
Gerry Goodstein
Denise Bessette
Rich Hebert
Olivia Sklar
Heather Mazur
Oz Phillips
Ellen Horst
Jane Beller, Stage Directions

 

GLASS MOUNTAIN
Doris Baizley, Author
Tom Rowan, Director
Jason Frost
Tess Hartman
George Bamford
Rebecca Ortese
Betsy Joslyn, Stage Directions

 

BADGER COUNTRY
Matthew Bennett, Author, Director
Sean McCourt, Composer, Actor
Liz Callaway
Joyce Rheeling
Jon DeVries
George Riddle
Ariel Johnson
Cynthia Vance
Jack Naughton
Denise Bessette, Stage Directions

 

A DAY FOR GENERAL CONFUSION
Rita Nachtmann, Author
Denise Bessette, Director
Bill Lemak
Paul Condylis
Betsy Joslyn
Linwood Harcum
Charles Reese
William Duell
John Kudan
David Grossman
Cass Morgan
Susan Bruyn, Stage Directions

 

THE DEATH OF FRANK
Stephen Belber, Author
Kent Alexander, Director
Stephen Belber
Phoebe Jonas
Gerald Anthony
Denise Bessette
Nancy Maloy, Stage Directions

 

COYOTE ON A FENCE
Bruce Graham, Author
Dan Foster, Director
Julia Lema
Jeffrey Hayenga
Tim Kirkpatrick
Jase Draper
Denise Bessette, Stage Directions

 

GONE ASTRAY
J.S. Staniloff, Author
Denise Bessette, Director
Polly Adams
Alan Mozes
William Wise
Debra Funkhouser
Bernard McClain
Olivia Sklar, Stage Directions

 

THE RECRUITER
Lenore Carlson, Author
Denise Bessette, Director
Olivia Sklar
Vivien Landau

 

THE RETURN OF THE MAYFLOWER
Rita Nachtmann, Author
Dan Foster, Director
Michele Farr
David Grossman
Michale T. Folie
William McCauley
Elizabeth Arnold
Olivia Sklar
Tim Kirkpatrick
Anthony Okunbowa
Myrlin Valerio, Stage Directions