Readers Theater

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Readers Theater will read Alan Ayckbourn’s Drowning on Dry Land, a comedy about fleeting and unsubstantial public prominence summarized by the English proverb: “It is folly to drown on dry land.”
For info contact:  Diane Boeke, (707) 785-1115

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Readers Theater will dedicate this meeting to Niall Healy, a long time member of the group, by reading selections that he has collected over the years: poetry, humor, monologues, and historical speeches.
For info contact: Jane Simmonds, (707) 886-5148

New members and listeners are welcome to attend Readers Theater meetings.
Location: Conference Room, Gualala Arts


Readers Theater

The Readers Theater group was started in the early 1990s for the simple purpose of providing its members the enjoyment of reading a play together.

In readers theater there are no rehearsals, no costumes or stage movements, just the power of the play’s lines, and the voices and faces of the members seated around the table.

The group reads everything from classic tragedies or comedies to more recently written plays / radio plays by a great variety of playwrights. Occasionally prose and poetry are chosen as well. Participating in Readers Theater is a great alternate way to taste the world of acting.

The group’s membership numbers between 15 and 20.

One of the members serves as the year’s coordinator and takes care of scheduling and publicity. All members take turns as director of the monthly meetings. The director chooses the play to be read, assigns parts to those who have signed up to read and provides copies of the script for practice well in time before the meeting.

Readers Theater meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the conference room at Gualala Arts Center. The title of the play and the name of the director are published each month on this page, in Sketches, and in the Independent Coast Observer.

Contact Jane Simmonds at (707) 886-5148 for more information.

Readers Theater