Play Readings

Scroll down on this page for exciting news about our series of Play Readings.

On the last Sunday of each month, (some exceptions) the Guild hosts FREE Play Readings. These are intended to encourage contemporary writers, actors, potential directors and anyone interested in hearing new, old, and sometimes obscure scripts come to life through a reading.

Play readings are presented at no cost to the audience (a hat may be passed around). This all happens upstairs in the Gwen Brown Studio at the Guild at 7 p.m.  No tickets required – all are welcome.

A cash bar is also open before and after the readings at the Gwen Brown Studio.

Starts at 7:00p.m. in the Gwen Brown Studio – use the stage door

On January 26, 2020 join us for …Smoke Damage      by Banuta Rubess

written in collaboration with the ensemble

This story of the real Witch Hunts premiered at Toronto’s Nightwood Theatre in 1983. A vacation in Europe becomes a quest as five women visit the landmarks where nine million women were tortured and killed as witches.  The action slips around in time, connecting the modern travellers with the women of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.  Gradually the tourists are transformed into terrorists – with a twist. Smoke Damage is a blend of wit, fact, fairy tale, and chilling quotations from the Church’s handbook for witch hunters.
7 pm in Gwen Brown Studio at the Peterborough Theatre Guild. Free Admission.
If you’re curious, cast for Smoke Damage is
Hermione Rivison
Naomi Duvall
Lindsay Unterlander
Dani Breau
Joeann Argue
Peyton LeBarr
Ken Bolton
Chris Whidden
Stage Directions: Jen Eve
They play a total of 32 characters. It should be interesting.

Starts at 7:00p.m. in the Gwen Brown Studio – use the stage door

February 23, 2020  …With Glowing Hearts   by Jennifer Wynne Webber

Many years later as the “Kirkland Lake gals” gather to share their story, a siren sounds and they’re pulled right back to a fateful day in 1941 where they wait outside the mine for news of their husbands trapped underground. Rallying together, these women soon become the heart and soul of a union-organizing drive fuelled by their sheer will, enthusiasm and rock-solid friendships – all put to the test by their own inexperience, a bitter strike, and the brutal force of the powers that be.

Starts at 7:00p.m. in the Gwen Brown Studio – use the stage door – Free admission

March 29, 2020  …SNAP!   by Joanne Latimer

Originally produced by NightShift Theatre

and featured at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival.

Snap! The world is on its last nerve, but in one small room, one anger management counsellor is hoping to make a difference. In these days of rampant road rage, heated political rallies and protests in the street, Snap! is a hilarious look at five ordinary people in a world on the brink of a global temper tantrum.

Starts at 7:00p.m. in the Gwen Brown Studio – use the stage door – Free admission


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