Quarantine Zoom Script Readings

As the world headed into the 3rd month of the Covid-19 Quarantine, everyone was looking for ways to bring back some sense of normalcy.  After speaking with other artists who were hungry for community, we teamed up with Iowa City based artist Noel VanDenBosch and began our Quarantine Play Reading group.  

This group has reconnected some of the artistic community and helps to continue our education as each week we select a couple scripts, cast them, and read them online through Zoom. Anyone not reading is encouraged to tune in to listen and be a part of the post reading discussion.

Connecting with other people is vital for maintaining not just artistic skills, but human sanity and will to live.  50/50 has been delighted to host these readings, giving people a chance to connect and artists a chance to play.

Get it....PLAY?

Below are the play titles we have read since May 14th, 2020. 

Please click the playwrights name to learn more about these incredible scripts and other works. 

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The Revolutionists

by. Lauren Gunderson 

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Miss Holmes

by. Christopher M. Walsh 

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Stupid Fucking Bird

by. Aaron Posner

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Pomona 

By. Alistair McDowall

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Into the Breeches

by. George Brandt 

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Church and State

by. Jason Odell Williams

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BLKS

by. Aziza Barnes

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Little Wars

by. Steven Carl MaCasland

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Nollywood Dreams

by. Jocelyn Bioh

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The Moors

by. Jen Silverman

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Cost of Living

by. Martyna Majok

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Melancholy Play

by. Sarah Ruhl 

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You Got Older

by. Clare Barron

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The Thin Place

by Lucas Hnath