Onyx Script Reading Series focuses on scripts that illuminate black voices. Hosted by actor/director Miriam Randolph, it will be held at 6:30 PM the first Tuesday and third Sunday of the month. Actors will read from scripts; there are no costumes or scenery pieces.
Readings are 6:30 PM. Click on a title for cast and more information
Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020: Widows by Gillian Flynn & Steve McQueen
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020: By the Way Meet Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage
Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020: A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021: Fences by August Wilson
Sunday, Jan 17, 2021: If Beale Street Could Talk by Barry Jenkins
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021: Pipeline by Dominique Morriseau
Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021: Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 by Anna Deavere Smith
*Titles subject to change
Miriam Randolph is an actor, writer, director, and producer originally from Chicago. She currently resides in Los Angeles, where she is pursuing her career as a filmmaker. A graduate of the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts, Miriam is a member of the award-winning film/theatre production company Two Steps to the Left Productions. She directed and starred in George, a play that was part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2019 and winner of the Encore Producer’s Award. She co-produced and assistant directed the feature film Treason, which is available to rent or buy on all VOD platforms. She loves to cook and doodle, and is proud to be the beautiful black woman that she is!
Katy Merriman, Playhouse artistic director, says, “I am excited to start a script reading series at The Playhouse as it will give us a fun and relaxed environment in which to hear new stories from new perspectives. Miriam is a talented and welcoming artist, and she has already proven time and again that she can bring people together to learn from each other and also just enjoy their time together. This series will be something fun to look forward to when we’re tucked away in our homes this winter. Grab a cup of tea or cocoa, get cozy, and listen to a script you probably haven’t heard before, read by both new and familiar voices. We need fun and enlightenment, and this will be both!”
For more information or act in an upcoming reading, contact Miriam Randolph, Onyx director.