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Staged Reading Company

Be Yourself

by Daniel Guyton
January 31st, 2020 

Three teenagers struggle with their own self-image and self-worth. Everyone tells them to "be themselves", but neither of them can really figure out what that means. Intended for high school or older audiences.

The Strangest of All Rooms

by Emily Hageman
May 29th, 2020

Hailey's father is broken, and she is ashamed of him. She must decide if she can love him for everything he is--even his strangest of all rooms.

Variations on a Theme

by James Caputo
July 24th, 2020 

Variations of the power of love. Each begins with a meeting of two people at a challenging time of their life. From the affluent to the indigent, they meet in restaurants, back alleys and funeral parlors. And as in life, each couple has their own story to tell. Two middle-aged people connect despite technology. Two intergenerational women connect to transit a rite of passage. A marriage strains its weathered connections. A homeless couple are connected by the stars and a love of literature.

Green Bean Casserole

by Cassidy Tiden
October 23rd, 2020

Sophie Kellogg is hosting Thanksgiving for the first time with the intention of introducing her family to her fianceĢ, Luke. However, after a quick panic, Sophie convinces her roommate, Mary, to help her hide her engagement. Between mistaken relationships, unexpected guests and a kitchen fire, it’ll be a miracle if Thanksgiving turns out alright.


UNDERGROUND is Avenue Arts Marketplace & Theatre's staged reading company that is committed to reaching out to those that are underserved in our community and other communities, ultimately giving a voice to the voiceless through staged readings of new works. UNDERGROUND is led by Producing Artistic Director, David Lee and Company Manager, Emily Hisey and is comprised of 20 local actors that are determined to tell the stories that individuals around the world need to hear.