A few of the very few found via Google. More to come.
We Perform Readings of Great Plays and Scripts (Culver City, CA)
A cold read happens
when any member of CR/O chooses a play, acquires a digital copy, creates an event on CR/O, posts the script (and for online reads, the link to the room), and invites some friends, who download the script, show up on time, and read. It’s that simple. See How It Happens for tips and guidelines.
NOTE. More often than not, allotted time runs out before the final curtain. Plan ahead and schedule a second time to see how it ends.
The read begins
when the Host announces the title of the play, names the author, introduces the characters, and reads the opening (and subsequent) stage directions.
Then someone else—
anyone, regardless of gender, age, or type—reads the first line of dialogue and assumes that role; another reads the second and does likewise, and so on, as other characters appear, doubling up for crowd scenes and occasionally swapping roles, so everybody reads the leads.
We don’t perform
(although we don’t discourage histrionics); there is no audience. Some readers are actors; most have never set foot on stage. The game is to discover the play as we speak the lines, like reading a novel.
only we explore a play together and discuss it as we go, not after the fact. After all, a play is dialogue—people talking to each other. Tailor-made for quality time with friends.
The CR/I Facebook Pagee is the Facebook Face of CR/I, where anyone, anywhere, can share related thoughts and doings. There is no membership, but anyone who likes and follows (good), posts and comments (better), or hosts a a read with friends (best by far) will be invited to join
Cold Reads on Line (CR/O), where members can sign up to read with others, locally in person and world-wide online, and invite friends to their own cold reads events.
Click the title to bring up the script and download it (or print it out).
To see how the pandemic has affected CR/I, visit Cold Reads/Online.
This Facebook group is open to readers everywhere as a means to connect with others anywhere, any and all of whom can post their thoughts and doings, read with friends (or total strangers), and post invitations to CR/I events.
So far the group has 96 members.
The time will come when I’ll transform this blog to conform with the new reality.