Starting a group can be as simple as an agreement among friends (or family) to become one—to collectively decide to get together now and then to read. Any ground rules are determined by consensus and the Host of a given read.
Alternatively, someone (or a governing body, with committees) decides (among other options; see below) who hosts which plays when and where, how frequently, and who attends.
A bona fide Cold Reads group is perpetual, presuming readers keep on gathering to read, regardless of frequency or regularity, who comes and goes.
Continue reading Start a Group
Anyone with Google Calendar for Cold Reads can embed it into a post on this blog. Simply add a post and follow these instructions. Continue reading Group Calendars
Ask someone you know who teaches drama or English, or an actor, or…
Sign up to moderate a group in your location.
Volunteer or honorarium (or hourly fee)
*Employment opportunity for educated theatre/literary folk
Invite all friends to join the group and ask them to share with friends
Survey pool for likely times, locations
Invite particular member or the group at large
Phrase invitation to indicate likely readers (scholarly discussion, beer, ladies only, etc.
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