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Cold Reads/Charlotte 5/17/16 On May 16, Cold Reads/Charlotte kicked off the Pulitzer Challenge in the Hadley Theatre at Queens College. Twenty-three people (including Cold Reads founder George Gray and Pulitzer NC director Banu Valladares) split into four groups to read Why Marry? by Jesse Lynch Williams. “The place was humming with enthusiasm, conversation & laughter! Lovely … Continue reading George Gray: Why Marry?
Cold Reads/Charlotte 5/22/16 Thursday morning, May 19, George Gray and six core members of Cold Reads/Charlotte (Sandra, Gabrielle, Duke, Sara, Samantha, Patti) read Acts One and Two of Eugene O’Neill’s Beyond the Horizon at Julia’s Cafe & Books, and finished it a week later. We plan to read there every week, and focus exclusively on Pulitzer plays.
Cold Reads/Charlotte 6/14/16 George Gray and eight Cold Reads/Charlotteans (same as before plus John and Michelle) read O’Neill’s Anna Christie at Julia’s June 2 and 9.
Cold Reads/Charlotte 5/27/16 George and eight others (Sandra, Carolyn, Eddie, Gary, Patti, Joyce, Audrey, Rick) laughed at Zona Gale’s domestic comedy in the Matthews, NC, home of Louise Hord on Tuesday evening, May 24. Louise couldn’t be there, but her surrogate was most hospitable. Much discussion regarding social mores kept us from finishing, but we had a … Continue reading George Gray: Miss Lulu Bett
Cold Reads/Charlotte 6/11/16 Six Cold Reads/Charlotte readers (George, Sandra, Audrey, Amy, Mary, Duke) read (most of) this bleak family drama Tuesday Evening, June 7, at Starbuck’s on Providence Road, and went straight home to finish. (Happy ending.)
Cold Reads/Charlotte 6/25/16 Back at Julia’s Thursday mornings, June 16 & 23, for They Knew What They Wanted, Sidney Howard’s romantic comedy about a wealthy old Italian wine grower in Southern California, his beautiful new mail-order bride, and his handsome young friend and employee. George and Sandra, Gabrielle, Hallie, Duke, Dana, Andrew, Michelle. Duke had fun … Continue reading George Gray: The Knew What They Wanted
Interesting play – read this in anticipation of a production being done in Brooklyn early next year. Funny how three are mentions of local NYC area towns in this script – Jersey City, Plainfield, even Brooklyn – which I’m sure will get a laugh in production and seem like a modern insert rather than the … Continue reading Joe Zack: The Skin of OurTeeth
I did not get a group together to read “The Rose Tattoo,” but needed the script to write a review about a wonderful local production. It was very helpful to have Tennessee Williams’ exact words in hand. I love the (Sicilian) language and would not have wanted to misquote the characters. Thank you for making … Continue reading Mary Rickard: The Rose Tattoo
Went great! My visiting daughter and son-in-law, along with my husband and myself read this after a family dinner. I’ll be pitching the idea of a play reading group to a retirement community in October. Wish me luck!
Sorry I haven’t kept up. Since my last report I’ve hosted gatherings of four or five to a dozen Cold Reads/Charlotte members, at which we read he following twenty plays. I’ll post a few reflections as time goes by. 1926: Craig’s Wife – George Kelly 1928: Strange Interlude – Eugene O’Neill 1929: Street Scene – … Continue reading George Gray: Twenty Pulitzer Plays since June
Tucson, AZ 8/14/16 A group of 10 had a wonderful Sunday afternoon enjoying the timeless satire of this Thornton Wilder classic. A group of approx 10 has met monthly since George is the greatest. I can’t stress how much potential fun this site can provide!!
Had a a nice time with a bunch of friends reading this play about identity crisis. Author’s take on denial of heritage is interesting and engrossing.
Date of Read: February 7,8, 2017 Venue: Private (Home) Number of Readers: one How Did It Go?: ~Much appreciate receiving this collection of Williams one act plays. Particular interest in this collection is “Ten Blocks on the Camino Real” as a primer toward an anticipated production/lecture series on “Camino Real.” Am a recent elderly MA … Continue reading Peter A. Philips: American Blues
It was a touching, funny play. The luckiest one was the one who got to play the grandmother. That was the best part in the whole play.
We enjoyed the play, but struggled a little to get our heads around the number of settings. It was great fun though, and a new activity to do with our little group. We hope to do more soon! 12/18/17
Had a great time reading Red Light Winter at a family reunion. Was inspired to do so after realizing we had the perfect cast! Had a rotating audience of cousins who were all very curious about the subject matter.
Cold Reads/Charlotte Every Thursday at 10:00 AM May 28VIDEO CHAT HUGE SUCCESS! Yesterday a dozen of us met on ZOOM to read Act One of Sitting for Suzie by local playwright (and cold reader) Albert L Dulin, and had so much fun we’re coming back next week for Act Two. We’d ask you to join … Continue reading George Gray: Sitting for Suzie
When I received the play script, I saw that it was for a musical and I hadn’t realized that this was the nature of the play. That made it not really feasible for our group to work with. Last night we read The Bad Seed together, and earlier in lockdown we read an Agatha Christie … Continue reading Kathy Bischoping: Mr Burns, a Post-Electric Play
Thanks for making these plays available. I only used one once, which was at a play-reading circle hosted by relatives. I appreciate it because I was able to participate. However, though I read a lot of fiction, I don’t often read plays. Since this event was in another city, I am not a regular member … Continue reading Carol Lakoff: The Night of the Iguana
FOR SURE, please keep me on your list. Your site is a resource, and you should be proud of making it available. Keep up the good work, And stay safe.
5/17/20 Hi George. I can only apologize for failing to give feedback at some earlier point. To be honest I don’t recall when, why or what I requested from Cold Reads. But thank you. It’s a great resource and a generous endeavor. I watched your very entertaining video, and read your witty ’ted talk’ … Continue reading Jonathan Tindle: Sweet Bird of Youth
Cold Reads/Charlotte Every Thursday at 10:00 AM May 14 Yesterday, Sandra and I ZOOMed with Robert, Albert, Maddy, David, Mary Alice, Steve, and Joanna to read the first two acts of Ibsen’s immortal—and all too timely—play, An Enemy of the People. (We all know who that is these days.) I won’t go into all the details—you can … Continue reading George Gray: An Enemy of the People
Date of Read: 03/13 Venue: Private (Home) Number of Readers: 8 We had a lovely evening reading the first act and then have been on hold due to the pandemic. We’re hoping to resume next Friday for act 2 How Did It Go?: It was excellent!! So much fun.
First I am so grateful to be part of a reading group of all of the Pulitzer Prize winning plays. It has been a lot of fun and very interesting. I am also very grateful to have been able to find Craig’s Wife on your website as our group has found it difficult to access … Continue reading Jerri Price: Craig’s Wife
We are a “Play Group” of 5 women, and we have been reading the Pulitzer plays, starting at the beginning. Last year we read all of the August Wilson plays together in person. We read Craig’s Wife today, using your copy of the script. It went well–we use Zoom now that we have to stay … Continue reading Julie Smith: Craig’s Wife