Developing new plays - Nurturing new artistic voices - Engaging audiences

In addition to our fully produced plays, UP develops new and challenging works of theater, giving artists the chance to workshop new material and audiences the opportunity to be part of the process. All of these programs are free and open to the public.

 
 
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Dead of Winter Reading Series

On four January evenings, UP presents free, exploratory readings of four new plays in various stages of development. These readings always incorporate talk-backs between the audience and playwrights. Many of these plays have gone on to full productions.

 
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Showing UP

Twice a year, UP presents this open forum at which local artists can try out their works in progress - ranging from a scene from a new play to a chapter from a new book to songs, comedy, or poetry - in a supportive, community environment.

 
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Summer Heat Reading Series

In collaboration with Partnership for Parks, UP presents 3 new or classic plays in an uptown park.