2021 August Play Reading Festival

FST proudly presents the 2021 August Play Reading Festival. Featuring fully-staged readings of three exciting new plays in progress written by members of FST’s Playwright Collective, we invite you to take a peek inside the New Play Development process. New plays are the lifeblood of FST. As Sarasota’s contemporary theatre, we are committed not only to producing the best new plays of today, but also to investing in the best new plays of tomorrow. Through our New Play Development program and Reading Festivals like this one, FST gives playwrights opportunities to see their plays in their final stages of development, brought to life by professional actors. Following each staged reading, you’ll have a chance to give feedback and ask questions of the playwrights. Click the Reading events below to reserve your seat.


AMERICA IN ONE ROOM
by Jason Odell Williams
Monday, August 16 , 2021 |  7PM
Tickets $10  |  BUY or See Two Plays for Just $15 by calling 941.366.9000

When eight strangers receive an invitation to the America in One Room Convention, promising debate on a wide range of topics, they are hesitant to participate. However, as each personality files into the aptly-titled “Liberty Room,” their insecurities, strengths, weaknesses, and hopes for the future are put on full display. Inspired by the 2019 convention of the same name, America in One Room dissects the recent headlines and our nation’s past to answer the question: what does it mean to be an American?

Stay for a talkback with the playwright and cast immediately following the reading of this work in progress.