March 19, 23, 25

Sally S. Levy Opera Center
210 Hazel Avenue • Webster Groves

March 26

UMSL at Grand Center, home of St. Louis Public Radio
3651 Olive Street • St. Louis


$10 each or all 3 for $25

In the spring of 2012 The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis launched a new initiative with commissions of nationally recognized playwrights, culminating in three public readings. In these readings, actors read directly from the script without sets, lights or costumes.

Join us for the fifth edition of this launching ground for exciting new plays and watch the creative process ignite! You can join us after each reading for a reception with the author. Here's the play schedule for 2016:


by Mickey Fisher
Directed by Seth Gordon
Saturday, March 19, 2:00 pm • Sally S. Levy Opera Center

In the near future, a terminally ill woman volunteers for an experimental procedure that will allow her memories and personality to live on in her clone. Replica is about the complex moral, ethical and personal issues that we’ll soon face with breakthroughs in new technology, as it explores the question: “What does it mean to be human?” Fisher is the creator and chief writer of the CBS series Extant.


by Mona Mansour
Directed by Johanna McKeon
March 23, 7:30 pm • Sally S. Levy Opera Center

Conflict photographer Mia wakes up in the Istanbul apartment of her on-again, off-again girlfriend after being found unconscious at the scene of a massacre she was photo-graphing. When Mia’s mother arrives from the U.S., the apartment is filled with tension as the women try to unravel what happened. Unseen is a provocative look at one American’s attempt to commune with another very foreign, much discussed part of the world.

Until the Flood

by Dael Orlandersmith
Directed by Seth Gordon
March 25, 7:30 pm • Sally S. Levy Opera Center
March 26, 1 pm • UMSL at Grand Center, home of St. Louis Public Radio

The Rep has commissioned celebrated writer, performer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith to write and perform a play about the recent events in Ferguson. She has fashioned a sensitive and moving portrayal of the people in our community, and how they feel about an event that placed St. Louis in a spotlight it didn’t expect or relish.

The March 26 reading of Until the Flood is presented as a part of St. Louis Public Radio's Kitchen Sink Series of live art events, which includes concerts, live broadcasts, discussions and more. Learn more here.