NOTEworthy is Theatre of NOTE’s staged reading series, established to foster relationships with playwrights as they develop new works (with the hopes of producing these pieces on our stage).
We produce a public staged reading of the play and facilitate a post show discussion with the playwright. The playwright has the opportunity to incorporate feedback and revise throughout the process. There is an 8-12 hour rehearsal period with a director and cast.
We normally accept NOTEworthy submissions year-round. At present, submissions are on hold due to the Covid-19 crisis.
In March 2017, we held two NOTEworthy readings of Code of Conduct by award-winning playwright Elizabeth Wong. The play is inspired by real American soldier, Terry Holdbrooks Jr.’s book Traitor, based on his time serving at Guantanamo Bay Detention Center. The reading was directed by Shishir Kurup.
Past NOTEworthy readings have included:
Red Light, Green Light by Erik Patterson
Zeppelin! by Bill Robens
Lydia in Bed* by Phinneas Kiyomura
And the Two Romeos by Jennifer Maisel
Dirt by Alex Dremann
Brandohead* by Chris Danowski
Film* by Patrick McGowan.
*Plays that went on to become part of a NOTE mainstage season.