OUT THE BOX

On March 20, 2020 Mirrorbox Theatre began our "Out the Box" series, highlighting reading the most exciting scripts for new media, streamed live and to a limited audience, for free.

Below are the 32 scripts presented in 2020.

2020 Out the Box Readings

Ghost Light

written and directed by Cavan Hallman

March 20, 2020

Cast
Director: Aaron Murphy
Actress: Jo Jordan
Actor: Mike Spara
Stevenson: Matthew James
Bridget: Lauren Galliart

The Canopic Jar of My Sins

by Justin Maxwell
directed by Cavan Hallman

March 27, 2020

Cast
Ralph Wiley: Angie Toomsen
Angel of Canopic Jars: Diviin Huff
Gooney Revenant/Last Easter Islander: Britny Horton
Roger Waters/Robert Oppenheimer: Dennis Barnett
Stage Directions: Angelica Fink

Caught

by Sharon E. Cooper
directed by Cavan Hallman

April 3, 2020

Cast

Deborah: Rachel Korach Howell
Aaron: Jon Greene
Chad: Hebert Benjamin
Marcus: William Jackson Harper
Stage Directions: Katie Hallman

Hamlet Is Dead

by Amina Henry
directed by Cavan Hallman

April 10, 2020

Cast

Cody: Caleb "The Negro Artist" Rainey
Mika: Maggie Hart
Benji: Rip Russell
Dawn: Caroline Price
Jana: Marjorie Gast
Lily: Hannah Spina
Yuri: Curtis M. Jackson
Owen: Patrick du Laney
Errol: Omarr Hatcher
Annette: Tierra Plowden
Stage Directions: Katie Hallman

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Rolling

by Calamity West
directed by Cavan Hallman

April 17, 2020

Cast

Valerie: Liz Sharpe
Janet: Nina Swanson
Molly: Claire Boston
Danny: Behzad Dabu

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Night Creatures

by Justice Hehir
directed by Cavan Hallman

April 24, 2020

Cast

Alex: Mic Evans
Paul: Eden Marryshow
Lara: Jessica Little
Leanne: Molly Carden
Stage Directions: Katie Hallman

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THIS HAPPENED ONCE AT THE ROMANCE DEPOT OFF THE I-87 IN WESTCHESTER

by Gina Femia
directed by Cavan Hallman

May 1, 2020

Cast

Kevin: Patrick Du Laney
Beth: Kristin Stokes
Janice: Fred Bailey
Tom: Jason Alberty
Stage Directions: Katie Hallman

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CHALK

by Walt McGough
directed by Cavan Hallman

May 8, 2020

Cast

Maggie: Marci Hughes
Cora: Caroline Price
Stage Directions: Katie Hallman

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Alligator

by Hilary Bettis
directed by Cavan Hallman

May 15, 2020

Cast

Emerald: Jo Jordan
Ty/Sasha: Curtis M. Jackson
Merick: Jim Vogt
Dianne: Catherine Blades
Danny: Sage Spiker
Lucy: Ellie Desautels
Rex: Omarr Hatcher

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PRIVATE

by Mona Pirnot
directed by Cavan Hallman

May 22, 2020

Cast

Georgia: Zoë Winters
Corbin: Peter Mark Kendall
Abbey: Ferin Bergen
Danny: Aaron Weiner

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THE WOODEN HEART

by Adam Szymkowicz
directed by Cavan Hallman

May 29, 2020

Cast

Narrator: CSE Cooney
Mitch: Will Clark
Heather: Tierra Plowden
Brenda: Nandita Shenoy
Janice: Monica R. Harris
Nazario: Dennis Barnett
Ruby: Sophie Lindwall
Harris: Jacob A. Ware
The Wolf/Prin: Travis York
Stage Directions: Katie Hallman

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APOLOGIES TO LORRAINE HANSBERRY
(YOU TOO, AUGUST WILSON)

by Rachel Lynett
directed by Curtis M. Jackson

June 19, 2020

Cast

Izaak: Aaron Reese Boseman
Lorenzo: Justin James Farley
Jules: Lawryn LaCroix
Yael: Yvette Quintero
Alice: Sara Williams
Stage Directions: Diviin Huff

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STONEWALLIN'

written and directed by
Kari Barclay

June 26, 2020

Cast

Tommy: Ellie Desautels
Marsha: Amani Starnes
Mamaw: Krista Neumann
Elijah: Irie Evans
Stonewall Jackson: Tad Paulson
Stage Directions: ray vanek

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HIS SHADOW

by Loy A. Webb
directed by Aaron Reese Boseman

July 3, 2020

Cast

Teeny: Kai A. Ealy
Various: Camille Robinson
Various: A.D. Weaver
Stage Directions: Tierra Plowden

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LISTEN FOR THE LIGHT

by Kara Lee Corthron
directed by Angie Toomsen

July 10, 2020

Cast

Lula: Catherine Blades
Eli: Omarr Hatcher
Joseph: Peter Mark Kendall
Stage Directions: Lisa Kelly

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PHAETON

by Patrick Du Laney
directed by Cavan Hallman

July 17, 2020

Cast

Charlotte: Robyn Calhoun
David: Curtis M. Jackson
Paul: Austin Wicke
Katie: Karen Janes Woditsch
Stage Directions: Katie Hallman

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THE GAP

by Emma Goidel
directed by Cavan Hallman

July 24, 2020

Cast

Lee: Molly Carden
Rod/The Alien: Eden Marryshow
Nina: Emmy Palmersheim
Hypnotist/Mom/The Real Lee: Caroline Price
Nicole: Kristin Stokes
Stage Directions: Katie Hallman

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THE GREEN BOOK WINE CLUB TRAIN TRIP

by Michelle Tyrene Johnson
directed by Diviin Huff

Friday July 31st, 2020 

Cast

Toni/Henrietta: Britny Horton
Saige/Lucy: Lawryn LaCroix
Lynn/Bertha: Kessha Patton
Marie: Tierra Plowden
Alicia/Cotton Blue: Sara Williams
Stage Directions: Kaami Williams

WE DON'T BURY CARS

by Jerrod Jordahl
directed by Cavan Hallman

Friday, August 7, 2020

Cast

Ray: Dennis Barnett
Danny: Mic Evans
Twyla: Marty Norton
Pip: Mike Spara
Stage Directions: Lisa Kelly

WHILE WE WAIT

by Charly Evon Simpson
directed by Christopher Okiishi

Friday, August 21st, 2020

a co-production with Riverside Theatre

Cast

Grace: Crystal Marie Stewart
James: Curtis M. Jackson
Flower Man: Aaron Weiner
Older Man: Patrick DuLaney
Subway Woman: Tierra Plowden
Stage Directions: Robyn Calhoun

Rastus and Hattie

by Lisa Langford
directed by Anne McEvoy

Friday, August 28, 2020

Cast

Malik: Ananias Dixon
Hattie: Jeanine Gaskin
Rastus: Omarr Hatcher
David: Chris Marroy
Marlene: Caroline Price
Dean/Storekeeper: Rip Russell
Needra: Nicole Sumlin
Stage Directions: Lisa Kelly

The Violet Sisters

by Gina Femia
directed by Cavan Hallman

September 4, 2020

Cast

Pam: Heather Chrisler
Sam: Jessica Link
Stage Directions: Carrie Pozdol

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Life Jacket

by Caridad Svich
directed by Lisa Kelly

September 11, 2020

Cast

Behzad Dabu
Alex Weisman

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The White Pants Play

by Emmy Lane Palmersheim
directed by Janeve West

September 25, 2020

Cast

Mara: Taylor Tracy
Liz: Kati Yau
Spud/J: Fiona Dwyer
Tilly: Jenna Makkawy
Principal McDonnell: Devin Altizer
Stage Directions: Makenna Brown

Duck/Rabbit

by Carter W. Lewis
directed by Dennis Barnett

October 2, 2020

Cast

Hickey: Phil Abrams
Shirley: Marty Norton
Jerry: Ron Flagge
Angela: Cherryl Moon Thomason
Georgeena: Kelley Abell
Stage Directions: Harrison Shaffer

Reunion

by Nandita Shenoy
directed by Nina Morrison

October 9, 2020

A special collaboration between
Mirrorbox Theatre and Riverside Theatre

Cast

Cathy: Pearl Sun
Bhaskar: Sambit Misra
Geoffrey: Jeffrey Omura
Aimee: Brenny Rabine
Jay: K. Michael Moore
Shawn: Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy
Stage Directions: Diviin Huff

Night Launch

written and directed by Cavan Hallman

October 16, 2020

Cast

Brenda: Rachel Korach Howell
Rosie: Laura Korach Howell
Lou: Carrie Pozdol
Paul: Brian Shaw
Stage Directions: ray vanek

(R - MONTANA)

written by Kitt Lavoie
directed by Cavan Hallman

October 23, 2020

Cast

Richard Halverson: David Q. Combs
Amity Halverson: Robyn Calhoun
Michael Halverson: Ellie Desautels
Greg Lubey: Jason Alberty
Brian Sharp: Behzad Dabu
Jack Delery: Matthew James
Walter Benson: Jim Kern
Stage Directions: Lisa Kelly

AT THE WAKE OF A DEAD DRAG QUEEN

written by Terry Guest
directed by Curtis M. Jackson

October 30, 2020

Cast

Courtney/Anthony: Osiris Khepera
Vickie/Hunter: Danny Ferenczi
Stage Directions: Lip Lewis

IN THE SOUTHERN BREEZE

written by Mansa Ra
directed by Britny Horton

November 6, 2020

Cast

Man: Steven Willis
Hue: Michael Kachingwe
Lazarus: Aaron Smith
Madison: Freddie Fulton
Tony: Quentin Brown
Stage Directions: Domonique Henry

ASHANA
(A NATIVE SUKDU'A)
OR
K'KALI

written by June Thiele
directed by Rinska Carrasco

November 13, 2020

Cast

Ashana: June Thiele
Trish: Lauren Fisher
Gilly: Topher Williamson
Chris: Aaron Weiner
Stage Directions: Angelica Fink

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landscape

written by Emma Durbin
directed by Regina Victor

November 20, 2020

Cast

Jane: Tiffany Johnson
Billie: Parker Guidry
Sarah: Kristy Hartsgrove Mooers
Rachel: Arti Ishak
Amalia: Tina El Gamal
Taylor: Shaina Schrooten
Mabel: Zac Nicol
Lucy: Liz Sharpe

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