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"Out the Box" is a new reading series of fresh contemporary plays, streamed live and to a limited audience. Presented by Mirrorbox Theatre.

Only a limited number of pre-registered attendees will get to watch each live (streamed) reading. The performances will not be broadcast on social media, or recorded for later viewing -- you have to be there if you want to see something new.

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AT THE WAKE OF A DEAD DRAG QUEEN

written by Terry Guest
directed by Curtis M. Jackson

Friday  |  October 30, 2020  |  8 pm CST

Courtney Berringers would like to welcome you to her wake! But—make no mistake—this ain’t your grandma’s funeral. "At the Wake of a Dead Drag Queen" is a one-act play about Blackness, southern queerness, and the fine art of drag. From African Gods and Goddesses to Trina and Whitney Houston, At the Wake thoughtfully uses storytelling, drama and drag to explore identity, illness, and the narratives we construct for ourselves. Come party at the wake. Bring your own heels!

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Space is limited for this exciting play reading, presented FREE!

Previous Events

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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