Fall Reading Series

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October 22-December 17, 2016

All readings are free of charge, but reservations are encouraged.

For reservations, call our Box Office at 718.760.0064

Queens Theatre’s 2016 New American Voices Fall Reading Series




Saturday, October 22 at 8pm

Straight on ‘Til Morning

By Phillip Dallmann

The complex relationships within the autism community are explored through the story of teenage Adrian, his classmates, and the adults who influence and impact their lives. As struggles arise, who gets to make what decisions - and who gets to share in the triumphs? From the classroom to home, we follow the journey of a community of strangers becoming a family.










Saturday, November 19 at 8pm

We’re Da Champs!

By Jeff Mandels

Directed by Bill Russell

Brooklyn, NY, 1955.  As the Dodgers repeatedly battle the Yankees in hopes of winning their first-ever World Series, a Brooklyn family struggles with its own series of challenges.  One son is healthy, the other is not.  Are the decisions we make our own, or do life’s circumstances dictate the paths we choose?










Saturday, December 17 at 8pm

Paper Cut

By Andrew Rosendorf

Directed by Evan Cummings

After rehabbing at Walter Reed from injuries caused by an IED explosion in Afghanistan, Kyle, now an amputee, finds himself navigating through another minefield - returning home. Paper Cut is a raw exploration of the physical and emotional toll of our returning soldiers.

About New American Voices


New American Voices (NAV), (formerly The Immigrant Voices Project), Queens Theatre's renowned new play development program, presents works by writers who represent the rich cultural diversity of the evolving populations of the borough of Queens, New York City and the United States.  Since its inception in 2002, approximately one hundred new works have received Play Readings, Showcases and Full Productions on Queens Theatre's three stages. Audiences have the unique opportunity to participate directly in the development process in post-show discussions with the playwrights, directors and actors.


Many writers whose early drafts or premiere productions of their work were presented through NAV have gone on to prominent careers in theatre, including Kristoffer Diaz, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist in 2010, Heather Raffo, the Lucille Lortel Award-winning Iraqi American playwright and actress, and Rajiv Joseph, whose play, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo which premiered at Queens Theatre in 2007, opened on Broadway in 2011.