Co-presented with The Tank, WE READ BOOKS is a short play series celebrating the untamed, uncooperative, and unapologetic aspects of adaptation. It features a handful of 10-minute, brand new plays by a host of playwrights, using an existing text as a jumping off point. The only catch? They all have to incorporate certain aspects of the source material.

We Read Books Round 4: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

Short plays by Jack Calk, Johnny Lloyd, Elizagrace Madrone, Zizi Majid, and Catherine Weingarten—and an original song by Sharell Bryant. 

November 4, 2019

The Tank, New York

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We Read Books Round 3: Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN

Short plays by Matt Barbot, Michael Calciano, Christina Franklin, Rosalind Grush, Luis Roberto Herrera, and Kate Pressman

July 16, 2019

The Tank, New York

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We Read Books Round 2: Shirley Jackson's THE LOTTERY

Short plays by Johnny Lloyd, Brysen Boyd, Rebecca LeVine, Toccara Castleman, Kev Berry, and Gina Stevensen

September 2018

The Tank, New York

Photos and graphics by Rebecca LeVine.

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We Read Books Round 1: BEOWULF!

Short plays by Calley Anderson, Shelley Farmer, Ben Ferber, Johnny Lloyd Julián Mesri, and Jeana Scotti

May 2018

The Tank, New York

Photos and graphics by Rebecca LeVine

© 2019 by InVersion Theatre. Logo © Rebecca Cook, 2012.

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