Online Play Readings to Benefit Two River Theater and Partner Non-Profits
The Reading Series
Readings selected for the series reflect the past, present and future of the theater’s diverse range of programming including reimagined classics and world premieres by the industry’s most adventurous theater artists.
“Among the many things theater does for us is to keep us honest about our desire and obligation to show up for each other and stay engaged in the present moment,” says Two River Theater’s Artistic Director, John Dias. “Two River’s family of artists are as eager to find ways to ‘show up’ as our audiences are. We’re launching this series—and partnering with other social justice/social service non-profits—as a way to respond to our present, celebrate our past and hope for our future.”
Online benefit event tickets are $25 per reading and include access to live post-reading Q&As with the artists involved, hosted on Zoom. Online ticket sales will close four hours prior to event time. Tickets can be purchased from 3PM to 7PM on the day of the event by calling the box office at 732.345.1400. Sponsorships start at $1,000, and include additional benefits such as an invitation to a private virtual event with reading artists.
How to access readings:
Ticket buyers will be emailed a link to access each reading, three hours prior to the event’s start time. If you experience any issues, Two River staff will be available to assist you by calling 732.345.1400 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
All donations made to Two River Theater in support of the series will be matched by a generous donor, to benefit five organizations with a pressing need due to the impact of systemic racism and COVID-19. Benefiting organizations are identified by the playwrights and directors involved in each reading and include: The Actors Fund, The Audre Lorde Project, The New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice, and The Ruben Santiago-Hudson Fine Arts Learning Center. All artists will be paid for their involvement in the series.
CAROLYN CUSHMAN DESENA
MARY JANE KROON
ANNE MARIE SCHULTZ
Benefit Reading Tickets: $25
MAKE A DONATION
All donations will support Two River Theater while we are closed and will help us to prepare when it is safe to gather again.
In addition, all donations will be matched by one of our generous donors to benefit five organizations identified by the playwrights and directors involved in each reading: The Actors Fund, The Audre Lorde Project, The New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice, and The Ruben Santiago-Hudson Fine Arts Learning Center.
BECOME A SPONSOR
Please consider becoming a sponsor of this series.
For more information about becoming a sponsor, please contact Katie Benson at email@example.com or 732.345.1400 ext. 1817.
For your tax records, please note that Two River theater is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and this contribution is fully tax-deductible as no goods or services were received in exchange for this gift.
Bank of America
The Nancy Robin Karpf Fund
Mary Jane and Richard Kroon