Inkubator - Play Reading, Skylight Theatre Company

PLAY READING SERIES is a play and artist development program.

The Play Reading Series offers writers the opportunity to experience their play in an artistically rich environment. This collaborative experience with the audience and Skylight's creative team offers clues as to how their play might be fully staged.

- IN-Konversation: A different kind of post-reading talk-back.
Audience experience is important to the development of a new play. In-Konversation, the writer asks the audience specific questions to further develop their work rather than receiving general unfocused feedback.

- Next Steps: The writer meets with Skylight's Artistic staff regarding impressions gleaned from the reading and possible next steps. The collaboration with the audience and Skylight's creative team creates clues as to how their play might be fully staged.  

 Interested?  Please read before you submit your work.


  • Calendared at a mutually agreed upon date, readings are held on the current production's set.
  • Writers may have a cast and director already attached for the reading. If needed, Skylight can help provide talent.
  • Limited rehearsal time is provided on site for the reading; minimal staging is a must.
  • There will be no Lighting cues; Sound cues must be kept to a minimum, if needed at all.
  • Music stands, a piano and chairs are provided.
  • Audience: For the most benefit, writer, director and cast should promote the reading.
    Skylight will promote on Social Media and in the Skylight Newsletter.
  • Ticketing is by donation and supports the program which is free. 
Alfred Molina, JoBeth Williams, Skylight Theatre 2016
Audience, Play Reading


  • Immediately follws each reading.
  • Writer must agree to participate in the moderator-assisted chat with the audience.
  • The moderator's purpose is to help the writer focus the conversation on gathering feedback from the audience that will help advance the writer's project.  It's a unique opportunity for the creator to ask pointed questions about what works and what doesn't.


  • When a play is selected to be part of the INKubator Play Reading Series, the writer is required to sign a release granting Skylight Theatre Company the right to produce the play for a World Premiere production at a later date.
  • Skylight will not read any new work until this right is granted.



Play Reading Series - Skylight Theatre