Readers’ Circle


Readers’ Circle is a monthly play-reading group, created by Carol Pedersen, that meets at Live Arts–or online for the 2020/2021 season–to enjoy and discuss great plays, from the famous to the obscure. It’s currently facilitated by Gretchen York.

The first meeting of the 2020/2021 season will be Sunday, October 18 at 3pm via Zoom. We’ll start with Paula Vogel’s short play BALTIMORE WALTZ.

BALTIMORE WALTZ is a whirlwind fantasy farce about grief that Vogel wrote as a memorial to her brother, Carl, who died from AIDS in 1988. By mixing absurdism, tenderness, and tragedy, (all bundled with a love of the theatrical medium and all that it is capable of), the play grapples with the personal costs of a public health crisis without foregoing humor and whimsy. It is a great way to explore where we as a community are right now (and the perfect way to begin our 2020-2021 season).

If you’d like to join us for this meeting, please RSVP to Readers’ Circle facilitator Gretchen York at Gretchen will share a Google folder with the script and some resources for you to peruse should you be interested. The Zoom invite will be shared with you via email once Gretchen has a complete list of attendees.

Any questions about Readers’ Circle can be directed to Gretchen York at the email address above or Education Director Miller Susen at