Friday, January 22, 2021

All readings begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. ​


"Celebration of Life" by Lisa Balderston

Christina Alvarez  attends the Celebration of Life of her respected former high school English teacher who made Christina's life  miserable. How does she confront a ghost about events that happened 25 years ago?

"Yartzheit" by Janet S. Tiger

A yartzheit candle is lit for the memory of the dead - and one man is in an unusual state of learning what that means.

"I Told You So" by Janet S. Tiger

A man and his daughter try to figure out one of the deep mysteries of modern life - cable television.

"The Floor Boards" by Heather McGhee.

Beethoven can no longer hear well enough to compose or perform. Can he overcome his disability and continue to make music?

About the Authors...

Janet S. Tiger's work has been performed internationally and published in anthologies in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.  

Tiger was the recipient of a 2016-17 San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst Program Fellowship, an NEA-COMBO Fellowship and numerous awards. She has taught workshops for Playwrights Project  and from 2006-2008 she was Playwright-in-Residence at Swedenborg Hall.

Locally, Tiger’s work has appeared at THAT24HRTHING! (5 years), the CJC 5-minute Play Festival (4 years), Scripps Ranch, the Lyceum Theater and last June, her one-act Oh, Susannah! was seen at Lamplighters Theatre in La Mesa. Her full-length, The Third Party,  was a San Diego Drama  Critics Circle Nominee for Best New Play.   

Longtime Scripteaser member, Tiger's first play was read at D.J. Sullivan's house in 1980.

Lisa Balderston earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from San Diego State University and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing and Literature from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has been published in local and national magazines. Recently, she won a  stage reading of her play, TRANSPORTED and won an Honorable Mention for her short play, THE SUM OF SISTERHOOD. She is currently working on a full-length play entitled, LOST WITHOUT HER and a YA novel. When she’s not working at San Diego Miramar College or writing stories, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two sons, Eric and Alex.

Heather McGehee’s play The Waves Within was produced at the Bing Theatre at the University of Southern California, and her plays That’s Incredible! and LifeSavers were produced at Northern Arizona University. Her poetry has been published in Black Warrior Review, The Southern California Anthology, and Eclipse. She is a graduate of the Professional Writing Program at USC where she won an Academy of American Poets Prize and an AWP Intro Award.


Moderator: Michael Adler

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Upcoming Reading Schedule:
Friday, Jan 22, 2021
Friday, February 12, 2021
Friday, February 26, 2021
Friday, March 12, 2021
Friday, March 26, 2021