Pat & Julie Project – Staged Reading Lab


November 9 & 10, 7 pm
HB Playwrights Theatre | 124 Bank Street
Free! RSVP

Two acts of 8 scenes with an intermission each evening. More details to be announced soon.

The Pat & Julie Project is a collaborative performance project in which directors, playwrights and actors at HB Studio join together to produce and perform staged readings over a weekend in the HB Playwrights Theatre.


THE HEATHROW UNIVERSITY COLLEGE REPUBLICANS by Graham Mazie, directed by Richard Brenton

Booker Pell is an over-achieving student at one of the most progressive schools in America. But when Booker’s ambition threatens to disband the school’s conservative activism club—a club which he helms—Booker must choose between pursuing his dreams and remaining loyal to his only friends. Part satire and part mystery, The Heathrow University College Republicans is a playful take on American political tensions.

GUNS by Ellen Delisle, directed by Moshe Henderson

Sparks fly when small town Matt introduces big city LIndsey to guns. Matt, a sharpshooting champion and one time Olympic hopeful teaches Lindsey to love guns and to love him. Embarking on a life together they navigate the ups and downs of a relationship until a school shooting shakes their life and their community to its core. Up to that point, guns were the center of their life as protection and recreation. Matt and LIndsey and their entire community must grapple with how to heal and move on when their values are shaken with a series of gunshots and senseless violence.

GISELLE LOVES MAMBO by Edward Fee, directed by Pablo Andrade, HB Faculty

Manuel Attempts to profess His Love to His Girlfriend – Giselle; However, He has One Large Impediment in his way-Giselle is laser-focused on Rehearsing for an Upcoming Momentous Salsa Contest with her Dance Team – Las Chicas Locas.

PLAY BALL by Jane Flanagan, directed by Amanda Enzo

Trump is calling out the NFL over the kneeling protests. How they respond is the question. Three men face off  over race, money, power and personal integrity.

THE PLAY by Ashley Dalmaine, directed by Petek Kirboga

Jess is a young, attractive, and up-and-coming, high school theatre teacher, popular among his students. But when one of them, a beloved family friend, accuses him of sexual assault, battle lines must be drawn.

TWO SIDES OF A COIN, by Christopher Santiago, directed by Frank Delessio

After being gone for many years, big shot gambler Eddie returns to his hometown of South Philadelphia, where his younger brother Junior continues to run the family diner he left behind. With the rise of gentrification and prices soaring up in the neighborhood, Junior struggles to keep the diner afloat while providing for his wife and children. Eddie seeks personal gain from the diner, while Junior fights to keep what’s left of their family’s history alive. Both brothers clash over the diner’s future in this story about responsibility, brotherhood, and legacy.

JANICE’S PLACE by MD Coakley, directed by Beth Salerno

When the mental health system institualizes people with mental health concerns a part of humanity is lost. Janice, a patient at a state run psychiatric center is fighting for her independence while Charmaine, a recently licensed social worker is trying to help her patient Janice come to terms with her mental illness. Their relationship sheds light on how we criminalize people with mental illness and how both the recipients and healthcare providers try to navigate the roles they play in the ever changing landscape of mental health.

DONOVAN’S DOG by Emmett McConnell, directed by Karen Blood

In a 1950’s Blue Collar Brooklyn neighborhood, Kathleen, a scrappy young Irish immigrant , meets her new neighbor, Roslyn, a sheltered young woman from Long Island. Together they confront their hopes and challenges in a society whose mores are about to change.

Student Casting Directors:
Sarah Chiriboga
Catherine French
Elizabeth Hupper
Adi Ray
Amanda Enzo



  • Time:
    Every day
    November 9, 2019 – November 10, 2019
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET
  • Location: HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank Street, New York, NY 10014