PATERSON by Ash Marinaccio | HB Playwrights Reading Series


PATERSON is a multimedia documentary theatre project about the heroin epidemic in New Jersey devised from verbatim interviews, testimonies, and stories from those affected including users, former users, family members, friends, activists, and doctors. Learn more about PATERSON. View the event program.

About the HB Playwrights Reading Series

The HB Playwrights Reading Series supports practicing theater artists at various stages of their careers, granting recipients the opportunity to collaborate on experimental projects to be shared among peers and colleagues for constructive critical feedback and mutual growth.

This year’s plays explore a range of themes, many of which question identity as we perceive it for ourselves and for others. All projects selected aim to spark dialogue across genres, cultures and beliefs. The readings were awarded to theater artists of merit through a competitive application process open to the New York City theater community.

2021 HB Playwrights Reading Selections

Selected from an open call for submissions, the following six plays will each receive an evening for a public reading with audience feedback over Zoom, June 22-27, 2021. 

Provided with support from the Noël Coward Foundation.


  • Time:
    June 23, 2021
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET