THE ANGEL MANUAL by Sarah Congress | HB Playwrights Reading Series

The Angel Manual

Meet Mark iCloud: An angel on a mission from heaven to save one human being from committing suicide. However, 31 days and seventeen failed attempts later, Mark’s mission isn’t going very well: in fact HE is on the verge of an existential crisis. Can we still learn to have love and compassion for each other in the age of smartphones and streaming? 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. 

  • GOODBYE, LITTLE GEORGE by Fernando Vieira: June 22, 2021 | 7PM ET
  • PATERSON by Ash Marinaccio: June 23, 2021 | 7PM ET
  • SOUTH by Florencia Iriondo: June 24, 2021 | 7PM ET
  • DATE WITH THE DEVIL by Carmen Burbridge: June 25, 2021 | 7PM ET
  • FAMILY GAMES by Ellis Hoffmeister: June 26, 2021 | 7PM ET
  • THE ANGEL MANUAL by Sarah Congress: June 27, 2021 | 7PM ET

Provided with support from the Noël Coward Foundation.


  • Time:
    June 27, 2021
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET