HOTHOUSE at The Playhouse was started in 2005 as a new play development program, and since then has grown into an artistic home where playwrights utilize the resources and support of The Pasadena Playhouse. HOTHOUSE at The Playhouse caters to artists in the living laboratory of the Carrie Hamilton Theatre. Talk-backs with the audience, actors, writers and directors are encouraged, with a reception following each reading.
Many plays that started out as HOTHOUSE at The Playhouse readings have since gone on to our Mainstage, as well as other regional theaters, the West End, and even Broadway, including SISTER ACT, THE MUSICAL, which is currently playing on Broadway and was nominated for multiple Tony Awards. Previous HOTHOUSE at The Playhouse artists include writers Suzan-Lori Parks, Alan Menken, Matthew Lombardo, Charles Randolph-Wright and Carol Burnett; actors Beau Bridges, Sharon Lawrence, Robert Forster, Loretta Swit, Scott Lowell, Enrico Colantoni, Danny Pudi, Angela Bassett and Steven Dietz; and directors Art Manke, Sheldon Epps, Oz Scott, Jeremy Cohen, Kappy Kilburn, Alexis Chamow and David Lee.
Come join us as we "watch plays grow." These readings are free, but reservations are required.
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