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Hyde Park Theatre
2021 Writers Reading Series

July 27 -
September 28, 2021

We're back! HPT is opening again after our long pandemic hiatus. We begin with the first of four free in-person readings, a series that is the culmination of HPT’s 2020-2021 Writers Group, a year-long process with four local playwrights to develop new work.

More information about the playwrights on the Writers Group page. All shows are free, and each show will be followed by a talkback and reception.

The reading series schedule is as follows:

8pm, Tuesday, July 27: Circle of Five, by J. Isabel Salazar. There can only be five in the circle. Five. It’s easy at first but quickly Woman realizes the process is a lot more complicated. How do you choose? Who can you trust? Will there be enough glitter and glue? Directed by Jenny Lavery and featuring Giselle de la Rosa, Mical Trejo, Rommel Sulit, Nguyen Stanton, Karina Dominguez Content warning: contains discussion of sexual assault.

8pm, Tuesday, September 14: Judith, by Katie Bender. Directed by Madge Darlington.

8pm, Tuesday, Sept 21: Arbolito, by Raul Garza. Director TBA.

8pm, Tuesday, Sept 28: The Job Job, by Patrick Shaw. Directed by Alex Bassiakou Shaw.

The shows are free, but if you're in a position to kick in with a small donation we could sure use it.


Hyde Park Theatre is committed to developing new work from a diverse array of playwrights.

Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 W. 43rd Street. Covered off-street parking for the patrons of HPT is available during performances in the lot at 4315 Guadalupe Street, just north of The Parlor. You can drive through The Parlor's parking lot to reach it. Evening HPT parking also available at the Hyde Park Church of Christ on the northeast corner of 43rd & Avenue B. We are grateful to them both for their generosity.

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by an award from The National Endowment for the Arts.

HPT is also funded by grants from The Still Water Foundation and Tocker Foundation.

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