Come Play With Us
Q: How many actors will you need?
A: We need all of you to make our scripts come to life! And that means actors of all shapes and sizes. We're encouraging the writers to consider non-traditional casting, so be ready to play someone beyond your usual type.
Q: Will I definitely get assigned a part to read?
A: No, we can't guarantee you'll be cast in one of the pieces. Arriving before 7:30pm increases your odds, but there's still no guarantee.
Q: So you're saying I could buy a ticket and not get to act?
A: Yes. This event is about giving writers the opportunity to hear their work in front of an audience. It's also an opportunity for everyone to network with other industry and artists who support women and diversity. Many other cold reading events are pre-cast, so it's a major plus to have the chance to be cast on the spot by the writer. Everyone who attends is a valuable part of our movement!
See you at the next event!
“There are numerous opportunities to act and read in LA, but very few that have such a genuine sense of community as the Breakthrough Reading Series. It is a privilege to work with such talented writers and actors, all of whom are striving to improve the place of women and minorities in Hollywood.”
“The Breakthrough Reading Series is a great place for an actor to meet writers looking for fresh talent, and for writers to workshop new material in the hands of a professional actor.”