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Women's Monthly Play Reading Group — October

Women's Monthly Play Reading Group


Our monthly women's play reading group meets Monday, October 26 at 8pm, led by artist Shelby Brage. She has selected scenes from THE ROVER by Aphra Behn to read & discuss. Aphra Behn lived in England from 1640-1689 and was one of the first women to earn her living by writing.  Behn is the foremother of seventeenth-century theatre, and her prose work led to the development of the English novel.  Her subject matter alludes to sexual desire and features homoerotic themes.  She is known to have said her works would not have been regarded as scandalous if they were written by a man.  

RSVP with the subject "October Play Reading Group" to

You are welcome to start arriving at 8:15pm and we will begin reading at 8:30pm.

Location: Madeline Barasch's house in Bushwick (location will be disclosed with an RSVP).
Upon RSVP, you will be emailed a PDF of the script & selected scenes.

Please bring an open mind and a bottle of wine or something sweet~

EBP on Women's Monthly Play Reading Group:
The group is an inclusive community that was founded in Summer 2014 by a few EBP members before EBP was conceived. That said, the group is not exclusive to EBP artists. We welcome listeners and participators who represent the diversity of Brooklyn and beyond as it relates to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic class.  We celebrate women-identifying playwrights and choose to read their plays, and we support a platform for women-identifying actors, artists, and appreciators to be the readers of the material.