Disruptive Compassion

Co-Founder ~ A Table Reading Series ~ May 2020 - Present
What Is Disruptive Compassion?

Disruptive Compassion is a table reading series I Co-Founded alongside Julia Marie Black in May of 2020 to create a space for artists to read scripts, tell stories, and pursue the important conversations that follow. 

Myself and Julia select the plays, assemble the cast, and curate the discussion following the reads. In December, Violet Stephania joined the team as the Head of Public Relations.  

What started off as myself alongside a handful of other Fredonia students/alumni has grown to include over 100 different readers from across the country. We've read a range in works including Shakespeare, Greek, Chekhov, adaptations, contemporary plays, brand new plays,  and screenplays. Interested in the specific scripts? Scroll down to see a full list!

There is no rehearsal or mandatory preparation for our reads. Our actors often cold read and often meet new people for the first time during the read. Despite this, every read we sit back and watch magic happen before our eyes. 

What We've Read So Far:

It's Confusing, These Days by Hayley St. James (New Script, Playwright Present at Read)

A God Awful Small Affair by Hayley St. James (Playwright Present at Read)

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl

The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer

Dog Sees God by Bert V. Royal

Hand To God by Robert Askins

Peter and Alice by John Logan

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis

All or Nothing by Elle Nunzio (New Script, Playwright Present at Read)

Dead Poets Society (Non-Traditional Casting) by Tom Schulman

Dead Poets Society (More-Traditional Casting) by Tom Schulman

our dear dead drug lord by Alexis Scheer

Horse Girls by Rachel Jenny Weiner

Krampus: A Winter Suite by Julia Marie Black and Niklas Dahlen (New Script, Playwrights Present at Read)

Short Term 12 by Destin Daniel Cretton

Snow by Ashley Griffin (Playwright Present at Read)

Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler

Joined At The End by Catherine Butterfield

Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph

District Merchants by Aaron Posner

Merchants of Venice by William Shakespeare

No Sisters by Aaron Posner

Three Sisters by Sarah Ruhl

12 Angry Men (Nicknamed 12 Angry Thems - Non-Traditional Casting) by Reginald Rose

12 Angry Men (Nicknamed 12 Angry Women - Non-Traditional Casting) by Reginald Rose

12 Angry Men (Traditional Casting) by Reginald Rose

One Slight Hitch by Lewis Black

Scorched by Wajdi Mouawad

Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice