A Wider Shelf

A Wider Shelf

This group aims to read rarely performed works by BIPOC, women, and LGBT+ playwrights with the goal of expanding our knowledge base and identifying potential Theatre@First projects. Hosted by the Artistic Director, A Wider Shelf is open to anyone who enjoys reading plays aloud and is interested in discovering scripts overlooked by the American theatrical canon.

This Month

A Wider Shelf is currently on hiatus until the fall.

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Previous Plays


June 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021



The Drag

The House of Desires

The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window


George Sand

Mae West

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Lorraine Hansberry