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What is a Table Read?

A Table Read is your very first step in the development process of moving a musical from the page to the stage. It’s incredibly life-changing to hear your script read out loud by real life humans for the very first time. At a table read, you’ll get a sense of how your musical is shaping up, and receive important insights on where your script needs clarification or edits. It’s imperative to receive feedback from actors, directors and producers as early as possible in your writing process.

Need a Table Read? We can help!

Struggling to organize a Table Read of your new musical? Let us help! Perfect for writers who are not connected to a local theatre community or organization, our Table Read provides a professional and impartial feedback process for your show. 

Our actors will conduct a cold read of your script and a feedback discussion will follow. You’ll receive a video recording of the table read, so you can revisit and reference the performance as needed. And as a bonus, you’ll receive a 45-minute debrief/feedback Zoom call with our Producing Director, Rebecca Lowrey, who specializes in the production and development of new musical works.

A MusicalWriters Table Read includes:

Reading of your Script by Experienced Actors
Video Recording
Feedback Discussion
45-minute Zoom with Producing Director Rebecca Lowrey

“The reading and follow up feedback session were really helpful, thank you. You gave me a new lens with which to view the show. I think it will help me take it to the next level.”


Frequently Asked Questions

Who will be doing my table read?

Amazing actors in DFW and NYC led by Producing Director, Rebecca Lowrey

What is included?

A filmed, cold table read with feedback facilitation afterwards

Where will the table read be held?

Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex (Texas) or New York City, NY

When will you do the table read?

Within 30-60 days of payment unless otherwise notified

How much will it cost?

$500-1500 based on actor needs and additional feedback opportunities

How many actors will you have?

Cast size will directly affect cost. Ideal number of actors is 10 or less.

Does a table read include the music?

No, when we get to a song we’ll either read the lyrics or play a demo.

Will you play ALL of my demos?

No, we will only play 3 to 5 (at the discretion of director and writer).

Do you read the stage directions?

Yes, as needed and at the discretion of the director

Submit Here!

Please fill out our submission form below with details of your new musical and we’ll provide you with a quote for the cost of facilitating the table read.

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