New Lebanon, NY—HRC Showcase Theatre, previously based in Hudson, New York, would like to welcome you to its 2nd staged reading of 2022 of original plays at its new location The Theater Barn in New Lebanon, New York.  HRC’s new home for four productions in 2022.

This second reading like the others are all winners of HRC’s nationwide playwriting competition, will be directed by Artistic Director Barbara Waldinger, and performed by professional actors.  A talkback featuring the playwright, director and cast members, will follow each staged reading.

Join Us: Saturday, June 18, 7:30 p.m.:  “How We Survived” by Pauline David-Sax

How We Survived, written by Pauline David-Sax and directed by Barbara Waldinger.  

Story: Freyda, a widowed survivor of Nazi Germany, resists filing for survivor benefits on behalf of her late husband.  When her frustrated daughter takes matters into her own hands, she unearths evidence of a shocking family secret. 

Pauline David-Sax, a playwright, children’s book author and educator, won a Jane Chambers Playwriting Award in 2020 for How We Survived, and was a finalist for the Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women (2020-21).  Her debut picture book Everything in its Place is scheduled for publication by Random House in July, 2022.

HRC’s Artistic Director Barbara Waldinger will direct the cast, which includes Eileen Schuyler, Andrew Joffe, Caroline Kera and Isabel Sanchez.  A talkback at the conclusion of the reading will feature the playwright, director, and cast.

The reading will start at 7:30 p.m. at The Theater Barn at 654 US-20 in New Lebanon.  Suggested donation $20.00.  Tickets at or call 518 750 2066.

To order tickets go onto The Theater Barn’s website ( 

Click onto the link labeled “HRC Showcase” near the top of the screen.

Once you are on the HRC page, click the button that says “Click here for online 

HRC ticket ordering.” Then each of the four 2022 readings will be listed. Click 

”buy tickets” under any or all; use your credit card and confirm the order.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature and administered in Columbia County by the Greene County Council on the Arts dba CREATE Council for the Arts.  It is also made possible (in part) with funding provided by the Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation.


Saturday, July 30, 7:30 p.m.:  “Touch the Moon” by Arianna Rose

Saturday, September 10, 7:30 p.m.:  “The Springvale Armadillo” by Donald Loftus

The Theatre Barn is located at 654 Route 20 in New Lebanon, New York.  A donation of $20 is suggested.  Tickets can be reserved online at, or call 518-794-8989.

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