GREENFIELD, MA — In August and September, The LAVA Center is presenting a series of new play readings by local playwrights and friends of LAVA.

For many of these readings, actors are invited to perform in an unpaid cold reading of the play in a casual atmosphere.

The schedule for the playwrights is as follows:

Thursday, Aug. 11, 5:30 p.m.: Rex McGregor

Thursday, Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m.: Patricia Crosby

Saturday, Aug. 20, 11:30 a.m.: Cheryl Dukes

Thursday, Aug. 25, 5:30 p.m.: Christine Benvenuto

Thursday, Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m.: Alfonso Neal

Actors are invited to jump in on cold readings on Thursday, Aug. 11; Saturday, Aug. 20; and Thursday, Sept. 8.

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The LAVA Center is a community arts space in Greenfield, MA whose mission is to create opportunities and build inclusive community in and through the arts and humanities. We are focused on making The LAVA Center a space where all artists, including marginalized communities and individuals, can have their voices heard. The LAVA Center is located at 324 Main St., in downtown Greenfield, MA. It is run by Local Access to Valley Arts, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. 

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