RITE OUT LOUD Play Festival
by Scottish Rite Theater

Aug. 16 - Aug. 18

Austin Scottish Rite Theater presents RITE OUT LOUD, featuring three talent-packed days of staged readings of new plays by five great playwrights! Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18


Friday, August 16 

7:00 p.m. The opening reception will feature refreshments and a sneak peek at Megan Ortiz’s AUSTIN TRAFFIC: THE MUSICAL PREVIEW. Read and sung by Cami Alys, John Christopher, Sarah Danko, Renee Barnett Drew, Nate Dunaway, Allegra Jade Fox, Laura Freeman, Ashley Nicole Hazzard, Jennifer Jennings, Olivia Jimenez, Nicholas Kier, Matrex Kilgore, Amber Quick, Cassandra Reveles, Ammon Taylor, Oktavea Williams.  

8:30 p.m. Sarah Saltwick’s EUROPA is a beautifully balanced play about two women, their children, and the after-effects of sexual violence. Read by Heidi Penix, Amber Quick, Ben Hard, Cassandra Reveles and Kayleigh Axtell.


Saturday, August 17

3:00 p.m. Megan Tabaque’s TWO SWEATY is a rambunctious ride of unexpected friendship unfolding between two women in an urban boutique cycling studio. Their simple journey of self-care and empowerment leaves the rails and goes from self-actualization to revenge and murder. Read by Olivia Jimenez, Cassandra Reveles, Heidi Penix, and Kayleigh Axtell.


8:00 p.m. Travis Tate’s SENECA follows the story of Seneca Village, a town of freed slaves and immigrants in the mid 1800s, that once stood, where now modern day Central Park stands. Shifting between the past and present, the play explores blackness, freedom, and the ever-rising gentrification within many American cities. Read by Hayley Armstrong, Crystal Bird, Nate Dunaway, Hollis Lapree Edwards, Ashley Nicole Hazzard, Delanté Keys, Nicholas Kier, Matrex Kilgore, Khali McDuff-Sykes, and Ammon Taylor.  


Sunday, August 18

3:00 p.m.  Raul Garza’s RUBY incorporates science, love, and magical realism in this poetic journey through realms of art, science, and the natural world. The play calls into question the benefits of technology to attempt to heal the sick and advance medicine. Read by Yesenia Garcia Herrington, Cassandra Reveles, Olivia Jimenez, Judd Farris, Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, and Kayleigh Axtell.

8:00 p.m. Allison Gregory’s LULU IN ROCHESTER is a vivid revival of events surrounding silent film star Louise Brooks’ temporary emergence from obscurity in the fifties at the urging of film curator James Card. The play’s riveting repartee between Lulu and Card captures Brooks’ outrageous charm and offers a glimpse into her resilience and intelligence. Read by Laura Freeman, Delanté Keys, and Kayleigh Axtell.




Pay what you wish with a minimum of $5.00 per staged reading. 

Online ticket sales: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4294681

Contact: susan@scottishritetheater.org or 512-472-5436

Website: http://scottishritetheater.org/


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RITE OUT LOUD Play Festival
by various
Scottish Rite Theater

August 16 - August 18, 2019
Scottish Rite Theater
207 West 18th Street
Austin, TX, 78701

In the spirit of Austin Theater, the weekend kicks off August 16 at 7 pm with drinks and entertainment. 

Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 West 18th Street, Austin, TX 78701 

Tickets available online until one hour before show time, and then sold at the door.

 Admission is Pay What You Wish ($5 minimum).

Available online via

Parking lot with additional metered street parking and parking garages nearby.