ZACH Theatre presents The Launch Table: New Work Reading Series
ZACH Theatre brings new work to the forefront with its initiative, The Launch Table: New Work Reading Series. The development of new and re-imagined work has always been a part of ZACH’s fabric, and through this new platform, ZACH will provide artists a home for new work to live and thrive. The Launch Table will offer writers and artists invaluable feedback needed to further develop their art.
The Launch Table, a reading series of plays and musicals designed to incubate new work and foster artistic and audience collaboration. ZACH is committed to cultivating new pieces of theatre, in various stages of development, before they launch to national stages.
Schedule of events
- February 25: The Very Extraordinary Mr. Law: A Scottish gambler arrives at Versailles with a trick he says will make everyone rich: turn paper into gold. John Law’s scheme to replace coins with paper money is a wild success until it turns into the world’s first stock market crash, and he barely escapes with his life. Law and his partner, the flamboyant younger brother of Louis XIV, then flee to New Orleans, where they are captured by a runaway slave and her gang of buccaneers. This comedy reveals the origin of the word “millionaire” and how America’s most improvised city was founded on a gamble.
- March 8: A.D. 16 - A New Musical: A.D. 16 tells the story of what happens when teenage Mary Magdalene falls in love with the boy next door: teenage Jesus. Featuring an R&B score that evokes the best of TLC, En Vogue, Prince, and more, this comedic coming-of-age story asks the question: what if your first crush really WAS perfect?