In light of these recent tragic events, and a growing devastating history of gun violence in the United States and worldwide, we are asking select theatremakers to join us in this project, driven by the ability of theatre to bring together distinct and powerful voices. 

AFTER ORLANDO is an international theatre action curated by Missing Bolts Productions and NoPassport Theatre Alliance & Press (Caridad Svich, founder) comprised of over 70 plays written in response to the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub, June 12, 2016.

Click here for the growing list of playwrights participating in the action.

Readings will be held internationally from September 12 - January 31, 2017


- October 22-23, Theatre Offensive (Boston, MA)

- Playwrights Horizons Theater School (New York, New York)

- October 24, Kenan Theatre Company, Department of Dramatic Art, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC)

- October 28, Taproot Ensemble (Charlotte, NC)

- October 30, Carthage College (Kenosha, WI)

- October 31, Finborough Theatre – Special Marathon Reading (London, UK)

- November 1, Brown University Theatre Arts & Performance Studies Program, Rites and Reason Theatre and The Wilbury Group (Providence, RI) 

- November 2 & 3, Eugenio de Hostos Community College (Bronx, NY)

- November 2, Hook & Eye (Brooklyn, NY)

- November 3, Chaskis Theatre at Theatre Royal Stratford East (London, UK)

- November 5, Orlando Shakespeare Theater: PlayFest: After Pulse (Orlando, FLA)

- November 6, California State University, Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)

- November 7, San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego, CA)

- November 9 & 10, Teatrotaller@Cornell University and Civic Ensemble (Ithaca, NY)

- November 10, Peru State University (Peru, NE)

- November 12, The Inge Center (Independence, KA)

- November 14 & 15, Benchmark Theatre with The Denver Gay Men's Chorus, Athena Project, Boulder Ensemble Theatre, Buntport Theatre, Curious Theatre Company, Local Theatre Company, PHamaly Theatre, That Funky Little Theatre Company, and Vintage Theatre Productions - a special benefit for The Human Rights Campaign

- November 14, Miami New Drama (Miami, FL)

- November 14, That Uppity Theatre Company and St. Louis Fringe (St. Louis, MO)

- November 15, Pride Arts Center (co-produced by Iris Sowlat) (Chicago, IL)

- November 15, The Theatre @ Boston Court Performing Arts Center (Pasadena, CA)

- November 18, Skidmore College (Saratoga Spring, NY)

- November 19 Tricklock Company (Albuquerque, NM)

- November 21, Forward Flux Productions with Cornish College (Seattle, WA)

- November 21, Philadelphia Theatre Company & University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA)

- November 28, Playmakers Repertory Company (Chapel Hill, NC)

- December 1, A Host of People (Detroit, MI)

- December 2, Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)

- December 2, University of North Carolina, Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)

- December 5, Central Square Theater (Cambridge, MA)

- December 5, The Road Theatre (Los Angeles)

- December 11, SNAP Productions, Great Plains Theatre Conference and University of Nebraska, Omaha (Omaha, NE)

- December 12, Chaskis Theatre at Park Theatre (London, UK)

- January 29, Arizona State University and Phoenix Theatre (Phoenix, AZ)

                                                                                                              with more partners and dates to be announced...

Special Events:

- University of Southern California, podcasts

- Smash/Cut Productions, podcasts

Classroom Events:

- University of California, Northridge (Northridge, CA)

- Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY)

- Hampshire College (Amherst, MA)

Past Readings:

- September 12, Hostos Community College (Bronx, NY)

- September 22, Pomona College (Pomona, CA)

- September 22, University of Southern Illinois (Carbondale, IL)

- September 30, Tufts University (Medford, MA)

- October 5, Carnegie Melon University (Pittsburgh, PA)

- October 8, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre with LGTB Community Theatre (NYC)

- October 9, University of Texas, Dallas (Dallas, TX)

- October 10, Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center (Bethesda, MD)

- October 13, Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA (Los Angeles)

- October 13, Webster University (St. Louis)

- October 17, Kangagirl Productions — Special Benefit Performance, Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando, FLA)

- October 17, East West Players (Los Angeles)

Plays will subsequently be published in a volume by NoPassport Press.