I arranged a little reading of the new play I've been working on, which is tentatively titled All Mixed Up. I had help from some talented actors:
Ashley Renee Clopton as Beth.
Tara Bouldrey as Carrie.
Johnny Westmoreland as Daniel.
Madelyn Tomko as Ada.
Corey Finney read the stage directions.
Megan Renner Rieck was there in a sort of understudy/dramaturg role.
And we had a very helpful audience of about 7 friends. On the bright side, the overall structure seems sound. The ending worked. The sensitive stuff played well. But I need to make sure the subplot resolution is clearer and I could stand to add some more explanatory background material. Not too much more, I think. This isn't as scary as the public reading of my second play, which convinced me I needed a new and different way to end that play.
Lest I neglect to mention
The performance was brimming with tension.