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It’s with a bittersweet feeling that I announce our final presentation in our Inch Worm Play Reading Series. It’s been wonderful getting to meet all these playwrights and seeing how different directors and actors bring their words to life. Not to mention our wonderful talk-back sessions with the audience. It’s definitely something I’ll miss this summer.

But I’m very excited about this last play as well! The Christina Experiment by Deirdre Girard is a fascinating story about family, loyalty, and what we owe our children. Adrienne Boris is our director, and the cast includes Jake Berger, Lauren Foster, Chris Leon, Janelle Mills, and Phil Thompson. We hope you’ll join us as we close out the series with this great play, Sunday June 5 at 4:00 in the Somerville Theatre Microcinema. Click on the links below for more information.

The Christina Experiment

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We’re also getting psyched to start rehearsals (themselves a kind of experiment) for Hideous Progeny! We’ll continue to update you as we go along, so keep checking back. And don’t forget, you can become a design backer at our Kickstarter page!

Monday night we had a great crowd at The Hat Trick, our latest reading in the Inch Worm series. The actors were great and our leads even managed to not slur after imbibing multiple beers on stage – well done! Thank you to everyone involved and to our great audience. Be sure to catch our final reading, The Christina Experiment, June 5 at 4:00 pm at the Somerville Theatre Microcinema.

In our next bit of thanks, thank you to everyone who has donated to our Hideous Progeny design campaign so far! We reached our goal in no time, thanks to your generosity.

That being said, there’s still more money we can raise! Any additional funds will go toward design elements and the production in general. For more information, visit our Kickstarter page here. There’s still one more dinner with Lord Byron available…

Make sure your calendar is marked this Monday for our next Inch Worm Play Reading:

The Hat Trick
by Con Chapman
directed by Lizette Morris

Monday, May 16
Charles Theatre Lounge

I got the inside scoop on rehearsals, and it’s gearing up to be a very active decidedly non-staid reading. We hope to see you there!

Hi all! It’s been a while, but Holland Productions is back on the blog!

We hope you’ll join us for our next play reading, The Hat Trick, by Con Chapman, directed by Lizette Morris. Lizette has worked with Holland almost from the beginning, so we are just thrilled to see what she can do with this great play. She’s already found a phenomenal cast in Liz Battey, Jeff Davis, Michael Fisher, Julianne Lefler, Bob Mussett, and Kate Shanahan.

So mark your calendars for Monday, May 16 at 7:30 and head over to the Charles Playhouse Lounge. As always, it’s free!

Three goals in one game or three girls in one week: A hat trick might be great in hockey, but it doesn’t always work out in love. We hope you can join us for this new romantic comedy that tackles the big questions…hopefully without a trip to the penalty box!

Looking for something free, fun, and cultural to do this weekend? Join Holland Productions for our next Inch Worm Play Reading, PILLOWTALKING by Nicolas Coburn!

Remember practicing kissing on your pillows? What if they started critiquing your style…or asking for more? Such is the predicament Eden finds herself in when her throw pillows begin to speak.

Find out what happens at the next installment of our Inch Worm Play Reading Series, Pillowtalking by Nicolas Coburn, directed by Robyn Linden. Stick around after the play to discuss it with the actors, director, and playwright.

by Nicolas Coburn
directed by Robyn Linden
with Veronica Barron, Melanie Garber, Tim Hoover, Kathryn Lynch, and Cassandra Meyer

Saturday, March 26

The Democracy Center, Nelson Mandela Room

45 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

As always, it’s FREE!

RSVP here!

Join us for our 3rd installment of out Inch Worm Play Reading Series, HEARTS LIKE FISTS by Adam Szymkowicz, directed by Allegra Libonati!

with Milia Ayache, Doug Chapman, Teri Gamble, Michael Kane, Kathryn Lynch, Alexandra Ruthwright, Kiki Samko

Innocent people are dying in New York City. The nefarious Doctor X is stopping hearts to forget the pain in his own. Only the Crime Stoppers, a team of four masked super-heroines, can end his killing spree. But can they juggle their super-careers, day jobs, and love lives without burning out?

Thursday, February 17
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology 

41 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA

Thanks to everyone who came out last night to the reading of Runner. The cast did a wonderful job bringing the show to life, and our audience helped provoke a lively discussion on the script. If you didn’t make it last night, you can still come out tonight to the Factory at 7:30 pm for this free reading.

And don’t forget about The Mistakes Madeline Made, which continues Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at the Factory. I hear the cast gives a “spellbinding ensemble performance.” At least that what Edge Boston has to say about it. Check out Kilian Melloy’s review here, and get your tickets here before they’re sold out!

Thanks to everyone who came out for our benefit performance of The Mistakes Madeline Made! Your jewelry and monetary donations will be given to Dress for Success Boston, and I know they will come in handy. (There were quite a few pieces I wanted for myself.)

For now, the MMM cast gets a short break as we present the next installment of our Inch Worm Play Reading Series, Runner: The Novel The Play by Cassie Seinuk. Check it out tonight and tomorrow at the Factory at 7:30. It’s free and fascinating!

What a wonderful opening weekend…and it’s not over yet! There are still tickets available for today’s matinee and tomorrow’s benefit performance for Dress for Success Boston. PLUS we’ve got our Inch Worm Play Reading, Runner: The Novel The Play, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Then we start MMM all over again on Thursday. Whew!

As always, you can get your The Mistakes Madeline Made tickets on theatermania. Also, check out our write-up on AOL’s City’s Best!

Here for The Christina Experiment? We put the wrong link on StageSource. Click again for the actual info! Thanks!

You know, The Mistakes Madeline Made isn’t the only thing we’ve been working on. Our Inch Worm Play Reading series will continue next week with Runner: The Novel The Play. Be sure to mark your calendars for this FREE event!

Runner: The Novel The Play
by Cassie M. Seinuk
Directed by Vicki Schairer

Boy discovers a book outside his foster home, and he begins reading. “RUNNER: The Novel The Play” follows the story of hot-headed Sean Stealings and the runaways who are recruited off the on the condition that they take his drug and complete a series of premeditated murders. RUNNER forces us to see the beauty in our own scars and stories, and the power in sharing them is just the beginning.

Tuesday, November 30th and Wednesday, December 1st at 7:30 pm.
This is a FREE staged reading.
At The Factory Theatre
791 Tremont St.
Boston, MA

Man, Kallow……………….Derek Fraser
Boy………………………..Lydia Barnett-Mulligan
Sean……………………….Mike Underhill
Tristan, Voice, Man 2………Ed Hoopman*
Axe, Nurse………………..Jen Reddish
Travis………………………De’Lon Grant*
Sacha………………………Tony Rios
Kryp, Police………………..Omar Robinson
Mac…………………………Andrew Kluger
Reader…………………….Rachel Kurnos

*Indicates a member of Actors Equity Association

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