Our 3rd installment of THE COLD LEMONADE READING SERIES will be this Saturday, March 23rd, at the Sherman Playhouse from 8.00pm

Doors open at 7.30 for audience, and the usual performer arrangements apply – get there at 7.00pm and let Morgana know you wish to read. She’ll organize everything from there. I’m told she’d love to see more younger actors trying their hand – though she just loves the more mature (ahem) types too.

With five more talented authors presenting 10 minute pieces read by a cast of actors, with discussion to follow this session looks to be as much fun as last month!

So, let’s find out who’s who this month

ERIC SUBEN is the author of numerous children’s books and the co-author of three guidebooks for writers. He was a theater critic for The Villager, and he has taught writing classes for Gotham Writers Workshop and The Learning Annex. A frequent performer in community theater, Eric is also a practicing lawyer in Westchester County. The Furtive Sigh is his first play.
MARK LAMBECK is a playwright member of Manhattan’s Emerging Artists Theatre Co (EAT). An occasional actor, he has appeared at Eastbound Theater and Westport Community Theater, among others. His short plays have been published by Smith & Kraus, Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, United Stages and Applause Publishing.
BRUCE PERL is a translator and a dramatist of poetry and verse drama whose full length and one-act plays have been produced throughout the Hudson Valley.
LIZZY BOOTH is an actor, playwright, director, and Shakespeare lover based in New York and Connecticut. She is an upcoming graduate of the Professional Conservatory at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. More information about Lizzy can be found on her website:!
ZACHARY J. ALLEN is an upcoming playwright in the tri-state area. He’s a candidate for an MFA in Film and Television at Sacred Heart University, having previously earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees at the University of Missouri in Theatre and Film Production in 2022. His screenplay, Ghastly Rain, was a semi-finalist in the International New York Screenplay Awards in Summer 2019.
And, of course, everything will be overseen by the multi-talented Morgana

MORGANA KATE WATSON is a professional writer and performer from Brewster, NY. Her written and performed work has been seen all over New York and Connecticut, including at the Sherman Playhouse.

So, what’s The Cold Lemonade Reading Series all about? 

Every month the works of  5 local writers, selected in advance by host Morgana Kate Watson, are presented on the Sherman Playhouse stage as  10-minute extracts, read by a team of actors, followed by an opportunity for discussion of the pieces with the authors.

Authors – If you have a piece you’d like to have included in upcoming Cold Lemonade sessions, just contact Morgana at  Also look out for our website and social media posts with info about submission deadlines.

Actors – if you want to flex your thespian muscles just turn up at 7pm on the night.  Morgana will have scripts and will cast the lineup for each reading from who is present – just make sure she knows you are there.  Simple as that!  And while casting can’t be guaranteed for this session (roles aren’t unlimited, after all), don’t worry there will be more sessions for you to strut your stuff. In the meantime, sit back, relax, and enjoy a great night of theater!

The readings will commence at 8 pm.

If you’d just like to come along to enjoy the readings and support your local writers and actors, we’d love to see you there.

What does it cost?

There’s no fixed amount for attending, though we encourage you to make a small donation at the door to help cover costs.  We’ll have our usual range of concessions available too.

For more info see our Facebook event, or email Morgana at

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