Friday, July 10, 2020

Two River Theater Announces Online Benefit Reading Series!

Individual Tickets: $25

Full Reading Series: $100

Sponsorships start at $1,000


How to access readings:

Ticket buyers will be emailed a link to access each reading, three hours prior to the event’s start time. If you experience any issues, Two River staff will be available to assist you by calling 732.345.1400 or emailing

SERIES LINEUP: Click on images for more information

Written and Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Sun, July 26 | 7:00 PM

We will launch the Two River Rising Series by revisiting our 2015 world premiere production, an explosive and hopeful examination of America’s racial divides, in an updated script by Tony-Award winner, Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

Benefiting Partner Organization: The Ruben Santiago-Hudson Fine Arts Learning Center

By Paul Osborn

Directed by Joel Grey

Wed, Aug 5 & Thurs, Aug 6 | 7:00 PM

Featuring a star-filled cast, under the direction of Tony-Award winner Joel Grey, we will revisit the classic 1939 play, a magical fantasy about the love between a little boy and his Gramps, which opened our 2013 season.

Benefiting Partner Organization: The Actors Fund

By Tony Meneses

Directed by Annie Tippe

Wed, Aug 19 | 7:00 PM

Originally scheduled to have its run in April of 2020, the cast will reunite for a reading of their much-anticipated world premiere production, a fresh and nuanced look at the complexity and intimacy of male friendship.

Benefiting Partner Organization: The New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

By Madeleine George

Directed by Leigh Silverman

Wed, Sept 9 & Thurs, Sept 10 | 7:00 PM

A deliciously smart and funny “academic sex comedy” about life in a small college town. Written by Playwright-in-residence, Madeleine George, the show premiered at Two River Theater in 2011.

Benefiting Partner Organization: The Audre Lorde Project

By William Shakespeare

Modern Verse Translation by Hansol Jung

Directed by Chay Yew

Wed, Sept 30 & Thurs, Oct 1 | 7:00 PM

A modern verse translation of the Shakespeare classic by South Korean playwright, Hansol Jung, presented in association with Off-Broadway’s National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO).

Benefiting Partner Organization: To be announced.

Donation Match

All donations made to Two River Theater in support of the series will be matched by a generous donor, to benefit five organizations with a pressing need due to the impact of systemic racism and COVID-19. Benefiting organizations are identified by the playwrights and directors involved in each reading. All artists will be paid for their involvement in the series.

Benefit Tickets

Online benefit event tickets are $25 per reading or $100 for the series of five readings and include access to live post-reading Q&As with the artists involved, hosted on Zoom.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorships start at $1,000, and include additional benefits such as an invitation to a private virtual event with reading artists.

For your tax records, please note that Two River Theater is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible less the value of goods and services received.

All reading series artists, reading titles and performance schedules are subject to change.