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Play Reading Book Club


Whether you’re a drama buff or have never set foot in a theater, the Play Reading Book Club is a whole new way to experience a play you never knew you needed.

Over the course of four weeks, we read the play out loud as a group, and explore it together through discussions and dialogue, facilitated by a trained teaching artist. After reading the script, we’ll see the play together, and have a private reception with artists from the show. Along the way, you’ll learn about the context and background of the production, learn some theatre going hacks, and meet new people.


  • Do a deep dive into a play via group readings, facilitated discussions, and access to resources that interpret the context.
  • Meet new people and increase social connectedness while having meaningful conversations.
  • Obtain tools and resources to help navigate the process of attending the theater.
  • Go see the play together with a whole new level of understanding and appreciation.

“We realized that people are always looking for ways to connect and engage in conversations that expand what they know about themselves and each other.”

— Akiba Abaka, Former Creative Producer at ArtsEmerson

“What was totally thrilling about the Roxbury PRBC group was the diversity of experiences and perspective.”

— PRBC Participant

“The way that individuals were sharing knowledge and speaking to each other…it encourages people to explore art as a community.”

— PRBC Participant

“The time ArtsEmerson invests in community education is not only important, but respectful.”

— ArtsEmerson Supporter

Thank you to our 21/22 PRBC Reception Sponsor: Moxy

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