In-Progress New Play Readings



This is your opportunity to catch a glimpse of new plays that are being developed by local and national playwrights. It is a rare opportunity to be involved in the playwright's process and Unicorn Theatre is thrilled to offer you the opportunity. Many of the shows you will hear read are being considered for upcoming seasons. (how "VIP" to be able to say you were there when it was first read!) In the last three seasons, four of the plays read in this series have been produced in our main season.



2018-2019 In-Progress Readings

Paper Cut
Written by Andrew Rosendorf
Directed by Hannah Taylor
Featuring: Sam Cordes, Vincent Wagner, Rufus Burns, and Sean Yeung
Dramaturg and Stage Directions: Logan Black

Kyle is stuck in the sand. As a Staff Sergeant, he was responsible for the well-being of his troops in Afghanistan, but after an IED blast forces him from the battlefield, Kyle struggles to find his place navigating another minefield - returning home. As the play shifts seamlessly between memories of his time in Afghanistan and the present, Kyle grapples with his sexuality and masculinity. Violent, compassionate, and complicated in all the ways humans are, Paper Cut is an emotionally truthful look at war, loss, and intimacy.

Meet playwright Andrew Rosendorf at the reading! Tickets or reservations not required. Seats are first-come, first-served. A donation is requested at the door.

Visit our website, or call our box office for more information at
816-531-PLAY Ext. 10


November 18th, 2018

February 24th, 2019

April 7th, 2019


The readings are free to the public and require no reservation. We do accept donations so we may continue developing inspiring new plays.