Retrospective - Reads:Anon (2020)

Retrospective - Reads:Anon (2020)

Reads:Anon, a unique and engaging program by A Stage Reborn, brought together participants from diverse backgrounds to experience the joy and challenge of cold table readings. This program, conducted over Zoom and Discord, was a testament to our commitment to making performing arts accessible and adaptable to the changing world.

The Concept of Reads:Anon

Reads:Anon was designed to create a space where participants could engage with scripts in their raw form, experiencing the initial impact and interpretive possibilities of the written word. This program involved participants performing cold readings of various scripts, a process where actors read through a script with little to no rehearsal, relying on their instinctual interpretation of the material.

The Digital Stage

Utilizing platforms like Zoom and Discord, Reads:Anon broke down geographical barriers, allowing individuals from various locations to participate. This digital approach not only made the program accessible to a wider audience but also provided a safe and flexible environment for participants to explore and express their creativity.

The Impact of Reads:Anon

Throughout its cycles, Reads:Anon proved to be a highly successful program. Participants gained valuable experience in cold reading techniques, enhancing their skills in interpretation, vocal expression, and quick thinking. The program also fostered a sense of community among participants, as they shared feedback and insights, learning collaboratively in a supportive environment.

Adaptation and Resilience

Like many other initiatives, Reads:Anon was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the program's format and success have shown its resilience and adaptability to circumstances where traditional in-person gatherings are not possible.

Looking Ahead

The journey of Reads:Anon is far from over. Its accessibility and popularity make it a prime candidate for revival in the post-pandemic world. We are excited about the prospect of bringing back this program, building on its past success, and continuing to offer a creative outlet that is both challenging and rewarding.

The Future of Reads:Anon

As we look to the future, Reads:Anon stands as a symbol of our adaptability and commitment to the arts. We eagerly anticipate its return, offering new scripts, new voices, and new opportunities for learning and connection.