Staged Readings. Original Scripts. Down Cold.

Have a script you want to hear read aloud? Want to work your performance skills through reading scripts cold? Interested in experiencing a creative vibe that’s welcoming and cross-cultural? Scripting Aloud is for you.

We’re a not-for-profit public cold-read script development platform and live staged reading event that helps develop original short- and long- form scripts for multiple channels and platforms — focusing on cross-cultural content, writers, and performers.


Scripting Aloud holds monthly staged reading events seasonally, from fall to spring, and other script and story development events — including workshops, panels, and screenings — in collaboration with partnering and sponsoring organizations.

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Upcoming Events

Scripting Aloud! Sat May 14 reads ENTITLEMENT by Sugith Varughese

It’s Asian Heritage Month! Scripting Aloud returns for explorASIAN festival 2022 at our first IN-VENUE event* since the “before times.” See you Saturday, May 14 for a reading of ENTITLEMENT, an original TV pilot teleplay (comedy) written by Sugith Varughese. Thanks to event presenter and co-producer, the 10th Annual VAFF Industry Insight Series: “Celebrate Representation, …

Scripting Aloud! Online Edition Friday March 19 reads On the Wings of Sorrow

Scripting Aloud’s next online reading event on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 5:00 pm PST Read: (10p) of On the Wings of Sorrow (short screenplay) by Ana de LaraMore about the creators: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1891405/ Characters breakdown:– NORA, (Female, late 80’s, Filipina)– EMILY, (Female, late 20’s mixed race)– JOSHUA (Male, 30’s, Japanese)– JOY, (Female, 50’s Filipina)– BILL …

Scripting Aloud! Online Edition Mon Jan. 22 reads THE BED and DAY 220

Scripting Aloud’s next online reading event on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 in partnership with 11th Annual Vancouver Short Film Festival Two Reads:(15p) of THE BED (short screenplay) by Henry J. MahMore about the creators: http://www.henryjmah.com/ (32p) of DAY 220 (short screenplay) by Alesandria MentariMore about the creators: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9924717/ Event includes a post-reading Q&A/talk back with …