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! Tue June 28: AGM + LUPE Q AND THE GALACTIC EARWORMS by Javier Badillo & Nat Marshik

The truth is…in here. Join us for our Annual General Meeting (delayed from 2021) followed by an out-of-this-world reading of LUPE Q AND THE GALACTIC EARWORMS (underdog-buddy comedy-space opera) by Javier Badillo* & Nat Marshik. Scripting Aloud is back to live in-person gatherings!** Local creators in attendance. About Javier Badillo / About Nat Marshik Cross-cultural …

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 …