We are pleased to continue our long-standing tradition of presenting live, staged script readings of unproduced works. Join us for the below readings at AFF 2018!
LIVE SCRIPT READING
Saturday, 10/27, 7PM – 9PM
The Driskill Hotel, Maximilian Room
Recuperating from a recent tragedy, the Truckle family seeks to boost morale with a homegrown haunted house. With Halloween approaching, they seek the help of the mysterious Hauntrepreneur – a most peculiar man armed with Boo-loons and animatronic RoBats who revels in all things spooky. But when the Truckles’ lives are turned upside down by their home’s ghoulish remodel, they start to wonder just how haunted their family may be.
Written/Directed by: Scott Rosenberg
*Starring Jason O’Mara, Zoe Graham, & Zane Holtz
LIVE FICTION PODCAST SCRIPT READING
Night Vale Presents: It Makes a Sound
Season 2: Episode 2
Friday, 10/26, 5PM – 6PM
The Driskill Hotel, Maximilian Room
A woman on a tenacious mission to remind her decaying hometown of the musician who should be it’s most famous resident.
Join Jacquelyn Landgraf, creator, writer, co-director, and star of It Makes a Sound, a serial fiction podcast on the Night Vale Presents Network/PRX, as she presents a sneak peek of Season 2!
Written by: Jacquelyn Landgraf
THE SCRIPT READING WORKSHOPS
Seven scripts have been chosen from this year’s group of Semifinalists and Finalists in the Screenplay, Playwriting, and Fiction Podcast Competitions to be read aloud in our Script Reading Workshops. These selected scripts will be performed by a group of actors in an intimate setting. The read-throughs will be bare-bones. With only actors and the words on the page, it is the ultimate testament to the quality of the written word. All readings will be held at the InterContinental Stephen F Austin, State Board Room.
Script Reading Workshop #1: Madrigal – 2018 Drama Feature Screenplay Semifinalist
Thursday, 10/25, 2:30PM – 4:30PM
Logline: A stubborn IRS agent uncovers a nasty conspiracy when he tries to collect taxes from an unusual client in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Written by: Chance Muehleck
Script Reading Workshop #2: Disposable Necessities – 2018 Playwriting Competition Finalist
Friday, 10/26, 3PM – 4:30PM
Logline: In the future, death and aging are of little concern to the super wealthy when they can simply occupy the fresh corpse of a poor person. As one family faces the moral implications of buying eternal life, they learn what it really means to be alive.
Written by: Neil McGowan
Script Reading Workshop #3: Masquerade – 2018 Playwriting Competition Finalist
Saturday, 10/27, 2:45PM – 4:15PM
Logline: A lover, a wife, a husband, a real estate agent, and a used car salesman – every marriage bed has its cast of characters.
Written by James Hutchison
Script Reading Workshop #4: Balls Out – 2018 Comedy Teleplay Pilot Semifinalist
Saturday, 10/27, 5PM – 5:45PM
Logline: When an immature pro beach volleyball player gets arrested after a night of debauchery, her childhood friend and partner finally leaves her for a new, better teammate.
Written by: Angela Bourassa
Script Reading Workshop #5: Particular Disposition – 2018 Playwriting Competition Finalist
Sunday, 10/28, 1:15PM – 2:45PM
Logline: On Friday, the twenty-seventh of November 1835, James Pratt and John Smith became the last two men in England to be executed for sodomy. The play follows their story – from meeting each other to their last moments together in Newgate Prison – through the eyes of their mutual friend and cause of their conviction and death, William Bonill.
Written by: Benjamin Fulk
Script Reading Workshop #6: The Rest Stop at the End of the Universe – 2018 Fiction Podcast Script Finalist
Sunday, 10/28, 3PM – 5PM
Logline: In the infinite expanse of space anything can happen… but almost nothing ever does to the only two employees of a remote intergalactic gas station. But when space pirates attack and leave them to die, they must face the infinitely unlikely odds against them.
Written by: Sam Suksiri
Script Reading Workshop #7: Flesh and Blood – 2018 Comedy Feature Screenplay Second Rounder
Sunday, 10/28, 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Logline: Small-town Liberty is good at producing two things: coal and dark family histories. Dutiful high school senior MIRIAM is ready to shake off its dust, but her domineering parents expect her to take over the family mine. She wants to honor her father and mother, or whatever—but does that mean protecting their monstrous secret too?
Written by: Jordan Light
Also featuring a reading of Spade by AFF alum and On Story supporter Billie Jean Van Knight
Friday, 10/26, 4:30PM – 5:30PM
Logline: Spade, the television series, is based on the true story of Bass Reeves, the first black U.S. deputy marshal in Indian Territory, and his desperation to be the best despite hostile conditions and a conspiracy to end his lif.
Written by: Billie Jean Van Knight
Take some time to visit our SCRIPT LIBRARY in the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel’s Cloak Room. It’s the only place where you’ll be able to read some of our Semifinalists, Finalists, and Winners from the 2018 Script Competitions. It’s the perfect place to curl up with a script and find inspiration to write your winning entry in next year’s Competition. The hours are:
Thursday 10/25, 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Friday 10/26, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday 10/27, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday 10/28, 11:30AM – 4:30PM