Dark Nights in Billtown

Dark Nights in Billtown is an intimate theatrical experience in “found spaces” (rooms that are not traditional theatre spaces, but have been adapted for theatrical purposes). We invite you to join us in this uniquely distinct theatre experience. Join us for Dark Nights in Billtown

Why Dark Nights?

What happens in those weeks between shows at the Williamston Theatre? After a show closes, the next show’s set is “loaded in” to the theatre space and rehearsals begin.  The powerful lighting instruments aren’t in use, so we say that the theatre has “gone dark”.  While work is ongoing inside the theatre, the spaces outside the theatre (lobby, green room, scene shop, etc.) are ideal for hearing plays out loud. Some are plays we’re considering for a full production in the future, others are plays that we find compelling but might not be the kind of work we would be able to fully produce.

2014-2015 Dark Nights in Billtown

This season we’ll focus on new plays for the first round on November 13 – 15, 2014. For a playwright, there’s nothing more important to the development of a new play than to hear it read by professional actors in front of an audience. That’s where you come in! Get out your smartphone now and mark those November dates! To reserve a seat, call starting Tuesday, November 4, 2012.

The second weekend of staged readings will happen May 7 – May 9, 2015, as we look at plays that examine gender norms. How has our understanding of gender shifted in the 21st century? How are our relationships affected when gender is continuously deconstructed and reconstructed, forcing us to re-imagine our roles within our relationships? How do couples, families, and communities come together or fall apart as their expectations for each other and themselves are shifting? Join us for a weekend of plays that will surprise you and have you laughing out loud. To reserve a seat, call starting Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

Seating is limited to 25 for each reading. Recommended donation of $10 at the door. Box office phone number: (517) 655-7469.