No Q and A.
Just an opportunity for playwrights to be heard.
It also offers a chance to look at plays from the past in an attempt to keep our heritage alive.
The series honors Jane Chambers (1937-83) and Robert Chesley (1943-90) – arguably two of the most original and impassioned voices to contribute to our theatrical heritage.
TOSOS would also like to acknowledge the generous support of The Dramatists Guild Fund whose support through the Theater Grant makes this series possible.
Contact Us to acquire scripts of these plays or to pose any question to Kathleen Warnock, the series producer.
Upcoming Chesley/Chambers Readings
January 31: Duncan Pflaster’s Light and Noise and Bees and Boys
Past Chesley/Chambers Playwrights
Swan Adamson — The Dads Try to Get Married (2010)
Kathy Anderson — Incoming (2008)
Virginia Baeta — Damaged Goods (2015)
Leslie Bramm — The Minute Man (2013)
J.Stephen Brantley — The Jamb, Billy Baal (2015)
Kevin Brofsky — Dancing Straight, Tops and Bottoms (2004) & Hurricane Damage (2015)
Victor Bumbalo — Questa (2006)
Jane Chambers — My Blue Heaven (2013)
Robert Chesley — Stray Dog Story (2013)
Meryl Cohn — Almost Home, And Sophie Comes Too (2008) & Insatiable Hunger
Constance Congdon — Dog Opera (2005)
Josh Conkel — I Wanna Destroy You
Fiona Coyne — Careful
Bob Cruz — Schadenfreude! (2003) & The Writers Block (2003)
Emma Donoghue — I Know My Own Heart (2008)
Linda Eisenstein — That Was No Lady from the Sea! (2004) & Zombie Grrrlz from the Crypt (2004)
Steven Fales — Missionary Position (2008) & Who’s Your Daddy?
Lisa Ferber — Penny’s One Date (2005)
Mark Finley — Christmas Moon, The Chiselers (2008), Forever Under (2008), How Do We Get Her in the Water? & The Mermaid (2003)
The Five Lesbian Brothers — The Secretaries
Carolyn Gage — The Countess and the Lesbians (2008)
Joe Godfrey — Winter Cruise
Jewelle Gomez — Waiting for Giovanni (2013)
Donnetta Lavinia Grays — The B Factor & The Review: Or How to Eat Your Enemy
Hector Lugo — La Tosca…!
Georgette Kelley — Ballast (2015)
Charles Ludlam — Caprice
Jimmy Maize — In One Room (2004)
L. Jay Meyer — Minor Victories (2004)
Tim Mullaney — What to Say (Glass Houses) (2004)
Nick Mwaluko — Waafrika (2005)
Bob Ost — Breeders (2008)
David Parr — Slap & Tickle
Nicholas A. Patricca — Oh, Holy Allen Ginsberg … (2008)
Robert Patrick — Hollywood at Sunset (2003), The Haunted Host & Sound (2008)
Felice Picano — The Bombay Trunk (2003)
Robbie Robertson — Revival (2014), Satan in High Heels (2013)
Garet Scott — Roll with the Punches (2003)
Alisha Silver — Golden (2008)
Daniel Talbott — Slipping (2009)
Ron Tavel — Kitchenette (2005)
Vanda — Screaming in the Wilderness (2004)
Bruce Ward — Fabulous Ride into the Unknown (2003)
Kathleen Warnock — The Audience/Rock the Line (2005), Outlook & The Further Adventures of…(2014)
Chris Weikel — Making it up as We Go Along, (2004) Speaking Parts, Dansport (2004), Pig Tale, an Urban Faerie Story (2008), Provenance & Secret Identity, Nelly (2015)
Tennessee Williams — Clothes for a Summer Hotel (2005) and The Parade or Approaching the End of a Summer
Doric Wilson — The Boy Next Door, Forever After, Now She Dances! (2004) & The West Street Gang
Lanford Wilson — Say De Kooning