The Reading Series is a critical program in ser ving Abingdon Theatre’s mission to create exciting, thought-provoking new work by New York based playwrights. Staged readings are presented free to the public and focus on challenging and thought-provoking subject matter.

Coming up

TALK TO ME – A new musical by Tim Rosser and Charlie Sohne

Centers around Graham, a 12 year-old boy on the autism spectrum, who makes friends with the Siri app on his Mom’s iPhone. Whereas other kids don’t understand Graham, Siri is able to answer any of Graham’s questions, lets him have conversations at his own pace and is patient with him when he asks the same questions more than once. It’s through his interactions with Siri that others are able to see another side to Graham — allowing him to make new friends, gain a new level understanding in his relationship with his mother and eventually change his entire school.

Theatre 71 (152 West 71st Street)