Welcome to American Bard Theater Company


The three winning plays:

 The Woman in the Teal Scarf 

by Nina Mansfield

Monday, October 3, 2022 @ 7:30 PM


The Sweet Spot 

by Alice Jankell

Monday, October 24, 2022 @ 7:00 PM


Pecking Order 

by Robin Rice

Monday, November 7, 2022 @ 7:00 PM



Masks must be worn in the The Chain Theatre building

& during the Staged Reading in the Studio Theater.


FREE Tickets to each reading available


Seating is limited! We encourage you to make your reservations!

The Chain Theatre - 312 West 36th Street, 4th floor Studio Theater.

Our 2022 CornerStone Reading Series, featuring staged readings

of the top three plays from our first Playwright Invitational, will be under consideration for American Bard Theater Company’s the next fully-staged production.   


"Writers! Thank you for your submissions

to our first Playwright Invitational.

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Our CornerStone Reading Series was started in 2015 as an opportunity to work with our network of artists and invite our audience into the incubation process of a potential fully-staged production for American Bard. These readings are offered as free programming and are open to the public.

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Your support is more vital than ever!