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We are sorry to say that our in-person reading series is canceled this year. 

Due to Maryland regulations, we are unable to accommodate audience members in the barn this summer. 


Thank you to all who submitted, the semi-finalists, and winners. 


Stay safe, everyone!  

Theatre on the Lake's Old Red Barn Reading Series provides playwrights with a superb opportunity to hear their work brought to life by wonderfully talented and perceptive performers in a unique environment. I would recommend this competition to any dramatist seeking well-structured, informed feedback from skilled actors and a knowledgeable audience.

-Timothy Ruppert, 2017 P.A. Winner

My experience with Theatre on the Lake was very pleasant. Nice people, beautiful locale, and a productive talk-back that gave me some good ideas for revising my play.

-Brent Englar, 2017 M.D. Winner

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