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Sat, Aug 10



On the Rocks

A bi-monthly event for playwrights and theatre lovers.

On the Rocks
On the Rocks

Time & Location

Last available date

Aug 10, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Portland, 417 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, USA

About the event

Exciting news from Stomping Grounds Arthouse! Introducing On the Rocks, our free bi-monthly community playwright event – think open mic night, but for playwrights!

Here's the scoop:

  • Playwrights sign up a week in advance for a slot.
  • On the event night, bring up to 10 pages for a cold read by our actors.
  • Enjoy live music as materials are distributed and roles are assigned.
  • 7 plays will be read, followed by ~5 minutes of feedback for each playwright.
  • Connect with the Portland theatre community afterward.


  • When: 6:30pm-9:00pm on Saturday, Feb 10, Apr 13, Jun 1, and Aug 10.
  • Where: ADX in SE Portland.

For Audience:

  • RSVP appreciated but tickets not required.

For Playwrights:

  • Fill out this form to participate. (A new one will be released for each event.)
  • Selections are first-come, first-serve based on eligibility:Piece: 10 pages or less. Cast: Up to 5 actors (double-casting allowed). Content: PG or PG-13lite, suitable for all ages. Formatting: Please see the form for our list of formatting requirements.
  • We will stop accepting submissions once we hit 7 accepted pieces OR on February 3, whichever comes first.

Selected playwrights will receive an email with instructions for bringing pre-highlighted printed copies for cold-reading actors.

Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your work and connect with fellow artists!

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