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Cozy Reads: Second Edition

Cozy Reads: Chapter 2

Cozy Reads IS BACK! Join us for our second night of play readings by local and international playwrights, all hosted on Zoom! This event takes place over 2 days: Saturday, May 22nd, and Saturday, May 29th. You can choose your date(s) on the following page. Come to either night, or both!

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Cozy Reads: Chapter 2
Cozy Reads: Chapter 2

Time & Location

2021年5月22日 18:30 – 2021年5月29日 22:00

Cozy Reads: Second Edition

About the Event

COZY READS: CHAPTER 2 is the latest installment of our highly successful online play reading festival. Featuring short plays by Jessie Berman, Armelle Lajus, Alex Ohannessian, Alex Page, and Carlos Quiapo; directed by Brian Berdanier, Nadia Dayan, Lizzie Howard, and Karen Pauley.

Each evening will showcase different plays performed by Tokyo-based actors and include a live Q&A with the artists. Online via Zoom, Saturday May 22nd and Saturday, May 29th at 6:30pm. Tickets are 1500 yen for one night, 2500 yen for both nights.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the organizers directly, at

Our two night programming is as follows:

May 22nd 6:30PM

Charitable Thoughts by Alexander Page.

A chain-smoking matriarch trains a new employee at her charity shop, which turns out to deal in much darker affairs.

Directed by Lizzie Howard. Cast: Faye Sheffield and Karen Pauley

Recess by Armelle Lajus

A troubled woman tries to deal with the voices inside her head, who may or not represent ghosts from her past.

Directed by Karen Pauley. Cast: Nicolas Gregoriades, Lizzie Howard, Ian Martin, Lise Hirooka

WIG WOO U by Alex Ohannessian

Two guys from the ad agency in Purgatory have to sell a campaign to God in order to get to Heaven.

Directed by Nadia Dayan. Cast: Georgia Ryder, Xander Coleman, Alexander Page, Tim Jeffares

Dragon Wings by Armelle Lajus

A female koi battling to complete a legendary task and win a prize from the gods nearly gets mansplained out of her glorious destiny.

Directed by Karen Pauley. Cast: Nicolas Gregoriades, Kate Prior, Ben Porter

May 29th 6:30PM

In Medias Res by Carlos Quiapo

A couple on the brink of a major life change... and in its bittersweet aftermath.

Directed by: Brian Berdanier. Cast: Zack Kobayshi and Julius Fuentes

Pixar But It’s All A Bit Stressful by Jessie Berman.

A woman battles with the voices inside her own head in an attempt to overcome past trauma and perhaps find herself.

Directed by Karen Pauley. Cast: Kristen Watts, Sarah MacDonald, Nicole Rodgers, Kimie Mizuno, Alessandra Leopardi, Anna Rosengren

Dr. Sebastian's Office for Therapy and the Chasing of Small Mammals by Alexander Page

A woman meets a mysterious stranger and her rambunctious dog, who convinces her to talk to a therapist about an unresolved question from her past.

Directed by: Brian Berdanier. Cast: Lizzie Howard, Rian Zeleny, Saya Suetsugu, Grant Johnson

We look forward to seeing you there!


  • Cozy Reads 2: May 29th, 2021

    This ticket is ONLY for the Saturday, May 29th performance.

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