After much consideration, and following a year of publishing wonderful new plays, we have made the difficult decision to close StageReads. We are very much still dedicated to promoting works by emerging playwrights and getting those plays into the hands of people who can bring them to life, but were unable to generate enough revenue to sustain StageReads maintenance and development.
We hope that our work has helped to further the acceptance of new media for the publication of plays, and that others will pick up where we have left off. Our team learned a great deal over the past year, and we appreciate your patronage during that time.
As we leave the publishing world to continue as theatre makers ourselves, we hope that you will support other e-play publishers as you have supported us.
There are many publishers, literary managers, dramaturgs, producers and playwrights who are collaborating to make space for the development of new plays, both on the page and on the stage. The National New Play Network is one such group, working hard to bring people together in support of playwrights. We encourage you to make use of this excellent resource: http://www.nnpn.org/.
THE STAGEREADS TEAM