Melinda Gilb & Steve Gunderson in Bakerfield Mist - Photo by Angie Clement

The Roustabouts Readings Series


The Roustabouts Theatre Co. is dedicated to entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences in southern California by producing fresh visions of classics, well-known contemporary plays and new works. Don't miss our popular "Readings Series" with local artists and storytellers from the region.



Upcoming Readings



The Roustabouts Readings Series

The Philadelphia Story

By Philip Barry

Directed by Phil Johnson

Starring Amanda Sitton


MOXIE Theatre

November 20, 2018  7:00 PM







The Roustabouts Readings Series

Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge

By Christopher Durang

Directed by Ruff Yeager


Central Library - Neil Morgan Auditorium

December 15, 2018  2:00 PM





Past Readings


Real Women Have Curves

A Co-Production of The Roustabouts Theatre Co. and Amigos del REP

By Josefina Lopez

Featuring Kenia Ramirez, Cynthia Galaz Ochoa, Amanda Arbues-Gille, Lettie De Anda and Sandra Ruiz

Directed by Olivia Espinosa 


Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You

By Christopher Durang

Starring Shana Wride

Featuring Samantha Ginn, Tony Houck, Omri Schein, Michelle Marie Trester & Giovanni Cozic

Directed by Ruff Yeager


Anyone Can Whistle

Book by Arthur Laurents

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Starring Melinda Gilb, Eileen Bowman & Rudy Martinez

Featuring Sandy Campbell, Kevane Coleman, Ryan Dietrich, Caitie Grady, Tony Houck, Luke Harvey Jacobs, Ralph Johnson, David McBean, Amy Perkins, Jake Strohl & Shaun Tuazon

Directed by Ruff Yeager

Music Direction by Patrick Marion


Bakersfield Mist

By Stephen Sachs

Starring Steve Gunderson and Melinda Gilb

Directed by Shana Wride


Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge

By Christopher Durang

Starring Linda Libby

Directed by Ruff Yeager


The Little Foxes

By Lillian Hellman

Starring Shana Wride

Directed by Ruff Yeager


The Price

By Arthur Miller

Starring Tom Stephenson & Phil Johnson

Directed by Rosina Reynolds


The Grotesques

By Omri Schein, After book by Aharon Appelfeld

Starring Sandy Campbell & Rosina Reynolds

Directed by Shana Wride



By Will Cooper

Starring Amanda Sitton Wallace

Directed by Kim Strassburger