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About WordTheatre

WordTheatre brings the world’s best contemporary literature to life through live performances. Experience James Franco
reading Jim Shepard, Amanda Seyfried reading Ron Carlson, Keith David reading John Edgar Wideman, Damian Lewis
reading Anthony Doerr, Julianna Margulies reading Amy Hempel, Jeff Goldblum reading TC Boyle and many more…


Our Mission

WordTheatre works to ignite a passion for reading, writing and self-expression in our community and in future generations.


WordTheatre in Schools

We bring world class actors and authors to underserved youth. Find out more and support our programming.


Benefit Evenings

WordTheatre creates inspiring programs to help fellow charities raise awareness, create community and raise funds.


Video Vault

We record all of our live performances in the US and UK. Watch live interviews and performances to learn more about our events and our artists.

“WordTheatre is a great freewheeling passionately engaged interpreter of contemporary short fiction. Whereas
other such enterprises are content to cherry pick a few classics in a predictable setting. WordTheatre finds work
that can bring about great performances in its constituency of first-rate performers, always in search of the
ineffable and the uncanny that are at the heart of the very best in world theatre. Their ambition is for the
new, the challenging, and the emotionally rich in my own case. I have never heard such wonderful and illuminated
performances of my own work.”

Rick Moody, author of The Ice Storm