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.

WITS

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

Our Photos

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

Our Benefits

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

Past Performances

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

Our Archive

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.

Our Blog

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.

Our Newsletter

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.

Membership

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.

Our Sponsors

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.

Meet Up

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.

Our Store

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