When it comes to affordable arts experiences, you can’t do much better than the South Florida Theatre League’s Summer Theatre Fest, which includes an absolutely free three-month series of play readings. Readings are on Mondays, theater’s night off, at various stages all over the region (sometimes there are two on the same night at different theaters). This Monday, Andie Arthur’s A Girl’s Guide to Saving the Universe will be read at 8 p.m. by Lost Girls Theatre at the Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami. Actors Andrea Bovino, Corey Vega, Patrick Rodriguez, Carey Brianna Hart, Meredith Bartmon and Christopher Mitchell will do the reading.
The rest of the month brings Guillermo Ramon’s Fortuna’s Ire at 8 p.m. June 15 at the Luna Star Cafe in North Miami, Carol White’s Text M for Murder at 7:30 p.m. June 22 at Bailey Contemporary Arts in Pompano Beach, and Leah Roth Barsanti’s Women Who Hate Their Jobs at 8 p.m. June 29 at Evening Star Productions in Boca Raton. July brings readings of Life and Death by Bob Bowersox, short student plays, Shift of Fortune by Thomas McLaughlin, short plays from Pigs Do Fly, Wrongful Death by Christopher Demos-Brown and The Prey by Gina Montet. In August, there will be readings of Stung and Wounded by Patricia Wakely Wolf; Grace, Sponsored by Monteverde by Vanessa Garcia, short plays from City Theatre, a new musical at GableStage, a reading at the Broward Center, and Mad Cat’s Party Girls by Jessica Farr at Miami Theater Center’s SandBox.
For complete details on each reading — play descriptions, time, location, date — visit southfloridatheatre.com.