Posted by Taylor C. Baker

Happy Wednesday Stage 32!

Here's hoping you are staying connected and creative here on Stage 32. With everything that is going on in the world, it is more important than ever to do just that. If you haven't already, take a look at our fearless leader and CEO Richard "RB" Botto's letter about community in the time of COVID-19. We are honored to provide you with a virtual way to connect with over 600,000 film, tv, and digital creatives from all over the world - no hand sanitizer required.

Speaking of connecting online... what are you doing this Friday night while rocking self-quarantine? Have you already exhausted all your TV binge-watching options? Put the final piece in that 1,000 piece puzzle? Worry not, we are here to rescue you from solitary quarantine boredom!

Stage 32 is committed to bringing you entertainment, education, and community from the comfort and safety of your own home. Today, we are beyond thrilled to announce a fun and interactive way to hang out with your fellow creatives this Friday night!

Join us at 7 pm PST this Friday, March 27th for a LIVE virtual table read! Our Script Services Coordinator, Nick Assunto, has procured an amazing slate of talented and funny actors and Stage 32 members to read his pilot The Conspiracists, a half-hour sci-fi comedy. Register here! 

During this exciting virtual event, you will get an exclusive look behind the scenes of a professional television table read. Watch LIVE as the actors make the script come alive for the very first time. This is a rare opportunity to peel back the curtain go behind the scenes to watch and see a script workshopped directly with professionals.

Join us this Friday as our fearless leader, Richard "RB" Botto kicks us off for a night of hanging out virtually. Laugh along with some Stage 32 members who are incredible actors from your favorite tv shows and improv troops including Upright Citizens Brigade, Second City and CBS Diversity Showcase:


  • Cindy Chu - playing Helena Francois (New Girl, Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver)
  • Angela Cristantello - playing Beatrix Baker (Marvel's Agent Carter, 9-1-1)
  • Nican Robinson - playing Greg Shepherd (13 Reasons Why)
  • Carolyn Deskin - playing Mee Moo and Super Professional Sue (Water's Edge, Sorrow)
  • Rama Vallury - playing Turkey Hemingway, Sweaty Phil, Nervous Intern, Boss Man and Bus Driver (Happy Ending, AOK)
  • Ramona Apthorp - playing Pickel Frost


PLUS! after the table read we will be doing a LIVE Q&A with the actors, writer Nick Assunto, our fearless leader Richard Botto and our Director of Script Services, Jason Mirch moderated by our Managing Director Amanda Toney so you will get the perspective from everyone involved about the table read! What a great way to have fun and learn!

So on Friday night, make yourself a #Quarantini and get ready to laugh and spend some time with your fellow creatives online. Here at Stage 32, we are putting the "social" in #SocialDistancing. We will see you on Friday night!

Mark your Calendar!

LIVE Online Table Read of the Comedy Pilot "The Conspiracists"

Friday, March 27th at 7 pm PST

Register for the FREE Live Online Table Read HERE!


Special Stage 32 Friday Night Virtual Happy Hour Live Table Read Plus Cast QA


Here is a little taste of The Conspiracists:
When a charming man with an optimistic worldview discovers a famous actress is actually an alien, he's recruited by a team of undercover conspiracy theorists who show him the world isn't as perfect as he believes.
Taking place in a world where most conspiracy theories are actually true, THE CONSPIRACISTS is the story of Greg Shepherd (Nican Robinson, THUNDER ROAD) a charming and optimistic man who believes he lives in a perfect world. Greg has landed a date with the hottest movie star around, Helena Francois (Cindy Chu, HAWAII FIVE-O) but when he finds out she's actually an alien in disguise, he's kidnapped by Beatrix Baker (Angela Cristantello, MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER) and Pickle Frost (newcomer Ramona Apthorp) members of a team of underground heroes on a mission to uncover the truth of their reality. Also featuring Carolyn Deskin (SORROW) and Rama Vallury (AOK).



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