Join us on Saturday, August 31, 2:00PM Garza Mainstage for an up-close look at a new play written by Rob Urbinati. Based on Jane Austen's Lady Susan, this is a new work that is not yet available to the general public. 

This is a great opportunity to participate in the development of the show, as you'll be asked to provide input after the performance.


Subscribers, click the button to email your ticket request. You may request one seat per season subscription that you have. Additional seats may be purchased to sit near you for $15.

Production Photos

Photography generously provided by

Will LeBlanc, Casablanc Productions.

About Rob Urbinati

Rob Urbinati is a freelance writer and director based in New York City. He has directed at The Public Theater, Culture Project, Abingdon Theatre, Classic Stage Company, Pearl Theatre, New York University and theatres and universities across the country. He is Director of New Play Development at Queens Theatre, where he curates New American Voices, a new play development program.


Rob’s plays as a writer include Mama’s Boy, Hazelwood Jr. High, Murder On West Moon Street, Death by Design, and Death By Design: A Comedy With Songs and Murder, all published by Samuel French. Stage Rights has published The Queen Bees, Cole Porter’s Nymph Errant and UMW:University of Mostly Whites. New work includes Miss Julie En Hollywood, a bilingual adaptation of Strindberg's play co-written with Mario Garza; Our Boy, which premiered at Minneapolis Fringe in 2017; As a Mighty Stream co-written with Melissa Maxwell, which explores the false accusation of Tom Robinson in “To Kill A Mockingbird” from the perspective of the black characters, and Jane Austen’s Lady Susan, based on her early novella. His book, Play Readings: A Complete Guide for Theatre Practitioners is published by Focal Press/Routledge. Rob has been contracted to write a mini-series for cable television based on his screenplay, Hazelwood Jr. High. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, and his plays have received nearly 200 productions world-wide. 

What is a Stage Play Reading?


A stage reading is a form of theatre without sets or full costumes. The actors, who read from scripts, may be seated, stand in fixed positions, or incorporate minimal stage movement. A narrator may read stage directions aloud. The purpose is to gauge the effectiveness of the dialogue, pacing and flow, and other dramatic elements that the playwright or director may wish to adjust. Audience feedback contributes to the process. 

As long as available, seats are available at no charge to our 2019-2020 season subscribers. For non-subscribers, seats are available for $15.