Rehearsed Reading by Script Readers in association with Park Theatre

Cross Talk

By Maura Campbell

Nineteen-year-old Grassie just got out of detox and attends his first Narcotics Anonymous meeting on Thanksgiving Day. Dazed and confused, he meets the characters who will guide him through his first day clean: Jonnny, the meeting chairperson; Jill, a single mother who has lost custody of her kids; Brianna, pregnant and still at-risk; Marcy, an out-of-towner who stumbles into the “wrong” meeting; Buzz, a habitual relapser; and Ryder also from out-of-town, who has a sinister link to Brianna’s past. 

Cross Talk is a story about addicts and their sacred lives, and the message of hope and love manifest through their struggles to stay clean by staying together.



The Script Readers are proud to be producing this rehearsed reading - the next stage of development of Cross Talk by Maura Campbell from its original workshop in March 2017. Previous readings at Park Theatre include Saab Story by Jonson Kuhn on 22nd Feb 2017, The Old Room by William Stanton on 22nd Feb 2016,  Love In A Bubble by Rodney Clark on 7th Sept 2014, Freddie, Ted & The Death of Joe Orton by Don Cotter on 25th Feb 2014 and No Reasonable Offer Refused by Norma Cohen on 14th Oct 2013.

This reading marks the continuing association between Park Theatre and The Script Readers, founded in 2008 by actor Shenagh Govan.
Based at Theatre Royal, Stratford East, The Script Readers encourages the development of new writing through monthly readings & feedback sessions for the writer –