ReDiscovery Reading Series

Building the next generation of classics. 

The ReDiscovery Series introduces audiences to new adaptations of great but lesser-known classic plays under consideration for STC’s mainstage seasons. Written by notable playwrights and performed by some of D.C.’s most talented actors, these one-night-only readings are often the first step in bringing a new adaptation or an under-produced classic back into the spotlight worldwide. Every ReDiscovery reading concludes with a post-show panel featuring artists, scholars and esteemed community members.

Now in its 25th season, the ReDiscovery Series is more committed than ever to introducing our audience to new voices through classic works.


We are pleased to announce our first two ReDiscovery Series readings: 

Vanity Fair
By Kate Hamill
Adapted from the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray
Monday, October 23. 7:30 p.m.
Lansburgh Theatre

Donor/Subscriber early access: Tuesday, Sept 19
All reservations open: Tuesday, Sept 26


The Shadow of a Doubt
By Edith Wharton

Monday, November 13. 7:30 p.m.
Lansburgh Theatre

Donor/Subscriber early access: Tuesday, October 10
All reservations open: Tuesday, October 17


Save the date for these other ReDiscovery Series readings:

Monday, December 4 (Reservations open: October 31/November 7)

Monday, January 8 (Reservations open: December 5/December 12)

Monday, March 5 (Reservations open: January 30/February 6)

Monday, May 14 (April 10/April 17)

(All Titles TBA)

Tickets & Details

Vanity Fair

October 23by Kate Hamill

Thanks to the members who support ReDiscovery and New Works through the Artistic Leadership Fund.