Live! On Stage! Rochester Reader’s Theater

Coming in 2017:

Your favorite short stories, poems, essays, letters and speeches performed live, onstage.

We are happy to announce that we are in the process of bringing on performers for this great community endeavor!

A Very Merry (Slightly Haunted) Holiday!


Live! On Stage! is spellbinding literature in performance.

Each performance has a theme, around which several wonderful stories, poems, letters, journal entries or songs are presented.  The stories are sometimes classic, sometimes a new discovery, always performed by skilled community members, authors, actors from stage, academia, the local arts scene and television who bring great writing to life.

“A Very Merry (Slightly Haunted) Holiday” will be our performance theme for our winter season 2017. It will be presented on Sunday December 17th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

This lively reader’s theater will be held in the stately, historic mansion at The Rochester Academy of Medicine on East Avenue.  Several stories, wonderful holiday poems, and several letters or journal entries from history will be performed.

Our target audience for this performance will be 16 and up; however classic folk tales, fairy tales, myths and legends for storytelling are always welcome. At least two of the performed works will follow in the British tradition of ghost stories at Christmas. Think Dickens, The Little Match Girl, etc.   Other non-ghostly holiday pieces are also encouraged.

In connection with this holiday reader’s theater, a monetary donation will be made to a local homeless shelter. As well, an honorarium will be offered to celebrity readers.

There will be music as well as an intermission with light refreshments and drinks. There is ample parking at the site.

We hope to record the session to archive it for shut-in listeners or viewers.

Live! On Stage! is produced by Just Poets of Greater Rochester ( and The Wonderlings worldwide online reading and discussion group ( )

We hope to see you there!