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Our annual 12-Hour Reading Festival returns once again to Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre, celebrating the works of Pulitzer Prize-Winner, Beth Henley.

Featured readings: Crimes of the Heart - The Wake of Jamey Foster - Ridiculous Fraud - The Debutante Ball - The Jacksonian - Control Freaks - Impossible Marriage 

Animus presents our 12-Hour Festival to provide theatergoers the opportunity to experience one of the earliest and least-accessible parts of theatrical production - the reading - elevated by industry-leading actors, presented on a Broadway stage with the playwright in attendance.

This year’s company artists will include Haley Bond, Sara Canter, Alex Correia, Alice Grindling, Jonathan Judge-Russo (A Rainy Day in New York, “Law & Order: SVU”), Trevor Kluckman, Alan Langdon, Amy Northup, Liz Elise Richards, Erin Leigh Schmoyer, Courtney Shaw and Karen Sours (“The Chi,” “The Bridge”).

Our company will also be joined by guest artists Emmy Award-winner Carol Kane (“Taxi,” “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Bill Pullman (“The Sinner”, “Torchwood”), Jennifer Morrison (ABC’s “Once Upon A Time”), Nnamdi Asomugha (Hello My Name is Doris, Crown Heights), Juliet Brett (The Jacksonian, “Red Oaks”), Valorie Curry (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, “The Following”), Sami Gayle (“Blue Bloods,” Vampire Academy), Christine Lahti (“Chicago Hope”, “The Blacklist”), Daniel London (Minority Report, “Manhattan”), Jennifer Morrison (“Once Upon A Time,” “House”), Lauren Pritchard (Spring Awakening, “Stuck in the Middle”), Andrew Rothenberg (“The Walking Dead,” Stranger Than Fiction), Wrenn Schmidt (“The Looming Tower,” “Boardwalk Empire"), and Paul Schneider (“Parks and Rec,” Straight White Men) and more to come!