Script House: Table Reads is a new podcast series from Soho House, created in partnership with Genesis Motor America.
In each weekly episode, actors perform the work of our shortlisted script writers, bringing the words on a page to life for the first time. In addition, Jo Addy (Group Film and Entertainment Director for Soho House) speaks with the writers, discussing their entries for Script House 2021, what – and who – inspires them, and their plans for the future and beyond.
Episode 10: The Family Meeting
The actors read The Family Meeting, written by writer, director, actor, and dancer Rebecca Usoro. A comedic, heartfelt story, The Family Meeting follows a Christmas family meeting in the Udoewa household. A grandmother and granddaughter come to terms with their fears about growing up and growing old.
Actors: TJ Ramini, Demetrius Joyette, Craig Young, Veronika Dash, Sohm Kapila, Jenny Rieu
Episode 9: Hoop Dreams
LA-born actress and writer Kasey Elise Walker’s script Hoop Dreams follows the story of Savannah Walker, a young girl who steals her mother's magical golden hoops with a belief that they will help her face her public speaking fear. Listen to the actors read the script, plus Kasey discuss the vision that created it.
Actors: Veronika Dash, Sohm Kapila
Episode 8: 13th Floor
While trapped in an elevator after hours, an overworked company employee makes a miraculous discovery. 13th Floor is written by producer and filmmaker Kylan Tyng and read by our actors in the latest episode of Script Labs: Table Reads. Plus, Kylan sits down with us to talk about his inspiration for the script.
Actors: TJ Ramini, Demetrius Joyette, Craig Young, Jenny Rieu
Episode 7: Old Joanna
Mark Daniels is a gay writer from South East London with experience across screen, stage and radio. In this episode of the Script House: Table Reads podcast, the actors read his script Old Joanna, the story of one night in the life of two 70-year-olds, Len and Rita, as their local East End pub closes and romance blossoms.
Actors:Craig Young, TJ Ramini, Sohm Kapila
Episode 6: FITD
Musician turned screenwriter Justin Smith Uzomba’s shortlisted Script House entry F.I.T.D. is read by the actors. The story follows two strangers who have a chance encounter and go their separate ways. What they don’t know is that they share a powerful secret bond. Also in the episode, Justin talks about his experience writing F.I.T.D..
Actors: TJ Ramini, Demetrius Joyette, Craig Young, Veronika Dash, Sohm Kapila
Episode 5: Charlie Goes to Joshua Tree
The actors read writer and podcast editor Molly Quinlan’s dysfunctional family story Charlie Goes to Joshua Tree, in which LA transplant Charlie must decide what to do with her father’s ashes. When she sets out on the road with her free-spirited sister Jules to find the perfect place to dump Dad, things get complicated.
Actors: Veronika Dash, Sohm Kapila, Jenny Rieu