NEXT READING: Monday, November 29th @ Brooklyn FireProof East (119 Ingraham Ave)


Come celebrate the end of a meaty Thanksgiving weekend with us with The Whale Play, by Meat and Boner Rachael Hayes.

Join us at Brooklyn Fire Proof for the story of two women who run away from a life trapped in materialism and stress only to find themselves in the belly of a whale. There the discover that every place has its downside.

April 26th, 2010

Refuse by Oliver Devine Edsforth

Directed by Rachael Hayes

Join us at our favorite watering hole, Berry Park,  the last Monday of April for a reading of Refuse,  a new play by returning playwright, Oliver Devine Edsforth directed by Meat and Boner, Rachael Hayes. They are joined by TJ Clark, Ayn Slavis, David Lawson and Lena Hudson.

What happens when two strangers find themselves trapped in a forbidden landfill, searching for answers, and surrounded by enemies? Find out on the 26th!

November 30th, 2009

Rich Port by Paola Lazaro Munoz

Directed by Stephanie Vella

We are ending our fall season with a new play by Paola Lazaro Munoz. It tells the fractured story of relationships between a man and a woman, parents and their children, our pasts and our futures, Puerto Rico and the United States.

Thank you to all who came out last month for our wonderful musical, all that singing really helped us prepare for the cold weather!

Bulba by Daniel John Kelley

So, you can all let out your breaths, because we are here to tell you all the specifics of Monday’s reading of Bulba, by Daniel John Kelley with music by Nehemiah Luckett.

This Monday, look for Meat and Boners: Alex Bleeker, Trip Langley, and Rachael Hayes along with new Boners: Jim Bentley, Colin McKenzie, Adam Goldman, Patrick Davison, Trevor McGinn, and Mark DeFrancis at 8PM at Berry Park. It is located at 4 Berry St almost at the corner of Berry and North 14th.

We’re really excited for this first full reading of the season, filled with lots of meat, some bones, and, of course, beer.

See you Monday!

August 31, 2009

Join us this Monday as we kick off our season with style, plays, and a flair for the dramatic.

You will see scenes from the plays we are working on this fall including:

Bulba, a play inspired by Gogol’s “Taras Bulba”, written by Daniel John Kelley

American Family, a musical that centers around the typical, American dream family, but they all have dark secrets, music by David Dabbon, book and lyrics by Tom Bruett

Rich Port, a play that explores relationships between men and women, parents and their children,  countries and their territories.

We’ll be on the roof of 305 McGuinness Blvd. (between India and Huron Sts.) in Greenpoint. Doors will open at 7:45 (complete with doorman!). If you show up late, please call Meat and Bone at (347) 422-6328 for a private escort up.

June 30, 2009

Come join Meat and Bone for Meat-and-Bone-iversary and help us celebrate a year of raw plays in Brooklyn!

Eat (and drink) your fill of barbecued goodness starting at 4:30, while you bid on silent auction items like jewelry by Shanna Nash or a consultation with makeup artist Karen Lanyi. Then sit back and enjoy excerpts of plays we’ve read over the past year starting at 5:30. Music by DJ Joo-Young will keep you dancing all night.

Where: 952 Broadway (at Myrtle Ave.), Brooklyn

When: Sunday, July 12, 4:30 pm

Directions: J to Myrtle, just steps away from the train.

Suggested donation $10. Space is limited, so reservations are recommended. Email to make yours!

April 22, 2009


Thank you to all of you who came out last month for Alone at the Top; we had a lot of fun and the feedback was most helpful.

This month, we are at it again with Jesse Cameron’s No Poem, No Song, a tale told through myth. Joining us this month are Meat and Boners: Matt Hanley, Nick Robertson, Kimberlee Walker, Mary Trotter, and Armand Valdes, as well as some new faces: Dyalekt, Kristen Griffith, Matthew Lee, Zack Grifitths, Glenn Gordon, Freddie Bennett, Ngozi, Jennifer Breslin, aixa kendrick, Morgan McGuire, and Adam Toback. As you can see, we have a large cast this month, but the bigger, the better! As always, the reading is the last Monday of the month (April 27th) at 8pm at Stain Bar (766 Grand St., Brooklyn).

No Poem, No Song will be our last reading before our one year anniversary party in late June/early July. We will be giving you constant updates, so stay tuned and we hope you can join us for that as well. If you would like to keep better track of us in general, become a fan of ours on facebook, follow us on twitter, find us on myspace, or visit our website,

As always, we are looking for submissions for future readings, they can be sent to

As this year of work is winding to a close, we would just like to give a big thank you to all our supporters. Y’all rock!

March 18, 2009

Thank you to everyone who came out for our reading last month of The Echo Boomers on Black Bear Pond. It was a raucous good time and you all gave some great feedback to Rachael.

This month we have a first for Meat and Bone: on Monday the 30th at 8pm at Stain Barr (766 Grand St, Brooklyn) we will be reading Alone at the Top, a one-woman cabaret about the singular Lady Eve, written and composed by our very own Artistic Director, Emma Givens. According to the also singular David Archer, “If Elaine Stritch drank herself to death and was reanimated a la the Bride of Frankenstein, you’d only scratch the surface of Lady Eve.”

Joining us this month are director Rachael Hayes, singer Catherine Herrick, and returning Meat and Boner Oliver Devine Edsforth accompanying on piano.

We are always looking for playwrights to join us in our mission to bring high-quality innovative local theatre to Brooklyn. Have something you’d like to share with us? Email us at

February 17, 2009

Thanks to all who came to our last reading, ‘The Benjamin Franklin Suit.’ We had a lot of fun and David was able to keep moving forward with his exciting play.

This month, on Monday the 23rd, at Stain Barr (766 Grand St) we will be reading ‘The Echo Boomers at Black Bear Pond,’ a new play by Rachael Healey. What happens when you put two siblings working through a suspended adolesence together in the woods with a talking bear who’s just gotta go?

Joining us this month are director Stasi Shaeffer, returning Meat and Boners Trip Langley and Alex Bleeker, and we are pleased to introduce, Mary Trotter, Kate Reilly, and Nick Wilder.



May 2019