The Book Shelf

Listen to all of our Off the Shelf: Poetry Out Loud and Off the Shelf: Short Stories Out Loud offerings here! Be sure to join us for the real-time premiere of "The Revolt of the Evil Fairies" on Monday, May 24, at 7 pm PDT. Learn more and read the synopsis here.

Off the Shelf: Poetry Out Loud

Be on the lookout for new releases!
Available permanently on YouTubeFacebook, and Instagram


Occassionally, we will release a poem performed by an actor you have come to know here at the Playhouse.

Off the Shelf: Poetry Out Loud Presentations

"A Song from the Suds" by Louisa May Alcott, performed by Andrea Stradling (A Christmas Story 2017 & 2018, Little Women 2019)
"Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allen Poe, performed by Kodi Jackman (
Yellow Face 2019 & 2020, "The Set of Poe" 2020)
From War is Kind by Stephen Crane, performed by SMP Associate Artistic Director Gary Lamb
"Grown Up" by Edna St. Vincent Millay, performed by SMP Educational Programming Coordinator Christa Backstrom

"'Hope' is the thing with feathers" by Emily Dickinson, performed by Ferrell Marshall (The Belle of Amherst 2017)
"Leisure" by William Henry Davies, performed by SMP Producing Artistic Director Christian Lebano
"Of Mere Being" by Wallace Stevens, performed by Stuart W. Howard (The Immigrant 2018)
"Oh Captain! My Captain" by Walt Whitman, performed by Michael Hoag ("The Set of Poe" 2020)
"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, performed by SMP Producing Artistic Director Christian Lebano


Off the Shelf: Short Stories Out Loud

NEW RELEASE TIME! New releases now make their real-time premiere at 7 pm PST on the 4th Monday of every month
Available permanently on YouTubeFacebook, and Instagram following the real-time premieres

Once a month, we will release a full-cast, audio-only short story offering via real-time premiere. Catch our upcoming offering, "The Revolt of the Evil Fairies," on May 24.

Off the Shelf: Short Stories Out Loud Presentations
"A Journey" by Edith Wharton, adapted and directed by Christian Lebano, starring Bernard Addison, Cora Backstrom, Roxanne Barker, Christopher Cappiello, Julia Davis, Christian Lebano, Rachel McLaughlan, and Dale Sandlin
"Back Porch" by Chris Offutt, adapted and directed by Christian Lebano, starring Anne Gee Byrd, Jackson Kendall, and Chris Offutt
"Pie Dance" by Molly Giles, adapted and directed by Christian Lebano, starring Donna Simone Johnson and Jill Maglione
"The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell, adapted and directed by Gary Lamb, starring Gary Lamb, Bill Mendieta, Saige Spinney, and Matthew Williamson
"The Set of Poe" by George Ade, adapted and directed by Christian Lebano, starring Michael Hoag and Kodi Jackman

Check out our other virtual offerings, including our scene from The Final Tour by Doug Cooney in our Past Events Archive!

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