Cactus Flowers


CACTUS FLOWERS  is a reading series for short works in progress that combines top professional actors with our talented Axial Ensemble alongside special guest moderators to create a unique, curated conversation.  This is an ongoing conversation that focuses on issues of craft, playwright development, and/or professional development.  We are interested in works that invite or challenge the audience to consider how theater can be a tool for changing our world. 

Projected dates for 2022: 

Sunday, May 15th 3-5pm ET - Online

Sunday, June 26th 3-5pm ET - Hudson Valley Writers Center and live streaming

Sunday August 28th 3-5pm ET - Online

Sunday, September 18th 6pm - 8pm ET - Online

Axial Playwrights


AXIAL PLAYWRIGHTS is an opportunity for playwrights to have their new one act or full length work read and discussed for development purposes by Axial's ensemble and special guests.

Readings of new, full length plays in 2022:

March 6th: Steven Seiffert's "The Atomic View Motel" - online

Fall: Susan Miller's "Census" at the Hudson Valley Writer's Center

Fall: Howard Meyer's "Triple Womb" at Michael Howard Studios, NYC

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The Poetry Project


The Poetry Project  is a yearly project made as an outside-the-box film production.  This year we are thrilled to be filming a compilation of work directed by Cady McClain she is calling "Robust Admixture" - compiled from Westchester poet Laureate B.K. Fischer's novella of poems, "Ceive." 

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"Robust Admixture" is a compilation of work drawn from "Ceive" by BK Fischer.

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Author BK Fischer


On set photo by Brittany Grenado of Axial Ensemble Member Sandy Rooney