Let’s Get Together…

Come get your absurdism on.

The Brass Tacks Ensemble’s 2020 Play Reading Club announces the online reading of The American Dream and The Sandbox by Edward Albee.

The reading will take place on Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30pm on Zoom. A link for video will be emailed once you rsvp. Audio will be by phone only — the quality is better and the delay is smaller.

 There will be speaking/reading parts for 10 people including Stage Directions.

The American Dream: Mommy, Daddy, Grandma, Mrs. Baker, Young Man

The Sandbox: Young Man, Mommy, Daddy, Grandma

Stage Directions for both.

*Roles will be cast based on available actors and not on gender.

Digital scripts with the stage directions that will be read will be available for both plays.

To request a reading part, email thebrasstacksensemble@gmail.com or send a DM on Facebook with your email address for the link to the “meeting” and script. Please indicate if you would like to read any particular role(s)

**Audio will be done by phone only while Zoom will also have video features. (This helps the audio to be clearer and less interrupted.) 

Send requests by Tuesday, May 19 at 4pm. Links and roles will be emailed by 5pm on Tuesday.

You may also join the “meeting” to listen only. Please send an email or DM on Facebook for the link to listen in.

We will not be live streaming the reading. And we may do a brief talkback afterwards.


Join us for our Writing Group, the first Tuesday of each month, at the Ann Arbor District Library (downtown, 6:30 p.m. – ONLINE for now, until further notice – email us at thebrasstacksensemble@gmail.com to request a Zoom invite)… and/or our Play Reading Group, the fourth Tuesday of each month at Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea on Washington Street in Ann Arbor, also at 6:30 (also ONLINE for now, until further notice – keep an eye out here and on Facebook for play announcements, then email us at thebrasstacksensemble@gmail.com to request a Zoom invite)!

Take a look at the Events Calendar and check out our Facebook page for the deets!


Curious about how we got started?  Check out Memories of The Brass Tacks Ensemble, published in installments on our blog.


Every time you shop, consider supporting us at the same time:

  • Register your Kroger Card – designate The Brass Tacks Ensemble (Organization #41497) and we’ll receive a donation every time you use your Kroger card (AND you get sale prices… and can clip virtual coupons as well)!

  • Shop through http://smile.amazon.com – designate The Brass Tacks Ensemble as the nonprofit you support and we will receive 0.5% of the sales on almost all purchases (just about everything on Amazon is available through the Amazon Smile link – you can still use Prime, etc.)!

  • Go to Goodshop (AKA Goodsearch), designate Brass Tacks Ensemble Theater as the organization you support, and go there each time first to find coupon codes for your favorite online stores, as well as exploring the donation percentage of the sale we will receive.


 Interested in seeing a show?  Email BTEreservations@gmail.com for tickets or call or text us at (734) 926-5376! $15 Adults/$5 Students (with ID)