When I first started to write screenplays, a great way to determine how the script felt or if it was any good for that matter, was to call on friends who were actors and some who weren’t and held readings in New York City. First at Musical Theater Works on Lafayette Street. And as I kept writing I’ve used almost every black box theater in Manhattan. There’s nothing in the world like hearing your words read back to you by good actors for the first time. In my opinion a necessary tool in helping you as a writer to understand the levels to your characters when you go back in for rewrites. Good actors have a way of finding moments that change the destination for both your characters and your story. My recent readings in Los Angeles were as thrilling as the ones in New York City. Alumbra Films intends to do more readings on both coasts.