On Tour 1988-1996

Pure theatrical magic...


Daily Variety


Breath-taking... damn fine theatre.


Los Angeles Drama-Logue


An unforgettable and moving evening in the theatre.


Michael Douglas


... show projects a heightened, mindset-altering universality of theme, which engulfs the audience and demands their involvement; likely to leave viewers irrevocably changed.


Michael Frym - Variety


"Storm Reading" was the signature, award-winning, critically acclaimed work created during the tenure of Access Theatre. Based on the life and writings of Neil Marcus, who played himself in the show, "Storm Reading" toured for six years across the USA, to Canada and was invited to perform as a part of the British Theatre Festival in Manchester, England. This ground-breaking play was ultimately taped for television at the Lobero Theatre in 1996 and is viewed in educational settings in multiple countries. It is still available on DVD. Scene from it appear in a permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC on Disability Culture.


Media exposure included an NBC TV Special from the Kennedy Center, The Today Show with Maria Shriver, NPR's "All Things Considered," a documentarly film by Anthony Edwards titled "Speaking Through Walls," and print including The LA Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian (England) and city papers across the nation. The play won the Media Access Award, and multiple Los Angeles Drama-Logue Awards.


The video posted above (coming soon) was shot at the Lobero Theatre in 1996, and is available with open captioning and audio description.

The 30th Anniversary Reunion of STORM READING will take place September 21st, 2018 at the Lobero Theatre. See the page on this site for this special event.


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