Open-Door Playhouse continues to present short plays in podcast form (virtual reading). Its upcoming play, Yesterday, is currently running indefinitely online at

Yesterday Synopsis

Quinn (they/them) spends their nights living in the past, reliving their younger years through dreams. As they reopen old wounds, they find the only way to heal is to come face to face with their younger self. Yesterday is written by Morgan A. James, and directed by Kim Hlavac. Actors featured are: Emily Ellsworth and Leah Jarvik.

Open-Door Playhouse

Open-Door Playhouse 

Founded by playwright and filmmaker Bernadette Armstrong. Open-Door Playhouse is a Theater Podcast– like the radio dramas of the 1940s and 1950s (or an online play reading). The virtual playhouse launched on September 15, 2020. At the time, the theater provided playwrights, actors and directors a much needed creative outlet during the shutdown.

Since its inception, Open-Door Playhouse has presented short and also one-act plays from playwrights across the country and internationally. Then in 2021 Open-Door Playhouse won a Communicator Award for Content for the play Custody. Also the play What’s Prison Like received a nomination for a Webby Award in the Crime & Justice Category in 2023.


Bernadette Armstrong produces all plays. David Peters is the Sound Engineer, and sound effects are provided by Audio Jungle as well as music is from Karaoke Version. The plays are recorded at The Oak House Studio in Altadena, CA.

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There’s no paywall at the Open-Door Playhouse site, so you could listen to everything for free. However, feel free to donate and support performances of works by new and emerging playwrights. The theater is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and your tax-deductible donations help keep our plays on the Podcast Stage.

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