Today's best stories.
Brought to life by great actors.
Be transformed.

WORDTheatre is your live access – in theatres and on-line – to celebrations of short fiction featuring great authors and actors. Stories become word “theatre,” not because they are acted out but because the actors step into the story, live in the characters’ skins, feel their hidden yearnings, and expose their unquiet souls. 

“It was a very moving evening, it was just overwhelming to hear that, very touching, beautifully read, especially that last story…”

JOYCE CAROL OATES Author

“In the beginning was the Word and the Word became WORDTheatre!

For nearly two decades, this organisation has made a considerable contribution to the culture of the written and the spoken word. In numerous recitals in the US and UK, WORDTheatre in performance has been delivered at an extraordinarily high level. I’ve be been lucky, both as an actor and a writer, to contribute to the spread of the WORDTheatre experience and to have brought valued friends to the party.”

Brian Cox Actor and Author

Featured Partners

Our partners

WORDTheatre® is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors with grants through the LA County Department of Arts & Culture. Donations are essential to our success and have tax benefits as allowable by law.

You can pick up books by our featured authors on our Bookshop.org page.

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Membership

Please create a WORDTheatre Membership account to receive news and updates! All independently produced Live Streams are free for contributing Patron and Enthusiast Members. Each Stream will be available to view in your Membership Area both Live and for several weeks, depending on your contribution level.

Listeners may purchase an individual ticket to view the live stream for 24 hours. You will receive a link and a password. This cannot be shared.

Annual dues and donations help to support our original live programs – in theatres and on-line – as well as our Free, Weekly Short Story Podcast. They help underwrite WORDTheatre in the Schools, a.k.a. WITS, a program poised to spread exponentially with the digital curation of our vast library of stories.  

WORDTheatre is a 501 (c)(3) in the US and a Dual Charitable Trust in the UK. Paid Memberships and Donations have tax benefits as allowable by law.