Loading Dock Theatre is proud to present Forklift, our reading and developmental program presenting works in progress by exciting writers and directors, in our space in Brooklyn.

Curated by Artistic Associate Charles Quittner, previous Forklifts have included the talents of Daaimah Mubashshir, Troy Deutsch, Asia Gagnon, Sam Schanwald, Ryan Szelong, Thicket and Thistle, Noah Mease, Scott Reynolds, Charlie O’Leary and our very own Leegrid Stevens!

Find our more about past Seasons of Forklift here.


October 15, 16: 5:30pm
October 17: 2pm
Cory and Smim’s Love Conquers the Earth
By Billy McEntee
Directed by Charles Quittner
In the near future, when there are no more gas-fueled cars and drag queens can be found at your local community garden, two teens thousands of miles apart struggle to find a way to connect to each other: Cory wants to fall in love, and Smin wants to start a revolution… neither are prepared for what is to come. Billy McEntee’s Cory and Smin is a queer eco-comedy that dares everyone to believe in…hope… to believe in a future… and to believe that love itself can be a revolutionary act!
To RSVP for Cory and Smim’s Love Conquers the Earth, please email

October 24, 7pm
$#!thole Country Clapback
By Pascale Armand
Directed by Kimille Howard
January of 2018, Donald Trump made an erroneous statement that beckoned Pascale to put pen to paper. Since then, she has been developing her theatrical one-woman show in response! The piece chronicles her family’s immigration journey entering and leaving the US. Pascale comes to terms with her dual identity and the inextricable link between Haiti and the United States so often ignored and dismissed. Pascale Armand’s $#!thole Country Clapback takes a brash, daring, and intimate look into the way the things that make us who we are and things that can bring us together.
Stay tuned for info on how to RSVP for $#!thole Country Clapback (online reading).