To create a physical or virtual space where people meet to share any text, usually reading aloud. Sometimes the reading has a 'moderator' who assigns who reads what and when, and maintains other basic rules. The creator of the written text, if known, may or may not be present.
This connection explores the difference between reading a play script, and a live performance where the reading out loud *is* the event - where people's efforts and the risks involved in getting involved are the point of the event: these may be referenced within the content (eg OK OK) or not (Your Words in my Mouth), but the fact is that the gap between the reader and that of the person whose words they are incorporating is never fully closed. The unrehearsed participant can never be a fully transparent 'servant' of the text.