Our History

Coffee & Whiskey Productions was founded in 2014 by playwrights Nic Wehrwein and Matt Diel, a collaboration forged in the high desert pubs of Albuquerque. After many discussions over (you guessed it) coffee and whiskey, they realized their shared passion: reforming the archaic, and frankly not-very-helpful “moderated talkback” model, and changing the conversations that happen during new play development. Thus was born the Script Pub: semi-staged, script-in-hand play readings, with good drinks and real, unfiltered conversation, that actually help playwrights develop their work.

Coffee & Whiskey is also known to put on the odd fully produced work, such as their groundbreaking, pancake-making, sing-songing Karaokextravaganza, Karaoke Night at Al Capone’s House of Pancakes.