Staged Readings in LA & NY
In this new musical, a rock star and a novelist decide, in a moment of crisis, to walk toward each other along the most American of routes: The Appalachian Trail. The magic of the trail confronts them with personal trials, memories, hard truths and a lot of humor as they encounter ghosts from their own pasts, eccentric fellow travelers, and perhaps even the founders of the trail itself along the way to WHITEROCK CLIFF.
Marcus Terrell Smith
Previously in NY & LA
SUPPER follows four super rich and estranged brothers who are definitely not based on infamous right-wing industrialists the Koch brothers. As they reunite in Japan on the eve of the eldest brother's wedding, what follows is a savage feast of lies, recriminations, and bitter truths served with a side of jet-black humor. Supper is a brute farce custom built for the age of Trump.
A group of creative-types hunker down in a room to create...something important. Stories, debate, accusations fly as loyalties are tested. Creation is a messy endeavor.
An all female-identifying sci-fi rom-com, MEET CUTE tells the story of two women who meet in a bar for the first time, or is it the twelfth? The high concept is matched only by the lyrical language.
It’s late one night in 2059 when Hyacinth, an engineer, decides to emotionally dismantle her butler, Cleve. Cleve... is a sexy robot. ANALOGUE explores power dynamics in robot romance, the future of life extension, and the sublimated genius of women in this sci-fi tango about how to define human, and how to transcend it.
Directed by Mike Rozycki. Starring: Mary Chieffo, Alan Smyth and Rachael Hip-Flores
HERETICS tells the story of Magali, a noblewoman raised to believe that she carries the Magdalene bloodline, and a sacred duty to pass it on. But in 13th-century Languedoc, Cathars see procreation as a sin, the Catholic Church burns those “good Christians” by the hundreds, and Troubadours sing that marriage is no impediment to true love. These are just some of the heresies in this stirring meditation on Truth, and how Love and Faith can reveal it or become its opposition. Part courtly romance, part spiritual allegory, it is based on meticulous research, but refuses to let history get in the way of a good story.
Directed by Thomas Cunningham
Starring: Ruth Connell, Ryan McCurdy, Aaron Fili, Rachael Hip-Flores, Alan Smyth, Elizabeth Rose, and Phinneas Kiyomura
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