I've been cast in staged readings for two wonderful new plays: The Shadow Child and The First and the Last.
The Shadow Child by Myra Slotnick is an emotional piece set in 1967 where I play a young mother (Marie Stahlmann) who sends the main character (Dora) spiralling back into her traumatic memories of World War II. The story is written with technical elements that weave the present beautifully with the past, and it would make an incredible full production or feature film. I'm very excited to be working with director Christopher J. Raymond and his talented cast, especially Brea Bee who plays Dora and young actor Samuel Faraci who plays my son Jack.
The Shadow Child
Monday, May 22nd at 8pm
The Blank Theatre, 6500 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90038
Tickets: Reserve for free online.
In The First and the Last, I will be playing the biblical character of Eve in a very fun exploration of sin and the afterlife. The script by Daniel Botello is a blend of classical and modern storytelling, with familiar characters from both history and literature. I'm very impressed with Botello's writing, especially his feminist approach to character development. Also attached to the project is my dear friend Brian Brennan who played Lee Harvey Oswald in The Tragedy of JFK.
The First and the Last
Sunday, July 2nd, Time TBD
Screenland Studios, 10501 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Tickets: More details soon.
I'm really happy to see these brilliant young playwrights creating smart, emotional, and intellectual works. I hope to see more from them both in the future.