In a rundown house of a California suburb, a group of loser twenty-something roommates find their slacker existence threatened when one of the friends invites a girl he met online to move in, igniting tensions and digging up the home’s past familial trauma.
The cast will feature Adrian Burke (Word Play at NYTW; host of La Mezcla podcast), John DiMino (The Floor is Lava at La MaMa/Planet Connections; Lured at Theater for the New City), Domenica Feraud* (Rinse, Repeat at Pershing Square Signature Center; Law & Order: SVU), Evan Hall (Orange is the New Black on Netflix; Mars on National Geographic), and Kasey Lee Huizinga (Riot Antigone at La MaMa; All The Other Kids Ran Away with The Shelter) with Lighting Design by Katy Atwell (Assistant Designer for Moulin Rouge! on Broadway; In the Event of My Death with Stable Cable Lab Co.), Set Design by Sean Gorski, and Costume Design by Natalie Loveland (Holiday House with Mason Holdings; Stowaway at Classic Stage Company/Trusty Sidekick). The Production Stage Manager will be Emma Hogan. *Actor appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association
About the Company: The NOW Collective
The NOW Collective is a New York based theatre company providing a collaborative environment for artists to develop and share new stories. As a company focused on development The NOW Collective has produced 9 staged readings of new plays (including The Wild Parrots of Campbell) and the World Premiere of Apartment Complex (January, 2017), a play written collaboratively by 5 writers.
About the Company: All For One Festival
The All For One Theater Festival presents outstanding solo shows that inform and inspire, together with workshops and panels to enhance the development and appreciation of solo performance. The festival serves as a curated gateway to a network of performing and teaching opportunities that All For One has begun, and will continue, to build.
Quoting from her play, Ms. Page read, “I want to live in the realm of make believe. Of fire and ice. Of glittering mystical castles of my own making whenever I choose. Where I create my own reality. Even if it is only a fantasy…the theater is where I belong...where else are you encouraged to cheat a little to the left, steal the scene and be the best liar in town. And there’s the audience, begging to have their breath taken away and their hearts ripped out of their bodies. They’re just waiting to be killed. Like lambs to the slaughter.”
The creative team includes Michael V. Moore (Sets and Props) and Eric Marciano (Sound and Video). The Production Stage Manager is Greg Walczak.
Living Image Arts first produced Charles Winn Speaks as a short play, in their 2009 One Act Festival, Americanize. Since then, the play has been in development and has emerged as a full-length play, which has become a defining work for playwright C.S. Hanson.
About the Company: Living Image Arts
Living Image Arts, Inc. is a New York-based, not-for-profit 501(c)3 theater arts organization. Living Image Arts provides a vital opportunity for New York’s most talented artists to develop new work, cultivate relationships with other remarkable theater professionals and to realize their artistic vision in production. We are founded on the belief that to develop the craft and skills necessary to work as an artist requires a supportive environment; a community of peers who learn, grow and work together. - create compelling, innovative new work
- foster the development of diverse and distinctive voices
- provide a supportive and sustainable artistic home for professional artists
- strengthen & expand the collaboration between artists & the public we serve
- contribute to the growth of theater as a living and relevant art form
We seek to bring only the best (and most unique) theater to the City of New York. We are proud of our growing tradition of artistic excellence and high production value, and our continuing commitment to providing affordable, accessible theater.
Money makes the world go ‘round, or does it? Meet Rob, a former international celebrity who exiles himself from lifestyles of the rich and famous as he questions what’s truly important in life. Conflicted by modern society and its often tawdry values, Rob takes us on a thought provoking, heartwarming journey through his life as a celebrity turned recluse. As he contemplates love lost and life’s purpose, Rob is forced to choose between succumbing to society norms or raging against them in a fight for what matters most.
The Fresh Fruit Festival has said it best, “If you think the TV show Will and Grace hasn’t told the entire story of straight woman-gay man friendships, you should be intrigued by the complex, funny, and revealing play about such a friendship”.
Joe Fletcher on Sarah Was Mine “In the summer of 1998 I planned a camping trip to San Onofre Beach with some friends. They bailed and I went alone….I camped, it rained, for three days straight (in July, in CALIFORNIA!) and my borrowed tent leaked. Needless to say, I sat in my car waiting for it to clear. I had brought my sketchpad; I had planned to draw on the beach for 5 days…Well I ended up opening my pen and out came this play… all of the music, all of the characters and all of the drama. I could not stop. It was a story that had to be told. I learned early… write what you know. In this play David is a kindred soul. Sarah is a compilation of many women… with the emphasis on one true love.”
All the efforts of the cast and crew are dedicated to the memory of Joseph Fletcher
“A sharp one-act... quite moving.”
“David L. Ray is an appealing performer who excels at nuanced character work.” ~ LA Weekly
Video Trailer & LA Audience Responses go to: http://www.davidlray.com/7_Miles_from_Prison.html
The American west: cowboys, outlaws, lawmen, Native Americans, buffalo…these are the images that come to mind. In Cyma’s Story, Barbara Kahn re-defines the west as she portrays the world of a Jewish Lesbian immigrant in 1939
“In DREAMS OF THE WASHER KING, Christopher deals with the poignancy of regret and the human urge to remember what keeps us trapped reliving our choices, haunted by the possibility of different outcomes. The Playwrights Realm exists to give a platform to early career playwrights telling strong stories with new points of view and Christopher is doing just that,” stated Playwrights Realm Artistic Director Katherine Kovner.
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli, the cast of DREAMS OF THE WASHER KING is: Stevie Ray Dallimore (Broadway: HENRY IV, THE ELEPHANT MAN), Reyna de Courcy (MONSTROSITY, THE SECRET AGENDA OF TREES), Carla Harting (Arena Stages production of LEGACY OF LIGHT, EURYDICE at Second Stage), and Ben Hollandsworth (THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE & BOO, FROM UP HERE).
Design team for DREAMS OF THE WASHER KING is: David Newell (Scenic Designer), Traci Klainer (Lighting Designer), Amy Clark (Costume Designer), Charles Coes (Sound Designer), and Mike Rossmy (Fight Director).