Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Share - a Sitcom for the web by a playwright

Inspired by some of the phenomenal actors I've met through Youngblood, I wrote a sitcom for the web called "The Share."

"The Share" is about too many twenty and thirty-somethings crammed into a Crown Heights apartment trying to make ends meet while finding a faithful or wealthy soul mate.

CAST for the PILOT of "The Share"


Steven Boyer as NATHAN – a former Lehman Brothers Trader looking for his next apartment after a bad break-up and his next stint as a fireman or accountant or horse whisperer…

Lucy Devito as MONA* – a freelance magician’s assistant who makes most of her money by overcharging her roommates to live in the apartment her parents bought her. She’s got the hots for Nathan and knows one day he’ll come around. Mona is a cat lover but tragically allergic to cats.

William Jackson Harper as LINCOLN – a perpetually frustrated visual artist who wants to be paid for his work, for his work to be understood, and to get with his roommate Justine. Lincoln sleeps in a closet.

Maureen Sebastian as JUSTINE – a Filipino actress who’s always cast as the wrong race when she is cast. Justine is always in search of a rich husband even if she kind of likes her poor artist roommate, Lincoln.

Katie Kreisler Black as THEA – an entrepreneurial lesbian who is always hatching new ideas for how to stay fit while eating everything in sight for her webseries “Work It Off with Thea Sabonelli.” Thea wants to be in a committed relationship with a baby yesterday.


Robert Askins as STU* – Mona’s brother who mooches off Mona, can make a mean smoothie, and despite being unemployed and out of shape, manages to get all the ladies.

Julie Fitzpatrick as MADELEINE – A beautiful teacher who can’t stand her students. Nathan falls in love with her instantly.

Scott Sowers as FRITZ – Crunchy, self-righteous, and middle-aged, Fritz thinks he’s better than saving the world than anyone else, especially because he’s the founder of the “Save the Chickens Jog.” Fritz is Madeleine’s fiancĂ©.

Megan Tusing as AMY – Nathan’s spitfire ex-wife who manages a restaurant and is always pissed about something.

*Katie Schorr will be playing MONA in the reading
*Jordan Clifford will be playing STU in the reading

written by Emily Chadick Weiss
directed by Christina Roussos
produced by Steven Boyer, Christina Roussos and Emily Chadick Weiss

We're having the first public reading and cocktail fundraising party

Tuesday, September 27 at 7pm
The Ensemble Studio Theatre
549 West 52nd St 2nd Fl

Yes that's right, EST has generously donated their space for a sitcom reading.

Please join us for the half-hour reading with theme song by Youngblood alumnus the mighty mighty MATT SCHATZ! Also tons of beer from Brooklyn Brewery, cocktails and an auction featuring massages, restaurant certificates, fitness sessions and more.
$20 suggested donation. Cash is fine or checks can be made out to Emily C Weiss Productions

We need to raise $10,000 to pay for film equipment and for everyone's time and talent. So far, people have been extremely generous, especially the theatre community!

Here's the link to our fundraising site

To find out more about the show, go to

Emily Chadick Weiss

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