Tuesday, June 12, 2012

GOOD DANCER by Emily Chadick Weiss

2nd Fl of The Ensemble Studio Theatre

My Bloodworks Reading:

GOOD DANCER is the story of a wealthy disabled white guy, his black Republican girlfriend, and the meeting of their parents. The play was commissioned by THE APOTHETAE, a new theatre group created by Gregg Mozgala. THE APOTHETAE aims to change cultural perceptions about people with disabilities using the transformative power of theatre. It literally translates to "place of exposure."

This time last year, GOOD DANCER was about to become a ten-minute play performed as part of Theatre Breaking Through Barriers' "Some of Our Parts" at The Clurman Theater on Theatre Row.

Here's a bit of press:

“Emily Chadick Weiss' Good Dancer is nicely done…the tone of the piece is wisely kept light,” 
– Dan Bacalzo, Theatermania.com


And then Gregg Mozgala started his new company The Apothetae and asked me to expand it. I added two aggressive moms, a dad who's high, a dad who loves the mechanics of everything, a temptress, and a trip to Taiwan.

I lucked into a fantastic director and cast and look forward to revising it for this summer's Page to Stage Series at The Kennedy Center.

Good Dancer
by Emily Chadick Weiss

directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel


Kristin Griffith
Mike Hodge
Geany Masai
Gregg Mozgala
Melle Powers
Scott Sowers
Ali Stroker

7pm Wednesday June 13
The Ensemble Studio Theatre
2nd Fl Theater

Hope to see you there.

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