Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Blogging Bloodworks: Weiss Edition


by Emily Chadick Weiss
directed by Kel Haney

Starring: Steven Boyer, Robert Askins, Polly Lee, Maureen Sebastian and Ryan Karels

Thursday June 17th at 6:00pm

Pace University
41 Park Row, 10th Floor
Schaerberle Studio Theater

The idea of being stranded on a desert island by oneself is frightening. But the idea of being stranded on a desert island with one or two more people could be an interesting opportunity.

I originally wrote the one act of Desert Island Days in March of 2009. I wanted to explore what it would be like to be stuck on a desert island with someone who one was attracted to and what would happen if the two parties made something of that attraction. It was originally and brilliantly read in a Youngblood meeting by Nikole Beckwith as Melissa Finkelstein and Graeme Gillis as Craig Townsend. It was then read during The Ensemble Studio Theatre's OCTOBERFEST directed by the effervescent Debbie Lee Jones. (I think only three people saw that one; all the more reason to check it out Thursday night.)

Anyway, after that, a desert island play with three people kept popping into my head. So I wrote it. It's two guys and one chick. Meanwhile, that other guy and that other chick are still stuck on that other desert island. See what happens.

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