San Diego reading is shaping up

It’s been a pleasure to engage with John Tessmer, who is casting and directing the reading of Infinity Mirror at RAADfest. John direct the La Jolla Theater Ensemble play reading series, so he’s got great experience in doing actual readings. We’ve had a couple in depth conversations about the play and the event itself. This is going to be a very large room with several hundred people in it. So the actors will have to be quite animated to reach them. So far, John has cast nicely accomplished actors to make it happen.

 

Mark Zweifach and Jill Drexler, who will read the parents, Richard and Edna, both have great experience acting as well as directing. Jill is also Artistic Director at Scripps Ranch Theatre. The role of Jesse will be read by Kenny Bordieri, a talented young actor. And Jesse’s girlfriend, Natalie, will be read by Kate Schott, with her own resume of stage and film credits. 

I am flying over to SD next week to do the table read and looking forward to meeting the cast and hearing what they do with Infinity Mirror.

 

 

 

 

 

Infinity Mirror staged reading is May 7

I’m excited for the staged reading of Infinity Mirror at Theatre Artists Studio in Phoenix (thestudiophx.org). It will be on Sunday May 7th at 7pm.

In this comedy/drama, Jesse, 25, is always trying to enlighten his family without success. After getting deathly ill while serving in the Peace Corp in West Africa, he confronts his mortality and becomes an immortalist, adopting an ultra-healthy lifestyle as a bridge to living forever. When he attempts to get his family to take this journey of super longevity with him, they react with their usual disinterest, distrust and stubbornness. But Jesse can’t let go. The more he pushes, the deeper they resist, until finally they explode, and he is forced to reckon with his own uniqueness.

We’ve got a strong cast doing the reading: Brenda Foley, Kevin Fenderson, Jason Hammond, Jason Issak, Barbara Acker and Bill Straus.

 

I’m looking forward to hearing the play read by someone other than me and in a place other than inside my own head!