Friday, Oct 30, 2020
All readings begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. Zoom link below.
"100 Days of Isolation" by Roy Sekigahama
"Searching for Infinity" by Jeanne Becijos
"Misdirection" by Grant Gelvin
100 Days of Isolation: This two-character play recaps Burt and his mother, Heather’s 100 long days of isolation during the stay-at-home order. Heather is a die-hard Trumpian and Reaganite. She hates all the pandemic regulations that infringe on her personal freedoms. Burt’s politics are more liberal and tries to force his mother to make sane choices. But, she’s a handful during the quarantine.
Searching for Infinity: In 1929, Georgia O'Keeffe is concerned that her art is stale and that her husband, Alfred Stieglitz, is cheating on her. She travels to New Mexico for inspiration and solace.
Misdirection: A play within a play within a play within a play, etc. Everyone's got an opinion about what makes the play the thing.
Roy Sekigahama joined a playwriting workshop sponsored by Playwrights Project in 2016. His first short play, Face the Music won third prize in Script Tease of Short Plays in 2016; and Stuck in a Closet won Honorable Mention in 2019. The Purple Swastika was a semifinalist in the JCC’s 5-minute play contest in 2017. Roy’s first full-length play, The Desert Rock Garden received a reading in 2019 and his second play, The Ghosts from the
Pali received a reading in January 2020. The Desert Rock Garden has been awarded a California State Civil Liberties grant which will be used to produce the play at New Village Arts in 2021. Roy ushers at many theaters in San Diego. He is a member of the Dramatist Guild.
Jeanne Becijos’ one-acts have been produced in San Diego, Los Angeles, NYC, New York State, and Indiana. Her musical was performed in Chula Vista, CA. A play and several one-acts have been finalists in San Diego and national festivals and contests, including Actors Alliance Festivals, Scripteasers’ festivals, New Perspective Festival, New York Strawberry Festivals, and Khaos Company Theatre new play festival. She has had three pieces in San Diego Fringe Festivals. A book of her student plays has been published. Her play “Heartquakes” was presented to critical acclaim in the San Diego International Fringe Festival. She is a member of Scripteasers in San Diego.
Grant Gelvin is a writer and filmmaker. His writing is burdened by decades of stage experience as actor, director, and artistic manager.
Refreshments: Your kitchen
Moderator: Susan Benninghoff
Zoom Host: Grant Gelvin
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