Next up at The Road Theater Company is âUnder Construction 2,â live and in-person play readings from October 22-30.
What UNDER CONSTRUCTION 2 could you ask for?
Continuing the success of Under Construction 1, Carlyle King, Jessica Broutt, and Mackenna Goodrich set out to find playwrights for Under Construction 2021 (UC2). The pandemic came with a positive side: instead of watching only local playwrights, their virtual sessions allowed UC2 to go national!
Their mission was to find diverse and dynamic voices committed to working in groups on the development of new works from the ground up; to arrive with an idea and a desire to refine their voice with actors and directors, all committed to the same objective of creating a play. With over 200 submissions from across the country, The Road Theater Company is excited to bring you the playwrights of UC2.
âUNDER CONSTRUCTION 2 parts are just thatâ¦ stillâ under construction â. It is the result of the playwright’s year-long commitment to write a play. These readings are the next step in their development and we hope you can join us!
Friday October 22 at 7:30 p.m. PST
“Canceled / Cancel me”
Playwright Jasmine Sharma
Director Mackenna Goodrich
It is us against them and us against us and we are isolated. Between hours spent on Tik Tok and Tumblr, college students hold the world and each other to account during the 2020 pandemic. Jasmine Sharma’s new play, “Canceled / Cancel Me,” are two acts in a conversation about care.
NIC – Xu Mason
ALLIE – Rae’l Ba
LEENA – Anjani Joshi
ÃSAE – Evan Macedo
Friday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. PST
“Dance of St. Vitus”
Playwright Joshua Rebell
Directed by Taylor Nichols
Famous art historian Gregory Collins, with Huntington’s disease, hunts down the only doctor in the world who would have found a cure – his former lover – who, dishonored by the medical profession, has vowed never to divulge his findings. Over the course of a long weekend, the secrets of the past are revealed, old sparks are rekindled and loyalties are testedâ¦ finally asking the question “What price are we willing to pay for more time?” to live ? “
MARTHA – Susan Diol *
ISOBEL – Christina won Pat
GREGORY – Jonathan Nichols *
NATE – Micah Howard
Saturday, October 30 at 1:00 p.m. PST
Playwright India Kotis
Directed by Carlyle King
“BISEXUAL SADNESS” is about what it sounds like. Faye marries a man, and although she really really loves him, she wishes he was a woman. She’s not a locked up lesbian. She’s just sad that she has to fight harder to be a part of the queer communities she has always been home to. âBISEXUAL SADNESSâ is about the specific loneliness of a bisexual woman in love with a man, while looking at the barrel a lifetime of feeling it. It takes the meme of “Sad Bisexual” and treats it with curiosity and respect to question questions of belonging, identity, cultural migrations and kinship. This begs the question, “Why do so many people seem to find bisexual women so irritating?” and challenges you, the audience, to respond.
FAYE – Tiffany Wolff *
GENEVIEVE – Alaska Jackson *
MIRANDA – Kate Huffman *
LILLIAN – Samira Beija
ALEX – To be determined
NAOMI – Gloria InÃ¨s
Saturday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. PST
“A screaming house (or the house that was ravine)”
Playwright Matthew Paul Olmos
Directed by Michael John Garces
After the Vargas family is moved from their home, the parents try to make a living off the land, but the fear of the outside is like a never-ending nightmare. Meanwhile, their daughter tries to lead their fight legally, against the gears of progress.
SOLEDAD – Natalie Camunas
MANUAL – Peter Mendoza
COYOTE / SYERA LOMA – Rose Portillo
DIRECTOR – Michelle Gillette
In-person readings of the Road Theater Company play âUnder Construction 2â.
October 22 – October 30.
The theater of the road
NoHo Senior Arts Colony
10747, boulevard Magnolia
North Hollywood, California 91601
Ticket price is a suggested donation of $ 15. No donation is too small, but if you can’t afford to donate right now, we understand.