Author Directing Author 2017

Author Directing Author 2017

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SYNOPSIS: Each playwright has written a 30-minute one-act play prompted by an overarching theme: Power

I don’t know what I can save you from by Neil LaBute, directed by Marco Calvani
An estranged father and daughter meet to negotiate a new relationship between themselves. Old wounds surface and new ones appear as they grapple with the past, present and future of the bond they have. In the end, there will be a price to be paid for continuing on as parent and child.

After the dark by Marco Calvani (translated into English by Allison Eikerenkoetter), directed by Marta Buchaca
A designer is on a business trip with her young and negligent assistant. Late in their hotel after a night of drinking, the boss, eager to boost her company sales, and her underling, who has other plans for the evening, play a cruel game that reveals their own fragilities and true intentions in the wee hours before sunrise.

Summit (translated into English by H.J. Gardner) by Marta Buchaca, directed by Neil LaBute
After a decade in office, a male city mayor is defeated by the female candidate of the left-wing party. A conservative who can’t bear the idea of a woman from the left-wing taking over his seat, the outgoing mayor is in no hurry to leave, even on the day when his successor arrives to assume power, eventually revealing an ace up his sleeve.

Starring: Richard Kind, Margaret Colin, Victor Slezak, Gia Crovatin, Dalia Davi, and Midori Francis

Set design by Neil Patel
Lighting design by Alex Jainchill
Costume design by Jeff Mahsie

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