As mentioned previously, Waterwell commissioned me to write for the senior class at New York’s Professional Performing Arts School via their New Works Lab. Well, the fruits of our labors are ready to be plucked, so I hope you’ll join us next week for A Spare Me. Information on the show is below, and you can buy tickets here.
It has been a really fun project, and I’ve relished the opportunity to write for such a large cast. There are many full ensemble scenes in this puppy (16 kids!), a few 9-ish character scenes, and plenty of scenes with 4 or 5 folks. In a world where the 2 to 3 person scene has become the default, it’s been both challenging and thrilling to stretch different muscles and to see them come to life. It’s also been a real surprise working with these kids. They’re a talented bunch who are eager to put on a great show for you all. Please come reward them for their efforts with your applause!
I’m sorry that I didn’t post this sooner, but with Internet outages, losing a week of rehearsal, and doubling up on all of last week’s meetings with this week’s, things have gotten a bit nutty in post-Superstorm Sandy land. I hope that you’re able to make it, and I look forward to seeing you there.
A Spare Me
by A. Rey Pamatmat
directed by Pat Diamond
With resources, people, and time running out, humanity puts everything it has left into one final generation of children. Selected for their genius and furnished with everything they could require — including genetically engineered spare life forms — they are entrusted with securing humanity’s survival and saving its depleted home. But when both children and spares uncover the dark secrets behind their own existence, they set out to prove they have minds of their own.
Featuring the Class of 2013 in the Waterwell Drama Program at the Professional Performing Arts School
Presented by Waterwell at the PPAS Auditorium, 328 West 48th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
Wednesday, November 14 – Saturday, November 17 @ 7:00 pm, Matinee on Saturday, November 17 @ 2:00 pm
$20, PPAS students see the show for free