Into the Arms by Russ Cusick
Desperate and dazed, Joe suddenly arrives into the compassionate arms of a mysterious stranger.
Russ Cusick takes us on a journey beyond- shining a new light on suicide
directed by Drucie McDaniel
with Justin Crowley and Russ Cusick*
Hang-ups by Brett Hursey
Selena’s nervous to tell Ted about her unusual job. Ted has some pretty nervous issues of his own.
This quirky comedy pushes these endearing characters to extremes and when something’s gotta give karma has the last laugh,
directed by Celine Havard with Sharon Lesser* and Paul Thomas Ryan*
Crossroads of the World
by Mark Okladek
It's 3:00am in the middle of a Times Square subway station in the 80s, he's stuck in a turn-style with no one in sight
but a Homeless guy who has some unusual friends. A very exhausted young business man whose encounter with
an indigent war vet is on a trip he wasn't bargaining on
directed by Brian Henry with Jake Lesh* and Jason Yudoff
by Jonathan Josephson
"If you ever wanted to dial that number, or call me, talk to me, for whatever cosmic reason you might want to - I’m here.
It’s Traci. Not a roto-dial fuckhead" Two lonely strangers connect when a widower keeps dialing his wife's old number
and one day... someone else picks up, directed by Judy Dodd with Jillie Simon* and Paul Thomas Ryan*
Hero by Phil Darg
"I’d like to say that it was just another ordinary day . . .
but there was no such thing as an ordinary day over there . . . in Iraq . . . every day is scary as hell "
Lee recounts to Courtney in Phil Darg's "Hero," a moving piece about an Iraq War veteran
and a counselor working for the VA, directed by Anita Hollander with Mieko Gavia and Sommer Carbuccia*
It Gets Better
by Logann Grayce
Dottie isn't sure she belongs here-- just sad her husband passed. Beth's "hopeful"
and going home soon.
Zane's finding a quiet place to take a good shit. And Ruth's just trying to do her job.
These colorful characters are brought together by fate and circumstances,
directed by Jean Tait with Kathryn Gerhardt*,
Logann Grayce, Florence Pape and Genevieve Trapani
by Emily Hageman
"You ran around topless with flowers in your hair, banging every person you met" jokes Max to her mom,
but she starts to suspect there's trouble brewing again in this dark comedy
directed by Celine Havard with Pauline Chalamet and Nicole Flender*
My Three O'Clock
by Douglas E. Davis
A formerly suicidal patient arrives to "break-up" with his therapist, they switch places and that's when things get real
directed by Daniel Capalbo Jr.
with Michael Sean Cirelli and Lenore Harris*
by Judy Dodd
When a divorced Jewish couple meets with the Principal of their depressed son's future Middle School
for some emotional support, everyone's mental health hangs in the balance
directed by Joel Bernstein
with Olivia Jampol*, Bonnie Black* and Jason Yudoff
Pictures from the Original Staged Reading Casts, a few cast members will not be performing with the full production.
*Courtesy of Actors Equity Association