Free readers' theater in Edmonds Sunday

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Driftwood Players present: Selection Day, an original work to be presented on Sunday, September 21, 2014, 7pm at the Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St in Edmonds. Free of charge.

Selection Day, By Sam Graber
In the very near future, the best of the best college-bound students are being selected for the Future Leader of America. Athletes, inventors and teen overachievers consider selection the ultimate honor. But with winsome looks and farm schooling, young Daynard is not someone who would otherwise expect to be selected. Except Daynard has never lost at anything in his life. Ever. And what Daynard and the other eager students will soon discover is that this is no ordinary selection…

PLAYWRIGHT'S STATEMENT: Recently I got an email from The Driftwood Players’ office manager Keith Gehrig with a telling signature line: sent through the universe, somehow it works! This play is about what happens to all our data getting watched and collected by people we don’t know. But instead of being another writer crafting story via the fashionable trend of distant dystopias, Selection Day takes place in the United States of a much tighter timeline, the idea being that today’s use of secret national security letters and widespread warrantless surveillance will quickly lead to data controllers taking even further steps. Now, you’re going, ‘uh-oh, we’re stuck at the theater with a script by some weirdo’. Let me just say…you’re probably right. I am a weirdo. But I wasn’t when I was young. And the youth are the only ones who can get us out of this mess.

Directed by David Alan Morrison. Featuring: Julie L. Bryan, James Cogswell, Parker Hale, Shana Handwerk, Mike Rorvick and Jon Woods 

FIRST DRAFT! Actors dramatize the work "readers-theatre" style, giving the author a glimpse of what works and what doesn't. After the reading, a moderated Q/A session with the dramatist and audience continues to explore the work. We hope you join us as we bring another exciting live arts experience to the Edmonds community.

For more information, call 425-774-9600 or see the webpage.


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