On Saturday, May 30th at 5pm (as part of The Playwrights Union First Peek series) there will be a reading of a new play I've been working on this year. I would love it if you can be there.
Seating is limited. Make a reservation at this link: http://goo.gl/kiwCx0
An Epidemic of Temporary Lunacy
by Brian James Polak
Cast & director: TBD
A 14-year-old scientific genius and his younger sister grow tired of being teased and neglected by their overprotective mother and deadbeat uncle. When the boy witnesses what he thinks is his uncle’s nefarious deed, he decides to devote himself to creating a miraculous scientific invention that will save he and his sister from their miserable life.
The full schedule for the series:
S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 3 0
FLIP ME by Steve Serpas
Leah, a Los Angeles real estate developer, sabotages yet another relationship and returns to her sex addictive ways. Then true love shows up in a surprising place.
AN EPIDEMIC OF TEMPORARY LUNACY by Brian James Polak
When a 14-year-old genius and his younger sister grow tired of their overprotective mother and deadbeat uncle, he creates a miraculous invention to save them.
THE BURDENS by Matt Schatz
A comedy about two adult siblings who plot to murder a family member. Via text message.
S U N D A Y, M A Y 3 1
THE MAID’S DAUGHTER by Jennifer Berry
A successful television executive and a new age zealot reunite at the funeral of a Mexican woman they both claim as a mother. After thirty years of estrangement, the battle is on as to whether blood is thicker than water.
COLONEL’S CHICKEN: A FAIRY TALE by Carrie Barrett
Demi wanders into a Colonel’s Chicken restaurant, looking for easy comfort after being dumped by her boyfriend. But when invited to step beyond the Employees Only door, she finds another thing entirely.
THIS IS ONLY A TEST by Eric Reyes Loo
In the wake of Sandy Hook, Washington High is training Kramer and his classmates to fight back through a series of active shooter drills. However, the more prepared they are, the less safe they feel.
S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 6
DEEPER by Josh Levine
When Malcolm, an openly gay Teacher of the Year, takes a stand to help a bullied high school student, he finds himself exposed in ways he never expected.
JILT by Jennie Webb
A play about power, beauty and justification set in a post-rape culture. Who do we blame when we’ve lost the words to deal with unspeakable crimes?
DIRTY by Stephanie Alison Walker
Buenos Aires, 1979. Two women search covertly for Belen, nine months pregnant and one of the many disappeared people in Argentina’s so-called “Dirty War.”
PIGS AND CHICKENS by Marek Glinski
Agile software development and arrested emotional development intertwine at a tech startup, where a technical writer is trying to answer a few simple questions — like what the hell to do with her life.