Theatre NOVA presents a new short play (20-40 minutes long) on the last Wednesday of each month, January through April, 2021. The series continues with 4 GENRES by Ron Riekki.
ABOUT 4 GENRES: Four characters reveal what they've learned after being trapped within four respective film/theatre genres (Musical theatre, documentary, slapstick, and horror.) A hilarious comedy exploring the role of art in life and society. Directed by Theatre NOVA Founding Artistic Director, Carla Milarch. Cast: Jennifer Graham, Nate John-Mark, Dan Johnson and David Moan.
Tickets are $10 per person per month, or $30 for a Series Pass (Buy Three-Get One Free) which admits ticket holders to all four new plays. Please note: Videos are only made available to Series Pass purchasers. If you purchase a Series Pass but cannot attend the live event, you will be sent a link to view the video once it's ready. Purchasing a SERIES PASS will give you the opportunity to view all four plays as they become available after the live performances. The first play will be available starting in February; the second in March; the third in April; and the fourth will be available to watch anytime ON DEMAND starting in May. (You'll receive a receipt showing the date you clicked on, but if you purchased a SERIES PASS, don't worry--you will receive links to all four nights.) See our website: www.theatrenova.org for the synopsis of each play, along with bios of playwrights, directors and actors. For more information, please email [email protected] All proceeds benefit Theatre NOVA’s ongoing efforts to stay alive through the pandemic.
PLAY OF THE MONTH series, Tentative Schedule
All presented LIVE on Zoom
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 at 8pm
WHATCHA DOIN? by Jacquelyn Priskorn (You missed the live performance BUT if you purchase a Series Pass, you can view the video upon request.)
In Whatcha Doin?, a film student interviews a former child star turned voice over actor for a documentary project. Thrilled to witness Marnie's work-from-home recording studio in action, Raven is surprised to learn about the difficulties Marnie had while portraying the goofy, unattractive kid on a TV series, but even more so, Raven is curious about why Marnie is now unable to leave her home.
Directed by Theatre NOVA Producing Artistic Director, Diane Hill. Featuring Kate Stark and Megan Wesner.
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 at 8pm
4 GENRES by Ron Riekki
Four characters reveal what they've learned after being trapped within four respective film/theatre genres (Musical theatre, documentary, slapstick, and horror.) A hilarious comedy exploring the role of art in life and society.
Directed by Theatre NOVA Founding Artistic Director, Carla Milarch. Cast: Jennifer Graham, Nate John-Mark, Dan Johnson and David Moan.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 8pm
MORTAL FOOLS by Catherine Zudak
Captain Michaels, an intelligence officer stationed in Afghanistan, has to determine whether or not an Army Major committed treason for the love of a beautiful war correspondent, Lailah. The case appears open and shut, but Michaels has his doubts. He calls on a civilian contractor, his ex-wife, to help him uncover the truth. But, can his ex convince him the reporter is blameless as well? Or will Michaels have to terminate Lailah's life?
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 8pm
THE WITCH by Morgan Breon
What happens when a “Witch” is hired as the Behavior Specialist in a Detroit Public School? The Witch shows the joys, pains, and struggles of Ms. Morgan while counseling children who have come to see trauma as “normal.” But when hope begins to crack open their hearts and minds, Ms. Morgan’s office might just be the most dangerous room in the entire school. Directed by Theatre NOVA Producing Artistic Director, Diane Hill. Featuring Morgan Breon.
This performance will be followed by a talk-back about the play and the desensitization to trauma amongst youth experiences in and out of school. Interested attendees with questions will be converted to panelists to ask questions and join the discussion.