Kenopsia Productions and Blind Pug Arts Collective to Present FAULT LINES: TWO ONE ACT PLAYS
Kenopsia Productions and Blind Pug Arts Collective have announced the run of Fault Lines: Two One Acts, a compilation of two bold and biting one act plays that explore the boundaries of familial love, and the dangers of parental protection going too far. The show begins with The Rest, is Silence by rising playwright Kelsey Jayne Hogan, and concludes with frag by Michael John Garcés, Artistic Director of Cornerstone Theatre Company. Emerging director Elizabeth Schneider will direct these two complimentary, yet stylistically contrasting pieces that expose the fissures of family dysfunction.
The Rest, is Silence by Kelsey Jayne Hogan delves into the psyche of a woman suffering from severe postpartum depression, and the myriad ways it affects her family life and relationships. The play explores the depths and strength of human emotions, and examines the darkness and fear that lives inside all of us.
frag by Michael John Garcés follows a dysfunctional family - a single mother and her two adult sons living at home - that clashes when one son suspects the other of a recent neighborhood crime. As their mother gets drawn into their feud, they are each forced to confront past family secrets, and to question how well they really know each other. The story investigates just how much we take certain moral standards for granted, and what behavior we are willing to accept from our own family.
Elizabeth Schneider will lead the two casts, which include Paige Dana, Steven Dawson, and Angela Pirko in The Rest, is Silence and Caleb Erikson, Justus Hammond, and Anissa Parekh in frag.
Michael John Garcés (Playwright, frag) is a Company Member at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and the Artistic Director of Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles, for which he has written two plays, Consequence and Los Illegals. He has directed several shows at Woolly Mammoth, including We Are Proud to Present... by Jackie Sibblies Drury, The Convert by Danai Gurira, Oedipus el Rey by Luis Alfaro, and two plays by Craig Wright, Grace and Recent Tragic Events. His production of red, black and GREEN: a blues by Marc Bamuthi Joseph will be presented at The Kennedy Center this April. Other recent productions include Wrestling Jerusalem by Aaron Davidman at Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco and Plumas Negras by Juliette Carrillo for Cornerstone in Salinas, California.
Kelsey Jayne Hogan (Playwright, The Rest, is Silence) is a California native who graduated from Emerson College in Boston, MA with a BA in Theatre Studies emphasizing in Performance and Playwriting. She was most recently seen at Venus Theatre Company as Hamiere in the world premiere of Ding. Or Bye Bye Dad. Kelsey is the 2013 recipient of the Nicole DuFresne Award in recognition for Outstanding Achievements in the Performing Arts and the 2012 recipient of the Writer's Guild of America Playwriting Mentorship Award, which gave her the opportunity to work with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Auburn. Over the past year she has been working with a Massachusetts based film company, Quixotic Productions, on Real Love, a screenplay co-written by Kelsey and based on one of her plays that will premiere in April as an independent feature film.
Elizabeth Schneider (Director) is currently the Assistant to the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. She graduated last May with a BA in Theatre from Davidson College. She has previously directed Alexi Kaye Campbell's The Pride, Harold Pinter's A Kind of Alaska, and Anna Ziegler's BFF.
Local award-winning musician and composer Wytold will serve as composer, and Ashley Bailey, the current Scenic Art Intern at Shakespeare Theatre Company, will design the sets and costumes. Gabe Rodriguez, a recent graduate of Dartmouth College, will serve as the lighting designer, and Sarah Boyd will stage manage.