OCPA Studios Present DEALING DREAMS, 6/14

Millennials are graduating from college with high hopes, high debt, and long odds of finding a decent job. Without meaningful work, it is easy for their lives to feel meaningless. Playwright Jeffrey Lo examines this dilemma in his new comedy-drama Dealing Dreams. On June 14 at2:30pm, the Orange County Playwrights Alliance proudly presents a staged reading of the work at Anaheim's popular Stage Door Repertory Theatre. This is the latest installment of the OCPA Studios full-length play reading series. Andy Lowe (East West Players) directs this reading; 50% of the box office proceeds from this event go to SDRT.

The Play
Intelligent go-getters Zoe and Trey are striving to keep their heads afloat in today's economy. They've graduated from elite schools only to face unemployment and chances at low-paying "McJobs". They're underqualified for jobs they want, overqualified for jobs they don't want. Then Trey comes up with a striking new concept for a social networking website ... an idea that if developed right, might make them rich and change their lives forever. As they pursue their Silicon Valley dream, Zoe and Trey's lives do change profoundly ... but not in the ways that they imagined.

The Playwright
Jeffrey Lo is a Filipino-American playwright and director. He is the recipient of the 2012 Emerging Artist Laureate by Arts Council Silicon Valley, the 2012 Theatre Bay Area Director's TITAN Award and "Artist to Watch for Next Season" honors at the 2012 Silicon Valley Small Theatre Awards. As a playwright and director, Jeffrey has worked with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, TheatreWorks, San Jose Repertory Theatre, City Lights Theatre Company, Renegade Theatre Experiment, The BindleStiff Studio and Dragon Productions. He is the founding artistic director of The 06 Ensemble in San Jose and a proud alum of the UC Irvine Drama Department.

The Orange County Playwrights Alliance (OCPA) began on April 1, 1995 with an informal meeting in an oncologist's office in Anaheim. Since then, OCPA has become the fundamental group for playwrights in O.C., presenting staged readings and productions of plays at intriguing local theatres. Its playwrights have been produced across the U.S., and have won national and regional playwriting awards.

Stage Door Repertory Theatre - an intimate 50-seat live theatre with the highest of professional standards - opened its doors in fall 2011. Its husband-and-wife founders, Nick and Julie Charles, strive to produce a wide range of quality theatrical presentations at affordable prices. Conveniently located near the intersection of the 91 and 57 freeways, SDRT has quickly established a reputation for quality and excellence, resulting in frequently sold-out performances.

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