Photo Coverage: Alex Gwyther's EYES CLOSED| EARS COVERED Gets Industry Reading
JUDSON ARTS WEDNESDAYS In Association with Carreon Productions, presented the very first New York reading of EYES CLOSED| EARS COVERED by Alex Gwyther. Directed by George Drance SJ, this One-Night-Only special reading took place on Wednesday, August 29, in the The Assembly Hall at Judson Memorial Church. The cast included: Paten Hughes, Tony Macht, Patrick Swailes Caldwell, Jenna Wyman, Diego Andres Tapia and John Roney.
EYES CLOSED |EARS COVERED, which opened Sept. 6, 2017 at the Bunker Theatre, London, explores the effects that domestic violence can have on a young person's mental health. Two teenage boys, Seb and Aaron, are seemingly caught up in a harmless quest to Brighton. Yet as their story progresses, a series of entwining police interviews reveal the dark truth of a hidden past that lies behind this innocent adventure.
This is the play that brought Alex Gwyther to the attention of The Off West End Theatre Awards committee, earned him a 2018 Most Promising New Playwright nomination, and garnered him three "Offie Award" nominations.
Directed by George Drance SJ, EYES CLOSED | EARS COVERED makes its American debut in a One-Night-Only special reading to launch the inaugural season of "JAWAiR," a fourth offering each month in the popular Wednesday series at Judson Arts. "Judson Arts Wednesdays" (JAW) is the completely free, completely uncensored creative arm of Judson Memorial Church, an artistic ministry that has nurtured artists and their work for decades. Established in 2009, shortly after several U.S. banks were bailed out by our Federal Government, Judson Arts Wednesdays was created to serve those in need of a human bailout, whether that be in the form of free food, free art, or just free company in a free space. Every evening offers all three.
BAILOUT THEATER, DEAD DARLINGS, and MAGIC TIME, on the first, second, and third Wednesday of every month, offer short-form lineups of dance, theatre, music and poetry, featuring artists surrounded by a supportive audience, some who they know, and others they have yet to meet, all striving for the best. What's presented is often very preliminary and in the very early stages of development. The environment is all-inclusive and constructively critical.
Photo Credit: Linda Lenzi
Paten Hughes and Tony Macht
Paten Hughes and Tony Macht
Patrick Swailes Caldwell
Paten Hughes, Patrick Swailes Caldwell and Tony Macht
Diego Andres Tapia
John Roney, Jenna Wyman and Diego Andres Tapia
Jenna Wyman and Tony Macht
Jenna Wyman, Patrick Swailes Caldwell and Tony Macht
John Roney, Paten Hughes, Patrick Swailes Caldwell, Tony Macht and Diego Andres Tapia
Paten Hughes, Jenna Wyman, Patrick Swailes Caldwell, Tony Macht and Diego Andres Tapia
John Roney, Paten Hughes, Patrick Swailes Caldwell, Tony Macht, Diego Andres Tapia and Jenna Wyman