SPF 11: Reykjavík
In the city of Reykjavík, we eavesdrop on the intertwined lives of lovers, hospitality workers, partygoers, and even a really handsome bird or two. This frank exploration of honesty in relationships offers a glimpse into a cold, dark, magical, and sometimes violent world where everyone still hopes to find joy beneath the glow of the Northern Lights.
Reykjavík was developed with assistance from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts & the National New Play Network. It premiered in the 2018-2019 season as an NNPN Rolling World Premiere at Actor’s Express Theatre Company (Atlanta, GA), Rorschach Theatre (Washington, DC), and Kitchen Dog Theater (Dallas, TX).
Steve Yockey is a Los Angeles based writer with work produced throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. His plays Bellwether, Pluto, Afterlife, Octopus, Large Animal Games, CARTOON, Subculture, Very Still & Hard to See, Blackberry Winter, The Thrush & The Woodpecker, The Fisherman’s Wife, Wolves, Disassembly, and Niagara Falls & Other Plays are published and licensed by Samuel French. Next season: Bleeding Hearts will premier in Phoenix, AZ as a co-production between Arizona Theatre Company and Stray Cat Theatre. Steve holds an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is a former Co-Executive Producer on the television series Supernatural and is currently an Executive Producer & Showrunner on HBO Max’s darkly comedic thriller The Flight Attendant.
Recent directing credits include the classic Bus Stop at Theatre 40 and three world premieres, The Favorite at Avery Schreiber Playhouse, Forever Bound by Steve Apostolina at Atwater Theatre and at The Road Theatre, Jami Brandli’s Through the Eye of a Needle. Also at the Road Theatre, an Off Road production of Anatomy of a Hug, multiple readings for The Road’s Word series and the Summer Playwrights Festival productions of A Shonda, Unbound, The Specials, The Gift and The Night We Bombed Lincoln Towing. Previously at Theatre 40: Holy Days, Driving Miss Daisy, Another Part of the Forest.
Ann was directing Scintilla for the Road Theatre and Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help for Theatre 40, both scheduled to open Spring of 2020 when the pandemic descended. Rehearsals continued via Zoom and are temporarily suspended, with hopes to continue for openings as soon as possible.
Ann is a member of the Artistic Board at The Road Theatre, as well as a member of Beverly Hills Theatre 40 (for 40 years!) She is married to actor/writer/director Stephen Tobolowsky.
James/Hank/Ebon – Stephen Tyler Howell*
Debbie/Lydia/Ambiance Sister/Ingrid/One of the Huldufólk – Jacqueline Misaye*
Grigor/Léo/Aaron – Leandro Cano*
Ross/Martin/Robert/Man in the Down Coat – Ray Paolantonio*
Peter/Mike/Davey/One of the Huldufólk – Danny Gomez*
Naomi/Lil/Ambiance Sister/Valerie – Nina Sallinen*
Stage Directions – Meeghan Holaway*
*Road Company Member