SPF 11: Attachment
When a Father and Son trip into the woods reveals itself to be much more than a Birthday retreat, it soon becomes evident that things are not what they appear to be. Attachment is a provocative exploration of the ties that bind us, and what it means to be family.
Jason’s work has been seen in many capacities. As a writer, his play Death House had its world premiere at The Road Theatre, Los Angeles in January 2019 where it went on an extended, Ovation Recommended run. It was also the winner of the 2018 Playwrights First Competition, whose original prize went to the Pulitzer Prize Winning play Wit, in 1993. Through this, the play received a presentation at the T. Schreiber Theatre, New York. Death House was also a 2016 Sundance Lab semi-finalist, an 85th Annual Writers Digest Competition Winner, a selection for The Road Theatre’s Summer Playwrights Festival, a selection for The Blank Theatre Living Room Series, and a semi-finalist for both the Detroit New Works Festival and The Baltic Writing residency. Jason’s other work includes White Nights, which was a 2018 O’Neill Semi-Finalist; the one-act play Buttercup Park,which was a Little Fish Theatre semi-finalist and seen at Chicago Dramatists; the television pilots In The Red and Improvise, as well as several psychological and culture related articles. He is a National Scholar in the Arts (NFAA), a proud graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul, where he was a recipient of The Theatre School Performance Scholarship, and he holds a Masters of Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. Jason is an Associate Psychotherapist, working with adults, children, and families in the greater Los Angeles area. See www.jasonkarasev.com for more.
Asaad Kelada was born in Cairo, Egypt and moved to the United States to pursue his graduate studies at Yale University in 1961. He is a Graduate of the American University in Cairo and of the Yale School of Drama.
He is a Director with an extensive career in Theatre and Television. He has directed over 60 stage productions for major theatres around the US and 500 television episodes for all of the major networks. Series he has directed include Who’s The Boss? The Facts of Life; WKRP in Cincinnati; Family Ties; Everybody Loves Raymond; The Office; Sister, Sister; Dharma and Greg; and Two and Half Men, among others.
He has taught at Antioch College in Ohio, USIU School of Performing Arts, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, USC School of Cinema, and the California Institute of the Arts. He has also served as Consultant for Tele-Images, a TV production company in Paris, guiding their pilot episode of Sylvie et Companie, one of the first sitcoms on French Television.