SPF 11: Ringxiety
Now that technology allows us to communicate 24/7 with voice, text and video, could over-communication be just as bad as no communication?
The path of this play was considerably different from any other play I have written before. When The Road Theatre made the decision to do an “all virtual” reading festival this year, I pulled the play originally slated and wrote this one specifically for this virtual world. I believe strongly that virtual readings of new plays will become a part of our theatrical lives and knowing how best to present a play in this format could be key to getting plays noticed and produced. I am intrigued with the notion of all of us being available to interact (with video) 24/7. We are in a new era of human communication. This is the first reading of RINGXIETY.
©2020 Scooter Pietsch (DG)
Max Grossman/Abrams Artists NYC
Scooter Pietsch is a playwright, Emmy-nominated composer/songwriter and TV producer. This is his 10th appearance in the Road Theatre Summer Playwright Festival. His play WINDFALL (2013 SPF) will be produced at Bay Street Theater (NY) in June/July of 2021. It was previously produced in 2016 in a sold out run at The Arkansas Repertory Theater, directed by Jason Alexander. All of his plays have had numerous readings in NYC and LA. Several plays have been optioned for production. Past readings and productions have included performances by Tony & Emmy-winner Bryan Cranston, Tony winners Stephanie J. Block, Cady Huffman, Faith Prince and Michelle Pawk, Tony-Nominees Chad Kimball, Marc Kudisch, as well as Sebastian Arcelus, Jack Coleman, Nancy Travis, Justin Bartha, Emmy-nominee Constance Zimmer, Jerry O’Connell, Gale Harold, Diane Farr, Jennifer Morrison and many others. His musical, LONDON UNDONE has been featured in several showcases. As a composer, Scooter’s underscore, theme music and songs have appeared in hundreds of TV series and thousands of episodes and lots of movies. Some of these include Pretty Little Liars, Burn Notice, All Dogs Go To Heaven, Greek, American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. He has also created and executive produced TV shows for ABC, FOX, Lifetime, VH1 and E!. Representation: Max Grossman, Abrams Artists Agency NY