SPF 11: Ringxiety

Saturday, August 15th @ 9 PM ET, 6 PM PT
Written By Scooter Pietsch
Directed By Andre Barron

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.

Copyright Information
©2020 Scooter Pietsch (DG)
Contact: www.scootermusic.com
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

Andre Barron is an award-winning Director/Producer/Actor/Teacher.
Barron has directed many acclaimed productions at The Road Theatre Company: West Coast Premiere “A Delicate Ship” by Anna Ziegler (Critic’s Choice LA Times), West Coast Premiere “Broken Fences” by Steven Simoncic (NAACP Award – Best Lead Actress, Stage Raw Top 10 Production), Edward Albee’s “The Play About The Baby” (Broadway World Award – Best Direction Of A Play, LA Times Critic’s Choice, Stage Raw Top 10), LA Premiere “The Other Place” by Sharr White (LA Times Critic’s Choice, LA Weekly Go!, Stage Raw Top 10) and West Coast Premiere “Little Children Dream Of God” by Jeff Augustin (13 Broadway World Nominations) and LA Premiere “Things Being What They Are” by Wendy MacLeod (Stage Raw Top 10.)
Barron has directed extensively throughout Los Angeles, New York and Australia. He currently resides in Los Angeles and teaches Organic Acting in Studio City.
Happy to return to SPF for my seventh time and my third collaboration with playwright Scooter Pietsch.


Kelly – Tracy Weiler
Lin – Merrick McCartha*
Jude – Kate Rigg
Avery – Tiffany Wolff*
Francis – Donna Simone Johnson
Carl – Michael Sturgis
Stage Directions – Cherish Monique Duke*

*Road Theatre Company