SPF 12: Beloved

Friday, July 30th @ 6:00 PM PST/9:00 PM EST
Written By Arthur Holden
Directed By Cameron Watson

Dorothy and Stephen, married co-owners of a failing business, are shocked to discover that their teenaged son has committed a disturbing crime – and they’re devastated when they learn why. In three successive waiting rooms, accompanied by three young women, Dorothy and Stephen must decide what truly matters as they struggle to chart a better future.

Beloved is a brand-new play. SPF 12 marks its very first reading, public or private.

Arthur Holden is an actor/writer. Among his better-known performance credits is the voice of Mr. Ratburn in the PBS cartoon series “Arthur.” Four of his plays have received professional productions in Montreal. His work has also been presented in London, New York, Calgary and Vancouver. Arthur Holden is married to novelist Claire Holden Rothman. They have two grown sons.

Cameron Watson was heralded by the Los Angeles Times as “one of our finest contemporary directors.” His extensive and varied body of work garnered him the 2018 Distinguished Achievement in Directing Award from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle. A multiple award-winning theatre director and filmmaker, Cameron has carved a unique career that crosses over many genres and formats.

Cameron created, wrote and directed the comedy series BREAK A HIP, now streaming at www.breakahip.com. Christina Pickles won the 2018 Primetime Emmy Award for her work in the series. Cameron wrote and directed the Miramax feature film OUR VERY OWN, starring Allison Janney, Jason Ritter, Cheryl Hines and Keith Carradine. Ms. Janney received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her work in the film.

A prolific and much sought after theatre director, Cameron has achieved widespread critical praise, with the Wall Street Journal citing his work as “the best in the country.” He is known for his much lauded and box office hits at Antaeus Theatre Company (THE LITTLE FOXES, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, PICNIC and TOP GIRLS) as well as work at Rogue Machine Theatre (COCK), The Fountain Theatre, The Pasadena Playhouse, Ensemble Theatre Company, The Colony Theatre (the now legendary production of TRYING starring Alan Mandell and Rebecca Mozo), The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, The Road Theatre and The New American Theatre. Known as an “actor’s director,” Cameron has shepherded many actors to award wins. He has had five actors win the coveted Ovation Award in Los Angeles (Don Robb, Alan Mandell, Beth Grant, Rebecca Mozo and Harry Groener) in addition to numerous other awards.

Recent work while in quarantine includes LOVE LETTERS with Martin Sheen and Melissa Fitzgerald and a nationwide/virtual production of Caryl Churchill’s LOVE AND INFORMATION with the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket.


Dorothy Krieger – Taylor Gilbert*
Stephen Shaughnessy – Sam Anderson*
Silvia Mendes/Miriam/Marika – Cherish Monique Duke*
Stage Directions – Kris Frost*

*Road Company Member