SPF 12: Family Tree

Sunday, July 25th @ 2:00 PM PST/5:00 PM EST
Written By Erin K. Considine
Directed By Lauren Patrice Nadler

Isabella is losing herself to Alzheimer’s. Her communication comes in repetitive stops and starts, leaving her children to untangle the roots of their past in order to make some weighted decisions about their future. Is a fresh start possible when old growth has been gnarled and broken away?

Family Tree was written at the Tao House in Danville, California as part of the Carey Perloff Fellowship with the Eugene O’Neill Foundation.

Erin K. Considine is an emerging Playwright from the Atlanta Area. Her first full-length play, Pete & Wendy (2016 Bare Essentials Series) led to the development of Riding Bicycles in the Rain (2017 Ethel Woolson Lab & 2018 Playwrights Voiced Festival), and Flaming Out (2018 First Light Series). Her scripts Twenty-Two (2020 Dramaworkshop, 2020 New Works Festival, and 2020 Ethel Woolson Lab)and Raising the Dead (2021 Unexpected Play Festival, and 2021 Essential Theatre Festival Winner) both incubated during the lost pandemic year. Erin was named a Finalist for the 2019 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, a Semi-Finalist for the 2020 BAPF and the 2020 PlayPenn Conferences, and she was the Winner of the 2020 Tennessee Williams Festival One Act Play Competition. Fall of 2020 she was the first Carey Perloff Fellow as part of the Eugene O’Neill Foundation. Erin is grateful and excited to see what happens next.

Lauren Patrice Nadler is a director/actress/international acting coach, who’s students are true rising stars. Originally from NYC, Lauren planted roots in LA. From casting (Adrien Brody in his first lead role) to directing many theater productions, (including John Patrick Shanley’s “Four Dogs and a Bone” and “The Dreamer Examines his Pillow”, at Theatre 68 in the Noho Arts District), she also has a feature film, several award-winning short films and an entire eleven-episode web series under her belt. She is always in development, prep or post with several projects. all the while coaching and teaching countless actors to follow their dreams. Her ongoing passion project, since July 2014 is a live comedy show, LPNSImprov’s “Makin’ a Movie” with The MaD JaCKRaTS. During quarantine they have been keeping it fresh monthly, live on Zoom, and hope to be back in the theater for their 7 year anniversary.

“Family Tree”

Gavin – Ray Paolantonio*
Calista – Kate Huffman*
Isabella – Carole Goldman*
Stage Directions – Elizabeth Herron*

*Road Company Member