SPF 12: M-theory: A Play Told in 11 Dimensions

Sunday, July 18th @ 2:00 PM PST/5:00 PM EST
Written By Jami Brandli
Directed By Ann Hearn Tobolowsky*

The near future. Former biographer Pauline Grey has shut herself and her daughter Ava away in a remote cabin in Angeles National Forest for nearly a year. Pauline will not let Ava go until she has the answers she is desperately seeking. But when a solar flare storm hits, cutting the women off from communication with the outside world, and a downed pilot appears at the cabin asking for help, Pauline’s reality is challenged in more ways than one.

2021 Finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival

JAMI BRANDLI’s plays include M-Theory: a play told in 11 dimensions, Technicolor Life, Sisters Three, Through the Eye of a Needle, O: A Rhapsody in Divorce, Visiting Hours, The Caregiver’s Guide and BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!) which was named in the inaugural Kilroys List. Works produced/developed at New Dramatists, New York Theatre Workshop, The Lark, Launch Pad, The Women’s Voices Theater Festival, The Road, Moving Arts, The Inkwell Theater, Great Plains Theatre Conference, among other venues.

BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!) nominated for Best Playwriting for an Original Play; Los Angeles Ovation Awards. 2019 Humanitas Prize PLAY LA playwright. Winner of John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award, Holland New Voices Award, Ashland New Plays Festival and Aurora Theatre Company’s GAP Prize. Finalist for the PEN Literary Award for Drama, Playwrights’ Center Core Writer Fellowship, Princess Grace Award, Bay Area Playwrights Festival and the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference; nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Her short works are published with TCG, Dramatic Publishing Company, Applause Books, and Smith & Kraus.

A proud member of The Playwrights Union and The Dramatist Guild, Jami teaches dramatic writing at Lesley University’s low-residency MFA program. She is represented by the Michael Moore Agency and MSW Media Management. www.jamibrandli.com

Credits include Bus Stop, Holy Days, Driving Miss Daisy, Another Part of the Forest, The Favorite, Forever Bound. The Road Theatre: Jami Brandli’s Through the Eye of a Needle; Off Road production of Anatomy of a Hug, multiple readings for The Word series and SPF productions of The Caregiver’s Guide, A Shonda, Unbound, The Specials, The Gift and The Night We Bombed Lincoln Towing. Ann was directing Scintilla for the Road Theatre and Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help for Theatre 40, when the pandemic descended. Member of the Artistic Board at The Road Theatre, as well as a member of Theatre 40. She is married to actor/writer/director Stephen Tobolowsky.

“M-theory: a Play Told in 11 Dimensions”

Pauline – Meeghan Holaway*
Ava – Jacqueline Misaye*
Flyer – Kita Grayson
Stage Directions & Voice of John – Stephen Tobolowsky

Music by James Lewis/Laguna Family Music

*Road Company Member