SPF 12: Our Lady of Broad Street

Sunday, July 18th @ 6:00 PM PST/9:00 PM EST
Written By Jane Denitz Smith
Directed By Susan Vanita Diol

It’s almost time for the grand old hotel’s gala reopening. But when an inexplicable stain appears on a lobby wall, a young architect is forced to question her life-long assumptions about what is–and what might be.

2019-New Perspectives Theatre (NYC), 2020–Festival Alterativo (Bogota, Colombia)

Jane is an artist living in the Berkshires, in western Massachusetts. Most recently, her new full-length play Our Own Flesh and Blood was given a reading in Hudson, New York. Full-length play I Am, You Are, We Were saw a staged reading at Berkshire Voices/ Berkshire Playwrights Lab, and her musical drama, Marrow in the Bone, workshopped at Barn Arts Collective. Our Lady of Broad Street premiered at New Perspectives Theater. NPT also brought Our Lady to Festival de Teatro Alternativo in Bogota, Colombia. A partial list of additional credits includes: Capital Region 24-Hour Theatre Project at the University at Albany, the Boston Theatre Marathon, Philadelphia Primary Stages, Curio Theatre (Philadelphia), and Made in the Berkshires Festival. Jane has also published three YA novels with HarperCollins, and since 2013, she has been a Playwright in Residence for Barrington Stage Company’s Playwright Mentoring Project, a collaboration of theater artists and under-served teens.

Susan Diol (Actress/Director) has directed SUCKIN INJUN for the Fringe Fest, and numerous readings for The Road Theatre – GRACE OF GOD (SPF9), RECYCLING HAZEL, LOVE THROUGH THE CRACKS OF TIME, WHATEVER YOUR HEART DESIRES, THE COLD INSIDE, FOOD AND DRINK, KINDLING, and PLAYDATE (SPF). She directed the short films  TRICK OR TEA, I REMEMBER TREES, INTERNAL GRAFFITI, THE EASTERN WESTERN SINGER, and DEAR SUPERHERO through her company ZenGleam Filmz. Her play THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AGGIE MCGEE was in SPF 7.  She acted at THE ROAD in AKTIAG and MELISSA ARCTIC and many play readings. She performed in CAFE SOCIETY at the Odyssey, DEAD MANS CELLPHONE at ICT, and STATIONS at the Zephyr. OPERA COMIQUE at the Kennedy Center, YOU NEVER CAN TELL on Broadway, and TWELFTH NIGHT at Alaska Rep.  She has acted in over 50 guest starring roles on TV from SEINFELD to DAYS OF OUR LIVES to NCIS and STAR TREK, and many indy feature films.

“Our Lady of Broad Street”

Alice – Keelia Flinn*
Victor – Chuck McCollum*
Rosie/Ross/Ross – Stephanie Einstein*
Stage Directions – Julia Sanford*

Editor – Chuck McCollum

*Road Company Member