SPF 12: The Restaurant Play

Sunday, August 1st @ 6:00 PM PST/9:00 PM EST
Written By Scott Gibson
Directed By Darryl Johnson

An innocent question posed at the start of a family dinner leads to a variety of unexpected conversations, confessions and one or two life-changing decisions. Also, there are brussels sprouts.

Development
The Road Theatre’s reading will be the first for “The Restaurant Play.”

A Colorado native, Gibson is the author of “Someone Else’s Life,” co-winner of the 2005 Steven Dietz Original Playwriting Competition, and “Cross Words,” recipient of both the Chameleon Circle Theatre (St. Paul, MN) award for full-length play, 2016 and Vintage Theatre’s (Denver, CO) Mystery/Thriller Playwriting Competition, 2019. His plays have been performed in New York, Miami, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Owensboro, Memphis, Seattle, Tampa, Los Angeles, and in Great Britain at Leeds University and Cornwall. He’s honored to be among such esteemed company as the playwrights included in Road Theatre’s 12th Annual Summer Playwrights Festival, and trying hard not to let any of this go to his head.

Darryl JohnsonDarryl is currently the Project Coordinator and manages The Road on Magnolia.  He has been a Managing Director of The Road, served as the Lankershim Arts Center Administrator, and co-founded the OFF-ROAD workshop program.

ROAD WORK:  As a Director: COOPERSTOWN, SOAR (part of CUTS), THE JUNTO, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, SMORGASBORD & JIMMY JUMPS (part of THE KITCHEN PLAYS), and a plethora of readings.  As a Producer: COOPERSTOWN, AND NEITHER HAVE I WINGS TO FLY, SWIMMING, CUTS, THE PAGANS, The Summer Playwrights Festival.  As an Assistant Director: MELISSA ARCTIC, PURSUED BY HAPPINESS, AND NEITHER HAVE I WINGS TO FLY, SWIMMING, SHOVE, THE PAGANS, MARKED TREE.  As a Stage Manager: THE SEVENTH MONARCH.  As a Projections Designer: SOVEREIGN BODY, STUPID KID.

L.A. AREA THEATRE:  Work at venues including Rogue Machine, The 24th Street Theatre, InterAct Theatre Company, the Met Theatre, The Tiffany, The Matrix, Theatre Neo, Fremont Centre Theatre, Yorba Linda Civic Light Opera, and the McCoy-Rigby Conservatory Of The Arts.

FILM/TV:  Darryl attended the USC Film School and the American Film Institute, is a member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild, and has directed and edited several films. 

 Darryl runs a business directing and teaching musical theatre to kids in after-school programs, and co-founded a summer camp called TheatriCamp.

“The Restaurant Play”

Marjorie – Tina Carlisi*
Alan – Albie Selznick*
Keith – Phillip Orazio*
Krissy – Mallory Erwin*
Peter – Dor Gvirtsman*
Stage Directions – Ivy Khan*

*Road Company Member