SPF 13: The Damage Done

Sunday, July 17th @ 8:00 PM PST
Written By Robbi D'Allessandro
Directed By Suzanne Hunt

The Damage Done is the result of over a year of interviews with Jane and Dick Doonan – the parents of children swept up in the scourge of opioid addiction.

Has had several private table readings. It was performed in 2019 as a fundraiser for organizations that help the addicted. The script has been adapted and will be filmed in August under the direction of Olobajo Sonubi.

Robbi received her MFA from Lesley University in Writing for Stage and Screen and her MS in Personality and Social Psychology from Northeastern University. She won the Kennedy Center Paula Vogel National Playwrights Award for her full-length play Broken Prayer, and was nominated for the Christopher Brian Wolk Excellence in Playwriting Award for the same work. Robbi attended the O’Neill Playwrights Conference as a Visiting Fellow. Her full-length play Voices of We was produced in Boston and her short plays have been produced in Boston, Los Angeles, Connecticut, Florida, and Washington DC. Robbi was contracted to adapt Ron Drez’ Twenty-Five Yards of War: The Extraordinary Courage of Ordinary Men for television, and Dean Morrissey’s Ship of Dreams, The Monster Trap, and The Great Kettles for screen.

Suzanne Hunt is an actor, director, and educator and is honored to direct her 12th play for SPF. At the Road she also directed Finding Fossils earning several Scenie Awards including Outstanding Director. Suzanne serves as Artistic Coordinator at the Classical Theatre Lab where she has directed The Last Days of Don Juan, The Country Wife, and many staged readings of classic plays, for CTL and the City of West Hollywood. Other directing: Three Sisters, Eurydice, Laramie Project, The Great Gatsby, and productions she devised and directed, When We Dream, inspired by the poetry of incarcerated youth and Nation of Immigrants, students personal stories of the immigrant experience. Suzanne has numerous credits as an actor in TV, film and commercials and in several award-winning plays. She is a certified teacher in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique, holds an MFA, an MA and is theatre faculty at Pasadena City College, California State University, Northridge and American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

“The Damage Done”

Jane – Liz Herron*
Dick – David Gianopoulos*
Musician/Singer – Dor Gvirtsman*

*Road Company Member