SPF 14: A Brief List of Everyone Who Died

Sunday, July 9th @ 4:00 PM PST
Written By Jacob Marx Rice
Directed By Daphnie Sicre

Graciela would really like everyone to stop dying. After the scarring loss of her beloved dog Buster at the age of five, Graciela decides that no one she loves will ever die. But stopping death is easier said than done. Wickedly funny and deeply humane, A Brief List of Everyone Who Died tells the story of all the deaths that make up a life.

Jacob Marx Rice is a playwright and screenwriter. His plays have been produced and developed in over a dozen cities on three continents at theaters including The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, The Finborough Theatre in London, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Flea Theater, EST, and Atlantic Theatre Stage 2. His play Chemistry was hailed by The Guardian as “remarkable for its tender compassion.” Jacob’s plays won the Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award from the Kennedy Center, an Ensemble Studio Theater Sloan Commission, and Best Of awards from Fringe Festivals around the world.
As a screenwriter, he won a Sloan Screenwriting Grant and the Faculty Award from NYU, and he was a semi-finalist for The Nicholl Fellowship. He is currently in development with Anonymous Content on his first feature. Jacob also wrote See Through, a short film featuring Tony-nominee Lauren Ridloff (The Sound of Metal, Marvel’s Eternals), which premiered at the Austin Film Festival.

Daphnie Sicre, PhD. (she/her/ella) is a multi-hyphenated artist. She is a director/dramaturg/scholar/educator who shares a deep passion for Black and Latinx perspectives in theatre, especially AfroLatinidad. Engaging in anti-racist and culturally competent theatre practices, she helps bring stories from the page to the stage. This summer she is directing multiple stage readings in Los Angeles and New York City. Her latest’s show, Sama Sama: Solidarity in the fields (East West Players) is touring LA until November. She’s directed for Skylight Theatre, Playwrights’ Arena, Greenway Court Theatre, Garry Marshall Theatre, The Road Theatre, San Diego Rep/Latinx New Play Festival, The Robey Theatre, The Fountain Theatre, Circle X, The Hollywood Fringe/New Musicals Inc, Austin Latinx New Play Festival, FringeNYC, First Foot Productions, the Blindspot Collective, BMCC, NYU, & Columbia University. Her directing debut at LMU was In the Heights before the pandemic hit, followed by Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. She also directed Stranger by Kendra Augustin (Stage Black) where she won Best Director and the AUDELCO nominated Not About Eve by Karl O’Brian Williams (Braata Productions). www.daphniesicre.com IG: drsicrelovestheatre

“A Brief List of Everyone Who Died”

Gracie/Grace/Graciela – Adela Paez*
Raul – Johnny Rey Diaz*
Anne – Avery Clyde*
Jordan – Rogelio Douglas III*
Cass – Hayden Bishop*
Stage Directions – Susie Lever*

*Road Company Member