SPF 14: Everyone is Doing Fine

Sunday, July 16th @ 3:00 PM PST
Written By James Odin Wade
Directed By Brian Shnipper

Art, sex, and capitalism collide in this fast-paced comedy-drama. When two listless art school friends are hired by a hedge fund manager with more than a few secrets, the liaisons become dangerous, the figures are high and futures are bought and sold.

James Odin Wade is a playwright and screenwriter based in Calgary, Alberta. His plays have been produced in cities across North America, including Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Regina, Toronto, and Chicago. As a playwright, he has collaborated with theatre organizations including Lunchbox Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Workshop West Playwrights Theatre, multiple Canadian Fringe Festivals, The University of Calgary, Sage Theatre’s Ignite! Festival, Death & Pretzels, and Steel River Playhouse. He has garnered awards from across Canada and the United States including The Alberta Playwriting Competition (Helmut’s Big Day), The National One-Act Playwriting Competition (In Case of Fire), and the Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival’s One-Act Play Contest (By the Book). He holds a BFA from the University of Lethbridge and an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Calgary.

Brian Shnipper conceived and directed the world premiere of STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS (Los Angeles Drama Critics Award) at the Coronet Theatre where it was hailed in the Los Angeles Times as “a burgeoning phenomenon” and a “vital achievement”. It has since been performed in over 100 theatres around the world including the Minetta Lane Theatre in New York. Off Broadway: STANDING ON CEREMONY (New York Theatre Workshop), the world premiere of Will Scheffer’s ALIEN BOY (OOBR Award), LUBNA and FAMILY COMMITMENT (EST). Regional credits include the U.S. premiere of Daniel MacIvor’s THE BEST BROTHERS, RED, OPUS and BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE (Ensemble Theatre Company), INTO THE BREECHES! (International City Theatre), THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX, MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET (Colony Theatre), A VIEW OF THE MOUNTAINS (Pasadena Playhouse), ICU (Circle X Theatre starring Caroline Aaron), TRAILS (Broadway Rose), VOICE OF GOOD HOPE about the life of Barbara Jordan starring Frankie Faison (Luna Stage – Star Ledger’s pick for the Year’s 10 Best), MALA (CoHo Productions). The world premiere of Wendy MacLeod’s UNDESCENDED, SAY YOU LOVE SATAN and ALL THE RAGE (Attic Theatre – Artistic Director 2008 – 2010). He served as Artistic Director for 12 Miles West Theatre Company in New Jersey (1998 – 2001) where his credits include the world premieres of Joyce Carol Oates’ SEPARATED and Nagle Jackson’s BARNEY DOWNSIZED. Other 12MW credits: BLUFF, PRIVATE EYES, ALL THE RAGE, THREE VIEWINGS, THE NOTEBOOK OF TRIGORIN, A HOTEL ON MARVIN GARDENS, THE WATER CHILDREN, THE MISANTHROPE, BRUTALITY OF FACT, THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED) and HITTING FOR THE CYCLE. Mr. Shnipper returned to his alma mater, Montclair State University, to direct Lanford Wilson’s BALM IN GILEAD which was a regional finalist for the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival. Playwright: FAMILY COMMITMENT (EST), an adaptation of Harry Kondoleon’s DIARY OF A LOST BOY co-written with Connie Congdon (New Dramatists), IT’S NOT UNUSUAL, WHAT I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN (Profile Theatre) and WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW (Smith and Kraus Best 10 minute Plays 2019. Winner of Spotlight Award for best unproduced work).

“Everyone is Doing Fine”

Daniel Williams – Rogelio Douglas III*
Anika Desai – Anisha Adusumilli
Caleb Keith – Dor Gvirtsman
Stage Directions – Nick Marcone*

*Road Company Member