SPF 14: Reckonings
In a cottage shrouded by thick fog, an aging artist must reckon with the ghosts of his past, at first on the canvas and then, more alarmingly, at his front door.
Jack Bushnell’s previous plays, The Infinity Monologues, Seal Skin, and Focus Group, have run the gauntlets of a number of national playwriting contests and festivals, and have managed to survive as finalists or winners in a few of them, including those sponsored by Ashland’s New Plays Festival, the Landing Theatre, the Arts Club of Washington (D.C.), Full Circle Theatre, and the Chameleon Theatre Circle. While his dramatic works have been performed as professional readings at festivals and regional theatres, they have yet to see full staged production. His prose work has won awards, and has been shortlisted twice for Houghton Mifflin’s annual Best American Essays series. Jack has summered on an island off the coast of Maine since he was a child, but he lives year-round with his wife Jenny in western Wisconsin, where the long winters promote tracking, skate-skiing, warm fires, and writing.
Lori Tubert is a national award winning Writer, Producer, Director and Script Doctor. As an Actress/Singer, Lori has appeared in a variety of Stage, Film and TV Productions. Top highlights include the third lead in the National Tour of “Sugar Babies” with Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller, and, at a very young age, working with Bette Davis for five weeks on a film for Universal titled “The Dark Secret of harvest Home.” Ms. Tubert has also written three plays that have all been nominated for awards, “Mud Pies and White Dresses”, “The Seed” and “Throwing Stones.” Her adaptation of an N. Scott Momaday script, “The Indolent Boys” garnered her critical acclaim and national awards for both script adaptation and direction. She wrote, produced and directed live radio productions at the Autry Museum of Western Heratage including two of her own projects, co-written with Rico Freedman, “Mitzvah on the Mesa,” and “The Prospect of Glory.” which aired on public radio. Her direction of the depression era play “Women of Worth” once again garnered her nominations. In Los Angeles, she has directed plays at Anteaus, Inner City Arts, Plaza De La Raza, The Whitefire, The Victory, Group Rep, The Secret Rose, and others.