Under Construction: Reach

Saturday, October 24th
Written By Jennie Webb
Directed By Susan Diol

 A short comedy about the ways in which we connect, or try to, Reach takes a peek at socially-distanced friends during a time when the dual pandemics of Covid-19 and Racism hit Los Angelenos—and bring them together—in rather revealing ways.  

Jennie Webb is an LA-based playwright and dramaturg (she created the new play development program, Seedlings, at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum) with works including “Currency,” “Yard Sale Signs,” “Smiling Cat Candy Heart,” “Remodeling Plans,” “Unclaimed Assets,” “On Tuesday,” “It’s Not About Race,” “Rebecca on the Bus,” “Brand New Script” and “Buying a House” produced locally by Inkwell Theater, Rogue Machine Theatre, EST/LA, Santa Monica Rep, Virginia Avenue Project, Theatre of NOTE and La Jolla Playhouse’s WOW Festival as well as in Canada, the UK, India and Iceland. Her plays have been developed and presented by Great Plains Theatre Conferences, The Playwrights’ Center, Moving Arts MADlab, Blank Theatre, Playground-LA, National Winter Playwrights Retreat, Little Black Dress INK Festivals, Protest Plays Project, PlagueWrites, Climate Change Theatre Action, Rogue Artist Ensemble’s Rogue Lab, Road Theatre Summer Playwrights Festivals and currently, “Under Construction” at the Road. National recognition includes Finalist (O’Neill Playwrights Conference, City Theatre Short Play Festival) and Semi-Finalist (O’Neill, PlayPenn, Athena Project, Trustus Theatre Festival) nods; she is the recipient of Max K. Lerner Playwriting Fellowships and a Women in Theatre Red Carpet Award. Member: the Playwrights Union, EST/LA, Honor Roll!, Dramatists Guild; co-founder: LA Female Playwrights Initiative (LAFPI). jenniewebbsite.com @jenniewebbsite

Susan Diol (Actress/Director) has directed SUCKIN INJUN for the Fringe Fest, Numerous ROAD THEATRE readings- ADAPTATION.RESILIENCE, A HISTORY OF STONE,  NEVER NOT ONCE, GRACE OF GOD(SPF9), RECYCLING HAZEL, LOVE THROUGH THE CRACKS OF TIME, WHATEVER YOUR HEART DESIRES, THE COLD INSIDE, FOOD AND DRINK, KINDLING, and PLAYDATE (SPF).  Short films Directed: TRICK OR TEA, I REMEMBER TREES, INTERNAL GRAFFITI, THE EASTERN WESTERN SINGER and DEAR SUPERHERO. Her play, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AGGIE MCGEE was in SPF 7.  She acted at THE ROAD THEATRE in AKTIAG and MELISSA ARCTIC. CAFE SOCIETY at the Odyssey, DEAD MANS CELLPHONE at ICT, and STATIONS at the Zephyr.  OPERA  COMIQUE at the Kennedy Center, YOU NEVER CAN TELL on Broadway, THREE SISTERS Off Broadway and TWELFTH NIGHT at Alaska Rep. Over 50 guest starring roles on TV from SEINFELD to DAYS OF OUR LIVES to NCIS and STAR TREK.  And many Indy films

REACH

Jeffrey – Brian Cole*
Claudia – Judith Moreland*
Janet – Carlyle King*

*Road Company Member