A reclusive fiction writer diagnosed with dementia must depend upon a troubled young caretaker to complete her autobiography. In a symbiotic battle of wills, they delve into the dark woods of the past, unearthing a tragedy that shatters their notions of language, loneliness and essential self. Most plays depend on words, but words are the crux of Jennifer Haley's play. For the writer, the telling of stories and memories, lies and truths, relies on words. What do you do when the words won’t come anymore?
Jennifer Haley is a playwright whose work delves into ethics in virtual reality and the impact of technology on our human relationships, identity, and desire. She won the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play, THE NETHER, which premiered with Center Theatre Group at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles, was subsequently produced Off-Broadway by MCC Theater and in London by Headlong Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre, with a West End transfer to the Duke of York Theatre. THE NETHER has since been produced in twenty-one countries and translated into fifteen languages. Other plays include NEIGHBORHOOD 3: REQUISITION OF DOOM, a horror story about suburban video game addiction, and FROGGY, a noir thriller with interactive media. Jennifer has worked with Woolly Mammoth Theatre, the Humana Festival of New Plays, The Banff Centre, Sundance Theatre Lab, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Lark Play Development Center, PlayPenn, and Page 73. For television, she has written on Netflix’s Hemlock Grove and Mindhunter. She is a member of New Dramatists in New York City and lives in Los Angeles, where she founded The Playwrights Union.
Roxanne Fay is an actor, playwright and Artistic Director for Circle in The Water.
As playwright, she has been awarded a fellowship by the Hosking House Trust in Stratford Upon Avon and the Hawthornden Writers’ Fellowship at Hawthornden Castle, Scotland. Roxanne is a regular theatre coordinator for the Dali Museum, and her first film, BRETON AND THE MUSE: A MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, was a focal point of their exhibition coordinated with Le Centre Pompidou (Paris). Look for an encore performance of Jeffrey Hatcher’s A PICASSO at the Dali on April 18, 2022.
As an actor, Roxanne was most recently seen as Lear’s Fool in Tampa Repertory Theatre’s KING LEAR. Roxanne has been recognized for her work with Bridge Street Theatre (NY) as Mary Tyrone in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Leni Riefenstahl in LENI, and Beatrice in THE EFFECT Of GAMMA RAYS On MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS. Roxanne is an Artistic Associate and board member at Jobsite Theater (Tampa). Her roles there include Sister Aloysius in DOUBT, Prospero (THE TEMPEST), Feste (TWELFTH NIGHT), Touchstone (AS YOU LIKE IT), Beatrice (MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING), and Paige in HIR (recognized in top 10 performances of the decade). Roles with freeFall Theatre (St. Petersburg) include Dr. Emma Brookner in THE NORMAL HEART and Nurse Ratched in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST .
Debbie Yones is regional actor who was most recently seen in The Off-Central Players’ inaugural show, RASHEEDA SPEAKING. Other performances have included: FABRICATION!, an original work by her BREADCRUMBS costar, Roxanne Fay; GOD OF CARNAGE and SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR both directed by Alan Mohney, Jr.; and LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE. She has been honored to lend her voice to American Stage’s ‘21st Century Voices: New Play Festival’, and Tampa Rep’s ‘Conversation Starters’. Other favorites include GREY UMBRELLA written and directed by Patrick Brafford, PARFUMERIE, CRIMES OF THE HEART, and UNCOMMON WOMEN AND OTHERS. When not on stage, Debbie is the Executive Director of Voices of Hope for Aphasia, a nonprofit organization helping people with a language disorder due to stroke or brain injury live life to the fullest! Every day, she is inspired by their perseverance, and positive outlook. Her favorite roles in life are as partner to the wonderful Alan Mohney Jr and momma to our silly puppy, Josie! 4AT
Alan Mohney Jr studied Theatre at Greensboro College (N.C.) and has been working as a director, actor, and set designer in the Tampa Bay area for the past 16 years. Recent directing credits include, KALAMAZOO, GOD OF CARNAGE, SAME TIME NEXT YEAR, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, MOONLIGHT & MAGNOLIAS, SYLVIA, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE, DIXIE SWIM CLUB and ALL IN THE TIMING. Acting credits include: FULLY COMMITTED (Sam) for Early Bird Dinner Theater; DINNER WITH FRIENDS (Tom) for Tampa Repertory Theatre; NO EXIT (Cradeau), FREUDIAN SLIP (DaVinci) DREAM CHILD (Caterpillar / Hatter), FABRICATION (The Surrealist Man) for Circle in the Water; JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH (Ladahlord) for ThinkTank Theatre; WHITE FANG (Beauty Smith), UNDER FIRE (Father Thomas/Regis), ASSASSINS (Charles Guiteau) for FreeFall Theatre Company; and THE COLONY (The Doctor) for American Stage; as well as PARFUMERIE (George Horvath), MODIGLIANI (Utrillo), and 1776 (Richard Henry Lee).
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