These are crazy times and we’ve all taken on a bunch of new projects as we socially isolate in order to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
We’re donating where we can, we’re cleaning the pantry, we’re organizing the 2300+ title dvd library. We finished work on the Nominee Interview Series even though the live event for our yearly Critics’ Pick Awards had to be cancelled (we’ve still got trophies to give out, eventually). We started the Corona Movie Club to help curb our boredom and constant need to talk about movies with other human beings. I’m even watching network procedurals and actually writing about them.
But what we all really need is comfort. We need our favourite things and our favourite people and right now those are hard to come by so we have to do everything we can to bring them together whenever possible. Our solution was to gather some of our favourite people every Saturday night throughout quarantine to read scripts over Zoom. We read all 38 Shakespeare plays in six months. Then we kept going. We decided to create mini-seasons featuring highlights from the canons of major writers across generations, plus a few bonus episodes thrown in. There’s a lot more to come, so stay tuned.
For Sorkin Season, our troupe will be reading selections from the work of Aaron Sorkin both onstage and onscreen.
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Lance Cpl Harold W. Dawson- Mo Kamaly
Pfc Louden Downey- Kyle McDonald
Lt j.g. Daniel A Kaffee- Anne van Leeuwen
Lt. j.g. Sam Weinberg- Nicole Falgoust
Lt. Comdr. Joanne Galloway- Cass Van Wyck
Lt. Jack Ross- Lauren Horejda
Capt. Matthew A. Markinson- Weldon Goree
Lt. Jonathan James Kendrick- Scott Garland
Lt. Col. Nathan Jessep- Jamie Johnson
Capt. Julius Alexander Randolph- Mark Kreder
Capt. Isaac Whitaker/MP- Marlo Shaw
Cpl. Jeffrey Owen Howard- Luis Fernandes
Cmdr. Walter Stone- Christopher Prentice
Pfc. William T Santiago- Shawn Lall
Dave- Elizabeth Morriss
Lyle/Tom- Andrew Hawley
Dunn/Marine- Kearyn Vos
Thomas/Marine- Laura Hubbard
Hammaker/Marines- Miriam Bachman
Orderly- Melissa Wright
Sergeant at Arms- Haley Dinel