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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The Cast of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip– “The Long Lead Story”
Martha O’Dell- Elizabeth Morriss
Matt Albie- Mark Kreder
Tom Jeter- Saiya Floyd
Danny Tripp- David Armstrong
Jordan McDeere- Leigh
Cal Shanley- Christopher Prentice
Harriet Hayes- Alison Louder
Jack Rudolph- Robert Skanes
Simon Stiles- Aundreya Thompson
Wilson White- Olivia McCargar
Trevor Laughlin- Miriam Bachman
Martin- Dom Harvey
Robbie- Hilary Wartinger
Sting- Laura Hubbard
Alex- Scott Garland
Suzanne- Shalyn McFaul
Waitress- Nicole Falgoust
Lauren Graham- Gaby Grice
Lilly- Melissa Wright
The Cast of The West Wing– “17 People”
President Bartlet- Shalyn McFaul
Toby Ziegler- Scott Garland
Ainsley Hayes- Nicole Falgoust
Sam Seaborn- Laura Hubbard
Josh Lyman- Elizabeth Ramirez
Donna Moss- Olivia McCargar
Charlie Young- Aundreya Thompson
Leo McGarry- Weldon Goree
Ed- Miriam Bachman
Larry- Hilary Wartinger