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.
This season we’re taking on a selection of Twentieth Century Classics, beginning with Reginald Rose’s ensemble masterpiece Twelve Angry Men (played by us as Twelve Angry Jurors).
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The Cast of Twelve Angry Men
Jury Foreman- Michael Ross Albert
Juror Two- Olivia Jon
Juror Three- Christopher Prentice
Juror Four- Anne van Leeuwen
Juror Five- Ziad Ek
Juror Six- Laura Hubbard
Juror Seven- Melissa Wright
Juror Eight- Shalyn Bass-McFaul
Juror Nine- Grace Smith
Juror Ten- Shawn Wilson
Juror Eleven- Basel Daoud
Juror Twelve- Jake Silburt
Judge- Nicole Falgoust
Guard- Saiya Floyd
Stage Directions- Mark Kreder