Becky And Her Lung Transplant
Monday April 16th
BECKY AND HER LUNG TRANSPLANT
Written by William Missouri Downs and Lucy Wright
Directed by Aurora Culver
A new comedy. Sylvia, a divorced Hollywood screenwriter fueled by antidepressants, is losing her grip as her writing career slides into middle-aged female oblivion. To make things worse, her teen-aged son thinks that the NSA has hacked his computer so that when he plays the video game ‘Drone Strike’ he’s actually killing people in Afghanistan. Desperate for work Sylvia takes a crap job writing a “based on a true story” screenplay about a little girl’s lung transplant, but soon questions if the lung story or her son’s NSA narrative have any basis in reality. The result is a new dramedy about our modern world in which perception is more important than truth.
Laura Gardner, Katherine Newcomer-Curcio, Mary-Pat Green, Kalev Rudolph
Lucy Wright was nominated for the Directors Guild of America's Lillian Gish Award for her film adaptation of Eudora Welty's The Hitch-hikers. She wrote the play Kabuki Medea, which was produced at the Kennedy Center, the Berkeley Rep, the Durban Performing Arts Center in South Africa and The International Theatre Festival in Israel. Lucy holds an MFA in Voice, Speech and Dialects Coaching and Training from the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver. She is a certified Fitzmaurice Voicework teacher. Also an actress, some of her favorite roles include Boo in The Last Night Of Ballyhoo at the Fox Theatre in Denver, Amanda in The Glass Menagerie at the Boulder Rep, and Judy Shepard in the HBO film The Laramie Project.
William Missouri Downs has an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA. He’s been a staff and freelance writer on several NBC sitcoms. Last year he optioned a TV pilot to producer Meryl Poster. William has won two rolling premieres from the National New Play Network (Women Playing Hamlet and The Exit Interview). He’s twice been a finalist at the Eugene O’Neill (Mad Gravity & How To Steal A Picasso). He’s had over one hundred and fifty productions of his plays including productions in Spain, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Austria, India, and South Korea. He has published eleven plays with Samuel French, Playscripts, and others. Also a director he recently directed Stupid F@#king Bird at the Salt Lake Acting Company.
Together, Lucy and William wrote the book The Art of Theatre an introduction to theatre textbook that is now in its 4th edition and been used by over 100,000 students across the United States.
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6500 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, 90038, CA, United States