Discovery Bay Players co-produces/sponsors literate transformative plays by Irish and Irish-American playwrights. So far, we have helped two nonprofit theatres present shows using professional-level talent in Seattle and Port Townsend WA under the auspices of the Actors' Equity Members' Project Code. We sponsor follow-up efforts to locate other professional markets and venues for these projects. For instance, we helped cover fees for entering Winter Bird in international screenplay competitions (www.winterbirdmovie.com). We also produce a few staged readings of selected scripts.
Discovery Bay Players is currently sorting through several ideas for its next production. Perhaps a totally new show, a reprise of Faith Healer or Winter Bird, a play reading, or cosponsoring a local amateur group in a production under the Actors' Equity Members' Project Code.
If you would like to help Produce, Co-Produce, or Sponsor a particular show, let us know by filling in your name, email address, and area of interest on the form provided. We are always looking for volunteers. If you like being a Theatre Angel, we may become affiliated with a non-profit corporation capable of receiving tax-exempt charitable donations. Discovery Bay Players has been a member of Theatre Puget Sound 2010-2017.
Peter Seacliff, former physician remorseful over his wife’s assisted suicide, buries himself in work as a Rare Book Room librarian. He crosses paths with Thiera, a mysterious blond woman, with reason enough to haunt the desolate Alaskan woods these past hundred years. With Sean Boyle, Irish-American teenager, leading the hunt, Peter and Thiera’s fates irretrievably entwine as we explore perception and transfiguration with gothic and humorous twists. Their subconscious need for each other leads to climactic mutual redemption. The other four roles are Alfred Pettibone (head librarian), Evelyn Finch (ancient birdwatcher), Killbear (Native-American policewoman), and Bob (non- speaking janitor/ghost/Audubon voice).
NOTE: A composite set represents a log cabin and a public library. Rapid scene changes are basically lighting shifts. Acting and language can carry a black-box show. Larger theaters should feature props, special effects, an owl-wing costume, and brief simulated nudity.
Potential producers can request a copy (PDF file) of the full script at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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