From the bottom of our collective heart, we wish to express our gratitude to all of you who came out to Human Contact. It was our biggest show, our most ambitious in many ways, and getting the comments we’ve gotten has been immensely gratifying. We will not forget it.
Unreliable Narrator will be back in 2015, but keep your eye on this space and our various social networking junk for the stuff we’ll be doing until then.
Thanks again to you all.
"Human Contact: Short Sci-Fi Plays" is an evening of five thought-provoking one-acts that ask whether technology robs the soul or augments it. These original tales explore the evolution of the nature of humankind as we confront aliens, time travel, self-directed evolution, and more. With well-crafted stories performed by a large cast of Boston’s finest actors, “Human Contact” is a unique vision of the 21st Century’s future.
Human Contact runs July 11-19 at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. Tickets are $15, $12 for students and seniors. Order ‘em up from BPT right here and now.
THE CAST OF “HUMAN CONTACT: SHORT SCI-FI PLAYS”
Thanks to all who auditioned. “Human Contact” runs July 11-19 at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. Tickets will be on sale shortly.
Directed by Liz Adams
Brent: Matthew B. Arnold
The Captain: Mary Ferrara
Ambassador Sclepa: Ruth Fontanella
Directed by Andy Hicks
Melora: Alyce Householter
Steph: Marge Dunn
Chris: Katharine Daly
Melora’s Dad: Steve Auger
Gerald: Brian Keller
Directed by Wanda Strukus
Harvey: Patrick Molloy
K’Roi-Luk: Alexis Jade
Directed by Amy Bennett-Zendzian
Leslie (Real): Brian Edgar
Denise/Eponine: Kitty Drexel
Leslie (Virtual): Emily Sheeran
Jasper: Nick Bennett-Zendzian
Brenna: Pearl Shin
Directed by Thomas P. Kee
1: Kimberly Mae
2: Katharine Daly
3: Casey Preston
As Human Contact: Short Sci-Fi Plays slowly makes it’s way into the world, UN is dusting off the clipboards, packing tape, and mass e-mails necessary to make the auditions a success.
Human Contact runs July 11-19 at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, and you can find ticket info here when it’s time to go on sale.
Meanwhile, check out the new Human Contact tumblr blog at humancontactshorts.tumblr.com. Currently featuring beautiful sci-fi art from around the web, the tumblr blog will be your home for more and more Human Contact stuff over the next twelve weeks, including podcasts, rehearsal photos, and more.
Thank you for all your attention and support.
Here, now, the assemblage of skilled sci-fi theater artists that will make Human Contact look awesome on the stage.
LIGHTING: “Hack, Punt, Tool” alum and MIT theater veteran ALLISON SCHNEIDER.
SOUND: Returning “Paranormal” alum and Post-Meridian Radio Players veteran NEIL MARSH.
COSTUMES: Returning “2010” veteran and costumer for Flat Earth’s recent all-dystopian season CARA CHIARAMONTE.
SET: Returning “2010” veteran and set designer for Gold Dust Orphans, Hovey Players, and more J.P. NADEAU.
MAKE-UP: Theatre @ First and Post Meridian Radio Players veteran ZEPH WORKS.
Unreliable Narrator announces auditions for HUMAN CONTACT: SHORT SCI-FI PLAYS, an evening of five original 20-minute comedies and dramas featuring aliens, time travel, self-directed evolution, and more. Eighteen non-Equity actors of all races, genders, ages, and ethnicities will be cast. Performances will be at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre on July 11-13 and 17-19. Small stipend available.
Auditions are April 28 and 29 at 7-10 PM, with callbacks on the evening of April 30, at Responsible Grace Church off Davis Square, 52 Russell Street, Cambridge, MA. Rehearsals will begin in May or June. Tech is on the evenings of July 6-10.
Audition time slots are available on both April 28 and 29 at 7, 8, or 9 PM. Send your resume/headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your top two time slot preferences. Actors should bring a monologue and be prepared to read sides from one or more of the shows.
Character descriptions are available at http://untg.tumblr.com/hccharacters
These five plays, and these directors, make up the Voltron of HUMAN CONTACT: SHORT SCI-FI PLAYS, coming your way this July 11-19 at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. Here they go:
REEVOLVING. An accident wipes the memories of one human and two aliens alone on a space station. Who are they and what are they to each other? Directed by THOMAS P. KEE.
BUCKET LIST. A time-travelling overachieving grad student must tackle questions of love and family while dodging a jealous academic rival, all out of linear order. Directed by ANDY HICKS.
ANY BURDEN. A young bar-hopper becomes a pawn in a high-stakes peace negotiation, and his only chance at freedom lies in making a telepathic connection with a starship captain with a tortured past. Directed by LIZ ADAMS.
THE NANOBOTS. A human and an alien decide to give an intimate relationship a go with the help of advanced nanotechnology. Will they make it? Directed by WANDA STRUKUS.
REAL. A retired veteran from the losing side of a war uses virtual reality to make a fresh start, but how long can he keep going before he is exposed? Directed by AMY BENNETT-ZENDZIAN.
Gosh folks…you just have to audition for these directors. You can do so on APRIL 28 & 29. Full audition info can be found here.