FREE READING SERIES
MAY 20, 2019, 7:00PM
SYNTAX PHYSIC OPERA-720-335-9203
RESERVATIONS 720-583-3975 (Tickets are free, but since the space is donated we ask that you purchase something from the venue-SEATING IS LIMITED)
AGON OF THE WEST
by Nina Alice Miller
Director Kate Poling
Starring Anne Oberbroeckling, Austin Lazek, John Hauser and Julie Wolf
Meredith is an itinerant college instructor who has reached the age where living contract to contract, small town to small town, is getting old. She is ready for a real place in the world. Could this Western town she has landed in become that place? The “real Westerners,” Meredith’s new boyfriend Jesse and his mother, LaNeve, will have a say in that. All are striving to shape a story of place and belonging. Can the West hold them all?
NINA ALICE MILLER
Nina Alice Miller is a playwright, occasional dramaturg and theatrical community-builder. She is co-founder and co-producer of Rough Draught Playwrights: A Theatrical Playground and a founding member of Dirtyfish Theater. Her plays include Nomads of Disaster (Millibo Art Theatre), Fisheaters (Vintage Theatre New Play Festival and a Creede Headwaters New Play finalist), The Living (Athena Project Festival), Nano Diving (Red Rocks Western Showcase), Bullies and Friends (commissioned for Mirror Image Arts), Delaware and American Herring (both And Toto too).
Kate Poling - Kate is excited to be directing for And Toto too again after previously directing for the 2018 Play Crawl. Kate's directing work includes Assistant Directing Benchmark Theatre's 1984, and directing numerous children's productions. Kate also acts with such companies as And Toto too and Miners Alley Playhouse. Enjoy the show!
Anne Oberbroeckling (LaNeve)
Anne has performed at the Curious Theatre (Intelligent Homosexual and After the Revolution), the Boulder Ensemble (Ripcord), The Arvada Center (Dividing the Estate and Cabaret), The Cherry Creek Theatre (Doubt and The Glass Menagerie) and with Abster Productions, August: Osage County. Regionally with: The Guthrie Theatre and Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis and worked for several seasons with the Old Creamery Theatre in Iowa!! Anne studied at Circle in the Square in New York.
AUSTIN LEZAK (JESSE)
Austin Lazek claims to be from Tennessee, though his origin story is a windy one. He studied film production and theater at the University of Miami, and has lived in Denver since 2015. Past local credits include The Tempest, Beau Jest, Sleeping Beauty, and Death of a Salesman. He is very excited to be back with “And Toto Too Theatre Co." When he isn't pretending to be someone else, he is driving his Jeep on crazy-long trips, rating movies on a two-star scale, and teaching kids all over Colorado.
JULIE KAYE WOLF
Julie is excited to work with And Toto Too once again. Julie received her B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from Emporia State University. She has been seen on stage around Denver at other theaters as Annie Sullivan-The Miracle Worker, Lenny McGrath-Crimes of the Heart, and Elizabeth Proctor-The Crucible. Other roles Julie is fond of are Edith Frank-The Diary of Anne Frank, Blanche Dubois-A Streetcar Named Desire, Lady Macbeth-Macbeth, and Belinda/Flavia-Noises Off. Jeff, you’re my forever favorite. Love to our fur-babies. And thanks to you, the audience, for supporting live theatre.
JOHN HAUSER (MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, a PROFESSOR, COP, RANCH KID/STUDENT)
John Hauser has recently been seen in Hooded or Being Black for Dummies at the Aurora Fox; Papercut at Local Theatre Company; and Death of a Salesman at the Edge theatre company.