The Free Reading Series
Show of Force by Beverly Coyle
September 11, 2018
Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway (Happy hour starts at 4)
Tickets FREE (we just ask that you purchase something from the venue as they are loaning us the space)
Show of Force is our first workshop in awhile and we are so excited to be developing this wonderful play that gives us insight into the world of our women veterans.
Four women come together in a Meet Up in the back room of a bar once a week to share their experiences and to help each other heal in a civilian world.
This play is being read in front of an audience for the first time and is the first step towards a full production in May of 2019. You can be there from the beginning. Please join us:
Beverly Coyle will join us at the reading and will be available to answer questions.
Director Susan Lyles
Dramaturg Patrick Elkins Zeglarski
Kate Poling (Smoke, Way Station & South Star)
Jenna Moll Reyes (Play Crawl, DCPA,BETC)
Kenya Fashaw (Colorisim (Henry Award Play); For Colored Girls...-5280 Coop)
Libby Arnold (Flowers in the Desert, Who Will Sing for Lena(Director))
As always-we are getting the space for free so we ask that you purchase something from the venue.
Beverly Coyle lives and writes in New York City. She is the author of In Troubled Waters which was
both a Times “Notable Book” and an American Library Association’s selection for “Ten Best Novels
of the Year”. Three of her novels were published by Penguin. Her first play, The Smoking Gun, was
part of a New York University summer play festival under the direction of Drew Barr, director of the
Broadway’s War Horse in both Amsterdam and Melbourne. Parallel Lives – a play about growing in
the segregated South – premiered at American Stage Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida. Her play of
monologues – In Our Own Voice: Women Veterans Tell Their Story – is a vital, decade-long seed of
Show of Force and has been performed at dozens of venues in New York City.
Jenna Moll Reyes (AEA)
Jenna Moll Reyes is a full time Denver Equity actor and guest teaching artist. She has worked with And Toto Too on several play crawls as an actor and director. Please be sure to catch her in her upcoming show The Wolves with the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company. For more info Jennamollreyes.com
Libby Arnold has acted & directed in New York, Los Angeles, Florida, New Mexico and Colorado. NY Off-Broadway: The Libertine (Theatre Row); Swimming With Watermelons (Vineyard Theatre); Six by Tenn (Red Room); Regional Credits: Woyzeck- A Workshop (Germinal Stage); Flowers in the Desert; Naked In Encino (And Toto Too); Leap, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Heidi Chronicles (DCPA Ed.); Pursuit of Happiness, Suddenly Last Summer, Night of the Living Dead, The Dead Guy, (The Hippodrome, FL); Three Times a Lady (Santa Monica Playhouse, CA). International Tours: Lysistrata (Greece), Our Town (Brazil). Ms. Arnold holds a M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Florida.
Kate Poling is thrilled to be working with And Toto Too again! Kate is a Denver native, and a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Along with acting, she also teaches theatre for DCPA, Arvada Center and MACC among others. Kate is also often seen at Miners Alley Playhouse as a regular in their Children's Theatre programming! Favorite roles include Viola (Twelfth Night, Foothills Theatre Co), and Julie (Smoke, And Toto Too).
Kenya Fashaw, better known by her stage name Mahogany, is a well known spoken word artist, actress, musician and Henry Award winning Playwright. Kenya has been a part of several different play productions in the Denver/Aurora area. Kenya is excited to be taking on new projects not only as an actress, but as a playwright and director. She is grateful to be a part of a And Toto too's workshop and looking forward to future projects with them as well.