The following scripts will be read on May 16, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at The Players Club in Manhattan. Both writers will participate in a Q & A with WGAE President Michael Winship following the readings. Directed by Ellen Novack with casting by Caroline Sinclair Casting.
STATESIDE tells the story of a U.S. Army Reserve unit back home in the States during wartime, and the many complications that ensue from that kind of service.
CHARLES EVERED is a former Naval Reserve officer, a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and the author of several published plays. Recently, he directed Emmy winners Bebe Neuwirth, Peter Coyote and Ethan Peck in the feature film ADOPT A SAILOR, which was an official selection at more than twenty national and international film festivals, going on to premiere on Showtime. It was distributed by Echo Bridge Entertainment. He just directed Academy Award nominee Michael O'Keefe in the feature film A THOUSAND CUTS, which premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. www.CharlesEvered.com
BRAWLER is the story of Manny Murillo, a Cuban-American MMA fighter trying to break free from the cycle of violence that has wrecked his marriage and threatens to wreck his life, even as it has made him a rising star in the sport and a patron to his friends and extended family.
ZAYD DOHRN is a playwright and screenwriter. His plays include OUTSIDE PEOPLE (The Vineyard Theatre/Naked Angels), WANT (Steppenwolf), SICK (Berkshire Theatre Festival) and REBORNING (The Public/SPF). His work has also been produced and developed at Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, South Coast Rep, Ars Nova, Kitchen Dog, Theatre for One, Boston Playwrights’, New York Theatre Workshop, the Alliance Theatre, Alchemy Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre of London, among others. He is currently writing screenplays for The American Film Company, Voltage Pictures and Vox3 Films, and developing a drama series at HBO. He earned his MFA from NYU and was a Lila Acheson Wallace Fellow at Juilliard, where he twice received Lincoln Center’s Lecomte du Nouy Prize. He is a member of the WGAE and the Dramatists Guild.