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Washed Up on the Potomac

Sandbox Series World Premiere

Sandbox Series World Premiere

August 8 – September 1, 2018

Tickets: $30

Run time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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Washed Up on the Potomac

Written by Lynn Rosen

Directed by José Zayas

Presented at The Custom Made Theatre

PLAY DETAILS

Order is the name of the game in this D.C. proofreading office, but everything is a bit off today. It’s ninety degrees in October, a costly mistake has been made on an important account, and someone is going to get fired. As three proofreaders ponder their futures, they become haunted and inspired by memories of a coworker whose body may have washed up on the banks of the Potomac today. Who will be the next to go? Or are they already gone?

THE CAST

PHOTOS

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

THE CREATIVE TEAM

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Lynn Rosen (Playwright) Lynn’s plays have been produced or developed with: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Actors Theatre of Louisville, New Georges, UC Santa Barbara’s Launch Pad (commission/production), Women’s Project, Ensemble Studio Theatre (three EST/Sloan New Play Commissions), The Pool, Centerstage – Baltimore, Studio Theatre, Red Bull Theater, Working Theater, Barrington Stage, SPACE on Ryder Farm, The New Group, The Lark (Writing Fellow), terraNOVA Collective, New Harmony Project (Writer in Residence 2017), GEVA, Fault Line, The Brick, The 52nd Street Project, among others. Lynn cowrites/co-created the award-winning web series Darwin, directed by Emmywinner Carrie Preston, which was named one of the “Top Ten Best Web Series of 2015” by Paste Magazine. Most recently: Lynn’s short play, I Love You, was recorded for Playing On Air, starring Bill Irwin and Steven Boyer, directed by David Auburn; Washed Up On The Potomac, produced by Lynn’s playwrightdriven theatre company The Pool @ The Flea, NYC, directed by José Zayas; development of her farce The Imperialists with New Dramatists and New Neighborhood, directed by Christian Parker. Current Commissions: Gurley! A musical about Helen Gurley Brown and Betty Friedan, developed with rock duo, The Kilbanes, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley commission; Chasing Totality, an exploration of the space race, EST/Sloan Commission with director/producer Kay Matschullat; The Claudias – A Revenge Play, Red Bull Theatre commission; Legerdemain, developed with director Julie Kramer, Audrey Residency/New Georges. Lynn grew up in Gary, Indiana, has a BA in Theater Arts from Brandeis University, and resides in NYC. She is a Resident Playwright at New Dramatists.

San Francisco Playhouse’s production of Washed Up on the Potomac is made possible by Sandbox Series Producer Rowland Weinstein; Producer Sandra Hess; and Associate Producers Karla Jones, Barbara & Saul Rockman and Tappan Wilder.

ABOUT THE VENUE

The Custom Made Theater is located in the heart of the Theater District just one block north of Union Square at 533 Sutter St, Second Floor. The 99-seat proscenium theater is a premiere independent venue in San Francisco and the former home of SF Playhouse.

The Custom Made Theater does not have a dedicated parking lot but is walking distance from the Powell Street BART/MUNI station as well as the Geary and Sutter Buses.

The Custom Made Theater | 533 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102 | (415) 798-2682

 

Jose Zayas

José Zayas

José Zayas (Director) José has directed over 100 productions in New York, regionally and internationally. Recent credits include: The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir (BAM, Mass MoCa, US and European Tour), A Nonesuch Celebration (BAM), Undocumented (Joe’s Pub), Exquisite AgonyBlind SpotIn The Name of SalomeAunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (Ace and Hola awards for best production and direction), Burundanga, The House of the Spirits (Ace Awards, Hola Award and Ovation awards for best production and direction), Your Name Will Follow You HomeLa Nena Se CasaLove in the Time of CholeraIn the Time of the ButterfliesMadre (el drama padre)Besame MuchoNowhere on the Border, and Barcelo on the Rocks (Repertorio Español), Washed Up on the Potomac (Flea Theater), Pinkolandia and El Coqui Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom (Two River Theatre), Corazon Eterno (Mixed Blood), Southern Promises and Strom Thurmond is not a Racist (PS 122, Brick), Useless (IRT), Father of Lies and Vengeance Can Wait (PS122); P.S. Jones and the Frozen CityFeeder: A Love Story (TerraNOVA Collective); Okay, Mrs. Jones and the Man From Dixieland (EST), The Idea of Me (Cherry Lane Theatre), The Queen Bees (Queens Theatre in the Park), Manuel Vs. The Statue of Liberty and Children of Salt (NYMF), Cancun, Chronicle of a Death Foretold (Gala Theatre, DC), Wedding DressThe Island of Lonely Men (Teatro Espressivo, Costa Rica). He has premiered works by Nilo Cruz, Caridad Svich, Robert Askins, Thomas Bradshaw, Duncan Sheik, Steven Sater, Taylor Mac, Marco Antonio Rodriguez, Lynn Rosen, Saviana Stanescu, Carlos Murillo, Rob Urbinati, Kristina Poe, Catherine Filloux, James Carter, Gerardo Cardenas, Matt Barbot and Jordi Galceran. He was assistant director for Talk Radio directed by Robert Falls, Regrets Only directed by Christopher Ashley, and Come Back Little Sheba directed by Michael Pressman. Awards: Ace, Hola Awards, Premios Ati, Ovation. nytheatre.com: People of the Year. Drama League Fellow, Lincoln Center’s Director’s Lab, SoHo Rep Writers/Director’s Lab, NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors, Ensemble Studio Theatre member, Resident Director Repertorio Español. Born in Puerto Rico, he graduated from Harvard and Carnegie Mellon University.

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Melissa Quine*

Melissa Quine*

Melissa Quine* is an actor and educator based in San Francisco. She has been lucky enough to play with the likes of A Behanding in Spokane, Tigers Be Still, Slasher, and Born Yesterday (San Francisco Playhouse), Trouble in Mind (Aurora Theatre Company), Arcadia and Northanger Abbey (Pear Theatre), Hamlet (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival), Symmetry Theatre, and Playwrights Foundation. Melissa works with the Standardized Patient Program at Stanford University School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Vermont where she was a Division I athlete and performing arts major. Melissa is the recipient of the 2016 Titan Award and is a proud member of Theatre Bay Area, Actors’ Equity Association, and SAG-AFTRA.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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Cole Alexander Smith*

Cole Alexander Smith*

Cole Alexander Smith*is delighted to return to the San Francisco Playhouse where he previously appeared in Wirehead, Seven Days, Slasher, Safe House, and She Stoops to Comedy. Other credits include Uncle Vanya (Symmetry Theatre), Strangers Babies, Bulrusher (Shotgun Players), True West, Reasons to be Pretty, First Person Shooter (Capital Stage), Embassy, The Prince (Central Works), and Ambition Facing West (TheatreWorks). He can also be seen in the film The Etruscan Smile (2018), and the TV Mini-Series When We Rise (2017).

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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Max Forman-Mullin

Max Forman-Mullin

Max Forman-Mullin is very excited to be making his Playhouse debut. Recent Bay Area credits include understudying for Angels in America and Imaginary Comforts (Berkeley Repertory Theatre) and performing in The Birthday Lottery (Z Space), Iago: Images Unseen (The Cutting Ball Theater), The Speakeasy (Boxcar Theatre), and A View from the Bridge (Shelton Theater). Max earned a BA in theatre from Bard College and an MA in applied theatre from the City University of New York School of Professional Studies.

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Jessica Bates*

Jessica Bates*

Jessica Bates* is thrilled to be back with the Playhouse for her third Sandbox production. Recent theatre includes The Rainmaker (The Gloucester Stage Company), Swimmers (Marin Theatre Company), The Lyons and After the Revolution (Aurora Theatre Company), Noises Off (Idaho Shakespeare Festival), 123 and in a word (San Francisco Playhouse Sandbox Series), and Or, (Capital Stage Company). She is thrilled to have the opportunity to merge her songwriting and theatre worlds together in Lynn Rosen’s incredible play!

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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Vincent Randazzo*

Vincent Randazzo*

Vincent Randazzo* is thrilled to be making his Playhouse debut! Originally from Syracuse, New York, he most recently played Irv in A Walk on the Moon at American Conservatory Theater. Other credits include Guildenstern in Hamlet and Thomas in A Christmas Carol also at A.C.T. where he is a 2018 graduate of their MFA program. Conservatory credits include Danny in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Judge Littlefield and Caiaphas in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and Painter in Las Meninas. In addition to his work in the Bay Area, Vincent performed the roles of Orson Welles and Roger Hill in Orson Welles/Shylock—A Docu-Fantasy Radio Play with The Shylock Project in Italy, and at various fringe festivals in Canada.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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