Right as Rain by Joe Swenson
Two old friends sit on a dock, enjoying their weekly Sunday morning fishing.
Hosts: Rachel Flynn and Ned Donovan
Senior Producer: Rachel Flynn
Editor: Ned Donovan
Associate Producer: Megan Bagala
Music by Marcus Thorne Bagala
Playwright - Joe Swenson
Joe Swenson wears many hats. Mostly related to golf, but you can see him sporting a Seahawks or Mariners hat, a derby, a visor, and on really random days, perhaps a cowboy hat. In addition to his many hats, he also has had the opportunity to take on many different responsibilities. Husband, father, actor, singer, author, playwright, motivational speaker, and the list most certainly goes on and on. This is about Joe the playwright though. Storytelling is an artform that goes back to the beginning of time. The best stories are filled with tension. Whether it was cavepeople telling of heroic mammoth hunts to modern day fables that have been handed down from generation to generation. Twists are the name of Joe’s storytelling game. In his short play "Scraps" winner of Crowbait Theater Deathmatch February 2019, the characters are taken on a quick tension filled story of PTSD, Depression, Asperger's, and Suicide, the twist is the final line of the entire play. Nearly all of Joe’s plays has a twist to them, whether it’s a general twist in manipulative adventure or something you didn’t see coming. "Right as Rain" is the ultimate in short play twists. My theory is that a good twist should leave you thinking about how the writer pulled it off. A great twist leaves you wondering, but also gives you something to relate to and think about. "Right as Rain" has all of that and more. Ultimately my goal is always to entertain, distract, and hopefully create a world that is easily accessible for all. I am grateful for At The Table and Charging Moose Media for considering this story and producing it as well as the talented performers who presented it.
D.C. Anderson (Hank) - D.C. ANDERSON appeared on Broadway - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA as ‘Andre’, National Tours - MARTIN GUERRE, PIPPIN and THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, Off Broadway - Transport Group - QUEEN OF THE MIST, York Theatre - STORYVILLE. Regionally: Steppenwolf, Guthrie, Northlight, Rep Theatre of St Louis, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, Florida Studio Theatre, Gretna, Penobscot and Fingerlakes Musical Theatre Festival (‘Matthew’ in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES directed by Jenn Thompson). TV/Film: MASTER, BILLIONS, THE BLACKLIST, THE ENEMY WITHIN, THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, LADY BLUE, NORMAN, FAIR MARKET VALUE, MILES and RICH BOY RICH GIRL. Hobbies: songwriting (9 CD’s) gardening and photography www.dcanderson.net.
David Marantz (Buster) - Has worked on many new plays for the Off and Way Off Broadway scene. Most recently “A Class Act” at New World Stages (no, not the musical) and “Chasing Jack” at the Fordham Moot Court (you read that right) Member of The Drilling Company Theater, where he has worked on many short and full length new works. TDC also produces Shakespeare in the Parking Lot on NYC’s Lower East Side and Shakespeare in Bryant Park. Shakespeare roles include Iago, Shylock, Bottom, Falstaff and both Malvolio and Sir Toby Belch. He directed Romeo and Juliet for TDC in Bryant Park. Other theatre: the Human Race Theatre Dayton, OH, the Mint Theatre NYC, Theatre Works USA NYC and National Tour, Mount Holyoke Summer Theatre, MA, and many more. TV/film: “L&O”, “NOVA ScienceNow How Smart Can We Get?”, indie films, all the NY Soaps (when there were NY Soaps). Currently working on the new Web series, The Conspiracy Theorists. See it at www.BrainfireEntertainment.com/episodes David is also a voiceover artist and an audio book narrator with over 120 titles available on Audible.com. Of course there’s a SoundCloud! DMarantz Member AEA and SAG-AFTRA.
Terry Burrell (Marjorie) - Recently debuted her original one woman piece “ETHEL” at Walnut Street Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare and The Alliance Theatre. BROADWAY: Three Penny Opera; Thoroughly Modern Honky Tonk Nights; Eubie. Off-BROADWAY: Almost Heaven; Taking A Chance On Love; And The World Goes Round;. NATIONAL TOURS: Showboat; Copacabana; Grand Night For Singing; Bubbling Brown Sugar; The Wiz. REGIONAL: Angry Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous; Ever After; Candide; Crowns; Brownie Points; Having Our Say; The Roommate; Up From Paradise; Lady Day At Emerson Bar And Grill; The Women Of Brewster Place; A Christmas Carol; Thunder Knocking At The Door; A Christmas Memory; Cinderella And Fella; Smokey Joes Café; etc. Concerts: Jazz In July; Duke Ellington Orchestra; Oslo Norway and Portland Oregon Jazz Festivals
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