An interactive Zoom play
May 12 – May 16
Wednesday through Sunday at 6:30pm; Sunday at 3:00pm
Streaming live via the internet
FREE event; suggested donation $25
Only one link needed per household
Executive Honorary Producer Carol Beam
By Ian August
A WORLD PREMIERE, commissioned by Tiny Dynamite
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
Featuring Jessica Bedford, Danielle Leneé, and Charlotte Northeast
Executive Honorary Producer Carol Beam
Honorary Producer Rebecca Bradbeer
From Ian August, the playwright of our 2019 one-woman show, Donna Orbits the Moon, comes a comedy about trust, friendships, and the perils of planning a wedding shower. Created for this moment, Social Distances puts you (and the other audience members) onscreen in a Zoom happy hour alongside Elaine, Jana, and Sally, three friends in their 40s trying to navigate the challenges of their online and in-person relationships. They’ll ask you to help plan a wedding shower…and even to take sides, as unspoken tensions between them bubble to the surface. Utilizing Zoom’s breakout rooms feature, the play splits up the audience into smaller groups for private confessionals from each character. With 27 possible paths through the story, no two audience experiences will be exactly the same!
Availability is limited to 30 audience members per performance.
Thank you for supporting A Play, a Pie, and a Pint In Place. We look forward to bringing you new stories in new ways until it’s safe to gather in person!
Meet the creative team
Jessica Bedford as Sally
Previous TD credits: The Complete Works of Jane Austen, Abridged; Stuck. Recent credits: The Revolutionists (Marie Antoinette)/Theatre Horizon; Don’t Dress for Dinner (Suzanne)/ Lantern; Mousetrap (Molly)/McCarter Theatre; White Guy on a Bus (Molly)/Delaware Theatre Co & 59E59; White (Jane)/Theatre Horizon; A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Cratchit)/McCarter Theatre; City of Conversation (Anna)/Delaware Theatre Co; And Then There Were None (Vera)/Walnut Street; The Prescott Method (Peg)/Walnut Street; Of Mice & Men (Curley’s Wife) and Noises Off (Vicki/Brooke)/People’s Light & Theatre Company; Sylvia (Sylvia)/Act II Playhouse and Pride and Prejudice (Jane) at the PA Shakespeare Festival, People’s Light and Bristol Riverside Theatre.
Danielle Leneé as Elaine
Danielle Leneé is a Philadelphia based actor. Credits include: Off Broadway: Sha-tique in White Guy on a Bus (59E59ST). Regional: Harriet Tubman in My General Tubman, Black Mary in Gem of the Ocean – Barrymore Award for Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Play (Arden); Miep in Diary of Anne Frank (People’s Light); Aisha in Mrs. Harrison (Azuka Theatre); Shatique in White Guy on a Bus (Passage Theatre and Delaware Theatre Company); Rosalind in As You Like It, He- licanus/Ensemble in Pericles, Adriana in Comedy of Errors (Delaware Shakespeare); Is God Is (Wilma Theater); Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Syracuse Stage); A Knee That Can Bend (Orbiter 3); Milk Like Sugar (Simpatico Theatre). Education: BFA – Acting from Syracuse University. Much love always to the Thomas/Campbell family. This is for you always, Grandmer.
Charlotte Northeast as Jana
Happy to return to Tiny Dynamite! Charlotte is a two-time Barrymore Award winner for her work at InterAct and Lantern Theater Company. Graduate: Circle in the Square. Credits include Philadelphia Artists’ Collective (PAC), of which she’s an Artistic Associate, Act II Playhouse, Theatre Exile, Passage Theatre, Azuka, Montgomery Stage, Hedgerow, Tribe of Fools, Orbiter 3 (Barrymore Nomination), Delaware Theatre Company and the Walnut Street Theatre. Co-creator and performer of The Complete Works of Jane Austen, Abridged and a world premiere solo show They’ve All Gone & We’ll Go Too which will travel to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2022 (fingers crossed). Love to Damon, Jules, Pug and Cat. Thanks to everyone for continuing to support theatre and the arts – no matter the format. Visit: www.charlottenortheast.com
Ian August is a NJ-based playwright whose works have been developed at the Great Plains Theatre Conference, Powerhouse Theatre Season with NY Stage and Film, Ashland New Plays Festival, Red Mountain Theatre Company, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, New Jersey Repertory Company, Writers Theatre of New Jersey, Wordsmyth Theatre Company, City Theatre of Miami, the Garry Marshall Theatre, UC Davis Dept. of Theatre and Dance, Passage Theatre Company, the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the NY, Philly, and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, and elsewhere. Several of his plays have been published by Sam French Inc., The Pitkin Review, Smith and Kraus Publishing, and the One-Act Play Depot. Ian received his MFA from Goddard College, and is a graduated member of The Foundry.
Kathryn MacMillan is a Philadelphia-based director of more than 50 productions, both regionally and off-Broadway (and lately, digitally) including Unraveled (Off-
Sound and Slide Designer
Daniel Kontz is a multi-disciplinary designer from London, England, who creates sights and sounds for clients in the theatre industry and beyond. His sound and projection designs have supported numerous theatrical productions in Philadelphia and New York since 2010, including productions at the National Constitution Center since 2013. Daniel’s photography and graphic design work appears on bus shelters and buildings, in coffee shops and magazines, and in a range of digital media. www.danielkontzdesign.
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