Crash Bang Boom. by Nate Black, directed by Kevin Six
featuring Tony Beville, Erik Cram and Steve Smith
Don Juan Whitman on Earth by Carla Nell, directed by Eric Poppick
featuring Laura Bohlin and J. Tyler Jones
Evil Alan by Ryan Roach, directed by Eric Poppick
featuring Fred Harlow, Philip John and J. Tyler Jones
Peripathetic by Bryan Finnigan, directed by Eric Poppick
featuring Fred Harlow and Tiffany Tang
Romancing the Machine by Kathleen E. Massé, directed by Kevin Six
featuring Laura Bohlin, Erik Cram and Steve Smith
The Time Travel Café by Janet S. Tiger, directed by Kevin Six
featuring Tony Beville, Philip John and Tiffany Tang
Playwright bios may be found at: http://newplaycafe.com/simply-sci-fi-playwrights/
Eric Poppick moved to San Diego in 2006 after spending thirty years in Los Angeles, working as an actor and director for stage, television and film. He has directed three productions for Scripps Ranch Theatre, An Inspector Calls, Play it Again, Sam and Over the River and Through the Woods. He directed the original production of Ripples from Walden Pond at Cygnet Theatre and the original production of W.C. Fields by Himself! at North Coast Repertory Theatre. Local acting credits include: The Man Who Came to Dinner (Coronado Playhouse); Beau Jest, Barefoot in the Park (AVO Theatre); An Enemy of the People (Intrepid Shakespeare Company); Death of a Salesman, Golden Boy, Four Dogs and a Bone (New Village Arts Theatre); The History Boys (Patté Award, Cygnet Theatre); Morning’s at Seven (North Coast Repertory Theatre); How the Other Half Loves, Deathtrap, Not Now, Darling (Scripps Ranch Theatre); One for the Road (Lyceum Theatre). Film and TV roles include: Basic Instinct, Mouse Hunt, Single White Female, Hero (with Dustin Hoffman), Seinfeld, Columbo, Curb Your Enthusiasm, NYPD Blue, L.A. Law, General Hospital, The Young and the Restless. Eric has a BFA in Acting from Boston University and an MA in Directing from The State University of New York.
Kevin Six was the 2009-11 Playwright in Residence at Swedenborg Hall and his play Love, Unrequited, in Three Galleries was the 2008 winner of The Scripteasers’ Script Tease of Short Plays. His play The Cake Women was published in 2008 in Smith and Kraus’ The Best 10-Minute Plays of 2007. Kevin’s play, Love Negotiated was a finalist in the 2006 Diverse Voices Playwriting Contest sponsored by the Hinton Battle Theatre Laboratory and was produced to critical success in 2008 and published by Next Stage Press in 2012. As a director and an actor, he has appeared at Compass, Intrepid Shakespeare, the Old Globe, Fritz, the Marquis, Swedenborg Hall and Scripps Ranch theatres as well as on several industrial and commercial film projects.
Erik Cram is a actor and stand up comedy native to San Diego. Erik Cram has been pursuing his artistic desires all his life. Erik Cram thanks his Mom, Dad, Brother, and his beautiful girlfriend for their love and support.
Yeah! So this alien — a Vogon by species — was tasked with ticking off the box that said “Earth Demolished.” but Arthur Dent got into his way. Arthur Dent was the creation of Douglas Adams in his (very oddly titled) trilogy of four books called The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Fred Harlow appeared at Scripps Ranch Theatre in An Inspector Calls and Brooklyn Boy. He has performed at Moxie, Diversionary, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse and many others. Before moving to San Diego he lived in NYC where he helped form Lightning Strikes Theatre Co. along with D. Candis Paule. Favorite local productions include, Valere in La Bête at The Fritz, Roy in The Best Mistake, produced by Playwrights Project, and half the citizens in A Tuna Christmas at Compass Theatre.
I remember, vaguely, that this girl’s story seemed interesting enough to have it’s own book in the trilogy (of four books) but always forgot her mumblings as soon as I was thrust into the world of Douglas Adams and Hitchhiker
Then I started wondering… what if that girl did have her story told, finally. What would that be like? Would romance be able to be interjected into the sterile world of Hitchhiker?
J. Tyler Jones holds a BA in Theatre from Florida State University. Since arriving in San Diego a few years ago, he has performed with National Comedy Theatre, Playwrights Project, Scripps Ranch Theatre, ion, Cygent, and La Jolla Playhouse.
Actually, you need to answer four– and none of them have as much to do with the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy as you might thing. No, you don;t have to rush out and buy the books — but I think you should because they are not only the best Sci-Fi books out there they are also the best in terms of humor. And the romance in book — whatever — of the, let’s call it what it is, a Quadrilogy — the romantic story is one of the best you’ll read.
And if you’re like me, you’ll read all four…
Steve Smith is an actor, director, and teacher with a BA in Theatre from the Florida State University. As a performer, he’s a big fan of Shakespeare but most enjoys helping create brand new works in readings, workshops, and new play festivals. Formerly an Education Director back in Florida, Steve now teaches playwriting through the excellent San Diego-based organization Playwrights Project.
So we have Douglas Adams, his characters Arthur Dent and the woman he falls in love with in one of the later books — possibly the last — as well as flying sex at night over London and a Dire Straits song that was so romantic that you couldn’t help kissing the one you love during it.
Tiffany Tang is a San Diego native, recently returned to her home world. Local credits include The Vagina Monologues (InnerMIssion), SRO (Playwrights Project/NVA), Lifestages:Reflections (Playwrights Project), Romeo and Juliet, TerraNova (Intrepid Shakespeare), Derbywise, Invasion (Circle Circle dot dot). She blames her closet nerdiness and subsequent imaginary love affair with Wil Wheaton on her father, who introduced her to “Star Trek” as a child. BA: Mount Holyoke, MFA: Actors Studio Drama School