“The hammer clicks in place…”

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A few days ago AthroughZ drove up into the Angeles National Forest looking for a place to take some photos of the cast and put together a trailer for promotional purposes. They’ve released photos of each of the cast members.

(photos by Andie Bottrell)

From left to right, top to bottom, these are Ino, Ham, May, Anna, D, Ora, Pen & Gavi, who will be played by Lauren Terilli, Matt Harbert, Sam Bianchini, Meredith Wheeler, Eric Martig, Christina JunDan Amerman, Andie Botrell. Pretty cool, eh? I particularly dig the graffitied-up bridge.

For those who don’t know, the play is set in a small Southern Illinois town on the banks of the Mississippi. Now, there’s no river remotely like the Mississippi in Southern California but there is some pretty dramatic scenery. And there are no mountains in Southern Illinois, but given some of the characters obsessions with “getting to the Mountaintop,” these are pretty appropriate just the same.

Anyhow, there should be 4 more photos to come and a whole trailer. I’ll post them here, so stay tuned. But if you want to check them out firsthand yourself, go to AthroughZ’s website and/or follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

“Ain’t no wolves in So. Ill.”

This May AthroughZ Productions in Los Angeles will be performing my play Down in the face of God. To get ready for it they flew me out to spend a week workshopping the play with their fantastic company of actors. Lots of awesome work was accomplished and I’m very excited to be seeing my Greek mythic version of Southern Illinois, come to life.

Check out some action shots here. And stay tuned for details about the upcoming production!

Fantastic sketch done by Andie Bottrell, AthroughZ's resident artist, who played Gavi for the workshop week.