The Virginia Playwright & Screenwriters Initiative
the Hamner Theater
Ocean View Odyssey
Tuesday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Director/Dramaturg- Carol Pedersen
TechnicalDirector – J. Taylor
Ellie Wendler – Chris Courtenay
Walter Wendler – Jim Johnston
Beth Wendler – Dinah Pehrson
Laura Trimble – Rose Harper
Bill Trimble – Kevin O'Donnell
Henry Trimble – Geoffrey Culbertson
About Ocean View Odyssey:
Riffing on Homer's The Odyssey, the story follows a young NYC lawyer who travels back to his home in the South in order to find his father and heal wounds from the past.
Charlottesville playwright Robert Wray is a graduate of the Iowa Playwrights Workshop and has had plays produced all over the country. He has won the Marc A. Klein Playwriting Award, and was a Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival and a Heideman Award finalist. In March, 2010, his play All Is Always Now (which was developed, in part, at VPSI ) was staged as part of the Hamner Theater's 5th season.
The Virginia Playwrights and Screenwriters Initiative (VPSI) is a part of the Hamner Theater's continuing mission to foster new works. VPSI provides a venue for the writer to workshop, rewrite and rehearse a new script with a company of experienced actors, a director and a dramaturg. The writer participates in a process of readings, rehearsal and discussion with cast, director and dramaturg, culminating in a public staged reading. Following the reading, there is a discussion open to all.
VPSI is made possible in part by grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the BAMA Fund.
The Hamner Theater is a non-profit project of the Rockfish ValleyCommunity Center.