Superhero drama Superior by Gregory Crafts gets workshop reading

Superhero drama Superior by Gregory Crafts gets workshop reading

Superior, Scene Two at Serial Killers, October 2017. Spoilers within.

Superior (working title, formerly known as The Anniversary Issue) is an ambitious and thrilling new action/drama stage play by Gregory Crafts. Join us this Sunday, February 10th for an intimate workshop reading of the latest draft! Stick around afterward to discuss the story and share your feedback! Snacks and drinks provided.

by Gregory Crafts

M-Pulse – Travis J. Dixon
Stephanie – Heather Lynn
The Owl – Caroline Sharp
Jonathan – Dallis Seeker
Maximus – Michael T. Coleman
Lady Voodoo – Julia Plostnieks

Workshop Reading
Sunday February 10th, 2018

1 PM – 3:30 PM
The Belfry Stage
11031 Camarillo St.
North Hollywood, CA 91602
*Please Note: The theatre is located inside St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, upstairs from Crown City Theatre Company.

2018 Workshop Reading of the First Draft! Spoilers within.

About the Play

First developed as a ten-minute play for Theatre Unleashed’s Play/Time in 2014, the script was re-mounted in August 2016 at Short+Sweet Hollywood, then expanded into a full-length play as a part of Serial Killers at Sacred Fools Theater later that year. A reading of the first full draft was organized in January 2018.

SYNOPSIS: It’s Kevin and Stephanie Connolly’s fifth wedding anniversary, and Kevin has a night of celebration planned for them. Of course, this means he won’t be going out on his regular patrol of Metro City as his alter-ego, M-Pulse, the self-appointed Eminence of Electromagnetism. But things should be fine without him for one night, right? Wrong. One would think that there could be no secrets left between a husband and wife after five years of matrimonial bliss, but when a powerful super villain’s attack interrupts Kevin and Stephanie’s date, a hero’s unmasking bears significant consequences for the Connollys. Consequences that will resonate and redefine their relationship forever.

About Gregory Crafts

Gregory Crafts has been writing original plays for over ten years. Three of his plays have landed with major publishing houses (Friends Like TheseSuper Sidekick: The MusicalYellow Means Caution), and a fourth, Three Can Keep a Secret, is currently being shopped around. Through TU’s 24-hour shows and playwright-driven productions like Play/Time and Passages, he has written over thirty original ten-minute plays, one of which premiers later this month with Force of Nature Productions. He has a number of new scripts currently in development, including a pair of musicals with writing partner Michael Gordon Shapiro, and a slapstick comedy about the worst Christmas Carol ever produced with fellow scribes Jim Blanchette and Jacob Smith. For more information about Greg or his plays, he recommends checking out his official website.

Julia Plostnieks

Julia Plostnieks

Julia is a native Philadelphian who has now spent the majority of her adult life in Los Angeles; she’s thinking she might like it.  She is an actor/singer/dancer/director and loves taking on new roles in the theater.  She has been a member of Theatre Unleashed since its first season and favorite roles include Woman in Met Again, Whitney in Only the Moon Howls, Elmire in Tartuffe, Brutus in Julius Caesar, Nikki in The Woodsman, and Olivia in Twelfth Night.  She directed both Cannibals Alone and two productions of A Feast of Snacks, one of which enjoyed a successful run at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.  Other Fringe involvement includes her turn as Susan in [title of show] which was collaboratively put up by TU and Village Idiom Productions.

Aside from theater in Los Angeles, Julia is also involved in music, primarily as a vocalist, and was most recently seen as the soloist at Theatricum Botanicum’s Composer Collective debuting three art songs by Lolita Ritmanis.  She is also very active in the Latvian music and theater scene, performing around North America as a soloist and as part of a Latvian vocal quartet, and also having starred in multiple productions at the National Theater of Latvia.  Two songs from her album Ghost Light have been on rotation on Latvian radio for the past decade.

Julia is currently expanding her acting milieu and working towards roles in film and television.  She has had a few TV appearances, and is also part of the team at Hold for Plane Pictures, with whom she has had the honor to perform in both The Holiday Hostess and Keep, the latter for which she won Best Actress as part of the 2018 72 Hour Horror Film Race.  Julia is looking forward to her continued work with Theatre Unleashed and Hold for Plane and cannot wait to find what roles the future holds.