Monday, May 20 at 7:30 pm In the Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC
Synopsis: Hidden in the shadow of Mt. Ararat, in a monastery forgotten by time, two American soldiers discover a woman among the rubble who will change their lives forever.
Through the Locally Grown Festival, Baker will be developing a play called The Monastery. He describes the piece asan
exploration of “a character who is immortal but, because she did
something terrible long ago, is cursed with forgetfulness, never to
remember her past lives. Now she’s in our era, and destruction—both
personal and literal—follows her wherever she goes.” He goes on to place
the piece into the context of Theater J, stating “like many Theater J
plays, it explores themes of divinity in the modern era, but no matter
how large the questions become, the play never loses sight of the fact
that it is about characters and conflicts and relationships.”
Randy Baker began his
theatrical career at Theater J almost fifteen years ago. Since then, he
and Jenny McConnell Frederick founded Rorshach Theatre, where he remains
a Co-Artistic Director. Randy’s plays include Forgotten Kingdoms, The Burning Road, The First Disobedience and Dream Sailors. His
work has been produced at Rorschach Theatre, Source Theatre, Forum
Theatre (re)acts, Extreme Exchange, Three Leaches Theatre (Colorado),
George Washington University and The National Conservatory of Dramatic
He has had readings and workshops at the National New Play
Network, Inkwell Theatre, Theater J, The Arts Club of Washington,
Wordsmyth Theater, Primary Stages, American University, Theater Alliance
and Rorschach Theatre.
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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