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Our Names in Water

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Staged Reading

by Susan Sobeloff
directed by JanLee Marshall

November 12 & 13, 2016

at B8 Theatre Company, 2292 Concord Blvd., Concord

our story

What happens to domestic life when married partners are driven to succeed in the same profession?  Set in the pre-social media world, the unexpected return home of an adult son stirs up past regrets while two women from different generations face tough familial opposition when they prioritize their professional lives and creativity. In this reading, acclaimed Bay Area Playwright Susan Sobeloff explores two artistic families’ struggles to navigate intimacy, creativity, and success.

our cast

VICTOR, a painter — Max Minton

LUCIA, a sculptor, married to Victor — Elinor Bell

NICHOLAS, “Nicky,” Victor’s and Lucia’s son — Kyle Goldman

GABE, a painter, was Victor’s student — Matthew Gardner
VIRGINIA, a sculptor, was also Victor’s student, married to Gabe — Miia Ashley

​our playwright

Susan Sobeloff is a local playwright who examines the intersections between women's lives, their politics, creativity, and family loyalties.  Her upcoming work, Strange Ladies, which tells the story of the radical leadership of Lucy Burns and Alice Paul in fighting for women’s right to vote, will premiere at Central Works in Berkeley in October, 2017.   Susan’s other works include Merchants (performed at the SF Exit Theatre), Letters from Helicon, Letters from Olympus (debuted the SF Olympians Festival), as well as other recent productions at the SF Theatre Festival, The Marsh Theatre, and at the Woman's Will Playfest.  Susan is a proud member of Central Works Theatre Writers' Group, a past participant in SF's Custom Made Theatre Studio Series, a two-time Fellow at the Helen R. Whiteley Center, and an alumna of Theatre Bay Area’s Atlas Program for Playwrights.