Williams-Williams & Miller – NoHo Arts District

Jamaica Moon Productions presents “Williams-Williams & Miller” (An Evening of One-Act Plays) – three short pieces by two great 20sand American Playwrights of the Century from April 30 to June 12.

“Williams-Williams & Miller” is a trio of short pieces that features the early career work of two masters of their form, Tennessee Williams and Jason Miller. They wrote about love and relationships, and those topics are timeless.

“Moony’s Kid Don’t Cry” by Tennessee Williams (1946).

Moony and Jane met at Paradise Dance Hall. She wore a red silk dress. Now she has her baby and he wants a different life.

“Twenty-seven Wagons Full of Cotton” by Tennessee Williams (1946).

Jake burned down the cotton gin at the nearby Syndicate Plantation in order to expand his own business. Silva, the Syndicate supervisor, will take revenge on Jake. This is Flora, Jake’s attractive wife. It’s a wild comedy.

“Lou Gehrig didn’t die of cancer” by Jason Miller (1970).

Broken hearts and shattered dreams. Victor and Barbara are combustible. Enter Mrs. Martin, who connects with Victor’s soul.

About the playwrights

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983), recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, produced 28 plays on Broadway, winning the Tony® Award for “The Rose Tattoo” and Pulitzer Prizes for “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and ” A Streetcar”. Named Desire. The legendary playwright is director Gloria Gifford’s favorite.

Jason Miller (1939-2001) wrote a dozen plays, only one of which was produced on Broadway. This play, “That Championship Season”, won the Tony® Prize and the Pulitzer Prize. Highly regarded as a playwright, he rose to greater fame as an actor, receiving an Oscar® nomination for his portrayal of Father Karras in “The Exorcist.”

About Gloria Gifford

Gloria Gifford (recipient of the NAACP Best Director Award for “Antony and Cleopatra” and “Much Ado About Nothing”) directs this trio of short plays. The New York and Broadway-educated director/actress/teacher earned a master’s degree from The New School, where she studied criminology after earning a degree in political science from SUNY New Paltz. She has directed over 75 stage productions, including “On Golden Pond” (with Salome Jens and Andrew Prine), “Our Lady of 121st St.” (LA Times Critic’s Choice), “The Tempest”, “Romantic Comedy”, “A Bed and a Bar”, “Summer and Smoke”, “Wait Until Dark”, “Love Allways”, and many more A veteran actor with credits on Broadway, in blockbuster films (opposite Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, John Candy and Tobey Maguire), and recurring roles in four television series, she has also been known as an acting coach. for emerging stars and as a producer at the Rebel Planet Short Film Festival in Hollywood. She taught at the prestigious AFI in the Masters program for six years, and Patty Jenkins (director, “Wonder Woman”), Brian Dannelly (director, “Weeds and “Saved”) and Gideon Raff (creator, “Homeland”) were some of her students. Gloria can currently be seen on “Abbott Elementary.”

The casting

The current production dual cast ensemble includes Danielle Abraham, Billy Budinich, Haile D’Alan, Amber Dancy, Chad Doreck, Samantha Esteban, Evelyn Gonzalez, Keturah Hamilton, Chris Jones, Denisha Kain, Joey Marie Urbina, Jade Ramirez, Danny Siegel, Keith Walker, Teagan Wilson and Dazelle Yvette.

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