Staged Reading: Koalas Friday April 20 2018 at 8:00 PM
Friday April 20 2018
× The only thing more territorial than the escaped koala in Ray’s backyard is Ray himself. When his domain is unexpectedly invaded by his gender-nonconforming child and unemployed brother, Ray’s protectionism goes into overdrive. Stifled by rules learned from a rigid father and the potential trigger of his ever-present rifle, Ray could become his own worst enemy in his quest to maintain his visitation rights. How can a 20th-century veteran survive the dawning of the 21st? Koalas is a tragi-comic new play that explores the changing definition of what it means to be a man. J. Joseph Cox’s plays and screenplays have been produced and developed throughout the US and the UK. His full-length plays include, Thirst (Cold Basement Dramatics), St. Paulie’s Delight (Finalist Dayton Playhouse’s FutureFest, Semi-Finalist National Playwrights Conference, Great Plains Theatre Conference), and Koalas (Finalist National Playwrights Conference, Little Festival of the Unexpected, Something Marvelous Fest, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Finalist Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship). His one-act plays include A Very Busy Man and The 800 Pound Gorilla, both produced by The Artistic Home Studio in Chicago. Post-production was recently completed for the short film adaptation of A Very Busy Man. He is a graduate of the Second City Writing Program and is currently a Network Playwright with Chicago Dramatists and a member of the Dramatist Guild of America.
Diane & Mark Perlberg Studio Theatre
201 Clematis St
West Palm Beach FL 33401