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The Dragonflies by Kayla Hambek; A Virtual Reading, Directed by Carl Randolph
Have you ever had someone in your life you simply couldn’t live without? The person who knows you better than anyone else, who would walk through fire for you, but who also takes great pleasure in telling you when you’ve messed up? For Dr. Juliet Britton, that person is Max, her best friend since college. Juliet has always prided herself on being the smart one in their relationship, but when she is hospitalized unexpectedly, she finally asks Max for help. Set in 2049 and told through a series of flashbacks, The Dragonflies explores how friendships change and evolve over the course of a lifetime, and the importance of finding that special person who makes life worth living.

Nov 17, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Kayla Hambek
Playwright
Kayla Hambek is a Minnesota-based playwright and actor whose work has been published in The Coachella Review and the Santa Ana River Review, and seen onstage in Minneapolis, MN at the Wellstone Center, Sabes JCC, Eden Prairie Players, and as part of the Minnesota Fringe Festival; in Buckingham, PA with the Town and Country Players; and at the University of Portland (OR) as part of the HAHA Festival. Her work explores familial and other vital, non-romantic relationships through a feminist, asexual lens; plays include butterfly(n.),The Dragonflies, Persuasion, Emma Abridged, Splinter, Sprinkles, and the upcoming Miss Woodhouse Presents. Kayla is the co-founder and Managing Director of Aethem Theatre, and has an MFA in Playwriting from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN.
Carl Randolph
Director @Transformation Theatre, Inc.
​Carl Randolph (Founding Producing Artistic Director, Director, Actor) has worked in many aspects of theatre and film including producing, directing, choreographing, acting, and FX Make-Up for over 35 years. He has served as the Producing Artistic Director for Footlighter’s Theatre in NJ (1997-99) and as Assistant Artistic Director for the Washington Stage Guild (2018) where he is now an artistic associate. Carl earned his MFA in Directing at Catholic University of America and his MA in Producing Film at American University. He is a proud member of SDC, AEA and SAG-AFTRA and served as the Balto/Washington AEA Liaison for six years. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
James Holbrook
Dramaturg @Transformation Theatre, Inc.
James Holbrook (They/Them) is from Miami, Florida and has lived in the DC area for five years. They received their BA in Theatre from The Florida State University and their MA in Theatre History and Criticism from The Catholic University of America. They worked as a Dramaturg on Futureproof (CUA) and The Laramie Project (CUA). They also worked as an Assistant Stage Manager for Mosaic Theatre Company on several shows, including Unexplored Interior, When January Feels Like Summer, and The Return. They stage managed Mosaic Theatre Company’s production of Charm. James is excited to work with Transformation Theatre as a dramaturg and contribute to their mission of diversity and inclusion. As a queer creator, it is amazing to work on projects that provide representation and opportunities for their own community. James has a wife named Sharon, two cats named Newbie and Mini, and a bunny named Bun.