Wednesday, May 8, 2019


As I previously wrote, my play Bones of the Sea will be receiving a staged reading tomorrow night at Pasadena Playhouse.

The piece was chosen as one of three winners of the Mach 33 Festival of science-driven plays. Susan Bernfield's play Sizzle, Sizzle, Fly will be presented on Friday, and Kristin Idaszak's The Surest Poison on Saturday.

Satya Bhabha is directing the reading of Bones of the Sea, and I've been attending rehearsals virtually over Skype. The cast features Josette Eales, Richard Short, Todd Brun, and Georgia Dolenz, all of whom are great, so I'm looking forward to hearing the piece in front of an audience tomorrow.

The reading will be at 7:00 pm on the main stage of Pasadena Playhouse, which puts on the Mach 33 Festival in collaboration with Cal Tech. Alistair Hayden, a PhD student at Caltech in geology and planetary sciences, has provided guidance on the piece, as has Sara El Shafie, of the University of California, Berkeley.

You can get tickets for the reading here. Then, on Friday at noon, I'll be speaking as part of a panel at Cal Tech, along with the other playwrights and science advisers. You can get more information on the panel discussion here.