Doctoring [Staged Reading]
"Adventurous theater in Astoria"

-- The New York Times

By Nastaran Ahmadi

September 16, 2010

Director: Jessi D. Hill
Stage Manager: Amanda Johnson
Featuring: Corena Chase*, Jon Levenson*, Brian McManamon*, Jenny Seastone Stern
*appears courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association.

By requesting a favor from her best friend, Brian, who works in a Doctor’s office, Sheri sets off a chain reaction of fiascos, the sorting out of which requires one too many people to reveal one too many secrets. Doctoring takes place first in the confines of Doctor’s office, then in the less clinical boundaries of Sheri’s apartment where a crush turns into obsession, a cyber-personality materializes in the flesh, and two friends learn the consequences and virtues of unrequited desire.

Doctoring received an Honorable Mention for the 2010 Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, and was a finalist for both the O’Neill 2010 Playwrights Conference and the first annual Leah Ryan Fund for Emerging Women Writers. Doctoring was developed in a Roundtable Reading at The Lark Play Development Center in December ’09.

This program is supported in part by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the Dramatist Guild Fund.

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