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‘Cherry Docs’ Reading and Talkback 🙋
A neo-Nazi skinhead is charged with murder, and Legal Aid has assigned him a Jewish lawyer. As he develops a defense for the skinhead, the lawyer is forced to examine the limits of his own liberalism, and the demons underlying it. “Cherry Docs” is an unblinking examination of hatred, the explosive effect it has on our society, and the hurdles that confront us as we set about eradicating it.
Following each performance, there will be a talk back with the cast. Monday evening’s performance will be moderate by Ben Freeman from Lab/Shul. Tuesday afternoon’s performance will be moderate by Rabbi Sam Natov from Stephen Wise Free Synagogue.
Registration is free, but required to attend.
Please note that the venue is not wheelchair accessible and to reach the venue, you must walk up a flight of stairs. Our COVID protocols are in place: attendess must show proof of full vaccination and wear a mask.
Co-sponsored by Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, Lab/Shul, and Reform Temple of Forest Hills.
David Gow’s plays have seen production across the USA, Canada and abroad. His work has been produced dozens of times and he has also written plays for CBC Radio International. Gow’s first feature film “Steel Toes,” based on his hit play “Cherry Docs,” has won numerous awards in the US and Canada. His work has seen major awards from The Canada Council For The Arts, The Ontario Arts Council and CALQ. David is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and Playwrights Guild. Gow is also an Executive Producer on the recently released film “The Drawer Boy.”
Sean Derry is the None Too Fragile Theatre’s Director and Co-Founding Artistic Director. He studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, The Loft Studio and Bobby Chance Studio in Los Angeles. A member of the Screen Actors Guild, he has over 30 years of acting experience in film, television and stage. Sean has directed over 60 productions and produced 100 productions so far in his career, having received 18 ‘Outstanding Director’ recognitions from critics in the past five years alone.
Jeffrey Grover is a professional actor based in NYC and has worked regionally in theater, including five productions with None Too Fragile Theatre, including “Cherry Docs.” He has also acted in the feature films “Dark Waters,” “I Feel Pretty,” “Miles Ahead,” “Galveston,” “Cherry,” “Compliance,” “Take Shelter,” “Two Cents From a Pariah,” and “Out of Breath.” He has also had television roles in “Succession,” “Partner Track,” and “New Amsterdam,” as well as with the NY Theater’s “Leah the Forsaken,” “The Moon is Down,” “The Whale Play,” “The Journey,” “Botanic Garden.” He’s a Member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA and represented by Boals-Winnett & Associates and Ingrid French Management.
Travis Teffner is a member of SAG-AFTRA. He studied at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting here in NYC. He has appeared in numerous plays including “Romeo and Juliet,” “Richard The Third,” “King Lear,” “A Steady Rain,” “The Monument,” “In The Next Room,” and “Boogieban” in which he was the co-recipient of the best actor award from The Cleveland Critics Circle Awards 2018. He has appeared in the films, “Feast of the Seven Fishes,” “Back Fork” and the short film “Benny Boy.” Travis has co-authored several plays along side playwright DC Fidler, including “Santee Delta” and “Elk and Wolf.”Category: Social Justice