Mission to (dit)Mars is thrilled to continue this season’s Launch Pad Reading Series with WHAT HAUNTS YOU, a new play by Elizabeth Seldin.
The stage is barren. The audience is gone. A single ghost light warming an empty theater and suddenly whispers of the past begin to mingle with the present. All theaters are haunted….everybody knows that. Especially Thomas…
The cast includes Tyler Gardella, Kristen Koed, Rebecca Spiro, Evan Montgomery, Chad Carstaphan, Adam La Faci, Melanie Beck, and Meghann Garmany. The reading is directed by Mission to (dit)Mars co-founder Meredith Packer.
“One of Elizabeth’s strengths as a writer is world building, and What Haunts You is a perfect example of that. With deft characterization and a focus on atmosphere, Elizabeth transports the audience into the fascinating metaphysical world she has carefully crafted.” describes Kari Bentley-Quinn, Mission to (dit)Mars co-founder.
Meredith Packer adds “This play is such an immersive piece. It could be done in an amphitheatre on a warm day and the audience would still be transported to a dusty dark theater.”
“The haunted doors to her theater make you want to come inside and face your fears.” adds co-founder Laura Pestronk
Elizabeth Seldin is a current member of the Propulsion Lab, Mission to (dit)Mars’ bi-monthly writers group and currently resides in Astoria.
This free play reading will be held at Long Island City Music Academy on Monday, February 15th at 7pm.
To attend the free reading, please make a reservation on our website: http://missiontoditmars.com/reservations/
LIC Music Academy
44-02-23rd Street Suite # 203 (2rd fl)
Long Island City, New York
E, M, G or 7 to Court Sq.
N, Q to Queensboro Plaza
This reading is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
About the Launch Pad Reading Series
The Launch Pad is a free reading series of new plays by Queens playwrights. The mission objective of The Launch Pad is to serve as a testing ground for Queens based playwrights who need to hear their plays out loud. Because Mission to (dit)Mars was co-founded by playwrights and directors, we understand implicitly how to answer those needs. Through this program, the utmost care is taken to foster a safe and productive environment in order to propel the play forward.