"WordTheatre is a great, freewheeling, passionately engaged interpreter of contemporary short fiction. Whereas other such enterprises are content to cherry pick a few classics in a predictable setting, WordTheatre finds work that can bring about great performances in its constituency of first-rate performers, always in search of the ineffable and the uncanny that are at the heart of the very best in world literature. Their ambition is for the new, the challenging, and the emotionally rich. In my own case, I have never heard such wonderful and illuminated performances of my own work." - Rick Moody, author of The Ice Storm
Acts of Love: Miracle Workers
November 10, 2008 @ The Geffen Playhouse in Westwood Village, CA
|Shohreh Aghdashloo||Gil Bellows|
|Gil Birmingham||Marc Blucas|
|Linda Cardellini||Matt Dallas|
|Keith David||Peri Gilpin|
|John Glover||Tess Harper|
|Sung Kang||John McCook|
|Jack McGee||Nicki Micheaux|
|Adrian Pasdar||Brenda Strong|
|Julia Sweeney||Robert Wisdom|
WordTheatre created the sixth annual Acts of Love to benefit Autism Speaks this year, called Acts of Love: Miracle Workers. It explored the ins and outs of those amazing things that happen every day without explanation.
Woven between the thoughts and stories was live music featuring the voices of Nita Whitaker, Amy Keys and Valerie Pinkston. The spoken performances featured *
Autism Speaks works to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.
Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to their concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. Autism Speaks firmly believes that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle.
Learn more at http://www.autismspeaks.org/index.php
Produced and Directed by Cedering Fox
Associate Producer and Dramaturg Melissa Loftus