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    Last Exit Before You're

    Off The Grid

    Directed by Jessica Schechter

    Produced by J. Lasky Productions


    1 M, 30s; 1 F, late 20s

    What do people really need to survive: Food? Water? Cigars? How is it that there’s so much garbage in the world and no one taking responsibility for it? What's the strangest thing someone can encounter during his movements across The Grid, and whose baseball cap was burning when he saw it? Set on a patch of desert sometime in the future, a despondent drifter's encounter with an armed hermit woman in the trash will answer these questions and spark some new ones, too.

     

    Premiering January 12th at Act One: One Act 2017 Short Play Festival.

    The Secret Theatre, Long Island City, New York.

     

    Starring Rafa Perez and Buket Gulbeyaz

     

    Interview:

    https://malinism.com/2017/01/03/meet-jason-lasky-last-exit-before-youre-off-the-grid/

     

    Preview:

    http://www.broadwayworld.com/off-off-broadway/article/International-Playwright-Tackles-Post-Trump-America-at-The-Secret-Theatre-20170104

    Mend the Envelope:

    A One-Act Play

    Produced by J. Lasky Productions

     

    1 M, 1 F; early-mid 30s

    Henry and Joanie had it all: respect, success, and family, and in one fiery instant, everything was torn away. Join them, one year later, as they take a spiritual and revelatory journey through grief, heartache, and tradition to, hopefully, reclaim their love and move on.

     

    November 12, 14, and 15, 2015

    The Jewel Box Theater at the Workshop Theater, New York City.

    The Midtown Fall International Theater Festival

    Directed by Jessica Schechter

    Starring Brittany Belinski and Nicholas Calhoun

     

    Premiered September 21, 2015

    The Hudson Guild Theater, New York City.

    The Thespis Theater Festival

    Directed by Cihangir "G" Duman

    Starring Brittany Belinski and Andy Phillips

     

    Published in QU Literary Journal, January 2016

     

    Interview:

    http://www.binghamton.edu/magazine/index.php/profiles/show/laskys-play-to-premiere-at-festival

     

    Review- Theater Beyond Broadway:

    https://malinism.com/2015/09/22/review-mend-the-envelope-by-jason-lasky/

    Facta Non Verba:

    A Ten-Minute Play

    Directed by Brandon Stock

    Starring Byron Hagan and JR O'Handley

     

    1 M, early 30s; 1 M, early 60s

    Based on ancient Roman history and set in the present day, Facta Non Verba finds Claude Tiberius, the former CEO of a multinational company, returning to his board room to do battle with his successor, the young Lucius Sejanus, the outcome of which will determine whose name will withstand the ravages of time.

     

    First presented April 22-23 2015 at the April Event at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, New York City.

    (Excerpts from) Manifold '15

    Written by Jason Lasky

    Directed by Brandon Stock

    1 M, 2 F; late 20s-early 30s

    A handful of millennials speak about their inability to make connections with each other, eventually leading to questions of how to identify themselves.

     

    Presented June 21, 2014 at the Blooming Arts Festival in New York City.

    Rendezvous:

    A Full-Length Tragicomedy

    Co-written by Svetlana Lasky

    Directed by Jason Lasky

    Produced by Jason & Svetlana Lasky with Shanghai LGBT

     

    2 M, early 30s; 1 F*, early 30s; 1 F*, early 20s; 2M/F; 20s

     

    *Idealy transgendered actors

    Christie Koletto’s marriage to Julian has hit a major roadblock thanks to her inability to satisfy his desire to expand the family. As he pushes the issue and begins to lead a secret life, Christie continues her own double life. Sylvester, a charming stranger going through a major transition, enters Christie’s world hoping to be her man. A twist of fate will bring all three people together, calling into question their sense of identity, and their lives will never be the same again.

     

    First presented June 15 and 20th, 2014 at Strictly Designers United, Shanghai.

     

    A staged reading was presented February 6, 2015 at the Brooklyn LGBT Community Center, New York City.

     

    Review:

    http://www.shpride.com/press2014/?lang=en

    The Lifeguard:

    A One-Act Play

    Directed by Jason Lasky

    Produced by 5th Wall Theater

     

    1 M; late 20s-early 30s

    A former lifeguard seeks refuge in the company of a stranger at a roadside bar, confiding in him the series of events that led him to this darkest of days.

     

    First presented June 3, 2012 at Anken Green, Shanghai.

    Sons of Liberty:

    A Full-length Play

    Directed by Jason Lasky

    Produced by 5th Wall Theater

     

    4 M, 1 F; late 20s-early 30s

    If you had unprecedented access to classified networks fourteen hours a day, seven days a week, for eight plus months... what would you do?

    Grounded in real-life events, Sons of Liberty focuses on one writer’s attempt to understand the central figures and the moral quagmire that has enveloped the world as a result of the Wikileaks scandal that began in 2010. During his investigation, the writer is also forced to battle his own demons, leaving the audience wondering what is real and who is to be trusted.

     

    First presented June 3, 2012 at Anken Green, Shanghai.

    Ferry Transfer:

    A Ten-Minute Play

    2 M- 30s; 2 F, 7-8 years old and mid-20s

    Produced by Shanghai Repertory Theater

    One early morning on board the Staten Island Ferry, an anxious and penniless father has one chance to convince his "lady friend" to take care of his young daughter before his loan sharks come to collect.

     

    Presented June 2011 as a staged reading at Shanghai Repertory Theater's Creative Collaborators Competition.

     

    Review:

    http://shanghaiist.com/2011/05/18/post_43.php#photo-10

    Marriage Counseling:

    Three Sessions

    A Full-length Play

    Written by 5th Wall Theater Ensemble

    Directed by Michael Ouyang

    Produced by 5th Wall Theater

    1 M, 2 F; late 20s-early 30s

    Written, devised and performed by members of the 5th Wall Theater ensemble, "Marriage Counseling" explores betrayal, deceit and love in the relationship of a modern couple, whose carefully constructed marriage devolves as each penetrates the other's web of lies. Presented in three 'sessions' which explore variations on the same story through the lenses of a heterosexual couple, a lesbian couple, and a movement piece that utilizes Muay Thai Boxing and modern dance elements.

     

    First presented November 14-16 2008 at the River South Arts Center, Shanghai.

     

    Re-staged January 2009 as the final performance of the inaugural Jue Arts and Music Festival in Beijing and Shanghai.

     

    Interview:

    http://www.smartshanghai.com/articles/stage/interview-brjason-lasky

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