Event Details
Thu, June 11, 2020 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
All Ages

About this event

Join us on Zoom on June 11th for a special benefit reading of Richard Alleman's short play, Adrift.

All proceeds from this reading will go to the charitable programs of the Episcopal Actors' Guild which has been providing emergency financial assistance and career support to NYC's professional performing artists of all faiths and none since 1923.

Adrift by Richard Alleman

A wealthy WASP couple tries to escape the horrors of a dystopian world
by living full-time aboard a luxury cruise ship.

Directed by Anthony Newfield

Starring Glauco AraujoKaren ArcherAlison Fraser, and Anthony Newfield


*Adrift was originally produced at the 2019 New York Frigid Festival by Poked Bear Theater*


RICHARD ALLEMAN (Playwrightis the former Travel Editor and a long-time Contributing Editor of Vogue, where he started in 1973 as one of the publication’s first male Editorial Assistants. He recently co-edited, with Vogue’s Chloe Schama, Vogue on Location (Abrams), which documents the magazine’s travel coverage from the 1930s to the present. He has written for Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Africa Report, In Style, and British, German, and French Vogues. He is author of the classic Hollywood: The Movie Lover’s Guide and New York: The Movie Lover’s Guide (Penguin Random House). In addition to Adrift, his plays include The Bunner Sisters (adapted from the Edith Wharton novella), Quiet CarBag Lady, #HeToo, No Room at the Ritz, All About Ava, and Scenario of Death.

GLAUCO ARAUJO (Flavio) is a Brazilian-born dancer/actor. In Rio, he danced with Rio Dance Company and with the integrated disability dance company ANDEF. He represented Brazil at the Paralympics in London (2012) and danced at Momenta Dance Company in Chicago (2015-17). In 2017, Glauco received a scholarship to Alvin Ailey in NYC. He was featured in Aria, choreographed by Pedro Ruiz, in 2018. In 2019, Glauco performed in Spielvogel’s musical tribute to Stonewall, Come Back Once More. On film, Glauco has teamed with director Severine Reisp. Their projects include A Tango to Remember (Best Romance Film, LA Film Awards) and Ruminate (Best Musical and Best Choreography, Oniros Film Awards). On TV, Glauco played the devious Pawnbroker in Homicide City: Charlotte. His roles on stage for Triangle, Snarks, ACC and EAG include Peter Latham, Forty Carats; Bob Lam, Museum; Eichmann, Raul Saved Me. Glauco is honored to appear as Flavio in this benefit reading of Adrift for EAG.

KAREN ARCHER (Narrator/Captain) Theatre includes The Other Place (Park Theatre, London); The Mousetrap (St Martin’s Theatre, London); Hamlet, All’s Well that Ends Well, As You Like It, The Gods Weep, Nicholas Nickleby (Royal Shakespeare Company, US and UK tours); Mourning Becomes Electra (National Theatre); Ghosts (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester); Noises Off (Centerstage, Seattle); More Lies About Jerzy (New End Theatre, London; producer, Richard Alleman). TV includes Casualty, Holby City, Doctors, Elizabeth 1st in Elizabeth, four series of The Chief. Film includes The Mouse and the Woman (Telluride Film Festival), Giro City, Forever Young. Twice a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company. Happy to be aboard.

ALISON FRASER (Betsy Wentworth) is a two-time Tony Award nominee. Broadway: The Secret Garden, Romance/Romance, Tartuffe, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Gypsy. She won the 2018 Callaway Award for playing Lady Utterword in Heartbreak House. Off Broadway: Paradise Lost, Enter Laughing, Cinderella, Deathtrap, Squeamish, First Daughter Suite, March of the Falsettos, In Trousers, The Divine Sister, The School for Lies. Film and TV: Happy!, Gotham, Happy-ish, High Maintenance, Law & Order: SVU, The Thing About My Folks, The Sound of Silence. She has narrated over 100 audiobooks including the recent bestseller Dreyer's English.

ANTHONY NEWFIELD (Director, Todd Wentworth) Broadway: 1984, The Father, The Winslow Boy, The Columnist, The Royal Family, Waiting for Godot, Tartuffe. Off-Broadway: Ivanov, Susan and God, The Bad Infinity, Lady Windermere’s Fan, etc. Regional: To Kill a Mockingbird (Atticus Finch), Pride and Prejudice, An Enemy of the People, Orson’s Shadow, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Arcadia, Bent (Carbonell Award), etc. Ireland: The Normal Heart (Dublin/National Tour), Tom and Viv (Rough Magic), Peer Gynt (Gate Theatre). Film: I Melt With You, Diminished Chords, Miss Bertram’s Awakening, etc. Directing: The Bunner Sisters, Quiet Car, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, etc.



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