NEVERDARK SERIES 2019Outstanding stories brought to life by expert performers for one-night-only shows.
Sunday, July 21 @ 7:30pm | FREE ADMISSION
Think of Me Tuesday
Written by Ken Riaf
Directed by Robert Walsh and Ryan Cannister
This staged reading centers around perennial fishtown candidate for mayor Jim ‘Buddy’ Chum and his quixotic campaign battle against the forces of so called development.
“I got nothing against progress, I just don’t want to be around when it gets here”.
Ken Baltin – Jim “Buddy” Chum
Jacqui Parker – Mayor Selma Townie
Anthony Goes – Pal and Others
Marylee Fairbanks – Delores and Others
Lonnie Farmer – Businessman and Others
Playwright Ken Riaf lives and works in Gloucester, Massachusetts where he practices law. He has worked as a commercial fisherman and longshoreman, and as a visiting professor of law in literature and film at Endicott College and business law at Salem State University. Mr. Riaf’s most recent playwright success was in the award winning production, My Station in Life, following the David v. Goliath story of infamous radio curmudgeon, Simon Geller. His film work, in collaboration with award winning Producer and Director Henry Ferrini, has been shown at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and broadcast and screened locally and abroad. Their award winning collaboration Radio Fishtown creates a shifting, non-linear portrait of the enigmatic Simon Geller while debunking the myth that working people don’t listen to classical music. Radio Fishtown, produced and directed by Henry Ferrini, written by Ken Riaf, associate produced by Judd Wilson and featuring an introduction by the late host of morning pro musica Robert J. Lurtsema won Bravo’s 1992 Hometown Video Award for Documentary Film by a Media Professional and was broadcast on Boston’s PBS affiliate WGBH.
Ken Baltin* – Ken last appeared at GSC in My Station in Life, and prior to that, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Recent local theatre credits: Shakespeare in Love (SpeakEasy Stage), Beckett in Brief (Commonwealth Shakespeare), Not Constantinople (Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse), Blood on the Snow (Bostonian Society). Other Boston-area theatre highlights include: Death of a Salesman, Glengarry Glen Ross, Lost in Yonkers, and Laughter on the Twenty-Third Floor (Lyric Stage Co.); The Kite Runner, Eurydice, Waiting for Godot, American Buffalo (New Repertory Theatre); Operation Epsilon, Fever Chart, The Cherry Orchard (Central Square Theatre); The Screenwriter’s Daughter, Copenhagen (Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse); Deported-a Dream Play, King of the Jews, Permanent Whole Life (Boston Playwrights); Art, The Illusion, Oleanna (Merrimack Rep); Cymbeline, Romeo and Juliet (Actors Shakespeare Project); Brooklyn Boy (SpeakEasy); I Ought To Be in Pictures (Jewish Theatre of NE). Recent film credits: Equalizer 2, Vault, A Case of Blue. Ken will appear in Heartland at the New Repertory Theatre this January.
Jacqui Parker* – Boston based, playwright, actor, and director, she recently made her Gloucester Stage directing debut with the New England premiere of The Agitators and then world premiering Wrestling with Freedom this February. As an actress she last appeared at Gloucester Stage in 2014’s award winning production of Fences. Ms. Parker has won numerous awards for her work as an artist including; the Elliot Norton Award, Boston Theatre Hero Award, eight Independent Reviewers of New England Awards (IRNE) and the DRYLONGSO Award, for her struggle against racism. She is named one of Boston’s most influential people, in Don West’s book Portraits of Purpose. Ms. Parker was the visiting playwright at Hibernian Hall, where she wrote and directed five productions including A Crack in the Blue Wall, which was nominated as Best New Play, by the Independent Reviewers of New England. Her directing credits include: Glitch at the Contemporary Theatre at Boston Conservatory; Top Eye Open at Hibernian Hall; Wrestling With Freedom Part I at Hibernian Hall; Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories at Harvard University; Intimate Apparel at Brandeis University; and Deborah Lake Fortson’s Body & Sold produced by Amy Merrill at Hibernian Hall. Ms. Parker is presently a part of the I Dream Team at Emerson College, devising New Works in High Schools across the city of Boston.
Anthony Goes – Born and raised in Pawtucket, Rhode Island where he attended Tolman High School. Anthony began taking acting classes while attending the Community College of RI, eventually transferring to Salem State College where he received his BFA in Acting. Upon graduating Anthony continued to perform on stage with various theatre companies throughout New England area.
Marylee Fairbanks* – Off-BROADWAY: I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change, Water Coolers. NATIONAL TOURS: Ragtime, The Will Rogers Follies. REGIONAL THEATER: Reagle Music Theatre, Am. StagNY/BrowardCenter, Barrington Stage Co., Syracuse Stage, Adirondack Festival, Cossette Productions, Westchester B’way Theater, Westbury Music Fair, Boston Baked Theater, Wheelock Theater. TV / FILM: Katie Fforde, Grammy Award 95-98, Extreme, Murder Mysteries, Reverie.
Lonnie Farmer* (Adam) has appeared at the Huntington Theatre, Trinity Repertory, Boston Playwrights, SpeakEasy and Wheelock Family Theatre. FILM: The Cider House Rules, The Judge, and Black Mass. TV: Showtime’s Brotherhood and Hulu’s upcoming Castle Rock. .