Ruth’s reading with Tovah Feldshuh *** American Gem *** The Path season 3

category: Ruth's, The Path

Hello everyone!

Sunday November 12th was a special day for me. Not only did I get to read Ruth’s in front of a live audience for the first time, but we also had the incredible, Tony and Emmy awards nominee, Tovah Feldshuh, as our lead.

I’ve been mentioning Ruth’s so often, but I’m not sure how much I actually told you.

Ruth’s is a short screenplay which follows a family’s visit to grandmother’s Ruth’s house on the night of the Seder. Later in the evening granddaughter, Lizzy, finds Ruth, watching a news story about recently discovered facts of Anne Frank’s death, and confronts her about something she’d suspected for years – her grandma is Anne Frank.

The screenplay for Ruth’s was chosen as official selection/finalist in festivals and grants around the U.S. (NYC, LA and more) and abroad (Mexico, Canada, UK, and more). A full list of Ruth’s current festival participation can be found here under “Ruth’s.” This goes to show that there’s anticipation for the story to be told before it has even been produced, and can positively predict acceptance to festivals later on, as a completed film.

And a film is exactly what we’re hoping to do. The reading was a chance for us to workshop the story together, and give people the chance to get involved. The cast included Tovah Feldshuh as Ruth (i.e. an older version of Anne Frank,) myself as Lizzy, Monica Wyche as Margo, Eric J. Carlson as Dan, and Zane Lynch as Jordan. The reading was directed by Dylan Zwickel. 

Working with Tovah has been an incredible experience.  I want to thank everyone who attended and supported us. If you missed the reading but still considering getting involved, fear not, a video is on its way. Meanwhile, enjoy a few pictures from the event. You can see the full gallery here

If you consider supporting us, remember, we’re working with a fiscal sponsor, a non profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donation are tax deductible and every little bit counts! More details on Ruth’s website

     

    

   
 

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Speaking of Ruth’s, I was recently notified that Ruth’s is now a first round qualifier for the American Gem short Script Competition and Literary Festival (see list of qualifying scripts.) Which means we’re in the top 25%! Second round qualifiers will be announced in a few weeks. Cross your fingers for us as this is a grant that we can really use!

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Last but not least, season 3 of The Path will premiere on Jan 17th, 2018. That’s right around the corner! Yours truly will be in the season premiere. Can’t wait to share it with all of you!