SHORT FILM-WEB SERIES Our first Zoom reading of a short film by screenwriter-director Richard Mueller. Scheduled for a Spring 2021 shoot! Audition call February-March 2021.
OUR BRILLIANT CAST: Jason Berner, Gary Martinez, Miyoko Sakatani, and Pam Drummer Williams.
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SILENT CITY 2019
Playland Productions is thrilled to present Silent City by Dan Wilson, a modern day detective noir murder mystery featuring Deaf and hearing actors. This exciting and fun “whodunit” has twists and turns, suspicious suspects and a Deaf private eye hot on the trail to find the truth to solve her first murder case.
This bilingual play uses spoken English, ASL, Text/Captioning and ASL Interpreters. This humorous, yet socially relevant play calls attention to our pre-judgements of anyone who does not speak perfect English. Whether speaking with an accent, a speech impediment or using ASL, people are underestimated, considered incompetent and are often mocked and bullied. SILENT CITY opens a window into the culture and challenges of the Deaf and hard of hearing communities.
This innovative and creative play is designed for our marginalized and underserved Deaf, and hard of hearing audiences.
SILENT CITY is authentically cast with Deaf actors playing Deaf characters. And true to our mission of casting with Equity, Diversity and Inclusion we are proud to cast formidable Women in lead roles and prominent African American, Asian, Latinx, and LGBTQ representation. Ages from Gen X, Millennials to early Baby Boomers!
OUR BRILLIANT CAST: JAC Cook, Pam Pjay Johnson, Antoine Hunter, Deborah Cortez, Nathan Emley, Miia Ashley, Jeffrey Kimmich, Miyoko Sakatani, Terry Stokes and Richard Wenzel. ASL INTERPRETERS: Jennie O’Shaughnessy DeLeon & William Baim CO-DIRECTED BY: Pam Pjay Johnson & Miyoko Sakatani
THE GRATEFUL DEADLY 2018
THE GRATEFUL DEADLY An Original Anthology is a highly entertaining, magical, visually creative and adventurous evening of new works and 7 short plays by 6 esteemed and award winning Bay Area Playwrights! Some plays are whimsical and humorous, some are bittersweet, deep and thought provoking with perhaps a surprising twist. And an ancient folktale told in a modernistic cultural art form with extraordinary costumes and masks!