Staged Reading of "Wilderness," a new play
Join us for a staged reading of Greg Hovanesian's new play, Wilderness.
About the Play: Late at night, in a dark and remote forest, two men find themselves alone with only the stars and a telescope to keep them company. As they watch the stars above, they discuss the things that friends often discuss: life, actions and consequences , the reasons people do the things they do. But as one sentence connects to another, and as the sky above continues to darken, the words spoken by the two begin to take on sinister meanings. And as the light completely fades away, the words themselves dissipate, leaving only the animal instincts of the two to guide them through the night.
About the Author: Greg Hovanesian grew up in Somerville, MA. After living Vermont, Allston/Brighton, and Vietnam, he has settled back down in his hometown. In 2015 he began writing screenplays and stage plays. His play Water was produced by Boston Playwrights’ Theatre at the Playwrights’ Platform’s 44th Annual Festival of New Plays in 2016: it won Best Play at the festival. In addition, the director, Haris Lefteri, won Best Director, and Greg, who decided to act in it, won Best Actor. Following this, Greg produced his first full-length play, Thirsty, at the Rockwell in Davis Square, Somerville. Thirsty ran for two shows on Sunday, October 30th. From June 8th-June 25th his play A Bedtime Story was part of the Boston Actors Theater Summer Festival at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. Over 20 of his plays have had public readings around Boston and in New Hampshire. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the Playwrights’ Platform, where he heads the Actors in Residence program