Breathe Me In Live Preview and Reception
Monday at 7:00 PM EDT
Synopsis: Erin, a composer and elite classical musician, lost everything when an accident took most of her hearing and a trusted friend stole her life's work. When she meets Adam, an autistic musician yearning for a friend, they find a common language in music but are soon forced to face the pasts they've been running from. Erin doesn't believe she can ever again be the musician she once was and Adam doesn't believe he can carry his race on his back along with a condition that holds him back from connecting. Can they achieve the dreams they once had in spite of a world that doesn't believe in them?
Playwright's Bio:Rachel Lynett (she/they) is a queer Afro-Latine playwright, producer, and teaching artist. Their plays have been featured at San Diego Rep, Magic Theatre, Mirrorbox Theatre, Laboratory Theatre of Florida, Barrington Stage Company, Theatre Lab, Theatre Prometheus, Florida Studio Theatre, Laughing Pig Theatre Company, Capital Repertory Theatre, Teatro Espejo, the Kennedy Center Page to Stage festival, Theatresquared, Equity Library Theatre, Chicago, Talk Back Theatre, American Stage Theatre Company, Indiana University at Bloomington, Edgewood College, and Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. Their plays Last Night and HE DID IT made the 2020 Kilroy’s List. Rachel Lynett is also the 2021 recipient of the Yale Drama Prize for their play, Apologies to Lorraine Hansberry (You Too August Wilson). Lynett was 2021 recipient of the National Latinx Playwriting award and the runner-up for the 2022 Miranda Family Voces Latinx Playwriting Competition for their play, Black Mexican. Their play, White People by the Lake was also a 2022 Blue Ink Award finalist They have previously taught at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Alfred University. Lynett was recently a staff writer for The Winchesters and is working on an upcoming feature.
Director's Bio: DeMone Seraphin is an actor, director, artistic director, and educator.As an actor DeMone has appeared on Broadway, Off Broadway, Regionally and Internationally as a principal or featured performer in such shows as RAGTIME, MISS SAIGON, RENT, J.C. SUPERSTAR, MEMPHIS, SIDESHOW (Jeff Award for Best Supporting Actor In A Musical), AIN’T MISBEHAVIN, THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS, UNCLE VANYA, OTHELLO, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, BIG RIVER, CROWNS, and SWEET CHARITY. On screen DeMone has appeared in PERSON OF INTEREST, LAW AND ORDER SVU, THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE, HUSH, THE SUBJECT, THE MAGIC DOOR, and BAD STREET.As a director DeMone’s work has been seen Off Broadway, Internationally, and Regionally. Most recent directing credits include FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at The Fulton Theatre, the Regional Premiere of CHICKEN AND BISCUITS at Virginia Rep Theatre, TOPDOG UNDERDOG (Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Direction of a Play), THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, and HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED at Avant Bard Theatre where he serves as a Lead Producing Partner. Other directing credits include the German premiere of August Wilson’s JITNEY, ONCE UPONZI TIME: AN AMERICAN SCHEME at The McCarter Theatre in association with Princeton’s Triangle Club, the Off Broadway Revivals of DUTCHMAN and SPLIT SECOND, and the world premiere of THE KING: THE FINAL HOURS AN ELVIS PRESLEY MUSICAL, MOUNTAINTOP, SLEUTH, BILLY AND GEORGE and SWEAT. As an educator DeMone has been a guest lecturer, artist in residence or visiting professor/director at such prestigious institutions such as HARVARD UNIVERSITY, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, RYDER UNIVERSITY, NYU STEINHARDT, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, and the UNIVERSITY OF UTAH. DeMone is also a member of the Tony Award winning BROADWAY INSPIRATIONAL VOICES.