Creative Catalyst Staged Reading


December 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm | Rao and Padma Makineni Play Development Center (PDC)

By Jennifer Haley | Directed by Matt M. Morrow

A Creative Catalyst Staged Reading | FREE (reservations required)

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After the mysterious disappearance of her actor boyfriend, Froggy spots him in a violent video game portraying a post-apocalyptic soldier. Armed with a clue from the game, Froggy hits the road to discover the fate of her beloved, only to encounter phantoms from her past. Told in the style of film noir, this new play is a kaleidoscope of reality, fantasy and virtual worlds, charting one woman’s lifetime relationship to the media-driven American narrative of violence and heroism.

FROGGY is the third script in Jennifer Haley’s informal trilogy of “tech plays,” which includes Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom and The Nether. Haley has been developing the play with Diversionary Theatre’s Matt M. Morrow, translating the graphics-driven script into a full-on multi-media experience. Morrow and La Jolla Playhouse received a generous grant from San Diego Foundation’s Creative Catalyst program to support this workshop.

The creative team includes OBIE Award-winning projection designer, Jared Mezzocchi, set designer Sibyl Wickersheimer, composer Nathan Leigh, and video game designer Derek Christiansen.

This program was made possible thanks to grant support from The San Diego Foundation.

San Diego Foundation

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Image of Jennifer Haley Jennifer Haley Playwright

Jennifer Haley is a Los Angeles-based playwright whose work deals with technology and virtual reality. She won the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for best new play written by a woman in English for The Nether.

Jennifer Haley Playwright
Image of Matt M. Morrow Matt M. Morrow Director

Matt M. Morrow is the Executive Artistic Director of Diversionary Theatre in San Diego, recipient of the 2016 Don Braunagel Award for Outstanding Work. Matt's focus is developing plays that are highly theatrical and push conventional boundaries.

Matt M. Morrow Director
  • Sibyl WickersheimerSet Designer
  • Nathan LeighComposer
  • Jared MezzocchiProjection Designer
  • Derek ChristiansenVideo Game Designer
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