Saturday Series: "Blood And Water" by Andy Mayo
Blood And Water
Network Member Andrew Mayo
Directed by Victoria J. Liberatori
Join us on Saturday, November 14 at 2pm CST for our next Saturday Series! Being presented will be Blood And Water by Network Member Andy Mayo, directed by Victoria J. Liberatori. This play was first written and developed here at Chicago Dramatists, and went on to production at Aux Dog Theater, where it received rave reviews. We are thrilled to present this tremendous play, by this tremendous playwright.
Alfredo Narciso*: Art
Jeff Dolecek: Sam (Original cast, world premiere)
Tristana Gonzalez: Steffi (Original cast, world premiere)
Adrian Doerfler: Deputy
*appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association
About The Play...
A woman unravels the past two estranged brothers have kept hidden for more than a decade, as they struggle over a business creating a water crisis in their hometown. Set in the New Mexico desert, the play evokes the loss of the Old West in an explosive public and private drama of loneliness and betrayal.
How To Watch...
This reading is free and open to the public, and will be streamed via our Twitch Channel (twitch.tv/chicagodramatists). Click that link on the day of the event at 1:45pm CST. Twitch is a free platform, and no account is necessary to view. If you'd care to ask questions in the talkback following the reading, you'll need to create an account in order to put questions into the chat box.
About Andy Mayo...
Andy Mayo is a member of Dramatists Guild and a Network Playwright at Chicago Dramatists where he developed Blood and Water, which premiered last year at Aux Dog Theatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His play, Lyndon Agonistes, was also developed during his one year at Chicago Dramatists and was a finalist for the 2020 New Works Festival at Kitchen Dog Theater, Dallas, Texas. He is working on an online, interactive adaptation of his one-man show, Wish Upon a Star, intimate reflections of Walt Disney, as well as two one-act plays, The Garden of Eden and Serenity's Shore.
What The Critics Are Saying...
"At first glance, Blood and Water, looks like a Sam Shepard knock-off. If you're not a Sam Shepard fan, don't let that put you off. I enjoyed this play more than I ever enjoyed any Sam Shepard play that I have seen." – Dean Yannias, Talkin’ Broadway
"Blood and Water, the newest production playing at the Aux Dog Theatre (and a world premiere at that) is a strong new piece from Albuquerque based playwright Andy Mayo examining the relationship between two brothers over one fateful Christmas." – Zoe Burke, Broadwayworld
"The play’s themes of loneliness, lost memories, sibling rivalry and desperate love combine in a startling study of revenge, betrayal and the possibility of forgiveness." – Director Victoria J. Liberatori, Aux Dog Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director