A silent film studio sends a devil-may-care, gunslinging actress into Mexico to shoot a picture using actual revolutionaries. But when the production is interrupted by a real attack, the film crew and revolutionaries need to band together if they hope to survive.
On this page is a recording of the feature-length western screenplay Ladies and Gentlemen, Miss Ida Walker. I put this together for two reasons:
- Friend of the blog and writer Molly Gallagher recently staged a live reading of one of her scripts and raved about the experience of sitting down with actors to kick the tires and see what’s working.
- I’m always on the lookout for ways to encourage writing students to work with others to produce something other than pages. I want this to be a pilot attempt that encourages collaboration with other members of the faculty at my school.
- The long game? I want to provide students with resources, workflows, and connections so they can record performances of long-form writing that normally can’t be fully-produced dramatically in an academic environment.
The Table Read
Screenplay by: Chris Csont
Direction and Casting by: Keeley Stanley-Bohn
Recording Facilities and Technical Support Provided by: Jim Bollella and the School of Broadcast & Cinematic Arts and Central Michigan University
Special thanks to
Dr. Charles Burney