The Rhode Island Premier of Theresa Rebeck's "Seminar" at The URI Theatre
URI Theatre | By Diana Savino
"Seminar" rehearsal - from left to right: Stephen Peterson (as Martin),
Laine Wagner (as Izzy), Christine O'Connell (as Kate),
Belamy Brophy-Baermann (as Douglas), and Chris Morris (as Leonard).
The group of students consists of Martin, who is a writer who seems to be struggling with his finances, but refuses to show anyone his work. Douglas is well known by association since his uncle is a famous playwright from Harvard. Izzy is the flirtatious student who is very outgoing and a strong writer. Lastly, Kate is constantly trying to prove herself to her peers and professor, who immediately dismisses her work and feminist comments. The professor, Leonard, is a very talented writer who has had a long, dramatic past when it comes to writing. He is very harsh and standoffish throughout the play, but can recognize a good story when he sees it.
"Seminar" rehearsal - from left to right: Chris Morris (as Leonard),
Belamy Brophy-Baermann (as Douglas), Laine Wagner (as Izzy),
and Christine O'Connell (as Kate).
URI Theatre Director Bryna Wortman works with actors
on a scene from "Seminar" during rehearsal.