NPRF24: Octopus’s Garden

JUL 20, 4PM

Two marine biologists and a composer slowly lose their minds at the discovery that an octopus in their lab has composed the greatest piece of music of all time. Career ambitions, creative insecurities, and the madness that comes from a brush with the divine — all combine to set events in motion toward a final desperate confrontation. Octopus’s Garden is a funny, soulful fable about beauty, science, and cephalopods.


NEW PLAY READING FESTIVAL 2024

People power plays. Plays power progress.

Join us for staged readings of exciting new works that are in keeping with our mission to bring you risky, adventurous plays that you won’t find anywhere else in Southern California, as well as surrounding events that celebrate the artists making the work.

July 20 @ 12 PM – The Care and Keeping of Schizophrenia (and Other Demons) by Gloria Oladipo
July 20 @ 4 PM – Octopus’s Garden by Weston Gaylord
July 21 @ 12 PM – You Are Cordially Invited to the End of the World! by Keiko Green
July 21 @ 4 PM – Horsegirl & Cowdaddy by DJ Hills


ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Weston Gaylord is a playwright and librettist based in Los Angeles. He has been a member of the Geffen Writers’ Room and The Vagrancy Playwrights Group, a recipient of the Humanitas PLAY LA fellowship, and a finalist for the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference and the O’Neill National Musical Theatre Conference. He is a winning playwright of the Ashland New Plays Festival 2023, and has developed new work with TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, SFBATCO, Z Space, and Circle X. Weston has written and developed immersive and mixed-reality experiences with Disney Imagineering, Meta, Madison Wells, FX, and Spy Brunch. His work has also been featured at the Cannes XR Showcase, Games For Change, The Latest Draft podcast, A Little New Music and the Future of Storytelling Festival. westongaylord.com

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