Watch the Winning Stage Play reading of ‘VEILS OF JUSTICE’ by Chris Payne
NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
Mazen Tomedo – Vince Jerad
Lynn – Ida Jagaric
Chris – Rob Salerno
Doug – Jim Canale
Gerrie – Danielle Nicole
Miriam – Alissa DeGrazia
Matthew Toffolo interviews playwright Chris Payne:
Matthew: What is your stage play about?
Chris: A wife finds out that her husband has accused a young Saudi of beating, torturing and raping him, but the Muslim male defendant’s Jewish female’s lawyer shows evidence that indicates innocence – triggering the wife’s journey with her gay brother through fear, betrayals and prejudice in post 9/11 New York City.
Matthew: Why should this play be produced?
Chris: No shoulds… but the play could add value and draw paying audiences in several ways:
– Heighten a sense of connection and compassion between potentially antagonistic groups (Muslims/non-Muslims, Jews-Muslims, Straight-LGBT… an early draft…
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