The Magician co-stars Jason Ralph and Trevor Einhorn focus their attention and support on the off-Broadway community. As Broadway stages prepare to reopen in September, Looks Like A Great Time co-founders are putting together the first original reading off Broadway.
The Big Filter started on July 1, and Trevor told Hollywood Life how the idea came about. He said, “We felt very lucky to be able to say, ‘Hey, do you want to do a play? and just being able to do something like that, so it really took us a long time to find the right organization that we thought would be the best thing that would match what we were trying to do.
Jason and Trevor both chose to donate all profits to the Cultural Solidarity Fund. This fund helps micro-grants to artists and cultural workers hardest hit by the pandemic. Jason also expressed that the industry has a responsibility and an opportunity to really shine the spotlight on off-Broadway activity because the focus is so much on the Broadway community.
He said: “As much as there is attention on the Broadway community, and I think there should be, it’s the heavyweight of our industry, I think we have a responsibility and a opportunity to really spotlight Off-Broadway as well. And truly recognize that we can’t have Broadway without off-Broadway. ”
The play was written and directed by their friend Frank Winters. This will follow the actors who take on the role of two astronauts returning to Earth. Trevor described the one-act play as a “pretty cool existential thriller place.”
Jason added that the two were sort of clashing; that he thinks they were discovering towards the end of “The Magicians”. He added that there was this “strange” relationship that they shared; and how much they enjoyed working together to find this strange dynamic.
The production took place at the Wild Project from July 1 to July rd. He is also expected to have a paid virtual performance on July 29 through Eventive. The play will be produced by Rachel Brosnahan’s Scrap Paper Pictures and the non-profit organization NY Forever.
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