by Danielle Mohlman
directed by Maureen Monterubio
“He and I have been talking for a few weeks and I know that what he wants more than anything is to be my friend. My best friend. But it’s more of a story to tell people you’re talking to someone. Because talking is really only talking. It’s just words.”
W, our guide through Danielle Mohlman’s new play, Union Station, isn’t so different from you and me. She squeezes onto the Metro every morning and she’s fascinated by that giant escalator at the Wheaton station. If I had to guess, she subscribes to BYT, too.
And that’s what makes W interesting. She faces that same tension between intimacy and insecurity that you and I deal with daily. We get to observe how she reacts to it and deals with it. We get listen to her struggle with the instinct to say “no.” And we get to hear the repercussions of her risks and her barriers. All of those things in a witty and heartfelt play that’s less than 10 minutes and downloadable to your phone.
You know, for your own commute.
Danielle Mohlman (Playwright) holds an MA in Theatre Studies from Emerson College. Recent credits include Jim and Paul Meet in Dreams (Field Trip Theatre) and The Crow (Artists’ Bloc) at the Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage Festival. Other credits include Stopgap at the Capital Fringe Festival and The Bed at DC SWAN Day. In 2012, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities awarded Danielle a Larry Neal Writers’ Award for Dramatic Writing. She is a co-moderator of DC-Area Playwrights and Artistic Director of Field Trip Theatre.
Mary Egan (W) has been living in DC for over three years and has enjoyed working on stage and in several short and feature films throughout the DMV area. Some of her favorite roles include Portia in Julius Caesar, Cary in The Last Stop, and Diana in The Forbidden Room. She received her MFA in Acting from The Actors Studio Drama School and is excited to be have finished her first audio play with The Horn Project.
Chris Dwyer (M) is a recent graduate from the MFA acting program at Catholic University. He has worked on stage and off with companies such as: The Shakespeare Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Studio Theatre, American Century Theatre, Unexpected Stage, and others. He would like to thank his family for their support over the years and his fiancé’ Sarah.
Tim Guillot (Sound/Theme Composition) is a playwright and composer living in Washington, DC. He has composed original music for Imagination Stage, Forum Theatre, the Mead Theatre Lab Program, Generic Theatre Company, SANDRep Theatre Company, Junesong Arts Collective, and numerous short films. His score for The Stone and the Sunflower was honored as a Best Soundtrack nominee in the 2010 Campus Moviefest. His plays have been read and performed all across the country, including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.