Ben Moroski will read Jodi Angel’s “The Last Mile.” Ben is a playwright and actor currently based in Los Angeles, California. His acclaimed one-man play, This Vicious Minute, chronicling his battle with self-injury, enjoyed successful runs in Hollywood and Sacramento last winter after its world premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June 2012, where it received a “Best of Fringe” extension and a nomination for “Best One Person Show.” Critics have called the play “touching,” “mind-blowing,” “brutal and beautiful.” For more information about This Vicious Minute, visit http://www.thisviciousminute.com. Ben was born and raised in Davis, California and is a graduate of both Davis Senior High School and UC Davis (B.A. English, 2010). Northern California acting credits include The Turn of the Screw (Murphys Creek Theatre); In a Dark, Dark House (Resurrection Theatre); Antigone and Escape from Happiness (KOLT Run Creations); The Seagull and Noises Off (UC Davis Mainstage).
Jessica Goldman Laskey will read Azin Arefi’s “Feet.” Jessica is an Equity actress and writer based in Sacramento. Favorite roles include Sally Bowles in Cabaret (UC Berkeley), Mae in Reefer Madness (Artistic Differences), Jenny in Threepenny Opera (California Stage) and several productions with the Sacramento Theatre Company (including Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Musical of Musicals, Cinderella, and Arcadia). She took a seat in the director’s chair for Theater Galatea’s world premiere of Put Out—written by her husband, P. Joshua Laskey. Jessica is also a freelance writer for The Sacramento Bee, Inside Publications and Sacramento Magazine, and the Grants and Outreach Coordinator for KVIE Public Television.