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Playwright Dara Silverman

Playwright Dara Silverman

PURPLE BEASTLY

When Allen is fired from his job at Dateline NBC's To Catch A Predator, he begins to receive mysterious visits in the night from a Rabbi who was busted on that show some years ago. The Rabbi uses Kabbalistic meditation to show Allen the throbbing no-thing-ness at the center of the universe, and Allen's girlfriend accidentally gets swept along for the ride. The next morning, hungover and confused from last night’s spiritual bender, they struggle with one another to define a new morality, to deflect responsibility, and to deal with that pesky and unfortunate little issue of pedophelia. A dark comedy about morality in the digital age of voyeurism.

CAN SOMETHING TERRIBLE BE BEAUTIFUL AT THE SAME TIME?

I think the play is really disturbing and really interesting.
— JPP Panelist

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Dara Silverman is an artist and educator, living and working in the Bay Area.   As founder of Agile Rascal Theatre, Silverman led her company on a three month bicycle tour across the country, performing her original play “Sunlight on the Brink,” to packed houses in cities and towns along the way.  

Her films have won awards at The Crossroads Film Festival, The deadCenter Film Festival and The Spiritual Film Festival and her play, “Black Thursday,” was a finalist for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.

She has used her skills as an educator at The Academy of Art University, The Palo Alto Children’s Theatre and The Alameda County Juvenile Dentention Hall, among others.    She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in film from New York University, and a Master’s Degree from San Francisco State University in playwriting.  

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