As a supplemental note to the video to avoid pronoun confusion, Kai Taddei is referred to as they/their and Davey Bastion-DeCosta is referred to as he/him. Kai Taddei is the playwright, and Kai is main character in the play, read by Davey Bastion-DeCosta. I use both he/him and they/their in my video review depending on whom I am talking about.
While You Sleep started with a five minute excerpt in Peek Fest 2016 and since then has been in incubator program at Belfry Theatre. And after this reading at Fringe in the Advance Work series it will go through another week long intensive. On top of that, three of the actors who read for us have been part of this process and have not only seen the play grow and transform but have spoken for their own characters, shaping them as the play is developed. I can’t wait to see what comes of the process next when hopefully we get to see it in SPARK Festival 2020.
~ reviewed by Melody Owen
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