WEEK 4: Live Forever

A Zoom Staged Reading
Written & Directed by Obediya Jones-Darrell

April 15, 2021 - April 16, 2021

April 15, 7:00pm (ET) April 16, 8:00pm (ET)

45 min
The virtual “house” will be limited to 50 “seats”

Tickets: $1
Suggested Donation: $1 to $99

Test Flight is a multi-week series showcasing new work on its way to full production, presented as virtual staged readings this season. Test Flight provides artists the opportunity to co-produce original works-in-progress and encourages risk-taking and an entrepreneurial spirit towards creating new work.

You must use Zoom to see this work. You will receive an email 1-2 hours before showtime with the meeting login information. Have questions? Email boxoffice@cptonline.org.

Content Warning: CPT supports new play development, as well as social justice oriented-theatre. Sensitive material may be explored, and content continues to change as the art is developed (and Test Flight performances can continue to change throughout their virtual run!). Unfortunately, we do not have additional content warning information.

Please Note: Online sales for each performance will close 2 hours before each performance.


Written & Directed by Obediya Jones-Darrell

As a team of quirky, socially-awkward scientists strive to improve the world and themselves, they realize time as we know it doesn’t exist. Set in a modern Steampunk world, this sci-fi story introduces a series of questionable pseudo-scientific and mystical experiences that explore the depth of what makes us human.

Creative Production Team

Foley Artist: Andy Tarr
Composition: Obediya Jones-Darrell
Sound Body Culture
Performers: Samantha Cocco, Chattrisse Dolabaille, Erikka Lindsay, Brian Pedaci, Beau Reinker
Stage Manager: Cole Wyeth Sajovie

About Obediya Jones-Darrell

Obediya Jones-Darrell is a playwright, music composer, and director in the mediums of theatre, film, and radio. As an emerging playwright, his historical theatrical play Salvation won best script in the Christian Film Festival (Richmond, VA, 2018). Two of his radio drama plays are nationally award-winning productions in Canada. With more than 40 international film festival screenings of his various short films, he was named one of Canada’s 20 Emerging Diverse filmmakers by the Toronto Reelworld Film Festival (2019).  In addition to winning Outstanding Music Video in Cleveland’s Short Sweet Film Festival (2019), his music video “La Villa Hispana,” about Cleveland’s Latinx neighborhood, won “Music with Lyrics” & “Made in Ohio” during Cleveland’s Kinodrome Film Awards (2020). Last season he was selected as the 2019/2020 Kulas Theatre Composer Fellow for Cleveland Public Theatre. Live Forever brings together his experience as a playwright, filmmaker, and director. facebook.com/soundbodyculture

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