The Declaration of Love Project is an anthology of 11 short audio pieces written by North Carolina playwrights all inspired by the same writing prompt — “declaration of love.”
Episode 6, written by Jack Reitz is titled Open Book.
Open Book is a quirky and comedic encounter between a woman and her new brother-in-law and asks how much we really need (or want!) to know about our family.
Content Warning: language; sex; adult situations
Declaration of Love is an Artist Soapbox production, co-produced by Aurelia Belfield and Tamara Kissane, and sound designed by David Hill.
Open Book was written by Jack Reitz
Directed by Aurelia Belfield
Performed by: Abbey Toot (Amy) and Dan Toot (Carey).
If you’re eager for more audio fiction pieces by Artist Soapbox, be sure to listen to all 11 episodes of the Declaration of Love anthology and check out our full length audio dramas THE NEW COLOSSUS and MASTER BUILDER, available everywhere you get your podcasts.
Jack Reitz (Playwright, Open Book): Jack is an actor, writer, and improvisor based Durham, NC. He is a stakeholder with Mettlesome (www.thisismettlesome.com), a collective of artists producing smart and funny work in Durham.
Abbey Toot (Actor, Open Book): Abbey is a teaching artist currently teaching, acting, vocal coaching and directing in the Raleigh/Triangle area of North Carolina. She teaches Voice and Speech at Elon University and has taught Acting, Voice, Speech and other classes at UC Irvine, UNC Chapel Hill and USCB. She teaches singing lessons through Kathleen’s Piano & Voice Studio. Abbey is certified in Miller Voice Method (inaugural cohort) and has extensive training in Fitzmaurice Voicework, Knight/Thompson Speechwork, Linklater and other voice methodologies. Abbey plays Amy in Open Book.
Dan Toot (Actor, Open Book): Dan is an Actor, Musician and Educator based in Carrboro. He received his MFA at UNC Chapel Hill, his BFA from the Hartt School, and is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy. He is represented by Talent One, and you can learn more at www.dantoot.com. Dan plays Carey in Open Book.
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