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STEVEN TOTLAND

Steve Totland is a playwright, performer, and teacher. He is a founding member of Lifeline Theatre, where he worked on more than thirty productions during the company’s first fifteen years. His plays have been produced by Steppenwolf Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, the Road Theatre, 24th Street Theatre, The Virginia Avenue Project, stageworks/Hudson, Another Country Productions, and the Herring Run Theatre Festival.  His play Face Value was nominated by Actors Theatre of Louisville for the 2005 Heideman Award, and his play Swimming was included in the 2006 Festival of New American Plays in London, England. Steve has performed at The Goodman Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, Next Theatre, Bailiwick Theatre, Remy Bumppo Theatre (in Chicago) and at The Getty Villa, The Virginia Avenue Project, Antaeus, The Odyssey Theatre, and The Falcon Theatre (in Los Angeles).  He received Joseph Jefferson Awards for his performances in Lifeline Theatre’s productions of Talking AIDS to Death, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Steve has taught classes in performance and playwriting at Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Pomona College, and The California Institute of the Arts.  He is a proud member of DogEar, a playwright’s collective.  Steve teaches theatre at The Buckley School in Los Angeles.

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Roger and Guy have a good life; Roger’s Assistant Manager at Donut World, Guy’s got a steady girl.  Plus, he’s gonna graduate.  In June.  They go go-carting, eat cold lasagna, and listen to heavy metal.  Father and Son; Best Friends Forever.  Not perfect; but good enough.  Then, things change. In ways you'd never expect.  Suddenly, good enough no longer makes it. Guy wants more.  Roger’s not sure more is even possible.  How do you get more, if getting more means leaving behind everyone you love?