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Completeness


Mainstage Theater

Written by Itamar Moses
Directed by Pam MacKinnon

How does a computer scientist hook up with a molecular biologist?  He blinds her with science, of course. When Elliot builds a computer program to help Molly with her research project, the variables in their evolving relationship shift as rapidly as the terms of their experiment.   This deft and imaginative new ROM-comedy shows that even the most sophisticated algorithm may freeze in the face of life’s infinite possibilities.

FEATURING
Brian Avers
Aubrey Dollar
Meredith Forlenza
Karl Miller

Scenic Designer & Costume Designer: David Zinn
Lighting Designer: Russell Champa
Sound Designer: Bray Poor
Production Stage Manager: Charles M Turner III

Photos of (1) Aubrey Dollar and Karl Miller; (2) Meredith Forlenza and Karl Miller; (3) Brian Avers, Aubrey Dollar, Meredith Forlenza, and Karl Miller; and (4) Karl Miller and Aubrey Dollar by Joan Marcus.

Playwrights' Perspectives

Itamar Moses on "Completeness"

A few years ago, while cleaning out some boxes or desk drawers in my childhood home, my mom came across something she thought I might like to have: a booklet in which my pediatrician, Dr. Grossman, had recorded his observations about me over the course of the first six years of my life. In this booklet, between directives about diet and the dates of various milestones ("Sat without support: six months." "First step: age one."), are peppered some frank assessments of my personality and temperament: At one year, six and a half months: "Expect his tantrums to recur."

Interview

Tim Sanford and Itamar Moses

Tim: What brought you to playwriting? Itamar: I was interested in writing from a pretty young age. I was a big sci-fi and fantasy book nerd as a kid. And so I think my first writing ambition was to write fantasy novels. Then in high school, I was at Berkeley High, which is a really crazy, diverse place to go to school, and the clique of weird, outsider, artsy kids at Berkeley High who were a little older than I was were really impressive to me. I thought they were really, really cool and they were writing plays and putting them on and I thought that was really exciting.