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In Call

by Joy Wood

In Call is a behind-the-scenes peek at the real life of professional escorts. When the power goes out during one of her appointments, Diana is suddenly trapped in her apartment with one of her Johns. Separated from their families, with no cell service and no way to leave, things get real as these two strangers discover each other and their reasons for being in the apartment tonight.

November 11, 2021 – 108 W 3rd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

Doors open at 6:30

Workshop Performance at 7:30

Special Note– Due to unforeseen circumstances, SPL will be presenting In Call at Stage Left Theatre. Thank you, Stage Left, for hosting this event. SPL will return to the Washington Cracker Building in January.

The Cast

Diana: Emily Jones

John: Thor Edgell

Directed by: Dahveed Bullis

Stage Manager: Joseph Phipps

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What you can expect at the lab.

When you come to a Lab-Time workshop performance, you’re not an audience member. You are a fellow collaborator. The script we are presenting is still being worked on. We need your input to help the playwright develop this script into a play that can be performed at local and regional playhouses. You’re not just watching a play, you’re helping create it!

Meet the Playwright

Joy Wood is the playwright of In Call

Joy Wood (she/her) is a woman of many talents. A playwright, theater administrator, and freelance writer, she is also the mother of a toddler and even tries to sleep from time to time. She was born in Centralia, WA, and attended Centralia College before transferring to Eastern Washington University to study Developmental Psychology. She currently lives in Spokane with her husband, their son, and a cat that was found in the garbage.

Joy has been writing her entire life, but In Call is her first foray into the world of playwrighting. Her other endeavors include a myriad of short stories, nonfiction articles, and a novel that is still in progress. When she isn’t writing or at home with her family, you can find her at Stage Left Theater, where she works as Front of House Manager.

Joy would like to thank her family, for their unending support, and her first theater teacher, for planting the first seeds of a lifelong passion. Most importantly, she would like to thank those working in the sex industry who have chosen to share their stories, both with her or publicly with the world. It would not have been possible to tell this important story without them.

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