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Omote, Ura: Table Reading & Script Workshop

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Unfinished Works Screenplay Reading & Workshop Series Featuring New Women Writers

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Film Lab is proud to sponsor a fall series of new screenplay readings and workshops! Join us to hear professional actors read new scripts from some talented emerging authors on topics ranging from the immigrant experience to a sinister kidnapping. The workshop portion of the event gives you - the audience member - the chance to directly impact the script and storyline. Network with writers and actors and be a part of the show.

The November 19 reading features "Omote, Ura." When her younger sister goes missing, a woman must travel into the bright lights and sinister underbelly of Tokyo, uncovering dark secrets and her own regrets and desires along the way.

The workshop will be moderated by the award-winning director and filmmaker, Melissa Skirboll, who directed Film Lab's staged performance of IWATTAU (Immigrants: We Are Them. They Are Us). Skirboll recently was named filmmaker of the year (2019) by Vasteras Film Festival. She has obtained numerous accolades for her work as a director, writer, actor, and producer – for both screen and stage. She co-wrote the screenplay and directed My Dinner With Schwartzey which premiered at the Bermuda International Film Fest in March 2019. Since then, Schwartzey has screened in fests around the world, has been nominated for various awards and has won dramedy at the Manhattan Film Fest, best cinematography and editing at the Long Island International Film Expo, Best Actress at the EHTVFest. All told her first three shorts have screened in more than 50 festivals, in over a dozen countries. Skirboll is a proud member of NYWIFT and SAG/AFTRA and her work in theater has been recognized with a number of nominations and awards: outstanding playwright for Blizzard: A Love Story; outstanding direction The Closet by Amy Gray Piper; nominated for acting in Blizzard: A Love Story, for direction on both Superstars by Glory Kadigan and Straight-Faced Lies by Mark Jason Williams, and for projections/SFX on A Madness of One Acts. She is a member of New York Madness, a director for the Women's Work Play Lab at New Perspectives Theatre and has directed for various companies including Nylon Fusion Theater Co, Urban Stages, Abingdon Theatre and Estrogenius Festival. Ego Actus, Abingdon Theatre, and Urban Stages have staged her plays here in New York.Melissa also teaches acting for the Sande Shurin Acting Studio and works with individuals as a private coach.www.melissaskirboll.com

This script was written by Nicole Bernardo, who is an administrative aide at New York University School of Law and administrator of the Policing Project. She graduated summa cum laude from NYU's College of Arts & Science and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and American Literature with a double minor in Cinema Studies and Business of Entertainment, Media and Technology. She aspires to write original content for film and diversify the stories shown on screen. Omote, Ura is her first screenplay.

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