An Ocean In My Soul

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Santa Monica based scriptwriter and songwriter Charise Sowells shares the story of a biracial man torn between two worlds as an employee of his plantation owning father and a son to his enslaved mother, exploring the complicated existence of interracial overseers during slavery and how their unique position in society ripples throughout a family unit. It parallels the realities of the social construct of race in today's times. The context is different, but the issues remain the same. Nothing is truly black and white in this country or the world beyond. “There is a universalism in the oversimplified matters of life,” says Sowells. “A reminder I think we all need in today's political environment.” Writer/producer/composer Charise Sowells. Proceeds support the Santa Monica Playhouse Benefit Campaign.

Directed by Mary Schaugh, featuring Joslyn Beard (Da Poetry Lounge – host; Plan-A Radio; Dear Patience, Dead Weight – Safe Space Productions); Jeremiah Benjamin (Horny, the Musical – Hollywood Fringe Festival; Theatre Macabre – Grand-Guignol immersive experience; Midsummer Night’s Dream – Downtown Repertory Theatre); Disraeli Ellison (The Coleman & Smith Artistic Company – co-founder); Vincent J. Isaac (In The Cut, Cagney and Lacey, The Fall Guy; Vice Squad, Twilight Zone-The Movie, Dr. Detroit; Distant Fires – Drama Critics Circle Award); Janelle Poirier (Buried in the Backyard, Grit, The Weathered Underground); Gilbert Roy (King Lear, Salome, August Wilson’s Seven Guitars).

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Santa Monica Playhouse® 1211 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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