A BLIND PLAY OF SOCIAL FORCES
“ A Blind Play Of Social Forces” is adapted from an unpublished story originally written in 2014 and performed as a staged reading. It is based on several accounts of bullying which took place in American schools between 2001 and 2014. However, Mr. Avery, the middle-school social studies teacher who inspires the hate crime at the heart of the story, is based on a real teacher with whom I attended grad school. Many of his words are echoes of words spoken in class by the real Mr. Avery. This episode deals with violence against children. As they say, parental discretion is advised.
“They hate because they fear, and they fear because they feel that the deepest feelings of their lives are being assaulted and outraged. And they do not know why; they are powerless pawns in a blind play of social forces.” Richard Wright, Native Son
MEET THE CAST OF A BLIND PLAY
Yosra was born and raised in Egypt and is fully fluent in both English and Arabic. The Marvel movies are her favorites. Her two favorite hobbies are skating and writing–she is currently working on her first novel.
Rich Greene is a voice actor who loves to tell a story. Whether it’s by playing the part of an intergalactic energy vampire or a bully-busting goldfish in podcasts and film, or creating friendly, intelligent and relatable narration for ads and explainer videos, Rich will provide the energy and professionalism needed to tell your story. Besides being a voice actor, Rich has worked as a rock band frontman, a singer, a guitarist, a songwriter, an educator, and a game show contestant. He loves long walks along the Erie Canal and mashed potatoes.
Born and raised in Chicago, Pascal has always harbored a deep appreciation for theatre and the arts. Naturally curious and exuberant, he took a great interest in furthering his artistic education, minoring in Theatre at the University of Michigan. As a freelance voiceover talent, Pascal hopes to lend his dynamic and charming vocals to bring new stories to life all over the world.
Olya is an author, actor, and model.
Andressa Da Silva
Andressa Da Silva is a professional actress with a combined 5+ years of theatre and film experience and continued acting during her studies and earned a B.S. in Communications with a Minor in Film Studies from Kennesaw State University. Post-graduation, Andressa began training at Atlanta-based acting studios including DRAMA INC among others. When not acting, Andressa can be found curled up with a good book, learning a new skill, or in another acting class! Andressa’s penchant for drama combined with her training and professionalism have prepared her for an incredible career in the film and voiceover industry.
In addition to being a voice talent, Malya is also a trainer who helps singers and speakers learn the skills they need to be successful.
Malya can also be heard in Episode 4, To the Touch.