Thursday, May 12, 2022

Days Marci Miller Goes Back to Her Roots as Special Guest Actor for Axial Theater's Cactus Flowers Play Reading May 15, 2022

Marci Miller, who plays Abigail Deveraux on Days of Our Lives, will be a special cast member for a free play reading done by Axial Theater of New York. The event, called Cactus Flowers, will be a reading of four short plays by female-identifying playwrights. 

Marci Miller grew up in small town Indiana. (North Liberty pop.1800) Originally off to college to pursue a nursing career, it was a professor at Bethel College who encouraged her to study music/theatre. She got involved in the theatre scene in Louisville, KY and while waiting tables, a fellow server urged her to head to the big city – Los Angeles. Since arriving, she has been involved in many commercials, films, and has been nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards (most recently this year as Leading Actress) for her portrayal of Abigail Deveraux on Days of Our Lives.

Cady McClain (Days, ATWT, AMC) is the Executive Director of Axial Theater. More details below. To RSVP for the link visit here. 



A reading of four new, short plays in development

Sunday, May 15th at 3PM ET

This month brings three powerful plays, all by female-identifying playwrights, featuring special guest artist Marci Miller.

Plays read will be Frame Within a Frame by Judy KlassFinding Mother Courage by Pamela Kingsley, and That Way by Axial Ensemble member Evelyn Mertens.

Additionally, we are reading special selections from the new play The Wish: a manual for a last ditch effort to save abortion in the United States through theater by Justice Hehir, Dena IgustiPhanesia Pharel, Nia Akilah RobinsonJulia Specht, dramaturg May Treuhaft-Ali made possible through support from Clubbed Thumb and Heidi Schreck (“What the Constitution Means to Me”).

Judy Klass and Pamela Kingsley join us from the group HONOR ROLL! - an advocacy and action group of women+ playwrights over forty - and our women+ over 40 allies - whose goal is our inclusion in theater.

Axial Ensemble members include Lori Franzese, Sandy RooneyJulie Griffin and our new Managing Director Marisa Lowe, with special guests Michael Alva and Allegra Venturi from the Michael Howard Studios Conservatory, with Youlim Nam and Inga Cadranel.

Our guest moderator is Axial Advisory Board Member Dominic Hoffman.