Roz & Ray

September 7 - October 1, 2017
(Opening Night: September, 2017) 

In the Lyceum Space

By Karen Hartman
Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg
Scenic Design by John Iacovelli

Lighting & Projection Design by Sherrice Mojgani
Costume Design by Shelly Williams
Sound Design by Matthew Lescault-Wood
Dramaturgy by
 Rachel Mink
Assistant Direction by Patrice Amon
Stage Management by Chandra R.M. Anthenill


Carla Harting as “Roz”
Steven Lone as “Ray”

Ray is a devoted single parent with one goal: keep his twin hemophiliac sons alive. In 1976, this means endless hospital visits, rigorous testing and frequent blood transfusions. Then Ray meets Roz—a brilliant doctor who offers a cutting-edge treatment for his boys—and everything clicks. Until they both discover the miracle treatment may lead to very dangerous results.

Set in San Diego, this gripping, time-bending story, sheds light on a little known chapter in medical history during the onset of the AIDS crisis. While navigating through the complexities of the medical establishment, “Roz and Ray” tells a profound story of love, trust and sacrifice that grapples with the messy process of healing the human heart.


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Karen Hartman (Playwright) had four productions of three world premiere plays in the 2016/17 season: “The Book of Joseph” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, “Project Dawn” at People’s Light and “Roz and Ray” at Seattle Repertory Theater and Victory Gardens. These last two plays both received Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. Her play “SuperTrue” was on the 2015 Kilroy’s List of the top unproduced plays by women. Many other works include: “Goliath,” “Leah’s Train,” “Going Gone,” “Girl Under Grain,” “Wild Kate” (adapted from Moby Dick) and her Euripides adaptation “Troy Women,” which has become a staple of college theaters. Additionally, Hartman’s personal and political essays have been published in the New York Times and the Washington Post. A New Dramatists alumna and past Core Member of the Playwright’s Center, Ms. Hartman’s dramatic work has been supported by the Rockefeller Foundation at Bellagio, the National Endowment for the Arts, Princeton’s Hodder Fellowship, the Helen Merrill Foundation, the Sustainable Arts Foundation, the O’Neill Playwrights Conference, a Jerome Fellowship and a Fulbright Scholarship. She has also been a guest artist at the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain. Ms. Hartman, who grew up in San Diego, graduated from the Yale School of Drama. She is now the Senior Artist in Residence at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Delicia Turner Sonnenberg (Director) is the founding Artistic Director of MOXIE Theatre.   Before MOXIE, Delicia worked as Artistic Associate of San Diego Repertory Theatre as a part of the Theatre Communications Group’s New Generations Program: Future Leaders. Some San Diego directing credits include: MOXIE Theatre: “The Butcher of Baraboo” (co-director), “Bleeding Kansas,” “The Listener,” “Bluebonnet Court,” “Rhubarb or How to Play With a Rollergirl,” “The Treatment,” “Pulp,” “Gibson Girl,” “Dog Act” and “Kimberly Akimbo.” San Diego REP: “The Good Body,” “Miss Witherspoon,” “Intimate Apparel” and “Proof” (co-director with Sam Woodhouse). Cygnet Theatre: “Fences.” New Village Arts Theatre: “Hamlet” and “Prelude to a Kiss.” Diversionary Theatre: “Fit to be Tied,” “Bluebonnet Court” and “Pulp.” 6th @ Penn Theatre: “Sophocles' Antigone,” “Euripides’ Children of Heracles” translated by Marianne MacDonald. Honors and awards include: San Diego Critics Circle Craig Noel awards, Patte awards, a Women's International Center Living Legacy Award, The Des McAnuff New Visions Award for Risk Taking Leadership from the San Diego Critics Circle and a SD Playbill Billie award. Delicia was twice a recipient of the Van Lier Directing Fellowship through Second Stage Theatre in New York, and is an alumna of the New York Drama League’s Directors Program. Delicia is married to designer Jerry Sonnenberg and proud mama of August and Zoë.


 Carla Harting as "Roz"

 Carla is an actor who has worked extensively in New York and all over the country. Carla has collaborated with Sarah Ruhl on several of her new plays, including the premiere of Dead Man’s Cell Phone at Playwrights Horizons, Eurydice at Yale Rep and Second Stage Theatre, as well as Passion Play at Arena Stage.  New York theatre credits include Dreams of the Washer King (Playwrights Realm), Kid-Simple (Summer Play Festival), Valparaiso (Rude Mechanicals), Jimmy Carter Was a Democrat (Clubbed Thumb, Performance Space 122, The Kitchen), Freakshow and Late: A Cowboy Song (Clubbed Thumb), Be Aggressive (Soho Repertory Theater) and Straight Up & with a Twist (New Georges). Her regional work includesGoldie, Max & Milk (Florida Stage), Legacy of Light, A Delicate Balance, and Passion Play (Arena Stage), The Lady from Dubuque (Seattle Repertory Theatre)), The Scene, After Ashley, Kid-Simple, Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls and The Blue Room (various Humana Festivals at ATL), Night and Day (The Wilma Theater), What the Butler Saw (South Coast Repertory), Uncle Vanya, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Imaginary Invalid, and Zoot Suit (San Diego Repertory Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (La Jolla Playhouse), Our Country’s Good (Signature Theatre Company, DC) and The Bright and Bold Design (The Studio Theatre, DC). In San Diego, Carla’s recent work includes Outside Mullingar (San Diego Rep),Betrayal (North Coast Rep), Fool For Love (Cygnet), and August Osage County (The Old Globe) for which the cast received a Craig Noel Award for Best Ensemble.  Carla’s film and television credits include Never Forever with Vera Farmiga, “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”  Carla received her BA from the College of William & Mary and an MFA in Acting from UCSD.

 Steven Lone as "Ray"

Steven is honored to be returning to the San Diego REP in Roz & Ray. Steven was last seen here playing Joey Castro in the REP’s production of Zoot Suit. Born and raised in San Francisco, Steven moved here to attend UC San Diego where he graduated with a degree in Theatre. His favorite recent credits include: The Uber Driver in Car Plays: Interchange (La Jolla Playhouse), Juan Julian in Anna in the Tropics (Moonlight Stage Productions), Jackie in The Motherf**ker With The Hat (Cygnet Theatre), and Mace in The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety (2014 Craig Noel Award Nominee, Ion Theatre Co.). Steven would like to send his love to all friends and family for their continuous support, patience, and understanding through the years while he runs off to play every night on stage. With a special shout-out to the two special girls in his life for which he lives and breathes for and dedicates this performance to.


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