by Benjamin Scuglia
Current Resident was a winner of the Pride Play Reading Festival sponsored by the City of West Hollywood and the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights. The short comedic play offers a window into how gay men have always looked out for each other, particularly during the AIDS crisis and into the present day. The play was first developed and workshopped in 2017, but the larger, underlying issues of how to care for each other during a pandemic remain unexpectedly relevant.
Benjamin Scuglia (Playwright/Producer)
Benjamin is an author and playwright, actor, producer and stage manager. He is a Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival finalist (2015). Current Resident reunites the director and actors from his acclaimed drama The Man Who Saved Everything, which received its world premiere at Theatre West in 2018.
Michael Van Duzer (Director)
Michael has directed theater and opera performances in the Los Angeles area for over 30 years. For Benjamin Scuglia, he has directed the world premieres of Long Time Gone and The Man Who Saved Everything. He is delighted to reunite with two of the actors from the latter production.
David Mingrino (Alan)
David has been seen onstage in over 90 productions, most recently the world premiere of The Man Who Saved Everything at Theatre West. His independent features include The Haunted Maze and The Devil Within (Amazon Prime). His short film list includes Rocky: The Final Battle and Retribution (Amazon).
Alan Schack (Neil)
Alan has performed in New York, Off Broadway and in Regional Theatres including The Williamstown Theatre Festival and The San Diego National Shakespeare Festival. New York credits include She Loves Me at Playwright’s Horizons and Home Fires at SOHO Rep. He is currently a member of Theatre West in Los Angeles.