After a sold out performance of the inaugural ScriptsLIVE!, The Dallas Screenwriters Association (DSA) is returning to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Richardson Wednesday, April 9 at 7 pm to showcase the classic Shane Black screenplay, KISS KISS BANG BANG.
ScriptsLIVE! is a dramatic reading of a classic screenplay in front of a live audience. The actors, seated in director’s chairs, will present the material with a fresh read providing the audience with a new take of a popular film. Behind the cast of local actors will be projected establishing shots to set the scene.
KISS KISS BANG BANG was written by Shane Black (who was one of the most highly paid screenwriters in the 1980s). The script for KISS KISS BANG BANG is partially based on the Brett Halliday novel “Bodies Are Where You Find Them,” and interprets the classic hard-boiled literary genre in a tongue-in-cheek fashion. The film starred Robert Downey Jr, Val Kilmer and Michelle Mongahan, the film has become a cult favorite for film lovers.
Based on the popular Script Read events produced by Jason Rietman at the LCMA in Los Angeles, the DSA is launching this new program as a way to educate people about the art and craft of screenwriting while also entertaining them.
“We are excited to returning to The Alamo Drafthouse,” says Douglas King, DSA board member and director of ScriptsLIVE! “The first event was a success and the audience and the cast had a great time. We have even more exciting things plan for this show”
The entire cast is from Dallas/ Fort Worth. The role of Harry Lockhart will be read by Rich Levi (“Friday Night Lights,” “Walker, Texas Ranger,” ANY GIVEN SUNDAY), the character Gay Perry will be read by Steve Iwanski known for his stage work at the Mesquite Community Theatre (“Glass Menagerie,” “Lion in Winter,” “Greater Tuna”) and Kim Foster (THE SECTOR, EMMA, “The Good Guys”) will read the female lead Harmony Faith Lane.
The supporting cast includes Tamara Voss and Nicole Hodges reading all of the female characters and Richard Houghton and Stanley Nwobi reading the male characters.
New ScriptsLIVE! events will be held every other month, always on the second Wednesday of the month. Future screenplays may include TOY STORY 3, GROUNDHOG DAY, BACK TO THE FUTURE and more.
The event is free to attend with a reservation.
The Dallas Screenwriters Association
The Dallas Screenwriters Association is a non-profit organization that serves the needs of the Dallas/Fort Worth screenwriting community. The DSA provides monthly meetings featuring some of the best guest speakers in the industry, scene readings, workshops, seminars, networking opportunities and much more.
Our mission is to educate and encourage individuals in the art, craft, and business of screenwriting and its application in the entertainment industry and to promote communication among the members of the DSA and trade publications, trade associations, industry professionals, and organizations.