Roz & Ray
Directed byDelicia Turner Sonnenberg
Showing:September 7 - October 1, 2017
About the Show
“Exceptionally powerful, complex and moving.” -Chicago Tribune
“Roz & Ray is not only entertaining, but it can force us to confront an important, and poorly understood, part of our world.” -Forbes
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.
–Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, Director
Listed as one of the top women playwrights in the country, she is a two-time recipient of the Edgerton New Play Prize.
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.