Top Secret Club Script Workshop Returns on April 29

The next Top Secret Club script reading event is coming up Saturday April 29th at 2 PM featuring the work of playwright/actor/director Francisco Garcia and actor/writer/producer Julia Morizawa.

Desert Island Studios are excited to announce that the event will be held at their new studio space- 1316 SE 12th Avenue. Join them to support these fantastic projects/writers followed by networking, and a sneak peek of our new facility. Free to attend.
Top Secret Club is a program supported by Oregon Film and the Creative Opportunity Program.
Francisco Garcia will be workshopping a section of his stageplay “Sube Y Baja”.
Francisco Garcia is a playwright, actor, director, and educator.  His playwriting work includes the commission of Maya Ruiz Rises for Oregon Children’s Theatre, 545 for Portland Playhouse’s Wonderland Festival of New Work, Sube y Baja for Artists Repertory Theatre’s Mercury Company, Odessa for Profile Theater’s Inside Out: Education Program and The Legend of Lauren Lopez for CalArts CAP Program/REDCAT Theatre. Francisco’s recent acting credits  include NBC’s Grimm, IFC’s Portlandia, A24 Films Lean on Pete, Edith Films It’s What’s Inside, and JAW: New Play Festival for Portland Center Stage. Some of his favorite directing credits in Portland include the world premieres of Emilio Rodriguez’s Swimming While Drowning and Olga Sanchez’s Broken Promises for Milagro Theatre, Joan Cushing’s Diary of a Worm and José Cruz González’s Tomás & the Library Lady for Oregon Children’s Theatre, and Naomi Iizuka’s Anon(ymous) for Lewis & Clark College, where he also worked as a visiting professor. Francisco received his Master’s degree from California State University, Los Angeles and is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.
Julia Morizawa will be workshopping a section of her screenplay “Something About The Tide”.

Julia Morizawa is a writer/producer with over 20 years of experience in film, television, new media, theater, and fiction podcasting. Produced projects include JESUSCAT (OR HOW I ACCIDENTALLY JOINED A CULT) (feature film), SIN & LYLE (short film), TWENTY-TWO (play), and AMERICAN COMEDY HORROR STORY: ORPHANAGE (fiction podcast). Her current project, DRAGONFLY (animated short film), was awarded Best Short Screenplay by Scriptation Showcase and Screenwriting Master in 2019 and is currently in post-production. Her feature screenplay SOMETHING ABOUT THE TIDE most recently placed in the Top 5 Features in Roadmap Writers’ 2022 JumpStart Competition, and her limited series pilot WHERE WE CAME FROM was a Finalist in the Screencraft True Story & Public Domain Competition. Julia started her career as an actor with credits including JUDAS KISS (feature film), SCANDAL (TV), SEAL TEAM (TV), MASHA NO HOME (stage), STAR TREK: ODYSSEY (new media), and THE BRIGHT SESSIONS (fiction podcast). She is a graduate of The Second City, Hollywood and has trained at The BGB Studio, Actors Comedy Studio, The Sanford Meisner Center, and more. Julia is also a freelance script analyst and has read for Shore Scripts, Coverfly, Austin Film Festival, Bluecat, and several independent writers and directors.

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