The Magicians co-stars Jason Ralph and Trevor Einhorn are putting their focus and support towards the off-Broadway community. As the Broadway stages prepare to re-open this September, co-founders of Looks Like A Great Time are putting on the first original playback off-Broadway.
The Great Filter started on July 1 and Trevor explained to Hollywood Life how the idea came about. He said, “We felt very fortunate to be able to say, ‘Hey, do you want to create a play? and just be able to do something like that, so it really took us a long time to find the right organization that we felt would be the best thing that fit into what we were trying to do.”
Both Jason and Trevor chose to donate all profits to the Cultural Solidarity Fund. This fund provides relief to microgrants to artists and cultural workers most severely impacted by the pandemic. Jason also expressed that the industry has a responsibility and an opportunity to really shine a light on off-Broadway as well because there is so much focus on the Broadway community.
He said, “As much focus as there is on the Broadway community, and I think that there should be, it is the juggernaut of our industry, I think we have a responsibility and an opportunity to really shine a light on off-Broadway as well. And to acknowledge really that we can’t have Broadway without off-Broadway”.
The play was written and directed by their friend, Frank Winters. This will be following thee actors who will be portraying the role of two astronauts who are returning to Earth. Trevor described the one-act play as a “pretty cool, existential thriller place”.
Jason added that the two of them were duking it out in a way; that he thinks they were discovering towards the end of ‘The Magicians’. He further said there was this “weird” relationship that they shared; and how much they enjoyed working together to find this strange dynamic.
The production had taken place at The Wild Project on July 1st through July rd. It is also set to have a ticketed virtual performance on July 29 through Eventive. The play will be produced by Rachel Brosnahan’s Scrap Paper Pictures and the non-profit organization NY Forever.