The Gleaming Sofya Weitz

About This Show

Baby Toby died before he was born; now, he waits for online updates from his mourning, teenage parents. Meanwhile, he must navigate his dead grandfather’s unsolicited warnings about their bizarre reality. However, when Baby Toby discovers a dangerous method of communication, he must examine what it really means to connect, and how indestructible data relates to human mortality.

About the Artists

Sofya Weitz’s plays include The Gleaming (Steep Theatre commission), The Ribbed (Female Protagonist Series), LADY (2015 Araca Project, semi-finalist Stage Left Residency) and Children of the East (Garage Theatre). Short plays at The Tank, #serials at The Flea, Hearth Gods, the PIT, Tiny Rhino, Chicago Dramatists, Teatro Vista, Piven Theatre, Northwestern University, Lyric Theatre, KCACTF, Loyola Marymount University and site-specifically with The Motor Company. She’s produced short films, pilots and play festivals and founded Last Match Theatre Company. Sofya was a nominee for the PoNY Fellowship and got her MFA in Writing for the Screen & Stage from Northwestern University.

Lilleth Glimcher is a NY-based theater and film director, focused on sensorial work that explores audience culpability. NY directing credits include CAENIS (PACE Gallery), The Blast (upcoming, The Chelsea Hotel), The Gleaming (upcoming, Dixon Place), Houseworld (associate, San Damiano, ArsNova’s ANT Fest), 1969: The Second Man (ANTfest), TinyRhino, #serials. Assisting credits: Ivo Van Hove (upcoming, LA transfer of A View from the Bridge.), André Gregory, César Alvarez, Niegel Smith, 600 Highwaymen (EU/U.S. Tour), Michael McQuilken, Shira Milikowsky, Emily Reilly & Stephanie Hayes, Lily Whitsitt. Lilleth is a resident director at the Flea Theater and graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in Psychology.

Wednesday, June 29 at 7:30pm

General Admission
$15 in advance
$18 at the door



Estimated Runtime
75 minutes

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Written by
Sofya Weitz

Director & set designer
Lilleth Glimcher

Light Designer
Elizabeth Mac

Stage Manager & producer
Eleanor Reagan

Photo credit
Lilleth Glimcher

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