Zoom reading of my new play MIRIAM on June 7

Weird times, eh?

It’s hard to conceive of theater at a time like this. Not that it isn’t important; it feels very essential to come together and tell stories right now. But we can’t, and that is really hard, especially for those of us who love and work in theater. But we soldier on. We do our best. We find new ways to connect and communicate. th

So, in that spirit, I am excite to share that my new play MIRIAM will have a virtual reading on June 7, 2020, courtesy of Theater J. Theater J has been helping me develop this play for a couple of years, and I am excited about the direction is it taking and the way it is coming together.

You can reserve a free ticket to view it, or plan to watch a recording afterwards here.

Certain Woman of an Age is available on Audible!

Great news for your pandemic entertainment! Certain Woman of an Age, the solo show I wrote with Margaret Trudeau, is available to listen to on Audible.

They call it an “audiobook” but it’s really a solo show, running under 90 minutes.

Here’s a description:

“Margaret Trudeau, former wife of Canada’s 15th Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau, and mother of Canada’s current Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, opens up with refreshing candor in her one-woman show, Certain Woman of an Age, the compelling true story of one of the world’s most fascinating figures. Through vividly told public and private anecdotes, the Audible Original weaves a raw and revealing journey of motherhood, loss, mental illness, and feminism. “

You can find it here.

TWENTY TWENTY: A play

My new play TWENTY TWENTY: A play will have its world premiere this fall with Fault Line Theatre. Fault Line commissioned and is developing this play, and I could not be more excited about working with Aaron, and the whole crew there. It’s a wacky, political, absurd, somewhat experimental, deep dive into a weird moment in American history (well, a couple of them) and how I have struggled to tell stories when it really feels like screaming into the wind. They also have a great line up of developmental readings that are sure to be terrific. Find out on the Fault Line website or at Broadway World.

The Glass Piano opens at Theatre Lab

Jovon Jacobs and Diana Garle. Photo by Julia Rose Photo

The Glass Piano is having its U.S. premiere at Theatre Lab at FAU, and the first few reviews are in…and they are great! Here are some highlights:

“The layers of Sobler’s play, so insightfully and powerfully rendered by Stabile and company, make for an uncommonly rich theatergoing experience.” (Sun Sentinel)

“delightfully fanciful and imaginative work” (Florida Theater On Stage)

“There’s not a moment of The Glass Piano that wasn’t enjoyable…actors and dialogue were often hilarious…”

It runs through March 3. If you are interested in attending, you can find tickets here.

Sheltered Preview article in the Washington Post

Erin Weaver, left, and Kimberly Gilbert in “Sheltered” at Theater J. (Teresa Castracane)

I had a great talk with Geoffrey Himes at the Post, that lead to this very thoughtful preview. Here’s a quote:

“What does it mean to do something good, especially when you take extreme action to do it?” Sobler asks over the phone from D.C.’s Theater J, where the show is getting its first full production since its 2018 premiere at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre. “At one point in the play, Evelyn says ‘This is not how I thought it would be.’ It’s one thing to have noble intentions, but it’s another to do the hard work required to carry it out. That’s interesting to me because the cost is always going to be massive. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do good, but we should be aware of the cost.”

Read the whole thing here.

The Glass Piano at Theatre Lab at FAU

It’s always huge to have a second production of a play…in some ways it’s harder to get second production than a first! Which is why it’s especially exciting to share that The Glass Piano will have a second production in 2020 at Theatre Lab at FAU! (And it doesn’t hurt that I get to go to Florida in the middle of the New York winter.)

Theatre Lab at FAU – Boca Raton, Florida – Feb. 8 to March 1, 2020

Find out about the whole 2019/20 season at the Boca Raton Tribune.

Certain Woman of an Age comes to NY for three nights only

Excited to announce that Certain Woman of an Age, starring the incomparable Margaret Trudeau, written by Margaret and yours-truly, and directed by the legend that is Kimberly Senior, will be performed in NYC in September! The three performances, which will be recorded for Audible, will take place at Minetta Lane Theatre, and have limited tickets, so get some now!

Read more in the New York Times.