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ReelAbilities presents a live reading of a pilot written by Julie Klausner (creator/star of Difficult People; host, How Was Your Week) and Alex Scordelis (writer, Billy on the Street, Difficult People, Triumph specials) starring Shannon DeVido (Difficult People, Insatiable, Best Summer Ever).

The program will also feature Connor Ratliff, Amy Sedaris, Larry Wilmore, Ike Barinholtz, Alex Song-Xia, Sasheer Zamata, Meg Stalter, Jackie Hoffman, Brian Stack, Chris Gethard, and Jason Gore.

Co-sponsored by WGA East.

This event will have open captions available.



In November of 2018, Julie Klausner and Alex Scordelis set out to write a script that asked the question: what if there was a TV show starring a lead with a disability who was as arrogant as Eastbound and Down’s Kenny Powers?

They called the series Disgraced and wrote the pilot with one star in mind: the phenomenally talented comedian and actor, Shannon DeVido.

In Disgraced, Shannon DeVido plays Sloane DiNapoli, a woman who writes a best-selling scandalous memoir about growing up in a cult in her small Catskills hometown. When it’s uncovered that her book was totally fabricated (there was no cult: she wasn’t even in the Girl Scouts), Sloane is forced to move back to the Catskills and confront the family and neighbors she publicly (and falsely) ridiculed during her bumpy road to redemption.

Join us for a table read of the pilot script for Disgraced. It’s never been heard out loud before, so come be a part of history. Shannon will be joined by Julie and Alex, plus an ensemble of actors to make this pilot script come to life.