Leah Miles and Donny Codden are both graduates of New York University's Graduate Music Theater Writing Program, and have written and produced shows which have been staged in New York and fringe festivals across the country. Miles has deep local roots in Salem. She is a Salem State graduate, and was once a middle school music teacher at the Collins Middle School.
Everyone's Waiting follows a grief-stricken family that struggles to cope with the sudden loss of its eldest son. The surviving teen-age son looks to a video game avatar of his brother to keep his relationship alive. Janet Neely, Marblehead resident and director of the production, says, "Everyone's Waiting is at a very exciting point of the development process. It is but one step away from a full production. Our staged reading performances at the Salem Theatre Company will give area theater-goers the chance to see exciting new material, and allow the creative team of Miles & Codden to get feedback and input from the actors, the production team and the audience."