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SUPPORTIVE WHITE PARENTS Book and Lyrics by Joy Regullano | Music by The Sam & Tony Show Choreography by Ally Vega | Directed by Frank Caeti When an Asian girl tells her parents
SUPPORTIVE WHITE PARENTS
Book and Lyrics by Joy Regullano | Music by The Sam & Tony Show
Choreography by Ally Vega | Directed by Frank Caeti
When an Asian girl tells her parents that she doesn’t want to be a doctor anymore, she wishes on a shooting star for supportive white parents.
Running time: 60 minutes.
DATES & TIMES
Fridays at 8pm
NO PERFORMANCES 12/20-1/3
September 6 (Friday) - April 24 (Friday)
The Second City Hollywood Studio Theatre
6560 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, 90028
Purchase online at https://www.secondcity.com/shows/hollywood/
or by phone at (323) 464-8542.
04janallday28marSOLOFEST 2020shows by Kristin Dennis, Amanda Miller, Heather Keller, Saurabh Kikani, Natacha Ruck, Pamela Najera, Rebecca O'Brien, Megan Rippey, Claudia di Martino, Rene Pena, Kamakshi Hart, Heather Dowling, Pam Levin, Mattilyn Rochester Kravitz and more
The annual Whitefire Theatre SOLOFEST 2020 runs January 4 through March 28. 80 shows in 90 days, the majority of them written by women! Performances are scheduled for select Mondays, Tuesdays,
The annual Whitefire Theatre SOLOFEST 2020 runs January 4 through March 28. 80 shows in 90 days, the majority of them written by women!
Performances are scheduled for select Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 8:00 pm; Sundays at 3pm and 7:30 pm.
For more information & schedule visit www.whitefiretheatre.com
Shows by female artists are:
January 4 – February 8 (Saturdays & Sundays) Ladies First written by Kristin Dennis and Bob Garrett, directed by Bob Garrett performed by Kristin Dennis
Ms. Dennis celebrates 12 women who had made a major contribution to society and the women’s movement. All monologues are original based on interviews, quotes and speeches and music by Kate Bush, Alicia Keys and Stephen Sondheim. Runs Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 3pm & 7:30pm
January 9 – A Jew In The Ashram written and performed by Amanda Miller, directed by Rachel Evans.
A young woman studies yoga on an Indian ashram, a cheerful guru’s lessons provoke reflections on the role of Judaism in the lives of her late father and his mother, a Holocaust survivor he never met. A funny, poignant story exploring spiritual healing and identity.
January 10 – Chemo Barbie written and performed by Heather Keller, directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson.
Heather’s world was rocked by a breast cancer diagnosis. A true heartbreaking & comedic journey of growth filled with love, friendship & betrayal.
January 12 – 7:30pm – Baccalaureate written, directed and performed by Saurabh Kikani
When the painfully shy Saurabh Kikani was 16, he went to Oxford University for a high school summer program. He saw the movie Mission: Impossible and his life changed forever.
January 15 – Your Good For Nothing, I’ll Milk The Cow Myself written and performed by Natacha Ruck, directed by David For
Natacha stepped into her French grandmother’s kitchen in the hope of a birthday present. But the gift-wrapped box on the windowsill was only the latest salvo of a multi-generational battle – and Natacha found herself on the front lines.
January 16 – Too Old, Too Asian, Too Short written and performed by Pamela Najera, directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson
She was a typical obedient Filipina, destined to be a licensed registered nurse. But then a twist of fate occurs and her life opens up in to the exciting world of entertainment as a magician’s assistant and cruise ship dancer.
January 19, 7:30pm – Getting There! written, directed and performed by Rebecca O’Brien
On the Bus to & from treatments to Cedars in Hollywood, now in Remission, the miracles of traveling with strangers is celebrated.
January 22 – Deer Woman: An Autobiographical Fairytale of an Exotic Dancer written and performed by Megan Rippey, directed by Valerie Hager
An exotic dancer’s vision of a mythological creature disrupts her identity and transforms her into her own monster
January 23 – It’s Only Lipstick written and performed by Claudia di Martino, directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson
This Brooklyn Baby survived the dysfunction of growing up in an Italian-American family in Brooklyn, weathering the insanity of being a marketing executive in the beauty industry, and a life-changing event of going after her dream.
January 24 – Traveling With Angels written, directed and performed by Rene Pena
Experience this inspiring true story and get swept up in the adventure of a lifetime! Witty, brave, beautiful! Traveling with Angels is an homage to the people in life who give us all the strength and love we need to continue on without them
January 26, 7:30pm – Wild At Hart written and performed by Kamakshi Hart, directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson
A heroine’s journey to self-actualization and wholeness through the lens of spiritual discovery and soul.
January 29 – Fertile written and performed by Heather Dowling, directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson
Jenny’s test results keep coming back negative. That’s when she runs into real problem and questions about fertility. Ultimately, she must look within to discover what motherhood and fertility means to her.
January 30, 8pm/ February 4, 8pm/ March 12, 8pm – Motherhood Part 2 written, directed and performed by Pam Levin
Her 5-year old plays with boys, dresses like a boy and even says she wanted to be a boy. Welcome to the modern world of parenting. This is her story of navigating unchartered waters – with zero tools in her toolbelt.
January 31 – The Long Goodbye. A Mother Who Can’t Remember, A Daughter Who Can’t Forget written and performed by Mattilyn Rochester Kravitz, directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson
A rollercoaster ride, filled with music and storytelling. An adult coming of age story with the backdrop of Alzheimer’s.
February2, 3pm – Dear Yoko
Anzu’s growth as a woman and an artist who grew up on American TV where Asians were sadly under and misrepresented. The only famous Asian woman at the time was Yoko Ono and the world made her a scapegoat.
February 2, 7:30pm/ February 27, 8pm/ March 20, 8pm – Tied Up In Knotts
Ms. Knotts takes you on a personal journey of growing up with her famous comedian dad, Don Knotts. The show is filled with stories about his iconic and loveable character, Barney Fife.
February 6 – Apocalypse Not Now!
Carla is driven to living in her closet by the cruelty of the world when a modern apocalypse in the form of natural disasters bonds her with misfit neighbors.
February 7 – Learning To Human
After surfacing from 16 years of addictions at 32, and not having a clue about how to be a human. Sims shares her journey through drawings, dance breaks and poetry, weaving a tale that is at once hilarious and heartbreaking.
February 10 – Shattered
A fast-paced, comedic and heartbreakingly raw solo show about dating, dysfunction, and sexual devastation – told through the voices of 35 characters. Shattered triumphantly tells the tale of picking up the broken pieces of oneself and putting them back together again
February 15 – March 7 – Billie! Backstage with Lady Day
A biography about Billie Holiday in the style of Billie preparing for her concert talking to reporters about her life, followed with a concert! Runs Saturdays at 8pm
February 16, 7:30pm – Wake Up Little Susy
Story of a woman’s journey from incest, fundamental Christianity and crazy love life to peace. Confronts religious hypocrisy, sexual taboos in a daring, sometimes hilarious way.
February 17 – Love After Death
A comedic exploration of all the neurotic tendencies and defense mechanisms between “me” and something called happy. If she can get out of her own way, she just might figure it out. Then again, it might be the death of her.
February 19 – Ma’s Kitchen
With a comical yet dramatic unfolding, we are enticed with the narrator’s cooking. We witness Maeria’s loss of her pregnancy unravel and as her mom, the narrator, parallels the story to the making of her secret tomato sauce.
February 20 – Life Lessons From An Italian Mama
Ms. Perrotta takes a look at the wildly interesting people that have been on her life’s journey – crazy old Italian relatives, marriage, divorce, sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll.
February 23, 7:30pm – The Book That Won’t Close, Confessions of a Love Addict
A bi-culturally fluid Deaf woman confronts her shame about how being deaf or hearing enough when she meets a transgendered coach who walks who thru healing and integration for her love addiction
February 28 – Surviving Minnesota Nice
A comedic tale of one woman’s attempt at surviving the social chasm of feminism vs. misogyny from 1964 to present, all while maintaining being “Minnesota Nice.”
March 2 – And The Beat Goes On A comedic cabaret about trying to hit the right notes
A mature nurse recounts through songs and humor her transformations from a life of privilege to a life full of anxiety and depression…then happiness.
March 4 – From Crazy to Sane – Or Am I?
Mary’s story of madness and her recovery journey using psychological tools, ancient knowledge and guidance from a Magical Mystical Realm.
March 5 – Transcending The Mirror
A cisgender woman’s up-close and personal experience of her transgender girlfriend’s transformation as she ultimately realizes the relationship was never meant to be. Dana generously shares her vulnerability, humor, and compassion.
March 6 – Island Girl: A Rescue Mission
While seeking the spirit of her dead mother, Mele encounters her ancestors who were early missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands. She explores six generations of Lyman women living in Hawaii beginning in 1832. Mele discovers a magic within that she just may have inherited.
March 8, 7:30pm – Silent Witnesses
They were kids. they were pretty. They were hidden “on the outside,” satellites spinning in their own private orbit, until they found each other and tell their stories for the first time.
March 9 – Soul Trek: My Sci-Fi Journey Toward Wholeness
Using humor, music, images, Ms. Mendenhall explores how she came to create an “enemy within” as a child and her struggles with her, “Miss Perfect,” over her life.
March 11 – Deconstructing Holly
While undergoing cancer surgery to remove her lady parts, Holly floats in the space between life and death. With humor, Holly embodies a cast of characters who have come and gone in her life, leaving their footprints on her soul.
March 14 – My Name is Mommy
A celebration the exhilaration of motherhood, balancing poetic passages with humorous detours into the modern realities of raising small children. April moves forward and backward through time, exploring the pressures and the promises of parenthood.
March 15, 3pm – Here’s To Life
As Ava Gardner awaits her “Martini shot” in her trailer, she imbibes with and confides in her make-up artist many a titillating tale of her past.
March 15, 7:30 – HOLLYWOODN’T
Ms. Verlo takes a personal trip across Hollywood’s unsettling salacious landscape getting into grey area of coercion and consent on LA casting couches.
March 16 – PostPardon Me
A one-woman serio-comedy follows a new mom through her surprising postpartum journey and deep into the trenches of toddlerhood. Will this tiny human and newly disheveled husband ever let her take an uninterrupted shower again?
March 17 – Cry For Wolf
Left to clean up all the messes, the protagonist picks up survivor’s guilt and responsibilities she had not been fully trained for. A tale of family dynamics and forgiveness and ultimately survival.
March 18 – Confessions of a Catholic Nymphomaniac
At age 25, Emma is slut-shamed by an Irish national tabloid newspaper. This is her story and how she made peace with her shame.
March 19 – Effing Robots: How I taught the A.I. to stop worrying and Love
After getting hit on by a chatbot, one horny Science Fiction nerd is on a quest to make it with a new AI overlord.
March 21- I Am Sophie
An exploration of identity in which YOU become the confidante to Sophie. When Sophie leaves Paris for Minnesota to care for her father, her loved ones meet her authentic self for the first time! What follows is an existential adventure.
March 22, 7:30pm – A Self-Hate Crime: A Comedy of Truth, Justice, and Neurosis
What happens when you’re put on trial, accused of a self-hate crime? Can the defendant be guilty even if she meditates, does yoga and is gluten-free? Find out if justice will be served in this angst-ridden comedy.
March 23, Sandra Robbie’s Lady Parts
As the “World’s Oldest Intern,” Sandra produced the Emmy-winning documentary on OC desegregation case Mendez v. Westminster. Now, she’s joined the male-dominated world of comedy and has a new story to tell. Wear your pussy hat.
March 24 – Excuse Me, That’s My Shadow! How To Love Life…and Hate Everyone Else
An Immature Middle-Aged Woman seeks some just a little happiness and fulfillment during a 4 -day total-immersion, Tony Robbins Self Help Retreat.
March 25 – Psalms For Inside Times
A self-loathing woman wants to commit suicide after a string of abusive relationships including one by a Catholic priest. Witness what happens.
March 26 – Emotional Garbage
A hilarious hybrid of song, dance, comedy and characters reminding us to be careful of what you dump. One person’s dysfuntionality is another person’s charm.
March 27 – Becoming Peace: A rhythmic dramedy about Power, Culture, Violence and Nonviolence
Explores the Power and Possibility of Nonviolence – how Life and the World transform when we “attack the wrong – not the wrongdoer!”
March 28 – “That Money Show
From Spiritual ATMs to Cryptocurrency, when Carla accidentally stumbles into a new-agey “Bank of the Future”, operating much like Mary Poppins’ carpet bag, she begins to realize her self-worth might be at the root of her net worth.
January 4 (Saturday) - March 28 (Saturday)
The Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.
The Whitefire Theatre Solofest
Ticket prices vary. For tickets and show information visit www.whitefiretheatre.com
10janallday02febEST/LA Winterfest 2020Plays by Hannah C. Langley, Virtic Emil Brown, Ali Maclean, Christine Hamilton-Schmidt, Lisa Bishop, Mary Portser, Leilani Squire, Paula Cizmar, Nayna Agrawal, Elin Hampton, Jeanette Horn & Chris DiGiovanni
WinterFest 2020 is EST/LA’s annual 4-week festival of member-initiated play readings and projects. Come and see new plays as they are being developed. The following are plays by women: Saturday,
WinterFest 2020 is EST/LA’s annual 4-week festival of member-initiated play readings and projects. Come and see new plays as they are being developed.
The following are plays by women:
Saturday, January 11
3:00 Monsters Are Made by Hannah C. Langley, initiated by Shaina Rosenthal.
Sunday, January 19
3:00 Free! initiated and written by Virtic Emil Brown.
7:00 This Will Be Our Year by Ali MacLean, initiated by Christine Hamilton-Schmidt,
Monday, January 20
8:00 Line initiated and written by Christine Hamilton-Schmidt.
Friday, January 24
8:00 Conscious Living, initiated and written by Lisa Bishop.
Saturday, January 25
3:00 At the Sleep Clinic, initiated and written by Mary Portser (included in Four Short Plays)
8:00 Katherine’s Play by Leilani Squire, initiated by Tom Stringer
Sunday, January 26
6:00 The Last Nights of Scheherezade by Paula Cizmar, initiated by Laura Flanagan
Saturday, February 1
5:00 Slut by Nayna Agrawal, Initiated by Artistic Directors andSpit, initiated and written by Elin Hampton (included in Five Short Plays)
Sunday, February 2
2:00 Isaak by Jeanette Horn, initiated by Susie Tanner.
4:00 Only Human, initiated and written by Chris DiGiovanni.
Winterfest concludes on February 2nd at 7:30 with True Story, an evening of readings, hosted by Lizzy Ross. Doors open at 7:00 for wine and snacks.
January 10 (Friday) - February 2 (Sunday)
Atwater Village Theatre (Speakeasy)
3269 Casitas Ave, Atwater Village, CA 90039
Ensemble Studio Theatre, Los Angeles
Tickets $5 – $15
Loft Ensemble in North Hollywood has announced the fourth production of its eighth season, the world premiere of The Little Match Girl by Elizabeth Suzanne. Under the direction of Tor Brown,
Loft Ensemble in North Hollywood has announced the fourth production of its eighth season, the world premiere of The Little Match Girl by Elizabeth Suzanne.
Under the direction of Tor Brown, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Ben Anderson, Lemon Baardsen, Ella Grace Bergeron, Thatcher Boyd, Paul Brodo, Britt Crisp, Raymond Donahey, Emma Gini, Barbera Howard, Matthew Monaco, Ignacio Navarro, Ben Shuman, Maysa Sweeten, and Jessica Wells.
The Little Match Girl is a fantastical, heartfelt, piercing tale about love and forgiveness. This world premiere adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story reminds us of the importance of doing what’s right, not what’s easy.
Scenic design is by Madylin Durrie, lighting design is by Elza Hofeld, costume design is by Linda Muggeridge and Bree Pavey, and sound design is by Tor Brown. Assistant directors are Kassy Omobono and La’Vel Stacy (who also serves as choreographer). The musical director is Jared Pugh, and Josefine Damgaard serves as Danish language and cultural consultant. The stage manager is Jennifer Brofer and the producers for Loft Ensemble are Bree Pavey and Jennifer Brofer.
The regular performance schedule is Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm. More info: www.loftensemble.org
January 11 (Saturday) - February 16 (Sunday)
11031 Camarillo Street, North Hollywood, 91602
General admission is $20 with $10 tickets available for students with valid I.D. Tickets may be purchased online at www.loftensemble.org or by phone at (818) 452-3153.
Direct from Broadway, the 2019 Tony®-nominated Best Play and Pulitzer Prize finalist, What the Constitution Means to Me, by famed writer Heidi Schreck, arrives at the Taper for a strictly limited engagement. This
Direct from Broadway, the 2019 Tony®-nominated Best Play and Pulitzer Prize finalist, What the Constitution Means to Me, by famed writer Heidi Schreck, arrives at the Taper for a strictly limited engagement.
This boundary-breaking play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will affect the next generation of Americans. The tour stars Tony-nominated actress Maria Dizzia (Orange is the New Black) and features original Broadway cast members Mike Iveson and Rosdely Ciprian.
Fifteen year old Heidi earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful, and achingly human new play, she resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives.
Schreck’s timely and galvanizing play, directed by Oliver Butler, became a sensation off-Broadway last fall before transferring to Broadway where it received two Tony Award® nominations among countless other accolades. See the play The New York Times hails as “not just the best play on Broadway, but also the most important.”
Previews begin January 12. Opens January 17. Through February 16.
Previews (January 12 – 16): Sunday at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday at 8 p.m. No Monday performance.
Opens Friday, January 17 at 8 p.m.
Regular Performances (January 18 – February 28: Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2:30 and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. No Monday performances.
January 12 (Sunday) - February 28 (Friday)
Mark Taper Forum
135 N. Grand Avenue
Center Theatre Group
Tickets are available online at CenterTheatreGroup.org, by calling Audience Services at (213) 628-2772 or in person at the Center Theatre Group Box Office. Groups: (213) 972-7231. Deaf community: Information and charge, visit CenterTheatreGroup.org/ACCESS. Groups: (213) 972-7231. Deaf Community: Information and charge, visit CenterTheatreGroup.org/ACCESS.
All the Way West Productions, Inc. is thrilled to bring its Black History Month Production of The Bluest Eye, an adapted play by Lydia Diamond
All the Way West Productions, Inc. is thrilled to bring its Black History Month Production of The Bluest Eye, an adapted play by Lydia Diamond and the Los Angeles tribute and 50th Anniversary celebration of the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.
A haunting and tragic portrait of a black girl’s coming of age in the racially turbulent 1940s. With rich language and bold vision, this powerful adaptation of an American classic explores the crippling toll that a legacy of racism has taken on a community, a family, and an innocent girl. Lydia Diamond’s dramatization of the novel has appeared at distinguished regional theatres around the country and won the AATE Distinguished award.
Los Angeles based director, Bernadette Speakes, helms the Hollywood Area production, featuring Marcus Clark-Oliver, Ken Ivy, Victoria-Elizabeth Newman, Briana Price, ReSheda Terry, Rodnesha Green, Yolanda Ross, Nicole Watts, Schantelle Cason and Victoria Allen.
The creative team for The Bluest Eye includes Shari Rhone (Choreographer), Scott Thure (Set Designer), Ashphord Jacoway (Costume Designer), Matt Richter (Light & Sound Designer), and Pam Noles (Stage Manager).
PERFORMANCES (Opening January 25th)
Evenings: Friday, Jan. 17th (Preview) at 8PM Saturday, Jan 18th & 24th at (Preview) 8PM; Friday – Saturday at 8PM
Matinees: Sunday (Preview) January 19th at 3PM; Sundays – January 26th, February 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd at 3PM
Connect with Twitter @bluest_hb, Facebook @thebluesteyehudsonbackstage & Instagram @thebluesteyehb
TONI MORRISON ENGAGEMENT TRIBUTE AND 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATORY EVENTS
Toni Morrison Tribute: Join playwright Ford Morrison, Toni Morrison’s son, Lydia R. Diamond, Obba Babatundé, Anne-Marie Johnson, and Bernadette Speakes on Friday,
Jan. 24th for a Post-show Dessert Gala and Q & A, $50 (includes 8:00PM show admission). Red Carpet Consideration Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Matinee: High School matinee performance, which includes a post- show Q and A with cast members. The Bluest Eye High School matinee is scheduled for Friday, February 14th, with the performance beginning at 10:00 am and the post-
show Q & A beginning at 12:30pm. To join the High School matinee and receive The Bluest Eye study guide contact: email@example.com
Pre-Show Discussions: Join other theatre patrons @ Bungalow 40 (Theatre Lobby/Café) and discuss the play, playwright, and play’s themes every Friday (1/31/, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21) before the 8PM performances.
After Words: Join a member of The Bluest Eye cast (often with one or more members of the cast) for a Q&A talkback after every performance, except Saturday evenings and Opening and Closing Nights.
January 17 (Friday) - February 23 (Sunday)
Hudson Backstage Theatre
6539 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90038
All The Way West Productions, Inc.
Tickets $30 General Admission
Discounts for seniors, veterans, teens, and previews are available.
Group Discounts: Purchase 10 or more tickets and receive a $10 discount off each ticket. As the organizer of a group, your ticket is free!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“Until the Flood” Written and Performed by Dael Orlandersmith Directed by Neel Keller Commissioned by Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, “Until the Flood” explores a community in turmoil following the fatal shooting of
“Until the Flood”
Written and Performed by Dael Orlandersmith
Directed by Neel Keller
Commissioned by Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, “Until the Flood” explores a community in turmoil following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Dael Orlandersmith (Forever) drew from her extensive interviews with residents across the greater St. Louis area to create composite characters that reflect a wide range of perspectives and experiences of race to discuss the roots of unrest and the search for healing. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune said, “‘Until the Flood’ is so palpably compassionate, it achieves a great beauty by bringing us together rather than driving us apart.”
Previews begin January 24. Opens January 29. Through February 23.
Previews (January 24 – 28): Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
Opens Wednesday, January 29 at 8 p.m.
Regular Performances (January 30 – February 23): Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m.
@CTGLA @KDT #UntilTheFlood
January 24 (Friday) - February 23 (Sunday)
Kirk Douglas Theatre
9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Center Theatre Group
icket Prices: $30 – $75 (Ticket prices are subject to change.)
Tickets are available online at CenterTheatreGroup.org, by calling Audience Services at (213) 972-2772 or in person at the Center Theatre Group Box Office. Groups: (213) 972-7231. Deaf community: Information and charge, visit CenterTheatreGroup.org/ACCESS.
Free three hour covered parking at Culver City Hall, (with validation available in the Kirk Douglas Theatre lobby)
Skylight Theatre Company Presents a World Premiere Play “West Adams” Written by Penelope Lowder Directed by Michael A. Shepperd A new, dark, comedy about race and class. With a hostile takeover of a neighborhood
Skylight Theatre Company Presents a World Premiere Play
Written by Penelope Lowder
Directed by Michael A. Shepperd
A new, dark, comedy about race and class. With a hostile takeover of a neighborhood block party and bouncy houses, Penelope Lowder’s newest play set in historic West Adams takes an uncomfortable look at altruistic gentrification gone wrong. Perhaps reshaping a newly adopted neighborhood in your image isn’t as lofty as one might think.
Created and Developed for Skylight’s Resident Playwriting Group, SkyLAb
“My goal with this play is for audiences to be unsettled by the myopic vision of the new colonials,” explains playwright Penelope Lowder. “They seed the divide and fuel racism, ultimately destroying so many black and brown people.”
The cast includes Andrés M. Bagg, Allison Blaize, Clayton Farris and Jenny Soo.
The creative team includes Stephen Gifford (Scenic Design), Mylette Nora (Costume Design), Donny Jackson (Lighting Design), Jesse Mandapat (Sound Design), David Murakami (Projection Design), Michael Teoli (Original Music), Michael O’Hara (Properties), Gary Grossman, Michael Kearns (Producers).
Penelope Lowder is a Los Angeles playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. Selected works include Reaching Autonomy and A Drop of Sun. Her plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, and Lowder’s most recent film “15 Minutes” will premiere at the 2020 Pan African Film Festival. Her new film, “Three Seconds of Hell,” is an adaptation from her debut novel of the same name, and the story of her father’s experiences in a 1950’s southern motorcycle gang. Lowder is a member of SkyLAb, part of the development wing of Skylight Theatre Company. She is a recipient of the Marvin Miller Screenwriting Fellowship and the Los Angeles Theater Center Playwrights Residency. Lowder holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from USC and teaches writing there through the Community Literature Intensive Program, serving as a playwriting mentor to at risk youth in south Los Angeles.
Director Michael A. Shepperd is the Artistic Director of Los Angeles’ award-winning Celebration Theatre. Recent directing credits include: The Boy From Oz (Ovation Award, LADCC Award, Best Director), Rotterdam (LADCC Award – Best Production, Stage Raw award – Best Production, and nom – Best Director), Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Director of the Year, Scenie Award, BWW nom, Best Director) The View Upstairs (BWW award, Best Director), and Rent.
Previews 1/25 1/26, 1/31
Opening: 8:30pm on Saturday, February 1, 2020
Schedule: 8:00pm Thursdays, 8:30pm Fridays, Saturdays, 3:00pm Sundays
Facebook: SkylightTheatre Twitter: @SkylightThtr
January 25 (Saturday) - March 8 (Sunday)
1816 1/2 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027
Skylight Theatre Company
Tickets start at $20 (opening night tickets: $50, include post performance reception). Information and reservations: (213) 761-7061 or (866) 811-4111. Online ticketing: http://SkylightTix.org
Discounts for Seniors, Under 30, and Students (see restrictions at: skylighttheatre.org/tickets-ticketing-policies)
Parking information: http://skylighttheatre.org/plan-your-visit/
Actress & spoken word artist Candace Nicholas-Lippman shares her story of family, faith, fear, & freedom--and finds her truth & transformation along the way. Raw, courageous, and intimate, A
Actress & spoken word artist Candace Nicholas-Lippman shares her story of family, faith, fear, & freedom–and finds her truth & transformation along the way. Raw, courageous, and intimate, A ROSE CALLED CANDACE shatters expectations of what’s possible with a one woman show, delivering a soul-stirring performance that will inspire you to find your own bloom.
*60 Minutes with No Intermission.
*Mature Content Not Suitable for Children Under 16.
All Day (Sunday)
The Broadwater (Second stage)
6320 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038
EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST.
*Ticket price will increase beginning January 1st! So get tix now!
FERTILE - at SOLOFEST! January 29, 8pm at Whitefire Theatre Writer: Heather R. Dowling Directed & Developed: Jessica Lynn Johnson WINNER! Producers' Encore Award & NOMINEE! Best Solo Performance 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival And now, SELECTED for
NOMINEE! Best Solo Performance 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival
And now, SELECTED for SOLOFEST – the largest solo theatre festival on the West Coast!FERTILE: A Conversation About the Expectation of Procreation
Written by Heather R. Dowling
Directed & Developed by Jessica Lynn Johnson
8:00pm Weds. Jan 29th at the Whitefire Theatre
Tickets and info at FertileConversation.com
Jenny has a plan. A plan to get pregnant. Everyone keeps telling her that time is running out. She just turned 35 and those pesky urine tests keep coming back negative! Jenny decides to take action and fix the problem. That’s when she runs into real problems and real questions about fertility and motherhood. As she faces the world of mom options – egg freezing, in-vitro, adoption, and more – the conversation about the expectation of procreation really begins. Taking into account a whirlwind of outside opinions from her friends, doctors, a beloved neighbor – and even God – Jenny must ultimately look within to discover what motherhood means to her, what it means to be FERTILE.
Use code “LAFPI” for discounted tickets!
CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR if seats are available.
(Wednesday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Whitefire Theatre SoloFest
13500 Ventura Blvd.
Use code “LAFPI” for discounted tickets!
CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR if seats are available.
How did a young man who loved John Coltrane become a mass killer? What brought a 9-year-old girl who loved baseball into his rifle sights? How does 9/11 figure into
How did a young man who loved John Coltrane become a mass killer? What brought a 9-year-old girl who loved baseball into his rifle sights? How does 9/11 figure into the story and can the Grand Canyon lead us out?
Directed by Darrell Larson, Reflections in a D’Back’s Eye explores America’s love affair with guns via the mass shooting in Tucson, in which Representative Gabby Giffords was wounded along with seventeen others and six were killed, including the little girl. Behind it all, there’s the diamondback rattlesnake. The d’back has all of the information and if we pay attention, the road leads back to “A Love Supreme,” Coltrane’s prayer.
The story is told by way of found texts, police reports, media coverage, and imagined dialogue. The main characters are Jared Lee Loughner, a “Joker”-like figure who lost his way, and Christina Taylor-Green, a civic-minded little girl who wandered into his path one morning at a “meet your representative” event in front of a supermarket. The collision of these two figures is set against a desert context in which elements of ancient myth and modern marketing converge. All of the characters – from the shooter and his mother to a Wal-Mart greeter and others – struggle fiercely for a connection to something greater than themselves.
“Reflections in a D’Back’s Eye” is based on the prose poem published here – https://www.gwarlingo.com/2012/on-the-anniversary-of-the-tucson-shooting-a-new-work-by-deanne-stillman/ – along with an interview about why it was written. The play was a semi-finalist for the 2019 Blues Ink Playwriting Award from American Blues Theater in Chicago and a finalist in the 2018 Playwrights Series at the Cutting Ball Theater in San Francisco. The Highways performance is its West Coast premiere.
January 31 (Friday) - February 1 (Saturday)
Highways Performance Space -- 18th Street Arts Center (1/2 block North of Olympic Blvd)
1651 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404