Brimmer Street Theatre to Offer NOBLE/BIRTH & THE BRIDGE Readings Next Month

Brimmer Street Theatre to Offer NOBLE/BIRTH & THE BRIDGE Readings Next Month

As part of its 2014 Breaking Ground play development program, Brimmer Street Theatre Company has announced public staged readings of two new plays. Noble/Birth by Braden LuBell will be presented on Friday, April 4 at 8pm and Saturday, April 5 at 1pm and The Bridge by Ron Burch will be presented on Saturday, April 12 at 7pm and Sunday, April 13 at 1pm. All presentations will be at 2nd Stage Theatre in Hollywood. Admission is free and no reservations are required. Following each reading, audiences will be invited to engage in brief discussions with the playwrights and participating artists.

Breaking Ground is Brimmer Street Theatre Company's newest initiative dedicated to collaborative new play development. Over the course of the six-week project, BSTC's ensemble works with local playwrights to move drafts of original plays to finalized scripts through the discovery and collaboration of an abbreviated rehearsal process, design consultation, and finally a staged reading. Noble/Birth and The Bridge were chosen by the BSTC ensemble from dozens of submissions.

Braden LuBell's Noble/Birth is a romantic/family drama set in two interweaving eras. Should we hold fast to our vision of the lives we want or allow life to take its own course? The play examines what makes a family, the perils of always doing the honorable thing, and the overwhelming nature of love. Directed by David Jette, the reading will feature (in alphabetical order) Ben Fuller, Amy K. Harmon, Emilia Richeson, Barry Saltzman, Ian Sollenberger, Jaquita Ta'le, and Lisa Temple. Audience members who would like to read Noble/Birth in advance can email jbyrd@brimmerstreet.org for a copy of the play.

Ron Burch's The Bridge is a comedy/drama about a woman who finds her ex-husband homeless on the street and feels compelled to bring him home where she lives happily with her new husband - or at least she did. Directed by Christina Cigala, the reading will feature (in alphabetical order) Celeste Busa, Dan Gordon, Tyler Jenich, Marie Lively, and Joseph L. Roberts.

Brimmer Street Theatre Company is a non-profit ensemble theatre that creates and produces new works of theatre in order to cultivate artists and engage audiences in Los Angeles. By working from a select core of talented artists, BSTC aims to produce a unique brand of American theatre that is rooted in a common experience and driven by their commitment to building better theatre that is challenging, extraordinary, and inspiring.

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