Charlotte Cohn, co-producers Brierpatch Productions, Neil Gooding Productions and SCS Innovations, LLC, in association with NewYorkRep and The Telling Company, will present the New York Premiere of Jason Odell Williams' critically acclaimed play Church & State. (more...)
Charlotte Cohn, in association with NewYorkRep and The Telling Company, to present industry readings of Jason Odell Williams' critically acclaimed play Church & State. The readings will take place Sunday October 23rd at 1PM, Monday October 24th at 7PM, and Tuesday October 25th at 1PM at The Cell Theatre (338 W.23rd St.). (more...)
The heart of the story in Wendy Graf's world premiere play PLEASE DON'T ASK ABOUT BECKET centers on a young woman's journey to self-awareness as she learns to separate herself from her identity as the twin of a young man who should have been able to achieve greatness due to his social standing and upbringing as the "star" of his close-knit Jewish family. Seen through the lens of upper middle-class privilege where a favored son is seen as perfect in every way, we are taken on the journey through his life and how his presence affects each of his family members, both uniting and dividing them as they struggle to reconcile their relationships. (more...)
It's been years since he disappeared, but Emily Diamond is still haunted by dreams of her twin brother, Becket. Kiff Scholl directs the world premiere of Please Don't Ask About Becket, an enthralling family drama by Wendy Graf (All American Girl, No Word In Guyanese for Me) opening August 20 in an Electric Footlightsproduction at the Sacred Fools Theater Black Box. (more...)
It's been years since he disappeared, but Emily Diamond is still haunted by dreams of her twin brother, Becket. Kiff Scholl directs the world premiere of Please Don't Ask About Becket, an enthralling family drama by Wendy Graf (All American Girl, No Word In Guyanese for Me) opening August 20 in an Electric Footlights production at the Sacred Fools Theater Black Box. (more...)
Ed Asner, winner of seven EMMY Awards with 20 nominations and five Golden Globes, will star in the staged reading of Walter Bagot's third play, Elevator Music, at the Skylight Theatre. An entertainment icon, Broadway performer, and Television Academy "Hall of Famer," Asner will be sharing the stage with theatre veteran Rob Nagle (recently Rogue Machine's Pocatello, Antaeus, Troubadour, Denver Center, and Arena Stage). (more...)
The Open Fist Theatre Company presents an 'Early Look' at the second installment of Murray Mednick's eight-play 'Gary Plays" cycle, directed by Padua Playwrights Artistic Director Guy Zimmerman. Three performances of Part 2 (comprised of Mednick's Out of the Blue, portions of Gary's Walk and DaddyO Dies Well) will be presented on April 22nd, 23rd & 24th at the Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax in Los Angeles, paving the way for a full production of the entire octet in the Fall of 2016. (more...)
Sex and gender. Race and power. Politics and family. Plus Queen Victoria! Antaeus Theatre Company presents Caryl Churchill's outrageous, hilarious and bitingly satirical Cloud 9 in a fully partner-cast production. Casey Stangl directs for a March 10 opening at the Antaeus Theater in NoHo, with low-priced previews beginning March 3. (more...)
It's that time of year at the Antaeus Company. They need your help to keep the clothes and the lights on. Click below to watch Rob Nagle, Dawn Didawick, Ann Gee Byrd, Robert Pine, Rebekah Tripp, Kurtwood Smith, Karen Malina White, Bill Brochtrup, Kitty Swink, Ramon de Ocampo, Harry Groener, Joanna Strapp, and Daniel Bess light their way for the theatre's 'Turn Off the Dark' campaign! (more...)
From Ovation Award-winning writer Meghan Brown, The Kill or Dies opens on November 14th, and will be directed by Darin Anthony. Karina Wolfe, Megan Kathleen Duffy, Daniel Dorr and Rob Nagle are set to star. Additional information can be found attached. (more...)
Members of the "Pro99" movement of Actors' Equity Association have issued an open letter to AEA's newly elected president, Kate Shindle, in response to her victory and to her inaugural address as president of the national union for actors and stage managers. The open letter is signed by over 400 Equity members (listed below), including such notable names as Ed Asner, Francis Fisher, Sally Kirkland and Alfred Molina. The "Pro99" movement formed in late 2014 in opposition to AEA's rollout of a new plan that will effectively force "intimate theaters" in Los Angeles to pay Equity actors minimum wage, go "non-union" or even close - despite an overwhelming vote against the plan by 66% of the Los Angeles membership on an advisory referendum. "Pro99" members around the nation, who take their name from the current AEA "99 Seat Plan" that allows members to volunteer in smaller venues, oppose AEA's new promulgated plan. They are requesting that Equity leadership put a moratorium on the plan until local members' voices can be heard, and that the union work with its members to develop an alternative plan that will more realistically address the needs of the Los Angeles theater community. (more...)
The Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival (perry-mansfield.org/events/3/new-works-festival) now in its 18th year, brings performing arts professionals together in the Rocky Mountains to continue Perry-Mansfield's founding principle of nurturing new talent through new work. This year's festival, taking place this weekend, June 12-13 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, will feature new works from some of America's most prestigious theater companies: Atlantic Theater Company, Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company, Primary Stages, andSouth Coast Repertory. The companies will showcase four different new works in partnership with Perry-Mansfield. (more...)
The Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival (perry-mansfield.org/events/3/new-works-festival) now in its 18th year, brings performing arts professionals together in the Rocky Mountains to continue Perry-Mansfield's founding principle of nurturing new talent through new work. This year's festival, taking place on June 12-13 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, will feature new works from some of America's most prestigious theater companies: Atlantic Theater Company, Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company, Primary Stages, andSouth Coast Repertory. The companies will showcase four different new works in partnership with Perry-Mansfield. (more...)
On Friday, April 24, 2015, BOOST (GF Pictures) will make its first public screening at The 15th Annual FirstGlance Film Festival opening night at The Regal Cinemas L.A LIVE (1000 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015). Written and directed by Nathan Gabaeff, starring Grazi DiPaolo, Justin Dray, and Danny Trejo, BOOST is a crime thriller that puts you in a whirlwind when car thief Jimmy (DiPaolo) finds a human kidney in the trunk of his latest boost. He is then thrust into a violent underworld of criminals and a race against the clock to save a little girl's life.
FirstGlance Film Festival has become one of the fastest growing independent film festivals in Los Angeles. Named five times as one of the 'Best Film Festival Investments' by Movie Maker Magazine and 'One of the Festivals for the Rest of Us' by TIME Magazine, FirstGlance has become a leader in mid-sized festival circuit. It brings indie filmmakers and audiences together all year round with online contests and events that allow them to interact with one another giving them the attention they deserve. The opening night will feature some of the cast and crew of BOOST on the red carpet and a meet and greet at the after party at Hotel Figueroa, a timeless and enduring gem in downtown Los Angeles.
BOOST is the directorial debut of Nathan Gabaeff, a San Diego native from a family of both entrepreneurs and creative individuals. He began writing screenplays after his brother Isaac (also a filmmaker), turned one of his stories into a movie script. Since then, he has devoted his life to the craft of screen writing, which in turn lead to producing and directing. Gabaeff also showcased his arrays of talents in this film by teaming up with his best friend Spencer Brock and composing the score for BOOST under their music production name, Little Kinky. The film's producer, Leah Melendez, a South Jersey native, was able to secure household name, Danny Trejo to play 'Roy', a janky mechanic that double crosses a powerful gangster, putting everyone's life in danger.
BOOST includes rising Detroit native actor, Grazi DiPaolo along with veteran actors Justin Dray and Rob Nagle. The cast and crew are excited to share their work with the world. General admission tickets for the 15th Annual FirstGlance Film Festival on Friday, April 24, 2015 at The Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE can be purchased at http://firstglancefilms.com. For BOOST press coverage at the screening, please contact Ha Kim at (213) 550-6034. (more...)
Filled with relatable humor, wit, and plenty of fiercely sarcastic dialogue and gasp-lite melodrama, OF GOOD STOCK explores the layered, often contentious relationship between a trio of sisters who have decided to gather together at their family's gorgeous ocean-side summer home for a little weekend reunion, with their respective beaus in tow. Written by playwright Melissa Ross, this world premiere production is currently on stage at Costa Mesa's Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory through April 26, under the direction of Gaye Taylor Upchurch. (more...)
Antaeus, L.A.'s classical theater ensemble, opens its 2015 season with a fully partner-cast production of William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I. Previews begin March 6, with two opening nights set for March 12 and March 13 (one with each cast) at the Antaeus Theater in NoHo. Michael Murray directs. (more...)
The award-winning companies VS. Theatre and Firefly Theater & Films are co-producing the West Coast Premiere of a newly revised version of Itamar Moses' COMPLETENESS. The production will be directed by Philadelphia's multi-Barrymore Award-nominee and F. Otto Haas Award-winning director Matt Pfeiffer and will feature Steven Klein, Emily Swallow, Nicole Erb and Rob Nagle. COMPLETENESS will preview tonight, November 6 at 8pm and will open on Friday, November 7 at 8pm and will run through Sunday, December 7 at VS. Theatre, 5453 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)