2Cents Theatre Presents 5th Annual ACTING OUT INKFEST

2Cents Theatre Presents 5th Annual ACTING OUT INKFEST

2Cents Theatre Group's popular 3-day festival of female playwrights is back for year FIVE! We are once again gathering around 100 artists for this one-of-a-kind event, from playwrights to directors to actors and street artists, to celebrate the FEMALE PLAYWRIGHT and ART! The Fest will take place March 9-11 at the Hudson Theatres in Hollywood, right in the heart of Theatre Row and the Los Angeles 99-seat community.
Showtimes begin at 2pm on Friday March 9, and continue every 90 minutes through Sunday night, for a total of 20 45-minute performances over the course of the weekend. The 2018 INK lineup includes 19 short plays all under 30 minutes plus 3 feature length one-acts. Special events of the weekend include the Opening Night Feature and Opening Night Party on Friday night, our exciting Saturday Late Night Feature, and the inspiring closing night ceremony on Sunday, featuring live performances and special guests, celebrating the weekend.
ART will flood not just the theatre, but also the STREET & the Hudson Cafe. The INK Street Fair will be in full swing all weekend long, kicking off at 1pm on Friday March 9. The Street Fair will feature live music, art displays, snacks and refreshments, appearances from women's rights group, social media games and opportunities to win prizes, raffles, photo ops and more.
FULL FEST PERFORMANCE & LINKS TO ALL THE ACTORS, DIRECTORS &
2Cents is a young not for profit theater company in Hollywood, fiscally partnered with Los Angeles Women's Theatre Project. The wonderful women of LAWTP inspired this venture, with their dedication to the often overlooked female playwright. We spend several months reading submitted plays by women, and in the end come to a selection of around 20 beautiful works, all unique and varied in subject, theme, characters, everything. Each year, our collection of plays for INK Fest is meant to represent the female artist as versatile, unpredictable, and ultimately undefinable.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM
INK Fest 2018 features 22 female playwrights and their fully-produced plays, ranging from 7-75 minutes:
west coast premiere of 34B by Rosemary Frisino Toohey (Won the British Theatre Challenge in London, the Next Generation Playwriting Contest in New York, the Baltimore Playwrights' Festival (three times), the Oglebay Institute National Towngate Theatre Contest (twice) and made Finalist for the Heideman Award and the Julie Harris Playwriting Award among other national competitions)
ALL WE KNOW IS NOT ENOUGH by Darcy Parker Bruce (Faculty at Eastern Connecticut State University, 2016 Semi-finalist for the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference and a 2016 Semi-finalist for Kitchen Dog Theatre's New Works Fest, finalist for the 2016 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, as well as a runner up for the WomenWorks Festival at the University of Tulsa, published in Applause/ Hal Leonard's Best American Short Play series)
west coast premiere of AVA MARIA by Anne Flanagan (Won the BPP/Reva Shiner Comedy Award, the Julie Harris/Janet and Maxwell Salter Playwrights Award, the McLaren Memorial Comedy Award, the Mountain Playhouse Comedy Award and thePlaywright's Theater "Plays for the 21st Century" Award, Top 12 finalist for Project Greenlight's "The New Normal" competition (2016) and a semi-finalist for the 2015 ARHO Shakespeare's Sister Fellowship)
DALTON by Dagney Kerr
world premiere of EXTRA, EXTRA! by Iona Cruey Holder
world premiere of FOLLOW THROUGH by Jaime Becker
world premiere of I CAN SPEAK: THE DOES by Juanita Chase de Lamont
world premiere of IF I FELL by Laura Stribling
west coast premiere of JIM REAPER by Tracey Jane Smith
west coast premiere of LITTLE SWAN A PAS DE DEUX by Allie Costa
west coast premiere of MIRROR, MIRROR by Laura King
PHOENIX by Penny Jackson (Best plays in an Off Broadway production theater by NYTHEATER.COM, finalist for The Kenneth Branagh Award for Drama, The Elizabeth Janeway Prize for writing from Barnard College, a Mirrelieis Fellowship for writing from Stanford University and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship)
world premiere of THE BABY SHOWER by Stevie Stern (former staff writer for TV's "Melrose Place.")
world premiere of THE DREAMY ONE by Brittny Roberts
THE ETHEL PARTY by Lolly Ward
world premiere of THE MISFIT MANTRA by Amy Dellagiarino
world premiere of THE PORCH SWING by Alli Miller
Los Angeles premiere of THIS ALMOST JOY by Barbara Lindsay (NY Drama League's 1989 Playwriting Competition, Women in Arts Award at UM St. Louis, 2008 Goshen Peace Play Prize)
world premiere of THUNDER by Wendy Gough Soroka
WE WILL NOT DESCRIBE THE CONVERSATION by Eugenie Carabatsos
world premiere of WOMAN ON THE BRIDGE by Julia Pascal (First woman director at the National Theatre, worked at The Royal Court Theatre, The National Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse, The National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, BBC Television and radio, NESTA Dreamtime Fellowship, an Alfred Bradley BBC Award , Moondance Award and she was a finalist in the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Award of Excellence in Playwriting. Julia was nominated for the 2017 Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award.)
west coast premiere of YOUNG SAVAGES by Skyler Barrett
These 22 PLAYS will be helmed by DIRECTORS Kristin Towers Rowles, Gary Lamb, Tom Lazarus, Andy McQuade, Kristen Boulé, Anthony Sherritt, Laura Stribling, Aurora Culver, Joanne McGee-lamb, Nicholas Acciani, Dalia Anderton, Joel Asher, Josh Galitsky, Sophie Goldstein, Rebecca Lynne, Madison Mellon, Roe Moore, Mikey Mulhearn, Amanda Newman, Nancy Dobbs Owen, Matthew Robinson, and Stephen Weston.
The 56 ACTORS that make up the casts of ACTING OUT INK FEST are led by veterans Stasha Surdyke, Julia Sanford, Constance Jewell-Lopez, Eve Sigall, Bruno Oliver, Dannon Dastugue, Terry Woodberry, Brynn Alexander, Julia Silverman, Shirley Jordan, Kim Dalton, Eric Geller, Katherine McKalip, David Westberg, Frances Brennand Roper, Carl Weintraub, Francesca Manzi, Marian Gonzalez, Kate Bowman, Jennifer Ashe, Alli Miller and Diane Linder, and young talents Kevin Herrmann, Madison Boyd, Julius Lambrecht, Kelley Mack, Sam Sheeks and others.
ABOUT THE SCHEDULE AND PRICING
Acting Out INK Fest will take place Friday March 9, Saturday March 10 & Sunday March 11 at the Hudson Theatres, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. INTERACTIVE SCHEDULE AVAILABLE AT WWW.2CENTSTHEATRE.COM
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY MARCH 9
1pm - INK Fest Street Fair kick-off
2pm - performance block: LIVING GIVING LIFE
(incl. "Thunder", "Mirror, Mirror", "Dalton")
330pm - performance block: HELLUVA HOST
(includes "Jim Reaper", "The Ethel Party")
5pm - performance block: DELICATE DREAMS
(includes "The Baby Shower", "The Dreamy One", "Little Swan a
pas de deux")
630pm - performance block: ABUSED BY SOCIETY
(includes "Young Savages", "I Can Speak: the Does")
8pm - performance: OPENING NIGHT FEATURE - "All We Know is Not Enough"
9pm - OPENING NIGHT PARTY
SATURDAY MARCH 10
11am - performance block: SQUARE PEG ROUND HOLE
(includes "Phoenix", "34B", "The Misfit Mantra")
1230pm - performance block: GIRLS WHO SIP TOGETHER
(includes "Ava Maria", "If I Fell")
2pm - performance block: LIVING GIVING LIFE
(incl. "Thunder", "Mirror, Mirror", "Dalton")
330pm - performance block: A FAMILIAR AUDIENCE
(includes "The Porch Swing", "This Almost Joy")
5pm - performance block: HELLUVA HOST
(includes "Jim Reaper", "The Ethel Party")
630pm - performance block: FAMILY DYNAMICS
(includes "Extra, Extra!", "Follow Through")
8pm - performance: FESTIVAL FEATURE - "Woman on the Bridge"
930pm - performance block: DELICATE DREAMS
(incl. "The Baby Shower", "The Dreamy One", "Little Swan a pas
de deux")
11pm - performance: LATE NIGHT FEATURE - "We Will Not Describe the
Conversation"
SUNDAY APRIL 11
11am - performance block: FAMILY DYNAMICS
(includes "Extra, Extra!", "Follow Through")
1230pm - performance: ABUSED BY SOCIETY
(includes "Young Savages", "I Can Speak: the Does")
2pm - performance: FESTIVAL FEATURE - "Woman on the Bridge"
330pm - performance block: GIRLS WHO SIP TOGETHER
(includes "Ava Maria", "If I Fell")
5pm - performance block: A FAMILIAR AUDIENCE
(includes "The Porch Swing", "This Almost Joy")
630pm - performance block: SQUARE PEG ROUND HOLE
(includes "Phoenix", "34B", "The Misfit Mantra")
8pm - CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS GALA
For more information on specific performance blocks & more, check us out online at www.2centstheatre.com or www.facebook.com/2centstheatre, or email info@2centstheatre.com. Also follow us @2centstheatre (twitter) and @2centstheatregroup (instagram)!
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There are many ways to experience INK Fest!
VIP passes, 1-Day passes, & Weekend passes are now available:
$35 - INK Day Pass - incl. ALL shows & events for 1 Fest day, 2nd priority seating
$65 - INK Weekend Pass - incl. ALL shows & events for all 3 days of INK, 2nd priority seating
$95 - INK VIP Pass - incl. unlimited shows & events for all 3 days of INK, 1st priority seating (no waiting in line), 2 complimentary drink tickets, discounted dining at Eat This right next door for the entire weekend, complimentary valet parking, 10 INK raffle tickets, an INK VIP goody bag & merchandise
$10* - Single-Show/Event Tickets - Individual tickets for a single show or the Opening and Closing Night Parties will be only be available for purchase at the door before each showtime. To purchase, patrons should arrive at INK Fest at least 30 minutes prior to their desired showtime or event and line up in a designated area on Hudson Ave. Single-show/event tickets will be sold as available in that line ONLY on a first-come, first-serve basis starting 15-minutes prior to each show and event.


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