Atwater Village Theatre Presents A SURPLUS OF

Atwater Village Theatre Presents A SURPLUS OF

Utilizing the Actors' Equity Los Angeles Self-Produced Project Code, and in conjunction with Jolly Pig Project, a project launched in 2018 as a way to create a community of writers in East Los Angeles, A Surplus Of, will premiere April 26th, 2018 at Atwater Village Theatre in the 99-seat proscenium house. Having the ability to develop and present new works, without jeopardizing union standing, is important to many actors in Los Angeles. We are excited to work with Actors' Equity on this exciting new play and develop it in our vibrant community of East Los Angeles.

A Surplus Of examines the intricacies of ethical non-monogamy, not only from the perspective of a regular, long-term relationship, but also from the point of view of the third person:

Lawrence's situation is fairly recognizable. It's happened to everyone at some point. He likes a woman who isn't his girlfriend. He feels terrible and can't seem to stop. His girlfriend, Michelle, has an unconventional solution, but how do they know they're making the correct choice? Monogamy is the way to a lasting, loving relationship-they just should be better at it, right? When you compromise your morality, are you automatically an awful person? Can non-monogamy really work if it's ethical... or is someone always the sucker?

These are the questions that swirl throughout A Surplus Of, a story told in three acts and across a range of time. Directed by Danielle O'Farrell, A Surplus Of is guaranteed to deliver an affecting story that highlights the confusion surrounding this matter, rather than hiding from it.

The World Premiere of A Surplus Of runs April 26th, 2018 - May 13th, 2018 at the Atwater Village Theatre. Performances are at 8:00 PM each night-no shows the 1st, 7th, and 8th. Ticket price is $22. We will be hosting a PWYC community night Monday April 30th. There is no possibility for extension. We invite the press to contact Jolly Pig Project to reserve tickets for the show.

NOTE: Play contains nudity and mature content. Only intended for audiences 17+.

CAST

Renée-Marie Brewster, Blaine Vedros, Kristin Witterschein

PRODUCTION

Stage Manager Emily Gutowsky

Assistant Director Lucas Rivera

Scenic Design Pete Hickok

Lighting Design Derek Jones

Carpentry Preston Lorio

Renée-Marie Brewster (SAG-AFTRA, Actors' Equity) has acted in numerous productions all over the country. She received her MFA from Harvard - A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training and continues ongoing education with Howard Fine Master Class and Margie Haber Studio. Most recently seen on stage in Echo Theatre's Fixed, other favorite theatre credits include Alice Vs. Wonderland, Cabaret, and Ajax all with American Rep Theater, Trojan Women: A Love Story, I Speak, Therefore I Am, and Drums in the Night. FILM: Mildred Richards, Tale of Old Man Saxon, and Mikey. TELEVISION: The Soul Man, Switched at Birth, The Young and the Restless, and As The World Turns. A Surplus Ofwill be her first producing credit.

Kate Bailey is a playwright originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is the founder of Jolly Pig Project and a founding member of Generate INK. She received her BA in Theatre Performance from Louisiana State University and her MFA in Playwriting from the University of New Orleans. She also studied playwriting at Chicago Dramatists in Chicago. She has participated in short play festivals in New Orleans and Chicago. Her short play Stimulate was published at The Furious Gazelle. New Orleans full-length credits include STRAYS andPleading 894. She now lives in Los Angeles, California. Her first full-length production in Los Angeles will be A Surplus Of.

Danielle O'Farrell is making her West Coast directing debut with A Surplus Of. NYC: Westworld: The Experience (NYCC/SDCC with Campfire), BREWED (FringeNYC), In Flight (Turn To Flesh - also with Jess Bauman), The Religion Thing (Project Y.), as well as work with Ars Nova, New Dramatists, & Pulse Ensemble Theatre. Regional: The Old Globe, Chicago Shakespeare. 24 audiobooks (and counting!) on audible.com; commercial work includes GEICO, Oscar Mayer, and K-Mart. Teaching Artist with Hudson Valley Shakespeare and University of San Diego. MFA: The Old Globe/USD.

Kate Bailey conceived Jolly Pig Project in 2017 as a way to build a community of local writers in East Los Angeles. All writers, regardless of talent or background, have the potential to succeed when they surround themselves with detailed feedback and industry-specific support. We are all searching for personal fulfillment through our artistic careers, and working as a professional in this town is not a fantasy. It's obtainable through diligence, perseverance, and continuing to generate new pages. Most scripts are just not viable in their first drafts. It takes many eyes and ears to focus a vision. JPP hopes to cultivate growth, development, and creativity through bi-monthly writing groups, pilot/play readings, and an annual production. We launched in January 2018. For more information: www.jollypigproject.com

*This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors' Equity Association Los Angeles Self-Produced Project Code.

Tickets for sale here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-surplus-of-at-atwater-village-theatre-limited-run-tickets-44206381477

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