JustA Theater & Production Company to Stage Vanessa Garcia's GRACE

By: Dec. 03, 2015
JustA Theater & Production Company is committed to highlighting the work of bold, female and ethnically diverse artists in all of their productions, providing them with multi-dimensional, complex, intelligent characters to explore.

Founded in 2014 by four talented women who wanted to challenge other members of the artistic community to support and lift daring new voices, JustA utilizes nonrealistic, surreal and/or absurd elements as a method to propel storytelling past the ordinary objects and interactions of everyday life in order to reach a new, more profound understanding of humanity and the world around us.

Comprised of acclaimed young female artists, JustA is Caitlin Maruno who resides in Australia; Maya Eshet, an actor, director, and playwright from Israel; Shanon Godly, an actress and photographer from New Jersey,; and Amanda Hillsberg, a native New Yorker and graduate of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Acting.

JustA is currently preparing for GRACE, Sponsored by Monteverde, a new play by published author and playwright, Vanessa Garcia which explores contemporary American culture and the woman who is trying to grapple with turbulence by trying to understand others. This production will star acclaimed Israeli actor Hila Melamed who previously starred in JustA's production of A Taste of Theater, Is Biz and A Night of Storytelling.

Bringing their work to the community, JustA offers shows at Sophos at The HUB on Venice in Mar Vista. From performing witty vignettes during A Taste of Theater, to A Night of Story Telling featuring original works, to a Mother's Day event celebrating women with stories, live music, and special guests, JustA provides the community with a diverse and talented company.

Priding themselves on successful and sold out performances at distinguished venues that are frequently visited by artists such as Academy Award-nominee David Mamet (The Untouchables, Hannibal), Primetime Emmy-nominee Zooey Deschanel (New Girl, (500) Days of Summer), and Academy Award-winner Natalie Portman (Black Swan, Garden State).

Their last reading took place at "365 Women a Year," hosted by The Female Playwrights Initiative. Here JustA collaborated with playwright Evelyn Jean Pine and directed and performed her original play Half-Lives on the Highway, the story of the last day of Sameera Mussa, who was played by the exceptional actor Hila Melamed.

JustA Theater is a distinguished company that presents new ideas and a sense of openness to help encourage societal change through its productions. With a solid mission and commitment, JustA offers highly creative and exciting performances force to be reckoned with.

For more information on Just A, visit www.justatheater.com.