Kiff Scholl to Direct Jeff Dinnell's World Premiere Of WICKED PAGAN GAYS at Zephyr Theatre
20 MILLIGRAMS ENTERTAINMENT are thrilled to announce that acclaimed director Kiff Scholl, will be at the helm of the World Premiere of "Wicked Pagan Gays" by playwright Jeff Dinnell. The show will open February 23rd at The Zephyr Theatre On Melrose.
Jeff is a 35-year-old atheist writer who has recently moved to Los Angeles to start a new life. Greg is a middle-aged struggling journalist led by "signs from above." When serendipity reunites the former acquaintances, moral questions arise and loyalties are tested as the duo are thrust into a world of child stars, self-help gurus, and baffling gay politics.
Sending up everything from religion to gay culture, steeped in witty, fast-paced dialogue, WICKED PAGAN GAYS examines the unlikely friendship between two gay men with very different world-views as they embark on a hilarious search for meaning in a bewildering (and possibly sentient), Universe.
The cast will include Jeff Dinnell, Nathan Tylutki, Jordan Green, Krista Conti, Emily Jerez, Ian Dick & Eric Allen Smith? ?and Greg Berney.
KIFF SCHOLL - Director
Kiff Scholl is a proud member of SDC and rescue dog aficionado. Kiff's recent productions include The Red Dress, Future Sex, Inc., Dinner at Home Between Deaths, and Moon Over Buffalo (2014 BroadwayWorld nominee). Other critically acclaimed productions include La Bête and world premieres A Mulholland Christmas Carol; Middle Savage; Act a Lady; and Don Giovanni Tonight, Don Carlo Tomorrow at Sacred Fools, about which the LA Times observed "Director Kiff Scholl has few peers at keeping us intrigued." His shows have garnered seven Backstage Garland awards, five LA Weekly awards, a GLAAD nomination and an Ovation award. Scholl was listed as "one of LA's emerging and accomplished stage directors" by the LA Weekly. Other favorites include Sona Tera Roman Hess, Inherit the Wind, Our House, Expecting to Fly, and All My Sons, as well as The Poseidon Adventure-The Musical!, Circle X's 10 Minute Play Fest, and Kill Me, Deadly, The Fan Maroo and Shake at Theatre of NOTE. An award-winning filmmaker, his feature "Scream of the Bikini" won numerous awards, including a Maverick Movie Award for Best Director (now on Amazon, and in Japan, where it's known as "Spy Mission").
His films include "11/11/11" (Netflix), "Surprise" (premiering on Dekkoo, January '18), and the political satire web-series he co-wrote and directed, Medicare Mermaids www.MedicareMermaids.com. As an actor, Kiff has been in lots and lots of commercials, as well as on "Criminal Minds", "Reno 911!", "Untold Stories of the ER", "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss", "11/11/11", "Girls Will Be Girls 2012" and a lead on the hilarious "Be Cool, Scooby Doo" (Cartoon Network). www.KiffScholl.com /Twitter: @afkiff
Jeff Dinnell is an actor and writer living in Los Angeles. Hailing originally from Santa Cruz, Ca., at nineteen he wrote and produced a 30-episode absurdist sitcom called LUNATICS IN LIMBO for local cable-access television, a thing that existed before YouTube. From 2005 to 2010, he hosted SoWat TV, a popular talk-magazine featuring interviews with Northern California artists and politicians. The year 2012 saw Jeff preparing for the apocalypse in the award-eligible feature mockumentary EXPLODE FOR ME, which explored themes of belief, superstition, and loss. Next, Jeff teamed up with author and journalist Greg Archer to develop what would become WICKED PAGAN GAYS, a semi-autobiographical exploration of friendship born out of their own cocktail-fueled debates on God, relationships, and the role of spirituality in gay life (and also normal life). Greg believes in signs. Jeff doesn't.