Mine is Yours theatre company to Present BACHELORETTE, 3/20-4/12
Mine is Yours theatre company, now in their second season, is itching to share their first contemporary production with Los Angeles! Bachelorette by Leslye Headland, directed by Jessica Hanna and assistant directed by Mallin Alter, will run for four weeks this Spring: March 20 - April 12, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm. Tickets are $18 at the door, $15 online, and presale tickets (purchased before 3/13) are $12 each.
"Ten years out of high school, Regan, Gena and Katie convene in the luxurious bridal suite of their old friend, Becky, the night before her wedding in New York City. Fueled by jealousy and resentment, the girls embark on a night of debauchery that goes from playfully wasted to devastatingly destructive. Their old fears, unfulfilled desires and deep bonds with each other transform a prenuptial bender into a night they'll never forget. A wicked black comedy about female friendship and growing up in an age of excess."
So, why go contemporary after their recent adaptations of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and R&J? "Leslye Headland's Bachelorette struck an ugly-honest chord for me. It recklessly and unabashedly exposed about seven layers of the kind of truth that you don't want to admit could be found somewhere deep inside of you. I rarely meet such honest characters!" - shared Mary Ellen Schneider, MiY Artistic Director
Or, more eloquently stated: "It's rare to find a play this funny and this frightening. You can laugh yourself sick one moment, and in the next feel like you've been punched in the stomach. And even more amazingly, Leslye Headland ultimately shows you the truth of where these characters are coming from: how their cruelty and selfishness are coming from a place of deep, excruciating pain, and that people are very rarely exactly who you think they are." - Hannah Pell, MiY Executive Director
And what did Jessica Hanna, the director of Bachelorette, have to add? "I'm thrilled to be working with this young, female led company that is so devoted to theatrical storytelling. They have been making a name for themselves in the Los Angeles theater scene and I'm honored to be a part of their work." Thanks, Jessica! We love you too!
Mine is Yours's Bachelorette is proud have a handful of the best artists in Los Angeles on the team:
JESSICA HANNA (Director) is a Los Angeles based Theater Maker. She holds a BFA in Acting from the Theater School at DePaul University in Chicago. A believer in the creativity in the Los Angeles theater scene, she has worked as an actor, director, choreographer and producer all over Los Angeles with many companies and spaces including Open Fist, Sacred Fools, Evidence Room, John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, Greenway Court, Abundant Sugar, Occidental College, Atwater Village Theatre's Cabaret Space and Furious Theatre. She has also had the pleasure of working with Anne Bogart and the SITI Co. as an actor at the Getty Villa twice. In June 2006 she co-founded The Bootleg Theater and has been the Producing & Managing Director ever since. Through Bootleg she has produced and worked with hundreds of artists and companies, overseeing production of all the theatrical and dance performances at Bootleg. Most recently she directed Brandon Baruch's No Homo at the Hollywood Fringe (Winner Best New Play, Best Ensemble & Best Director) and at the New York Fringe.
MALLIN ALTER (Assistant Director) is a recent graduate of UCLA's School of Theatre, Film, and Television. She received training in Shakespeare at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga. In the summer of 2012, she interned at Shakespeare Santa Cruz on their productions of Henry IV: Part II, and The Man in the Iron Mask. From 2012-2013, she served as president of the Shakespeare Company at UCLA, where she directed King Lear. In 2013, she joined the City Shakespeare Company in Santa Monica where she assistant directed The Merchant of Venice and Romeo and Juliet. She went on to produce and direct her own production of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard.
MICHAEL BATES (Joe) is a recent graduate from California Institute of the Arts, where he received his MFA in Acting. He was most recently seen in the Speakeasy Society's Ebenezer at Golden Road Brewery, and has also worked with Theatricum Botanicum and the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. He is a company member of LA-based company Things From Before, with which he performed in the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He is represented by Credence Talent and the Envy Agency.
HAYLEY BROWN (Katie, Producer) Since graduating from USC's School of Theatre, Hayley has appeared in various productions around L.A. including: As You Like It & The Cherry Orchard with City Shakes, The Dining Room with The Promenade Playhouse, A Midsummer Night's Dream & Measure for Measure with Theatricum Botanicum, and Love & Terror with The Living Corps. She co-founded Mine is Yours Theatre Company & appeared as Viola in their first production of Twelfth Night and as Paris in their R&J.
CHRIS FERRO (Jeff and Joe U/S) is originally from NY, and is thrilled to bring his deeply-instilled hustle to the laid back freeways of Los Angeles. He rapped his way to both an LA Weekly and Ovation Award nomination in Bash'd: A Gay Rap Opera @ the Celebration Theater, does all kinds of rando web shows and passion projects, and loves peanut butter way more than your average labradoodle. Pumped to be a part of a Mine is Yours production. Thanks to Nicole, Lesly Kahn, and the MiY team. Also Kanye West, because...Kanye.
SARAH LATIN-KASPER (Gena and Regan U/S) has appeared in several productions around L.A. including: A Midsummer Night's Dream and Measure for Measure with Theatricum Botanicum, Love & Terror with The Living Corps (where she is also the co-founder), and as Juliet/Tybalt in Romeo + Juliet at The Last Bookstore in downtown LA which featured a live musical soundtrack by The Family Crest. Sarah received her BFA from The Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University.
SARAH LYDDAN (Gena) A recent graduate of UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television, she earned her BA in Theater with an emphasis in Acting. Some of Sarah's UCLA credits include Georgie Porgie, Bremen Freedom and Desire Under the Elms with the late Gary Gardner. Sarah studied with the California Shakespeare Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Oregon Shakespeare Festival among others. She was last seen in The Cherry Orchard with City Shakes, The Part with TinyRhino Productions, and Pride and Prejudice at The Actor's Co-Op. She is honored to be joining this talented group of artists for the Mine Is Yours Theatre Company's production of Bachelorette!
DANE OLIVER (Jeff) is new to the Mine is Yours company this season. He has previously appeared in productions with The Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble, The Skylight Theatre, and most recently, Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, where his classical roles included Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Cordelia in Lear. His more contemporary credits include Sharpe in Equivocation, Merrick in The Elephant Man, and Padraic in The Lieutenant of Inishmore. He is glad to add Bachelorette to this list of theatrical experiences.
HANNAH PELL (Becky, Producer) has played Benvolia in R&J and Feste in Twelfth Night for Mine is Yours, Sir Hugh Evans in The Merry Wives of Windsor (directed by Nick Hutchison), a nun in Measure for Measure, a servant in Heartbreak House (Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum), Tiger Lily/Ump in Looking Glass Land (West Valley Playhouse), Hannah Pitt/Ethel Rosenberg/Henry/Oldest Living Bolshevik in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, Olga in Three Sisters (both at the Powerhouse Theater), Pope Joan/Louise in Top Girls, and Girl in Boy's Life (Shiva Theater). BA in Drama from Vassar College.
MARY ELLEN SCHNEIDER (Producer) couldn't be prouder of this Bachelorette team! She came to LA (by way of New York) three years ago, and teamed up with Hannah and Hayley to make important stories come to life. She couldn't love it more! Thank you to every person who has ever been involved with or supported Mine is Yours. And thank you to everyone who supports live theatre (big and small) in LA! MFA in Acting from Columbia University.
CLOIE WYATT TAYLOR (Regan) is thrilled to be a part of Bachelorette. An NYU Tisch alum, CWT received her acting training from Atlantic Theater Company as well as Parallax Studio and Warner Loughlin Studios in Los Angeles. As a dancer, she has studied with the Dance Theater of Harlem, Debbie Allen, and internationally with the finest dance masters in Cuba. With her producer hat on, Cloie appears as "Tee" in the new, wine-based web show, THE GRAPE GIRLS, where it's literally "Any Wine, Any Time. Special thanks to Hannah, Jessica, and the fabulous company of Mine is Yours for this amazing chance to breathe and play. @alwayscloie www.thegrapegirls.com
MINE IS YOURS THEATRE COMPANY was born out of a few actors who met during Theatricum Botanicum's amazing summer stock in 2012. MiY's 6-actor-and-1-musician production of Twelfth Night premiered in January, then was revived at the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival where it received an extension and an Encore! Producers' Award. www.MineisYoursTC.com @MineisYoursTC