New Comedy HOLLYWOULD Opens This Week at The Hudson Theatres

TEATRO DE LA O and OCTAVIO CARLIN FASHION HOUSE proudly presents HOLLYWOULD, a new comedy by fashion designer Octavio Carlin. Don't miss this hilarious fashionable farce set in the heyday of the golden age of cinema and silver screen intrigue. Hollywould opens on February 13, 2016 at THE HUDSON THEATRES.

Tinseltown, circa 1930s: A tale of calculated mistaken identity takes a surprising turn in this hilarious farce when a fresh-faced, bright-eyed Holly Wouldchester arrives on set, ready for her close up in Greta Garbo's second talkie. There is only one problem... Holly is not who she says she is. With the help of her longtime confidant ReRe, Holly must overcome a series of backstage mishaps, a frustrated director, a meddling Italian countess and a very unhappy Garbo on her quest to be Hollywood's next "It" girl.

*Kat Brower (Holly Wouldchester) has always felt like a vintage girl strangely misplaced in the modern age, and is grateful to be able to wear Octavio Carlin's classic Hollywood inspired designs again, and play another of his colorful characters for her third production with Teatro De La O. She recently co-produced her first comedic web series, "Kat vs. Alison," a story about two actresses that look alike and hate each other (katvsalison.com). Kat has worked at some of the country's leading regional theatres including North Coast Rep, San Jose Stage, Marin Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare's Associates, The Hapgood Theatre, The Willows Theatre and Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Favorite roles include Hypatia in Misalliance, Luciana in The Comedy of Errors, Anna Roosevelt in Sunrise at Campobello and Shelly in Buried Child. Recent film releases include Julius Caesar by Patrick J. Donnelly and Out of Darkness by Chris Bollini. She can be seen in Giovanna Chesler's award-winning short film Beauteous, filmed in 2002 but still screened frequently here in New York and at film festivals all over the world. She holds a BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College. Kat has also done voice over work for FX and MTV. SAG-AFTRA/AEA.

Elizabeth Ferraris (Ramona 'Re Re' Jones) makes her L.A. theater debut with this production. She has worked in film (including a short film by Octavio Carlin), on an award-winning web series and a Super Bowl commercial.

*Genevieve Joy (Greta Garbo): is an actress and comedian known for her most recent work in Garry Marshall's Mother's Day. Genevieve grew up in Greenwich Ct and graduated from Hamilton College in upstate New York. After college she relocated to New York City where she studied acting with Deena Levy and pursued a career in stand-up comedy. She has performed stand-up at clubs and venues all over the country, has been honored in numerous festivals and has been featured twice on WE TV's "Cinematherapy" with comedian Chuck Nice. In addition to stand-up Genevieve has performed sketch comedy at the Bleecker Street and Tank theaters in NYC and is a founding member of the acclaimed improvisation troupe 'The Improv Addiction.' In 2011, Genevieve wrote, produced, and starred in the film Retardian Angel, based on a character from her stand-up. In 2012 Genevieve played five original characters in her one-woman show 'My HBO Special' directed by Samantha Jones at the Drilling Company theater in NYC before moving to Los Angeles, where she landed the role of Libby Tucker opposite Robert Wuhl in The Falcon Theatre's production of Neil Simon's I Ought to be in Pictures where she was listed in Broadway World as one of the "best leading ladies in L.A. theatre." Since then she has continued performing stand-up in and around the Los Angeles area and has starred in numerous other LA theatre productions including Sarah Bernhardt in Wild Songs and Naked Souls and in Joyce Carol Oates' tour de force I Stand Before You Naked both directed flawlessly by Gloria Gifford.

Gerardo Ibarra (Clarence Brown) is thrilled to be making his debut at the Hudson Theatre in this production, and is ecstatic to be filling the shoes of the legendary film director Clarence Brown. Hailing from Mexico, he has performed in both Chihuahua and Mexico City. Notable stage credits include Woody Allen's comedy Don't Drink the Water where he played both the Chef and the Ambassador and W. Somerset Maugham's comedy of manners The Constant Wife where he played Mortimer Durham.

Christina Lemon (The Countess Rina De Liguoro) is thrilled to return in her third production with Teatro De La O. Christina was last seen at the Hudson Theatre as Aileen Pringle in the critically acclaimed Hollywood & Broadway, and as Tania Fedorova/Aileen Pringle/Enid Bennett in Hollywood Party. She is a graduate of Second City, Chicago and The Sanford Meisner Center for the Arts. An award-winning comedic actress, she is also the creator of the transformational comedy series "Shine."

Octavio Carlin (Playwright/Director): Octavio is the Artistic Director for Teatro De La O and previously directed Hollywood and Broadway as well as Hollywood Party at the Hudson Theatres. Recognizing his glamorous red carpet designs, Octavio Carlin was selected as finalist in the 2011 Oscars Designer Challenge. He has designed dresses for award-winning actresses, performers and starlets such as Anne Hathaway, Sharon Stone, Toni Braxton, Angie Everhart, Rosalyn Sanchez, Laura Bell Bundy, Aimee Garcia of "Dexter", Annet Mahendru of "The Americans," Dawn Olivieri from "House of Lies" among others. His works have appeared in numerous publications including WWD, Lucky, FLAUNT, Angeleno, Glamour (UK), Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles Times, 944, Razor, California Apparel News, Ciudad Magazine and The Daily. IMG chose Octavio Carlin out of thousands to show his collections annually at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Los Angeles where top press and buyers praised his work. In 2005, Little Black Dress Events, (which stages charity events worldwide), selected Octavio's 'Little Black Dress' the best of that year. Check out Octavio's latest collection at www.octaviocarlin.com.

Ricardo Mora Hidalgo (Production Designer) has received rave reviews for his production designs on both Hollywood and Broadway and Hollywood Party which played at The Hudson Theatres. Originally from Michoacan, Mexico, Ricardo is thrilled to be part of the Teatro De La O team and contributing his extensive background in styling, including recent pieces for Teatro Clothing campaigns and editorials for Agenda Magazine.

Erica Lawrence (Production Stage Manager) has stage managed for It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play and Independence at Los Angeles Pierce College. For Theatre Planners she has worked as stage manager on The Bells of West 87th at the Greenway Court Theatre, Moon Over Buffalo and Inherit the Wind at Grove Theatre Center.

Steven Pope (Lighting Designer) is currently the technical director at the Hudson Theatres and Treapany House at the Steve Allen Theater. He has designed lights and stage managed shows at the US Comedy Arts Festival and the Comedy Central Stage. Notable productions includes the long running hit, Is There Sex After Marriage, Re-animator the Musical, Fellowship (a musical parody of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy), Are You There God? It's Me Karen Carpenter, Hollywood Party and The Beastly Bombing.

Jose Mora (Graphic Design) is a recent graduate of the Art Institute of California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design.

Philip Sokoloff (Publicist) is L.A.'s most active theatre publicist, representing over 100 live attractions annually, as well as independent films. Also an actor, he appears in the film "The Bandit Hound," to be released in 2015.

Mike Abramson (Producer) is an award-winning producer who has successfully produced about a dozen shows in the Los Angeles area. Notable productions include Jekyll and Hyde (LA Weekly 'Critic's Pick of the Week'), Xanadu (LA Weekly 'GO!'), Avenue Q (Los Angeles Times 'Critics Choice,' and nominated for six 2013 Ovation Awards including Best Musical Intimate Theatre) and Dreamgirls (Los Angeles Times 'Critics Choice,' winner of five NAACP Theatre Awards, three LA Drama Critics Circle Awards including Best Revival and four LA Weekly Theater Awards including Best Musical Production of the Year), Is There Sex After Marriage (Stage Raw - Recommended, Top 10), The Pokemusical (Winner of DOMA sponsored award for Best Musical), Rent (NAACP Theatre Award winner), When Stars Align at the Odyssey Theatre & The Money Fi$h (Stage Raw - Recommended, Top 10). Mike is currently the Director of Marketing & Communications for Stage Rights, a Los Angeles based theatrical licensing and publishing company and works as a Theatre Manager for the famed Hudson Theatres.

Hollywould runs from Saturday, February 13 through Sunday March 20. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. with previews on February 7 at 3 p.m. and February 12 at 8 p.m. General seating will be $34 or $17.50 on preview dates. For reservations or more information please visit www.plays411.com/hollywould



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