SNACK Opens Tonight at Hollywood Fringe Festival 2015
Megan Dolan's hilarious one-woman show SNACK, a depiction of domestic life, smoothie addiction, comfort food, and parenting, will open tonight, June 6th as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2015 at Theatre Asylum (6320 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, 90038). Tickets are available at hff15.org/2049
"My two year old daughter is repeatedly throwing herself on the kitchen floor screaming SNACK! My four year old son refuses to get dressed." Megan Dolan is having a hard day. She seeks solace in her Vitamix, tracing her smoothie addiction back to the comfort foods of her youth. Lorna Doones, blueberry donuts and Helen Grace chocolates got her through the pivotal year when her mom joined a cult, her dad joined the dating pool and her world fell apart. In this hilarious take on domestic life, divorce, and blended families, Dolan poses the question - How do you parent your children and yourself at the same time?
SNACK Runs: Saturday, June 6th 7 PM, Sunday, June 14th 4 PM, Thursday, June 18th at 7 PM, Saturday, June 20th 11:30 AM, Wednesday June 24th 8:30 PM and Saturday June 27th 4 PM
Theatre Asylum (6320 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, 90038). Tickets are available at http://hff15.org/2049
Megan Dolan (PLAYWRIGHT/PERFORMER) is a proud founding member of the acclaimed Elephant Theatre. She has had the privilege of acting in many Elephant productions. She originated the roles of Caitlin in One Fell Swoop and Woman in Karininaed. Other favorite roles include Gabby in Lanford Wilson's Serenading Louie, Edith in Not Enough Rope, and Marie in Search and Destroy. She was recently chosen to perform an excerpt from her upcoming solo show, "Snack" at The LA Women's Theatre Festival's "Solo But Not Alone" event. She has written and performed numerous stories at the Elephant Theatre's Trunk Show, a multi-genre storytelling show. Her previous solo show, "Blind Fish" played to sold out houses and was selected as a finalist in the Fifteen Minutes of Femme competition. For the past 17 years, Megan has worked with Playfair, the most popular campus attraction in history for new student orientation programs, visiting colleges around the country to facilitate community building and diversity training. She worked with the Utah Shakespeare Festival's outreach program, performing Hamlet over 70 times for high school students throughout the southwest. She is a graduate of Cal State Long Beach where she formed long lasting collaborative friendships with fellow Elephant Theatre founding members, including the director of "Snack", Chris Game. She studied acting with Carole D'Andrea and writing with Holiday Reinhorn. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, son, and daughter.
Christopher Game (Director) is a founding member of the Elephant Theatre Company. Chris has enjoyed wearing many hats for the Elephant, including directing, acting, writing and producing. For nearly 20 years he has been casting national commercials, music videos, and films including: Kelsey Grammer, Jorge Garcia (Lost), Jason Segel (Knocked Up) and James Ransone (Generation Kill) in the independent film Good Humor Man; and William Shatner's Price Line spot. Worked closely with directors Paul Mazursky (Moscow on the Hudson) and Harold Becker (Sea of Love), and cast for Philip Seymour Hoffman. In 2008, Chris was voted one of the Favorite Commercial Casting Directors by Back Stage/West; and in 2009-one of the Favorite Commercial Audition Workshop teachers. He is a Drama-Logue Award winning director and has directed over 20 plays in his 15 year tenure with the Elephant Chris has been teaching acting for 15 years. He is one of the most sought after acting teachers and solo coaches in LA. He is an avid barefoot runner and just ran the LA Marathon barefoot for the third time.