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The Theatre at Boston Court Announces COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BOOPS

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BOOPS, A West Coast Premiere written by Jen Silverman and directed by Lindsay Allbaugh. Collective Rage is presented on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA. Previews begin February 9. Opening night is February 18 and performances are scheduled to run through March 19, 2017.

In Collective Rage, five different Bettys collide at the intersection of anger, sex, and "thea-tah." Betty is a dutiful wife. Betty's busy working on her truck. Betty wants to talk about love. Betty needs to hit something, but Betty keeps using a small hand mirror to stare into parts of herself she's never examined. Meanwhile, Betty decides to stage a production of that play-within-a-play from some other famous play. This brash uncompromising comedy delivers a knockout blow to a thousand boring tropes about female identity.

Cast: Karen Anzoategui, Anna Lamadrid, Tracey Leigh, Elyse Mirto, Courtney Rackley

Production staff: Francois-Pierre Couture, Scene Design; Karyn Lawrence, Lighting Design; Peter Bayne, Sound Design; Ann Closs-Farley, Costume Design; Hana Sooyeon Kim, Projection Design; Jenny Smith Cohn, Properties Design; Meg Fister, Casting Director; Rebecca Wear, Assistant Director; Maggie Swing, Production Stage Manager.

Jen Silverman is a New York-based playwright, novelist, and screenwriter. Her theatre work includes The Moors (Yale Repertory Theatre, off-Broadway at The Playwrights Realm), Phoebe in Winter (Off-off Broadway at Clubbed Thumb), The Roommate (Actor's Theatre of Louisville, South Coast Repertory, Florida Studio Theatre, Everyman Theatre, SF Playhouse), The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane (InterAct Theatre: Barrymore Award, Steinberg Award citation), and Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Boops (Woolly Mammoth, The Theater @ Boston Court). The world premiere of All the Roads Home is upcoming at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Jen is a member of New Dramatists, a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, and has developed work with the O'Neill, Williamstown, New York Theatre Workshop, Playpenn, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Portland Center Stage, The Ground Floor Residency at Berkeley Rep, and the Royal Court in London among other places. She's a former member of Youngblood @ EST, a two-time MacDowell fellow, recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts grant, the Helen Merrill Award, and the Yale Drama Series Award. She is the 2016-2017 Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellow at the Lark. She has a two-book deal with Random House for a collection of stories and a novel. Education: Brown, Iowa Playwrights Workshop, Juilliard.

Lindsay Allbaugh, a member of Center Theatre Group's artistic staff for the past 13 years, has served in varying capacities but is most passionate about producing and developing new work. Lindsay also serves as the artistic coordinator for CTG's Sherwood Award, which supports emerging Los Angeles artists. In addition to her work at CTG, Lindsay was the co-artistic director at the Elephant Theatre Company in Hollywood for 10 years. Selected Directing Credits include: Out of Orbit by Jennifer Maisel at Cal Rep, Gray City by Keith Huff (Harvard/ART); Revelation by Samuel Brett Williams (Elephant), west coast premiere of 100 Saints You Should Know by Kate Fodor (Elephant); Aloha Say the Pretty Girls (Harvard/ART); world premiere of Supernova by Tim McNeil (Elephant), Tooth and Nail by Gena Acosta (Elephant); Kate Crackernuts by Sheila Callaghan (Harvard/ART). Producing credits include the upcoming world premiere of Archduke by Rajiv Joseph at the Mark Taper Forum; the upcoming world premiere of Good Grief by Ngozi Anyanwu at the Kirk Douglas Theatre; the upcoming inaugural Block Party festival at the Kirk Douglas theatre featuring three Los Angeles 99-seat companies; and the past productions of Bent, Waiting for Godot, What the Butler Saw at the Taper and Endgame, Vicuna, Different Words for the Same Thing, and The Nether at the KDT. Additional producing credits for the Elephant: Love Sick, Block Nine, Parasite Drag, The Little Flower of East Orange, Anything and In Arabia We'd All Be Kings.

About Boston Court Performing Arts Center

Located in Pasadena, California, and founded in 2003, Boston Court Performing Arts Center is dedicated to creating and presenting works that are innovative, diverse, vital and adventurous in an intimate setting. The 75-seat Marjorie Branson Performance Space and the 99-seat Main Stage are state-of-the-art venues for Theatre @ Boston Court and Music @ Boston Court. The Theatre @ Boston Court, led by Artistic Directors Jessica Kubzansky and Michael Michetti, is currently commencing its 14th Season. The Theatre @ Boston Court has also co-produced productions in New York City, Boston, Houston, and at the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, California. Concentrating on new work and re-envisioned classics, The Theatre @ Boston Court is the proud recipient of numerous nominations and awards from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, the Ovations, the NAACP and Stage Raw. Music @ Boston Court, led by Artistic Director Mark Saltzman, provides a unique and intimate opportunity for musicians, performers, and composers to envision, explore, and realize their individual universes of musical expression. With over 30 programmed concerts a year, Music @ Boston Court is a key music presenter in the Los Angeles area. Boston Court Performing Arts Center is also the home of an annual New Play Festival, as well as Art Upfront, a rotating visual arts program.

Boston Court Performing Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Key funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, New Dramatists, The Shubert Foundation, Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Edgerton Foundation, The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation, The Ahmanson Foundation, The Annenberg Foundation, Lazy L. Foundation, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the Z. Clark Branson Foundation.

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