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Tom Berklund to Lead NEXT FALL at MACHA THEATRE/FILMS

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MACHA Theatre Co. and Treehouse Productions present the Tony Nominated and awarding winning Broadway play NEXT FALL in its 2015-1016 season. Written by Geoffrey Nauffts. NEXT FALL is about two gay men in a committed relationship with a twist, with one, Luke, being devoutly religious and the other, Adam, an atheist. The play revolves around their five-year relationship and how they make it work despite their differences. However, an accident changes everything. NEXT FALL paints a beautiful and funny portrait of modern romance, asking the hard questions about commitment, love, and faith. Directed by Robin Long.

NEXT FALL will star Tom Berklund as (Luke) and Jay Ayers as (Adam). NEXT FALL will preview on Thursday, May 11th, 2016 (with a press opening on Friday, May 12th, 2016) and run through Sunday, May 22, 2014 at MACHA Theatre Co., 1107 N. Kings Rd. in West Hollywood.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM AND CAST

MATT WALKER (Executive in Charge of Music Development/WDI Creative Entertainment) Matt oversees music for the Walt Disney Imagineering - Creative Entertainment Group. As Senior Vice President of Music for Disney's live action feature film division, he supervised or co-supervised music for over 90 films, including "Sister Act I and II," "The Preacher's Wife","Newsies" and "Up Close & Personal." In the same position at 20th Century Fox, he guided music for films such as "Titanic," "Dr. Dolittle, "Woman on Top" and "Entrapment." He has had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of artists and writers including Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, Jeanine Tesori, Carly Simon, Phil Collins, Reba McEntire, Michael Weiner & Alan Zachery, Elton John and Tim Rice. He enjoys the absolutely unpredictable (yet never boring) blend of musical theatre and film music that his current position at Imagineering demands on a global scale..

TOM BURKLAND (Luke) Broadway: A Chorus Line, The Addams Family. National Tours: The Normal Heart. Regional: Bent; The Mark Taper Forum, Leap of Faith; The Ahmanson Theatre, Happy Birthday!; The Actors Company Theatre, West Side Story; Portland Center Stage, High Button Shoes; Goodspeed Opera House, Meet Me in St Louis; Paper Mill Playhouse, Cabaret; Houston Theatre Under The Stars, Jesus Christ Superstar; North Carolina Theatre, Efficiency; Sci-Fest LA, The Face in the Reeds; Ruskin Group Theatre. Film/TV: Looking, Royal Pains, Partners, Ted 2, Chronic, Star Trek Captain Pike, Disney's Enchanted, The Aspect Ratio, Breaking Fast, Rosie Live, The 81st Annual Academy Awards, The David Letterman Show. Training: BFA University of Michigan

NEXT FALL will also feature, John Shartzer as (Brandon), Rachel Miles as (Holly) Zachary Barton as (Arlene) and Stephen MacDonald Howard as (Butch).

The design team for NEXT FALL is as follows: The Scenic Design is by Jim Fry. The Lighting Design is by Curt Stahl. The Sound Design is by Daniel S. Tator. The Stage Manager is Adrian Tafoya.

NEXT FALL will preview on Thursday, May 11th, 2016 (with a press opening on Friday, May 12th, 2016 ) and runs through Sunday, May 22nd, 2016. Performances will be 8pm Thursdays thru Saturdays; 7pm on Sundays. There will be no matinee performance. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.NextFallWeho.com or by calling the MACHA Theatre Box Office at (323) 654-0680. MACHA Theatre Co. is located at 1107 N Kings Rd in West Hollywood, cross streets are Santa Monica Blvd. and Kings Road. Parking is free at MACHA Theatre in the case of overflow there is a paid parking garage across the street from MACHA Theatre.

ODALYS NANIN (Artistic Director) is an award-winning playwright, director, producer and founder/artistic director of Macha Theatre/Films. Ms Nanin's plays have garnered LA Weekly Pick of the week, Backstage Critics Pick, LA Times Critic's Choice, Best play by The Advocate and Curve Magazine. She was chosen by OUT Magazine as one out of 100 that made a difference in 2007. Ms. Nanin is the recipient of three Drama Log theatre awards (for acting, directing, and producing), the Maverick Award (Women's Theatre Festival), and the Pat Parker Arts Award from (Christopher Street West). Ms. Nanin is also an actress and recently co-starred with AJ Cook and Shemar Moore in Criminal Minds. She's a graduate of The Drama Studio London and Rutgers University. Ms. Nanin was interviewed by CAREER GIRLS as a role model in theatre for young girls. She is currently working on a new play, FRIDA-Stroke of Passion, and her play Garbo's Cuban Lover will be produced in Florida in 2016. For more about Ms. Nanin please visit: www.OdalysNanin.com MACHA Theatre Co. is a non-profit organization under the 501c3, that was formed in 2000 in order to build social, cultural, and artistic bridges between the straight an gay communities of various ethnicities and provide the LGBTI community a sense of belonging.


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