EAM Productions To Present A Workshop Of LAUREN WEEDMAN DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE
Drexel EAM Productions is proud to present a workshop of Lauren Weedman's hysterical one-woman show, Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore for two nights only on June 5-6, 2018! Grappling with heartbreak, betrayal, and preschool moms, Lauren turns to her fast-talking, 70's Variety Show host alter-ego, Tammy Lisa, to find some clarity. As the world comes crashing down around her sky-high hairdo, Tammy Lisa fights back, one rockin' song at a time.
Two performances of Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore will take place at the Good Good Comedy Theatre located at 215 N. 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 on Tuesday, June 5th at 7:30 pm and Wednesday, June 6th at 7:30 pm. Tickets for the general public will be available at https://tinyurl.com/EAMProd and at the door prior to each performance, pending availability. Tickets will cost $12 for the general public and $10 for students with a valid ID.
Lauren Weedman Doesn’t Live Here Anymore first premiered at Portland Center Stage in the spring of 2017, where it had a successful run and received tremendous praise. Before making her way to Seattle at A Contemporary Theatre in July, Weedman and director Allison Narver will work with a group of Drexel students to further develop the show in Philadelphia. Audience members will have the the unique opportunity to see a work in progress as the artists prepare for next steps with this one of a kind workshop production!
Lauren Weedman marks the latest production by the Drexel University Entertainment & Arts Management "Producing for Live Entertainment" class, taught by Broadway producer and professor Brannon Wiles. In less than ten short weeks, he leads 16 students in producing a play from start to finish, including securing a fit venue; coordinating travel and hotel accommodations for actor and director; fundraising and selling tickets; marketing and managing social media, all while creating and sticking to a budget. This gives students the opportunity to learn all aspects of producing a live show, something they can take with them for the rest of their careers.
About Lauren Weedman:
Lauren Weedman is an award-winning actress, playwright and author. She has written and performed 9 solo plays, including the off-Broadway Homecoming and Bust, which was awarded a Macdowell fellowship for playwriting by the Alerpt Awards. She is well-known for her role as Doris on the HBO television series Looking (Critic's Choice Award Nominee). Weedman has starred in a variety of movies and television shows such as Date Night, Hung and New Girl. She is currently workshopping her show, Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore and is excited to bring it to Philadelphia.
About Brannon Wiles:
Brannon Wiles is a producer and general manager of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. Credits include Broadway: the recent revival of A.R. Gurney's Sylvia (starring Matthew Broderick, Annaleigh Ashford, Julie White, and Robert Sella), the recent revivals of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (starring Harry Connick, Jr. and Tony winner Jessie Mueller) and That Championship Season (Kiefer Sutherland, Brian Cox, Chris Noth, Jason Patric and Jim Gaffigan), Ring of Fire: The Songs of Johnny Cash, and Elaine Stritch at Liberty (Tony Award); Off-Broadway: Make Me A Song: The Songs of William Finn, Evil Dead The Musical, Martin Moran's The Tricky Part, Criss Angel Mindfreak and John Cariani's Almost, Maine; National Tour: Trumbo (starring Brian Dennehy). He is a professor of Entertainment & Arts Management (EAM) at Drexel University.
About the students (EAM Productions):
This year's Producing for Live Entertainment class is made up of 16 undergraduate students from a variety of majors. This hands-on course empowers students to work together and use skills gained in previous courses, co-op experiences, and student organizations to produce a professional-grade performance. Past Productions have included The Tricky Part, The Spitfire Grill, Any Other Way, and I Think You're Beautiful Philadelphia.