Moving Arts presents Two (End of the) World Premiere Apocalyptic Plays! BURNERS and APOCALYPSE PLAY

MOVING ARTS is thrilled to announce two (End of the) World Premiere apocalyptic plays BURNERS, written by Terence Anthony and directed by Sara Wagner and APOCALYPSE PLAY, written by Cory Hinkle and directed by Darin Anthony. BURNERS will preview on Thursday, March 9 at 8pm; will open on Friday, March 10 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 2, 2017 & APOCALYPSE PLAY will begin previews on Wednesday, March 22; will open on Friday, March 24 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 15, 2017 at the Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039.
The not-so-distant future. The privileged few live inside a high-tech fortified megacity while the majority struggles for survival in massive polluted slums. Liv arrives in a junk depot in a war-torn industrial zone seeking Nix, a smuggler who can get her past the barricades and into the restricted megacity. Both have hidden agendas, and when drone bombs trap them inside the depot and their true identities are revealed, Liv and Nix are plunged into a violent conflict that takes on many levels. BURNERS asks the question: In a dystopian future where all hope is lost, can humanity and compassion survive? BURNERS has a gritty science fiction feel and a tense action packed story that will grip you as it explores significant issues of our present - a disappearing middle class, a seemingly insurmountable gap between the privileged and everyone else, and social and environmental justice for impoverished communities. BURNERS was developed in Moving Arts' new works playwriting program - MADlab (Moving Arts Development Lab) in 2014.
TERENCE ANTHONY (Playwright) has been awarded writing fellowships to the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ragdale Foundation and the Santa Fe Art Institute. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Playwrights Union and the Chicago Dramatists. Terence's play Euphrates was awarded the Max K. Lerner Playwriting Fellowship in 2013. His play Tombolo was a 2012 Finalist for the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. Blood and Thunder (2011 LA Weekly Award Winner for "Best Performance" - Candice Afia) was a World Premiere production at Moving Arts, where it enjoyed a successful six month run in 2009-2010.
SARA WAGNER (Director) has been a member of Moving Arts since 2009. For Moving Arts Sara has directed several productions of The Car Plays (including RADAR LA, Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts, La Jolla Playhouse) as well as The Size of Pike, New Orleans, and Blood and Thunder (Nominee for Sound Design - LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards 2009/2010; Winner of One-Act Performance of 2010 - LA Weekly Theater Awards). Other Southern California credits include Buffalo Soldier (Monroe Forum Theatre) and On Tidy Endings (LA Fringe). Blood and Thunder was also a featured production at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska.
The cast of BURNERS will feature: Amielynn Abellera and Noel Arthur.
It's the end of the world in Los Angeles. Well, everywhere, but definitely in Los Angeles, where Jane is stuck in a cramped apartment turned shelter with her ex, Chip. They think they're the last living souls on earth, until others start showing up at their doorstep. Chip believes they should band together and save the race, build a new civilization from the ashes of the past. But Jane isn't so sure. The apocalypse isn't so bad - she can finally hear herself think. APOCALYPSE PLAY was developed in Moving Arts' new works playwriting program - MADlab (Moving Arts Development Lab) in 2016.
CORY HINKLE (Playwright) was the winner of the 2015 Heideman Award for his play, This Quintessence of Dust and a co-writer of That High Lonesome Sound, both of which premiered at the Humana Festival. His plays LittleEyeS and SadGrrl13 premiered at the Workhaus Collective, a company he co-ran with eight other playwrights from 2007-2012. Most recently, he was commissioned to write Golden for Actors' Theatre of Louisville. He is a member of the 2016-17 Humanitas Play LA Workshop and the previous recipient of the McKnight Advancement Grant, two Jerome fellowships and a Jerome Travel and Study Grant. His other plays have been produced or developed at the Sundance Theatre Lab, Guthrie Theater, The Road Theatre, Jackalope Theatre, Chalk Rep, The Theatre @ Boston Court, Mixed Blood Theatre, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Cape Cod Theater Project, HERE Arts Center, and New York Theatre Workshop, among others. His work is published by Playscripts, Dramatic Publishing, Smith & Kraus, Vintage, and Heinemann.
DARIN ANTHONY (Director) is the Artistic Director of Moving Arts, a company dedicated to the development, production and promotion of adventurous new work by Los Angeles artists. Most recently he directed the west coast premieres of The Kill-or-Diesby Meghan Brown, Viral by Mac Rogers and The Gun Show by EM Lewis for Moving Arts as well as Wicked Lit 2015 (Grove of Rashomon), History Lit 2016 (Two Pictures in One) and the premiere production of Nureyev's Eyes by David Rush at American Stage. New York Credits include: World Premieres - Good Boy (Abingdon Theatre) and The Incident Report (The Lion Theatre). Other California credits include S.O.E. (Bootleg Theatre), The Antiquarian's Family (Shakespeare Santa Cruz), Street Angel Diaries (The Theatre @ Boston Court), Before we go Home (Radar LA & La Jolla Playhouse) The Closeness of the Horizon and London's Scars (Odyssey Theatre), Sidhe (The Road Theatre), HEADS (Blank Theatre), west coast premiere's of Gidion's Knot and US Drag (Furious Theatre), Smudge (Syzygy Theatre), A Hole in the Dark and The Book of Liz (Blank Theatre), Bach at Leipzig (Odyssey Theatre). Darin's film directing debut, Hitting the Cycle, was awarded Best Feature Film by The Manhattan Film Festival. He also directed and developed the web series Before we go to Sleep. His productions have received many awards and nominations including The Ovation Award, The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards, The LA Weekly Awards, Stage Scene LA and The Backstage Garland Awards.
The cast of APOCALYPSE PLAY will feature: Megan Duffy, Nick Ballard, Connor Kelly-Eiding and Brandon Bales.
BURNERS & APOCALYPSE PLAY has assembled the following design team. Scenic and Property Design is by Glenn Michael Baker. Lighting Design is by Martha Carter. Video Design is by Kat Pagsolingan. Sound Design is by Joseph "Sloe' Slawinski. Costume Design is by Michael Mullen. Fight Choreography is by Ronnie Clark. The Production Stage Manager for BURNERS is Susan K. Coulter. The Production Stage Manager for APOCALYPE PLAY is Tintin Nguyen. BURNERS is produced by Cece Tio; APOCALYPSE PLAY is produced by Lemuel H. Thornton III.
ABOUT THE SCHEDULE AND PRICING
BURNERS will preview on Thursday, March 9; will open on Friday, March 10 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 2, 2017. Performances are Saturdays and Mondays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 7:00pm. There will be additional performances on Friday, March 17 at 8:00pm and Thursday, March 30 at 8:00pm.
APOCALYPSE PLAY will preview on Wednesday, March 22 & Thursday, March 23 at 8pm; will open on Friday, March 24 at 8:00pmand will run through Saturday, April 15, 2017. Performances are Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 5:00pm, and Sundays at 4:00pm. There will be additional performances on Monday, April 3 at 8:00pm and Monday, April 10 at 8:00pm.
Both plays will perform at the Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039.
Tickets are $30.00 for all performances; Previews are $15.00. Two Show Apocalyptic Ticket Package is $45.00. Tickets can be purchased online at www.movingarts.org or call 323-472-5646.

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