Saturday, February 26, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Resident Playwrights, Daniel Graff & Francisco Solorzano will present works at bareNaked Reading Series LA!
DANIEL GRAFF "Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact."- George Eliot (1819 – 1880)
Monday, February 14, 2011
JOSEPH SOUSA - Theater: The Fool in Lear at The Portland Center For Performing Arts, Ensemble in the Public's Shakespeare in the Park production of Mother Courage, and Davis inRed Light Winter at the New Workshop theater, Teeth Of The Sons is Joseph's first play, and he is currently finishing his first screenplay St. Anthony's Feast. He first began working on his play, Teeth Of The Sons, when asked to write a play as part of the Brooklyn College Theater Grant Program. The play had a staged reading of an earlier draft at 78th Street Theater Lab.
Film: Joseph is a proud member of 776 Lincoln Films which is currently editing their first feature documentary, Witch Orphans, concerning the lives of Angolan orphans abandoned by their families due to witchcraft accusations. He worked as the on-camera interviewer and lead translator on the project. B.F.A. in Acting from Brooklyn College. Member Since 2009.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
The short novella How are a Bear and a Bird Alike? was Lila Rose's writing debut. A compelling piece complete with illustrations, it showed great promise. However, it was deeply misunderstood by her first grade class. So, Lila Rose moved on to new modes of storytelling. Nothing quite fit. Poetry was lonely. Acting was fun, but she missed writing. Journalism required a lot of facts and punctuation. Finally, Lila Rose discovered playwriting. Her first play, BUSY SIGNAL was produced at her high school in Mamaroneck, NY. Soon after, Lila Rose left her hometown to attend Brown University. At Brown, she was fortunate to work with mentor playwrights Paula Vogel and Sarah Ruhl. Her thesis play WRITING FELLOWS debuted at the
McCormack Theatre in 2002. Upon graduation, she received the I.J. Kapstein Award for Excellence in Playwriting and was a finalist for The Princess Grace Award.
Lila Rose left Providence to explore the infinite theatre of New York. She moved to Manhattan Avenue in Brooklyn where Zofia, her landlady, called her Lily-Anne and periodically tried to marry her off to a nephew in Warsaw. While in New York, Lila Rose wrote, directed, and drank a lot of coffee. She helped found the Temporary Theatre Company and interned at New Dramatists. To earn money and to help keep civil liberties alive, Lila Rose worked at the National Coalition Against Censorship. During this time she co-founded The Ladies of Liberty, a theatrical protest group. The Ladies dressed as suffragettes and performed in New York and Washington D.C. After three years of New York, Lila Rose drove to San Diego to pursue an MFA in Playwriting at UCSD. She was perplexed by the palm trees and glaring lack of seasons. Now she lives in Santa Barbara and commutes to LA. She's starting to come to peace with the palm trees.
Lila Rose's plays have been produced and developed by Second Stage, Arena Stage, The Kennedy Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse/UCSD, Chalk Rep, Perishable Theatre, Mixed Blood, The Camden Fringe Festival, New Dramatists, PlayPenn, and The Lark among others. Dramatists Play Service recently published Lila Rose's Off-Broadway debut WILDFLOWER. Lila Rose is developing a new play with the Center Theatre Group Writers' Workshop in Los Angeles ths year. She belongs to the Dramatists Guild of America and The Playwrights Center. She is a proud founding member of The Playwrights Union in Los Angeles.
If you are interested in reading How are a Bear and a Bird Alike?, it is no longer in print.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
CONGRATS and Break legs to the cast and crew of "NEXT" by Ensemble Member / Resident Playwright, Stephen Gracia. The production's world premiere is being directed by Ensemble Member, Michael LoPorto. LoPorto also took part in the development and direction of the workshop production with the Barefoot Theatre Company.
This production also features Ensemble Members, Kendra Leigh Landon (producer / lead), John Harlacher, Charles Everett and a special appearance by Mark von Sternberg. Show your support and check it out! CONGRATS TO ALL!
Barefoot Theatre Company
In NEXT, a mobile whorehouse is brought to an American army encampment in Europe during WWII. Its presence brings to the surface issues of racism, sexuality, and the fear of impending death. Next! was first workshopped with the Barefoot Theatre Company and had its first reading at the Lit Lounge in the East Village and then was further developed at the ATA of the Sargent Theatre. The Abraxas Stage Company production of NEXT at the HERE Arts Center will benefit the non-profit organization On Behalf of a Grateful Nation (http://onbehalf.org/about-us).
Directed by Michael LoPorto
Scenic Design by Tom Lenz
Lighting Design by Josh Starr; Sound Design and Original Music by Tim Fite; Costume Design by Andrea Varga; Burlesque Choreography by Kitty Cavalier; Stage Manager TBD; Rehearsal Stage Manager/ASM Palma Dellaporta; Associate Scenic Design Fernando Cordero and Jordan Wagenseller; Publicity by Ron Lasko of Spin Cycle
Starring: Kasidy Devlin, Charles Everett, Matthew Ferretti, John Harlacher*, Kendra Leigh Landon, Sean Meehan*, Sean Mellott, Ridley Parson, Christopher Tocco* & John Weisenburger*
*AEA Member, AEA Approved Showcase
145 6th Avenue (Enter on Dominick, 1 Block South of Spring)
February 2nd -February 4th @ 7pm
February 5th @ 2pm & 7pm
February 9th -February 13th @ 7pm
February 15th -18th @ 7pm
February 19th @ 2pm & 7pm
80 Minute Running Time
All tickets only $18
For Tickets: visit www.here.org or call 212-352-3101
Box Office: open after 4pm on show days only
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