So proud of my absolutely incredible actress Krista Conti who snagged the Best Actress in a Comedy award as Jackie in "Inhale and Exhale" at INK Fest! The amazing Adedryan Wulf ran away with Runner-Up for Best Actor in a Comedy as Dan, and my fearless director Nancy Dobbs Owen helped us win Runner-Up for Best Two-Hander and 2nd Runner-Up for Best Play! All in all a success all around.
I am so stoked for a reading of my new play "No Loitering" to be happening at Theatre of Note this Thursday! Come on by if you're in the LA area -- the more laughs the better!
When: Thursday, March 28 from 7-9pm
Length: Show runs approx. 70 mins with no intermission (of course)
Where: Theatre of Note
1517 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
"Unhappy with where their lives have taken them, a group of retail workers plan to destroy their place of employment... only to discover their problems run much deeper than the Annual Yarn Sale."
Did I write this play while working at a store in the mall? Yes. Yes I did. Come on by to see what existential angst that was happening in my head as I tried to sign people up for store credit cards!
It's #tellustuesday with Managing Artistic Director, Natasha Parnian. Our #rovingreporter caught up with her and here is what she had to say:
RR: How did you go about casting the three sisters in "The Value of Moscow?":
NP: In our callback audition, I broke the actresses into different sets of three, mixed them up many times, and finally found the perfect set of ladies. They were directable, had great chemistry together, were hard working, and talented. When casting actors, I not only make sure they have chemistry with one another, but we (the actor and myself) have to have great chemistry together. We really nailed it with this team.
RR: How are rehearsals going?:
NP: They are going really well. We are definitely in the thick of it right now. I am enjoying this group of actors and crew. They are excellent critical thinkers and very committed to the work.
RR: That's wonderful. Have you learned anything new with this production so far?: NP: Well, I'm learning how much shopping our cast and crew does on Amazon. We need a huge amount of boxes for this set and we have all been saving them.
RR: Why should people come see this show?: NP: I selected it because it's a total gift for a director with smart actors. We have so much room for exploration. Audience members will see these choices. It creates a tremendous amount of realism and dimension in these characters. It's got this wickedly biting wit, written by Amy Dellagiarino, who is so gifted. This will also be our first time performing a mainstage show at Artspace in Herndon. Artspace and Grace Church (our 2 venues) will be such cool and unique places to watch the show.
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