Wednesday, March 4, 2015

PlayGround-LA Company News Mar-15

See what PlayGround-LA Writers are up to as we prepare for the March 9 round of Monday Night PlayGround.

Karen Howes' full length play Last Flight of The Mercenary is being presented as a staged reading in the InKubator Series at Skylight Theater on Sunday, April 12th at 8PM.  The quirky romantic comedy is about a woman with Asperger Syndrome who arrives at a bed and breakfast to marry the perfect man, but her plans are thrown off course when a physics professor on the verge of turning forty decides to go back in time to see how her life has gone askew. The play merges Quantum Theory, Shakespeare and starless nights. Stay after for the audience feedback session.

Thomas C. Dunn’s monologue THE TANGO is included in the Riverside Theatre’s Walking The Wire Monologue night, running from March 6-15. He directs his feature film, THE BODY TREE, starting the last week of March in Utah.

Ann-Giselle Spiegler’s short play IndivisIble, initially developed at PlayGround-LA, will be done at the Phoenix Theater at the end of this month as part of the Hormel Festival.

Megan Breen wrote the screenplay for a short film that got accepted into the Cannes Film Festival's Court Metrage, or Short Film Corner. The world premiere of the film, DIRT EATERS, directed by and starring Ron Hanks, will be May 2015 at Cannes.

Ron Burch's MEETING MATT DAMON will be in Ghost Dog Productions' "Playground: Mind Games" at The Horse &The Stables, London, UK.  March 23 - 24, 2015.  His play STAT! will be in Longwood University's "Zero to Sixty 10-Minute Play Festival," Longwood University, Farmville, VA.  March 26 - 29, 2015.

Vincent Terrell Durham will premier his new 10-minute play, NOW, at the 8th Annual Towne Street Theatre Festival.  The festival runs March 14th thru the 29th at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, CA.  Vincent is hoping you will come out and say hello during the March 15th performance.  FRESH PRODUCE’d will present an excerpt of Vincent’s one act play, EUGENICS, on March 24th at 8pm.  The performance will be held at Moth Theatre Company, 4359 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029.  Admission is Pay-What-You-Can.

Lucy Wang's DOWN THERE will be performed as part of LADY BITS: Unsolicited Comments on Womanhood, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey in April.

Elayne Heilveil has works in two anthologies, titled “Best Contemporary Monologues for Kids Ages 7-15” and “25 Scenes for Kids” that will be published by Applause Theatre and Cinema Books released in Dec 2015.

Mercedes Segesvary's play Changing Colors is part of the 2015 Ohlone College Playwrights Festival, March 14 & 15.

Allie Costa recently appeared in A Knight at the Museum at the ASCAP/DreamWorks workshop and can be seen in a new commercial running on Cartoon Network during Adult Swim. She was just cast in the new musical New York Society for the Suppression of Vice. Three of Allie's plays were performed in London in February: Can You Keep a Secret?, a PlayGround-LA selection, was produced by Mind Your Head Theatre; A Taste of the Future, also a PlayGround-LA selection, was selected for the East End Literary Salon; and Two Girls was at the UNHEARD Festival, produced by Goblin Baby Theatre Co.

Sara Israel's 10-minute play, The Sixth, will be produced by the Indie Boots Theatre Festival in Chicago, April 27th - April 29th, under the name Ella's Sixth Sense (in the spirit of the festival's title theme).  This will be the third production of The Sixth, which was also a finalist for the Actors Theater of Louisville Heideman Award.

Katie Rubin is touring her current stand up show, Something Different, writing a book about her vast and wacky healing experiences, creating her 5th solo show, pitching her screenplay, and taking a pilot-writing class.  She thinks this is probably enough writing stuff for now. 

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