Wednesday, October 14, 2015

PlayGround-LA Company News Oct-15

See what PlayGround-LA Writers are up to as we prepare for the October 19 round of Monday Night PlayGround.

Ron Burch's play MEETING MATT DAMON has been turned into a short film directed by Frieda de Lackner and will be in the San Jose International Film Festival on October 24, 2015. His short plays will be happening in Seoul, London, New York, and other places over the next couple months.  He's also an Executive Producer of DreamWorks Animation TV's DINOTRUX, which is currently on Netflix.

Allie Costa's play Don't Shoot the Messenger Pigeon, originally developed at PlayGround-LA, has been selected for the Gypsy Stage Repertory short play series and will travel through Florida starting in November. Her play Walking After Midnight, a fantasy-free retelling of Cinderella, will have its world premiere production at the Queensbury Theatre in Houston this December, produced by Cone Man Running Productions as part of Five Minute Mile

Aurelio Locsin is expanding and trying to sell his short play Christmas Kisses, about a girl discovering her romantic orientation.

Forrest Hartl's short A Boy and His Dad won the award of merit at the 2015 Catalina Film Festival. 

Tracy Held Potter’s latest short film, Fashion Foes, is now online.

Laura McGhee's comedic play, A(hole)-Types, had its U.S. premier at her alma mater theater – The Second City Hollywood - this past September. Stay tuned for the remount about two dysfunctional high school friends that reunite in adulthood.

Vincent T. Durham has been busy putting the final touches on his piece A Concern of National Interest.  You can catch the end results through Oct 25th with TST at the Stella Adler.

Chelsea Sutton's world premiere macabre adaptation of The Adventures of Pinocchio, Wood Boy Dog Fish, written and developed in collaboration with Rogue Artists Ensemble, begins previews November 6 at the Bootleg Theater.  Her play The Sudden Urge to Jump is receiving a reading at Wordsmyth Theater Company in Houston, Texas on November 9. 

Gentleman’s Pact, written by Karen Howes, is being presented by GreenLight Productions, Nov 5-15 at The Miles Memorial Playhouse In Santa Monica. The play started out as a ten-minute at PlayGround-LA, then blossomed into a half-hour one act which was produced in Chatham, NJ as part of the Jersey Voices Festival and in Newport Beach at The OCPA Discoveries Event. The GLO production is Thurs-Saturdays at 8Pm and Sundays at 2PM. Tickets are $20. Directed by Michelle Joyner. Starring Eric Toms, Joni Allen, Dan Riordan.

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