Friday, November 6, 2015

PlayGround-LA Company in the News Nov-15

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

Jennifer Maisel’s new play, @thespeedofJake (a Kilroy honorable mention for 2015), with original music by Howard Ho, is premiering with Playwrights Arena at Atwater Village Theatre on November 14th.  Tickets at  http://jake.brownpapertickets.com/.  Discount code is SOCCER for some performances.

Tiffany Cascio’s play POPCAST, originally developed at PlayGround-LA, was produced for the radio by Shoestring Radio Theatre. It will be posted on their website November 18th and will air on 111 radio stations in 34 states shortly after. http://www.shoestring.org/srtnatl.html

Velina Hasu Houston has been commissioned by Playwrights’ Arena in association with Center Theatre Group to pen a new play for The Hotel Play, a collaborative play that includes playwrights Paula L. Cizmar, Laurie Woolery, Nahal Navidar, Julie Taiwo Oni, Janine Salinas Schoenberg, and Madhuri Shekar.  Jon Lawrence Rivera, Artistic Director of Playwrights’ Arena, is directing. She has also been commissioned by The Pasadena Playhouse to pen the book for a new musical about the two-time Grammy Award-winning band, Ozomatli.  The project currently is in process.

Forrest Hartl’s No One Wants To Admit They're A Hipster, first written for PlayGround-LA, will premiere at Future Tenant's ten minute play festival this month (Pittsburgh, PA)

Jennie Webb's CURRENCY is being workshopped through LA's Inkwell Theater Development LAB, directed by Annie McVey. CURRENCY is a love story set in changing times of overextended trust and inflated intimacy. After sharing a night of unexpected romance, a 40-something couple is waylaid by even more surprises and left searching for value in a world that’s moving way too fast. Info: http://inkwelltheater.com/

Karen Howes’ GENTLEMAN’S PACT is in the GLO Festival produced by GreenLight Productions (Thursday - Sunday) from Nov 5-15 in Santa Monica which features 5 women playwrights and 5 women directors.

Vincent Terrell Durham will be presenting a stage reading of his new play, The Fertile River, on November 15th.  The talented Miss Telma Hopkins leads the production as Mama Cora.

Allie Costa will be singing at the Rockwell on November 14th as part of FutureFest. Her play Don't Shoot the Messenger Pigeon, originally developed at PlayGround-LA, is currently traveling through Florida with Gypsy Stage Rep. Her play A New Year, also inspired by PlayGround, will debut at the Charles Stewart Howard Playhouse in Los Angeles this December, while Walking After Midnight will premiere at the Queensbury Theatre in Houston.  http://www.alliecosta.com/

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