Friday, January 8, 2016

PlayGround-LA Company in the News Jan-16

See what PlayGround-LA Writers are up to as we prepare for the January 11 round of Monday Night PlayGround.

Ron Burch’s January is shaping up like this:  ME AND MY SHADOW is in the “New Works Winter Festival” at Acme Theater, Maynard, MA; MEETING MATT DAMON, first done at PlayGround-LA, is in “Short +Sweet Sydney 2016” in Australia; THE ORIGIN STORY OF LEWIS HACKETT, first done at PlayGround-LA, is being done at Columbia Prep in NYC; and MEETING MATT DAMON, the short film directed by Frieda de Lackner and based on the PlayGround-LA short play, is being screened at the Hollywood Film Festival on January 10th.

Allie Costa's play THE INTERVENTION WILL BE TELEVISED runs at Whitefire Theatre in Los Angeles January 19th through February 23rd, 2016 as part of Winter Shorts, a festival full of funny plays. Her play FEMME NOIR is being produced at Old Library Theatre in New Jersey through January 24th, 2016. Inspired by classic noir such as Double Indemnity, the play follows a female private investigator hired by a notorious playboy to solve a murder in 1944. Allie's piece HOW SOON IS NOW? runs January 18th through January 26th, 2016 as part of The Morrissey Plays, produced by San Francisco Theater Pub at the popular venue PianoFight. http://www.alliecosta.com/

Karen Howes' new full length play BAD MOON RISING was named a finalist in the Henley Rose new play competition, named after Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley. 
Karen Howes' full length play LAST FLIGHT OF THE MERCENARY is being featured in the NJ theater alliance festival with an Equity workshop at the Bickford theater on March 1st.

Kathleen Cecchin is preparing to shoot her short film about parking on Chicago's snowy streets this February. #prayforavortex #survivalofthefittest

Jennifer Maisel's MATCH has been named one of the top 10 finalists for the Jewish Plays Project Playwriting Award.

Vincent Terrell Durham's 10-minute play NOW will be featured in the Fade To Black Reading Series on January 8th and 9th in Houston Texas.  http://www.fadetoblackfest.com/#!
Crowd funding will soon begin for the full production of Vincent's play THE FERTILE RIVER.
https://www.facebook.com/The-Fertile-River-915844138502388/

Forrest Hartl's MARSHMALLOW WORLD, originally written for PlayGround-LA, was performed last month at the Charles Stewart Howard Playhouse.

Jonathan Kuhn will be one of the participants in The Moth's GRANDSLAM CHAMPIONSHIP on Monday, January 25th at The Echoplex. (http://themoth.org/events/event/grandslam-championship-11)
Elayne Heilveil's LOST AND FOUND, originally written for Playground LA, was chosen to be included in the upcoming anthology of "Best Ten Minute Plays of 2016."

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