Death House by Jason Karasev

This amazing play Not only explores the nature of the death penalty and our justice system, but the complexities of redemption vs. punishment, the epidemic of hate, and the depths of human reasoning, understanding, and forgiveness. On the day of her execution, an enigmatic young inmate challenges the two men putting her to death to question the purpose of their lives and to realize that we are all more connected than we may want to admit.”

Meet your Playwright:  

Jason Karasev is a Writer/Actor and a National Scholar in the Arts (NFAA). His play Death House was a 2016 Sundance Lab finalist, an 85th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Winner, and a semi-finalist for the Detroit New Works Festival. His other work includes the television pilots In The Red and Improvise, as well as the one-act play Buttercup Park (Chicago Dramatists). His stage work includes the LA Premiere of My Name Is Asher Lev (Fountain Theatre, Ovation Nomination), Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Wig Out (Sundance Theatre Lab), Broadway Bound (The Drury Lane), Robert O’Hara’s Sex/Adept (Victory Gardens), Tesla’s Letters (TimeLine Theatre), and many more. Jason has appeared on CBS, Disney, ABC Freeform, MTV, Nickelodeon, the CW and BuzzFeed Films. He is a proud graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul.

Meet your Director:  

Michael Peretzian’s credits include: El Portal Theater/Gang of Five Productions – Alex Dinelaris’ RED DOG HOWLS (world premiere); Odyssey Theatre Ensemble – Harold Pinter’s NO MAN’S LAND and Christopher Hampton’s TALES FROM HOLLYWOOD, both LA Times Critics Choices; Rogue Machine – Alex Dinelaris’ STILL LIFE; nominated for Ovation Best Director Award of Christopher Shinn’s DYING CITY, winner of the Ovation Award for Best Play in an Intimate Theater and singled out by LA Times critic Charles McNulty as one of the Ten Best Plays of 2013; he has directed two Anthony Minghella radio plays, HANG UP and CIGARETTES AND CHOCOLATE now playing at Pacific Resident Theatre.


George Wills…Sam Anderson (AEA)

Allen Coiro…Josh Zuckerman

Edgar Clark…Patrick Reiger

Liliana Rice…Erica Mathlin

Stage Directions…Jennifer Finch

Sunday, August 6th at 2:00 pm 

The Road on Lankershim

(5108 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601)


Ticketing Information:

No reservations or advance tickets.

Admission is a $15 suggested donation.

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