Indifference by Shem Bitterman

Inspired by Soren Kierkegaard’s “A Seducer’s Diary,” Indifference: A Love Story is a modern romance between a man who seduces and deliberately abandons the woman of his dreams … and the woman who learns not to give a shit.

Meet your Playwright:  

Shem Bitterman’s plays include: Harm’s Way, winner of the 2006 PEN/USA Award and The Job, winner of the LA Critic’s Circle Ted Schmidt Award. Also; The Stone Witch, Open House, A Death in Colombia, Influence, man. gov, The Circle, Sensitive Skin, Justice, Night-Side, Peephole, The Ramp, Beijing Legends, Ten Below, Iowa Boys and Self Storage. Films include; 2015 Image Award Nominee Whitney and HUMANITAS nominee, Betty & Coretta, adaptations of The Job, Open House and Play Dead, Full Count, Tinsletown and Out of the Rain. In 2011, Shem founded The Skylight’s PlayLab and in 2015, The HUMANITAS PLAY LA Workshop, together responsible for developing over 50 new plays by playwrights “from the ground up”.

Meet your Director:  

Robert Murray Duncan is a member of the former Circle Rep Lab, Robert also developed and performed new works in the Actors Studio Director’s Lab, was in the original cast of Moonlight and Valentino.  Acting credits include The York Theatre Company, Tennessee Williams’s Clothes for a Summer Hotel, Pale in Burn This at San Diego Rep, Ralph in Bouncers at the Tiffany, understudy to John Malkovich in Burn This at the Mark Taper Forum, and won Best Actor in Judevine at the Matrix.  Robert produced and directed Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Savage in Limbo, and Escape from Happiness.  He created, co-produced and directed the award-winning pilot for Land of Zi. He is Professor at CalArts where he teaches Acting and Directing.  Robert is currently Consulting Director and Editor of the documentary “Memorial Day”.


Coleen Cole…Kaitlin Huwe

Memhet Berkat…Rupak Ginn

Jannell Cole…Liz Fenning

Scott Kind…Samuel Martin Lewis

Stage Direction…Andrew M. Walker

Thursday, August 3rd 8:00 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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