The Off-Road program is the Road Theatre Company’s developmental workshop wing, that aims to use the off-night theater space to explore and develop new plays. It is particularly interested in, but by no means limited to, socially challenging and avant-garde plays that need time and space to develop and evolve into full production-ready pieces.
THE OFF-ROAD FALL 2016 SEASON
AT THE ROAD ON LANKERSHIM
3 FOR THE ROAD
By Tony DiMurro
Directed by David Gianopoulos & Meeghan Holaway
Produced by David Gianopoulos & Michael Dempsey
Tony DiMurro’s 3 For The Road is a series of three separate but connected stories of isolation and abandonment. Each of these unique stories takes us on a journey with different people at different points in their lives, ultimately turning three poignant tales of desperation into a single narrative of redemption and hope.
Michael Dempsey, Kevin McCorkle, David Gianopoulos, Meeghan Holaway, Matt Kirkwood, Coronado Romero
OPENS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
Performances Mondays and Wednesday at 8PM
Through October 12
By Abigail Carney
Directed by Nicky Davis
Produced by Natalie Llerena & Mia Fraboni
In a luxe high-rise, a drunken night between Jenny, a white woman, and the building’s black doorman, Will, leads to a morning of regret, confusion, and guilt. As Jenny’s best friend struggles to uncover what has happened, her relationship with Jenny is upended by the personal politics of race and sexual consent.
OPENS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Performances Thursdays at 8PM and Saturdays at 1PM
Through October 15
ANATOMY OF A HUG
By Kat Ramsburg
Directed by Ann Hearn
Produced by Ann Hearn & Michelle Gillette
In Kat Ramsburg’s ANATOMY OF A HUG, when Amelia’s mother receives Compassionate Release from her prison sentence, Amelia’s carefully constructed world is threatened. Twenty-six years of living vicariously through her beloved TV characters doesn’t prepare her for the actual drama of her mother’s return or the advances of a charming co-worker. The ticking clock of her mother’s illness means Amelia must decide if her fictional life is safer than the possibility her own story.
Hilary J. Schwartz
Cheryl Francis Harrington
OPENS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
Performances Saturdays at 4PM and Sundays at 7PM
Through October 16