Sanctions by Bruce Graham

Sanctions follows the story of a university athletic department returning to the big business of college football after their NCAA probation is lifted. However, some staff conflict and a new scandal involving a freshman tutor threatens to blow up the whole program.

Meet your Playwright:  

Bruce Graham is the author of 14 published plays: 13 with Dramatists Play Service and 1 with Samuel French. PLAYS: Coyote on a Fence (Winner of The Rosenthal Prize) Something Intangible (winner of 7 Barrymore Awards including Best New Play) Any Given Monday (Barrymore winner for Best New Play) The Outgoing Tide (Joseph Jefferson Award, Best New Play), White Guy on the Bus, to name a few. Fully Accessible and The Happy F!@#$%G Blind Guy have been published in Best Ten Minute Plays 2013/14. His one man show The Philly Fan plays throughout the Philadelphia area. He has received grants from the Pew Foundation, the Princess Grace Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative. He is the co-author of the book, The Collaborative Playwright. He teaches film and theatre courses at Drexel University and divides his time between South Philly and Elkton, Maryland with Stephanie.


Meet your Director:

Justin Lord has been nominated for two Vivian Robinson Adelco Awards, LA Drama Critics Circle Award for best director. Justin is a member of the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab. Directing Credits: “The Good Fights” (National Black Theatre), “The Brides” (American Theatre Arts),  “Motherhood 2000,” Harold Pinter’s, “Mountain Language” (The Luna Playhouse), TR Riggins’ “Otis and Zora”, Nomination: best director, (The Billie Holiday Theatre), Iona Morris’s “For You” (Nat’l Black Theatre Festival), Sheri Baily’s “Summers In Suffolk” (Town Street Theatre); “Is You Is, Or Is You Ain’t” (Mojo Ensemble), James McClure’s “PVT Wars” (Skylight Theatre) “Dance With Me” (Los Angeles Drama Credits Circle Nomination), and many more!


Claire…Kay Capasso

Ron…Jason E. Kelley (AEA) 

Tonya…Jessica Rosilyn

Abby…Allison Blaise


Wednesday, August 2nd 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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