Stella by Henry Ong

A dissatisfied Stella conjures up Marlon Brando–her favorite movie star of all time–to spice up her boring sex life. But she is unprepared for what happens next.

Meet your Playwright:

Henry Ong is honored to be included in The Road’s Summer Playwrights Festival. He is an internationally-produced playwright, whose works span an eclectic mix from plays inspired by true events to biographical drama and adaptations of classic novels. Credits include: Madame Mao’s Memories, Sweet Karma, Fabric, The Legend of the White Snake and People Like Me. He recently directed his six-hour adaptation of the Chinese classic, Dream of the Red Chamber, at the Vincent Park Inglewood Amphitheater and Agee Playhouse, funded by a City of Inglewood IGAPP (Inglewood Growing Artists Performance Projects) Initiative. He has also written The Masseur, The Blade of Jealousy, Ascent, Rachel Ray, and Nina Balatka, all in various stages of development. Ong is a 16-time recipient of Artist-in-Residence grants from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. He has collaborated with Marlton School, Los Angeles’ only day school for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, on staging a series of Asian folktales for youth. He has had several short plays produced by Playwrights Arena, Chalk Repertory Theatre, Company of Angels and Asian American Theatre in San Francisco. He is a 2014 recipient of the Lee Melville Award from Playwrights Arena for outstanding contribution to theater in Los Angeles, and an active member of the Dramatists Guild.

Meet your Director:

Stewart J. Zully is also co-producing this year’s Summer Playwrights Festival.  He directed last season’s White Guy On The Bus at The Road and the critically acclaimed Martha, still running at The Whitefire.  He has also directed at Theatre 40, The Odyssey, The LGBT Center and throughout the US and Canada.  His credits as an actor, producer and writer can be seen on IMDB and also


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Don Grigware
Megan Moran
Ray Paolantonio

Sunday, August 6th 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.

Or buy a festival pass for a $50 suggested donation!

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