The Official Adventures of Kieron & Jade is a romantic comedy about addiction, delusion, anxiety disorders and self-harming. A playwright called Kieron is obsessed with writing a play about the collapse of his relationship with a singer-songwriter named Jade. Can he do it without being vindictive to her or humiliating himself? Should he change the names? Should he even be writing it at all? His director, best friend, priest, lawyer, doctor, therapist and Samuel L. Jackson all provide trenchant opinions in this pell-mell play-within-a-play-within-a-play.
Meet your Playwright:
Sixteen of Kieron Barry’s plays have been produced in the UK, US, Canada and South Africa. These include the verbatim drama Stockwell, which enjoyed two sell-out runs in London and was described by The Times in its five-star review as ‘more gripping than anything else to be seen in the London theatre.’ His adultery drama Tomorrow In The Battle (‘a solemn erotic lyricism I haven’t seen since Damage’ Ben Brantley, New York Times) was published by Samuel French earlier this year. He is also the author of the one-act comedy Numbers which has received over 20 productions and was described as ‘sharp and funny, terrifying and inspiring’ in Lucy Kerbel’s book 100 Great Plays For Women where it appeared alongside plays by Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams and Euripides. His other plays include Black Soap, Cumquats, The Problem Of Sex, Or: Why Are We In Afghanistan? and Lord Beckington (90) Reads From His Award-Winning Romantic Memoirs. Kieron Barry has also written and directed three short films.
Meet your Director:
Stoney Westmoreland is an award winning filmmaker/writer/director/actor based in L.A. He is originally from Tennessee and is a graduate of The North Carolina School of the Arts. Stoney has been involved in, either in front of or behind the camera, over 160 National and 80 regional commercials. Stoney has had recurring T.V. roles on Andi Mack, Scandal, Huge, Gilmore Girls, That’s life and Providence. He has appeared on TV in Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, NCIS, Supernatural, Justified, Agents of Shield and many others. Stoney has been seen in such films as Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center, War Dogs, HBO’s All The Way, Godzilla to name a few. Stoney’s direction work with Popcornopolis and the NRA has garnered national attention and several of his NRA spots were in the top 5 most watch political ads of 2015. His narrative and documentary projects have been recognized by LA Shorts Fest, Saint Louis Film Festival, Port Townsend Film Festival, Soul international Film Festival, Cinequest and many others.
Jade…Meeghan Holaway (AEA)
Thursday, August 3rd 8:00 pm
The Road on Lankershim
(5108 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601)
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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