Tuesday, July 31 @8PM
The Road on Lankershim – GALLERY
5108 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(Street parking or paid lot parking at 5125 Lankershim Blvd)
The Quiet Zone
By Augusto Amador
Directed by Denise Blasor
KRISTA SHERMAN- Taylor Gilbert*
BECKY SHERMAN- Paris Perault*
PAUL GILMORE- Michael Mulky
*Appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association
A middle-aged woman, Krista, has found relief from her mental illness and sanctuary from her turbulent past residing in a remote Appalachian town and engrossing herself in her garden. But when her estranged daughter, Becky, suddenly arrives, Krista becomes increasingly paralyzed by her presence; as Becky’s hidden motive for her arrival reveals that Krista can no longer evade the consequences of being an absent mother. A story about lost and rediscovered motherhood.
No reservations or advance tickets. Admission is by donation ($15 suggested).
MEET YOUR PLAYWRIGHT
AUGUSTO AMADOR’s plays have been presented at theaters from around the country and most recently at The Next Iteration Theater in Houston, UCLA Dept. of Theater, Austin Latino New Play Festival, Theatre 80 St. Mark’s in NYC and upcoming at Sand Diego Rep, the North Carolina Black Repertory, The Road Theater in L.A., Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe, NM. Mr. Amador received a generous playwrighting grant from the Esperanza Foundation in NYC for his latest play, The Sunset Room. He has been awarded playwright fellowships at The Public Theater in NYC, Latino Theater Alliance/LA and Humanitas in Los Angeles.
MEET YOUR DIRECTOR
DENISE BLAISOR was Artistic Director of LADiversified & currently Associate Artistic Director of BFA. She’s appeared extensively on stage as an actress and has directed in Los Angeles for over twenty years. Some of her favorites include HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA, THE THREE SISTERS, NO EXIT, WILD IN WICHITA, BLOOD WEDDING, THE LOST CHILD, MARISOL, ANNA IN THE TROPICS. Recently she directed/choreographed THE BLADE OF JEALOUSY by Henry Ong, the Multi Media piece TORMENTA OMNIS at the Craft & Folk Art Museum in collaboration with artist GRONK and the Passion Play CRISTO VIVE at the historic Orpheum Theatre. Films include COCO, A PLACE AMONG THE DEAD directed by Juliet Landau, NORIEGA; GOD’S FAVORITE with Bob Hoskins, DEATH IN GRANADA with Andy Garcia.
An Interview with Playwright Augusto Amador
1: What is the name of your play?
The Quiet Zone
2: What was your first job in the theatre?
3: Do you ever model characters after real life people?
Yes, my Dictator Play Trilogy covers the regimes of Fidel Castro, Trujillo and Pinochet.
4: As an artist, what subjects tend to draw your interest?
How the human condition tests a person when he/she breaks from tradition.
5: Do you have other passions aside from playwriting?
I’m one helluva an amateur cook.
6: Are you currently working on any new projects?
I am finishing my latest play, The Sunset Room, about a convicted murderer who begins to discover his humanity working as a caretaker in his prison hospice. I am also in early development of my original TV pilot through a very high profile screenwriting organization. So you could say that I’m blissfully over my head in storytelling!
7: Here’s a fun question! What is your favorite dessert?
Juicy summer peaches roasted over mesquite wood then tossed with brown sugar, sea salt and topped with fresh whipped cream.
8: Any acknowledgements or words of encouragement?
To quote Austrian poet Rilke about writing, “To begin is violent.”
9: Describe your play in 3 words!
Estrangement. Self-discovery. Renewed motherhood.