What does it feel like to be rescued from your former life, and given a second chance?
Meet your Playwright:
Julie Marie Myatt’s plays John is a father and Birder premiered in rep at The Road Theatre in spring of 2016. The Happy Ones premiered at South Coast Repertory, and won the LA Drama Critic Circle’s Ted Schmitt Award for Outstanding New Play. Her play Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter premiered at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Kennedy Center as part of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays. Her play Someday, premiered as part of Cornerstone Theater’s Justice Cycle. Her play My Wandering Boy premiered at South Coast Repertory in the 2007, was part of Pacific Playwrights Festival, and was also produced in New York as part of the 2007 Summer Play Festival. Boats On A River premiered at the Guthrie Theater, was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and was recorded for the LA Theatre works radio play series, “The Play’s The Thing”. Her ten-minute play, Mr. and Mrs. premiered at the 2007 Humana Festival. Her play The Sex Habits of American Women was produced by the Guthrie Theater, among others, and premiered at the Magic Theatre. Her work has been developed or seen at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Seattle Rep, Cherry Lane, A.S.K. Theatre Projects, LAByrinth Theater Company, Denver Center Theatre Company, ACT Seattle, among others. She received a Walt Disney Studios Screenwriting Fellowship, a Jerome Fellowship at the Playwrights’ Center, a McKnight Advancement Grant, Mark Taper Forum Fadiman Award, and a Master Playwright Residency – Michener Center for Writers and Department of Theatre and Dance, UT/Austin. She is currently working on a commission for Yale Repertory. She is an Alumni of New Dramatists, was the Mellon Playwright in Residence at South Coast Repertory 2013-2016, and teaches playwriting at Northwestern University.
Meet your Director:
Marya Mazor is an award-winning director. She Most recently directed Donald Margulies’ The Model Apartment for The Geffen Playhouse and Pure Confidence for Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble. Marya was one of eight women chosen for the AFI Directing Workshop for Women, where she directed the short film The Winged Man, featuring Ana Ortiz, written by playwright and Academy Award Nominee Jose Rivera (Motorcycle Diaries). She is now developing her first feature film, MOXIE. She also recently directed Ivy & Bean at South Coast Repertory, Out of Our Father’s House for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, That Pretty Pretty… or the Rape Play at Son of Semele, The English Bride at the Road Theatre, and Dragon Play and Time Stands Still at The Chance, as well as Aladdin for Walt Disney Imagineering. Other recent productions include the world premiere of Brian Nelson’s Overlooked at The Chance and Churchill’sMad Forest at the Open Fist. Her hit production of Albee’s The Goat was named Best Play of 2011 by OC Weekly and an LA Times Critic’s Pick. Marya has also directed at The Long Wharf, Pasadena Playhouse, New York Stage & Film, Nada, Dixon Place, Main Street Theatre, Circle X, The Boston Court, Berkeley Repertory (with Asian American Theatre Co.), among others. Marya founded Voice & Vision, a professional theater in New York City, and served as its Artistic Director for ten years. She received the NEA/TCG Directing Fellowship and holds an M.F.A. in directing from Yale.
Harold – Ray Ford
Buster – Allan Wasserman (AEA)
Darryl – Jesse Einstein
Lola – Kacie Rogers
Candice – Meeghan Holoway (AEA)
Jason – Crash Buist
Monday, July 31st 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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