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17 November 2015
Fiddlin' on the Mountaintop
Read my article about why I wrote Fiddlin' here on the LA FPI blog. A really satisfying part of the production was to have the song I wrote for the end of the piece appreciated. Friends came out to support; it was a wonderful experience. Learned a lot...
8 November 2015
The first of two weeks of Fiddlin' on the Mountaintop at the Miles, Shanel Moore is in her element. I am so very pleased.
14 October 2015
Thursday, 1 October, there was a LA FPI (Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative) Night at The Pasadena Playhouse where one page of my play "Fiddler's Bridge" was read by the actors of REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES. The performance of REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES began at 8:00 p.m. at The Pasadena Playhouse, which is located at 39 S. El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101.
Following the REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES performance, Micro-Reads were held upstairs in the Pasadena Playhouse Library. Also joining LA FPI were students from CSULA. It is always wonderful to see an actor's take on your words. Actress Blanca Araceli and the CSULA student actor really gave me a lot to think about as I finish this play. Thank you Seema Sueko, Associate Artistic Director - Pasadena Playhouse, for welcoming us into the Pasadena Playhouse's space to hear our words read my your always wonderful casts...
28 August 2015
Green Light Productions has selected Fiddlin' on the Mountaintop as one of the GLO 2015 plays to be produced this November 5-15 at The Miles in Santa Monica, CA! Thank you Green Light Productions! Thank you, Alex! Alexandria Dilks Pandola is the founder and Artistic Director of Green Light Productions.
"We are seeking story-centered projects with a strong hook and great female characters for development leading to production between 2017 - 2019. We do not accept ideas for development without the intention of producing the final product."
I am so excited to be working with Allison Darby Gorjian, Artistic Associate and Literary Manager of Little Candle Production, on this project. We met, went over some things, started the wheels to turning... Yay!
20 July 2015
Was at the Dramatists Guild National Conference this past week 16 - 19 July in La Jolla, CA. So inspiring. Had great fun with Laurel Wetzork and Debbie Bolsky, preparing for and presenting our workshop "Using the Senses: Character and Story Creation. My first time presenting my process in a workshop platform, am so grateful to Laurel for asking me to contribute and to both Laurel and Debbie for their feedback. We had a blast and reception was great! Thank you to all the participants and to the Dramatists Guild for picking our workshop. Yay!
15 March 2015
My short play BOX will be read on Saturday, 28 March at 12:30 pm at the LA FPI SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day Action Fest at the City Garage Theatre (Bergamot Station Arts Center, Building T1, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404). The event starts at 12 pm. BOX will be directed by Julianne Homokay. I am excited!!!
LAFPI Blog - Articles on Black and Latino Playwrights Conference in San Marcos, Texas. San Marcos and the Conference that Can... Parts I - IV
30 September 2014
Check out my article on the LA FPI Blog about the Black and Latino Playwrights Conference held 8 - 14 September in San Marcos, Texas, titled San Marcos and the Conference that Can... Part I: Mando Alvarado.
12 June 2014
Tomorrow, Friday, 13 June, there will be a LA FPI (Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative) Night at The Pasadena Playhouse where one page of my play "The Grass Widow's Son" will be read by the actors of STONEFACE. The performance of STONEFACE begins at 8:00 p.m. at The Pasadena Playhouse, which is located at 39 S. El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101.
STONEFACE runs approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes including the intermission. Following the STONEFACE performance, Micro-Reads will be held upstairs in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre.