Rising Phoenix Rep, Weathervane & Rattlestick Playwrights Theater present


A new play by Charlotte Miller
Directed by Daniel Talbott

Featuring MacLeod Andrews, Chris Bellant, Sarah Shaefer,
Samantha Soule, Addie Johnson & Wendy vanden Heuvel

Performances begin March 18, 2015

Tickets to go on sale in early 2015

The Monroe Forum Theatre
at the Historic El Portal Theatre
5269 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601

In THIEVES, a dysfunctional family gathers at the decaying East Texas estate of its matriarch to celebrate the wedding of her daughter and soon-to-be wife. Other family arrives trailing their own varied disarray, and the estranged father circles the proceedings, looking for a way in or a clean escape. Along with a hired hand, they each try to piece together the event itself, as well as some semblance of family, from their tattered emotional history.

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About the companies:
Lucille Lortel and New York Innovative Theatre Award winning Rising Phoenix Repertory produces primarily new plays–both in the Indie Theatre and Off-Broadway–in traditional spaces and site-specifically around New York City and beyond.

Weathervane Productions, created in 2014 by Wendy vanden Heuvel, is dedicated to nurturing and supporting playwrights and their work from development to production, and it also supports and develops devised and collaborative theater.

Well-known as one of the edgiest Off-Broadway venues, OBIE award-winning Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presents diverse, challenging, and often controversial plays that otherwise might not be produced, in order to foster the future of American theater.

About the commissions:
Rising Phoenix Repertory and Weathervane Productions have commissioned new plays from three female playwrights–Charlotte Miller, Jessica Dickey, and Sarah Shaefer–which will each be produced over the next two seasons. In championing new work by women writers, Rising Phoenix Rep and Weathervane are establishing extremely rare long form collaborations–from commission to production–with a firm commitment to mount the plays before having read a word. Another unique feature of the commissions is that they are company-based–each play will feature actors from Rising Phoenix Repertory’s company, and its artistic director, Daniel Talbott, will direct all three plays.

For press inquiries about THIEVES, please contact:
Lynn Tejada at Green Galactic / lynn@greengalactic.com / 213.840.1201