Rising Phoenix Rep, Weathervane & Rattlestick Playwrights Theater present
A new play by Charlotte Miller
Directed by Daniel Talbott
Featuring: MacLeod Andrews, Chris Bellant, Addie Johnson, Sarah Shaefer, Samantha Soule and John Wojda
Performances begin March 18, 2015
The Monroe Forum Theatre
at the Historic El Portal Theatre
5269 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601
Charlotte Miller’s Thieves is a gritty portrait of a family in struggle and upheaval. When the family matriarch dies, three wayward children are reunited with their estranged father at their East Texas estate, ready to stake their claim. In the emotional chaos that ensues, Miller exposes the wounds inflicted and the truths ignored in the search for belonging and understanding. Are they really here to say goodbye? Or to plunder what’s left of a past that might be better forgotten?
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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.
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