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Our reviewer on Sunday: http://nohoartsdistrict.com/theatres/theatre-reviews/item/5348-madness-mayhem-and-other-stimulants-when-women-write

Madness, Mayhem and Other Stimulants… When Women Write!

Written by Harrison Held

“Madness, Mayhem and Other Stimulants…  When Women Write!” at the Brickhouse Theatre in the NoHo Arts District playing thourgh October 1.

Series C  “A Colorful Conscience – A Collection of Short Plays” by Rochelle Perry

BrickHouse Theatre, 10950 Peach Grove St., North Hollywood, 91601

September 23rd through October 1st –   Fridays & Saturdays 8PM and Sundays 2PM

Click here for tickets

I had a great time yesterday at the third installment in this series of Write Act Repertory’s annual Women’s Playwright Festival.

Series C, featuring the short dynamic plays of super talented playwright Rochelle Perry, made its successful premiere this past weekend at the cozy Brickhouse Theatre in North Hollywood. Ms. Perry’s comedies are very good and fans of moody dark and emotional material will especially love her work.  For me it was like an early, enjoyable Halloween treat with lots of chills and thrills.  I attended the first two parts of this great series, but Series C took it to a whole other level.  Rochelle Perry is really a great writer with an incredible imagination!  After the show was over I met her and discovered she is also a very nice young lady!

Here’s a quick rundown of these excellent short plays:

The first play is ‘”The Color Yellow” directed by Donna Wheeler and featuring Jasmine Williams, Anna Dawahare, Johnson Cooley and Jeffrey Han. A very funny piece about fate and the pursuit of love and lust.

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“A Good Mother” directed by Louise Kroot-Haukka, featuring Suzie Heaton, Isaac Jay and Cameron Kauffman is a moving, emotional piece about teen angst – with a twist.

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Save Our Marriage” directed by Stephen Loftin, featuring Lara Fisher,  AJ Sass and Johnson Coley as the world’s largest baby, lol – it’s hilarious!

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“Failure to the Family ll: The Glass Ceiling” directed by Anne T. Mesa, featuring Jeffrey Han and Jacob Osborne is a gripping, poignant, emotional roller coaster and very moving.

“Ella Earns Her Stars” is another comedy with offbeat elements set in a bakery, directed by Stephen Loftin and featuring Sophia Castillo, EP McKnight and AJ Sass in three very different roles.

Purple Dinosaurs” directed by Donna Wheeler, featuring Stephen Loftin, Lara Fisher and Isaac Jay is also very entertaining and well written.

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“Candy Cane Killer” is a scary, riveting who-done-it thriller with an eerie, supernatural tone,  directed by Angela Relucio, featuring Cameron Kauffman, Jacob Osborne, Sophia Castillo, Julian Fletcher and Angela Relucio.

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Kudos to this very talented group of people… well done…. well done.  Thanks to Sandra Kuker PR for the invitation to the series –  it’s been great!  Visit www.writeactrep.org or www.facebook.com/writeactrepertory for tickets and more information.

Cast

Becca –  Jasmine Williams

Annette –  Anna Dawahare

Charlie –  Johnson Cooley

Waiter –  Jeffrey Han

Mother –   Suzie Heaton

Tony –  Isaac Jay

Connie – Cameron Kauffman

Sandra –  Lara Fisher

Ted –  AJ Sass

Baby – Johnson Cooley

Shan –  Jeffrey Han

Kenny –  Jacob Osborne

Ella –  Sophia Castillo

Lola  –  EP McKnight

Butler –  Stephen Loftin

Krissie –  Lara Fisher

Timothy –  Isaac Jay

Cherry –  Cameron Kauffman

Jamie – Jacob Osborne

Helen – Sophia Castillo

News Reporter – Julian Fletcher

TV Woman – Interviewed Angela Relucio

Production Crew

Directors – Donna Wheeler, Louise Kroot-Haukka, Stephen Loftin,  Anne T. Mesa,  Angela Relucio

Producers – John Lant, Rochelle Perry, Anne Mesa, Susan Eiden, Linda Rand, Michael Eiden

Ken Cosby –  Lighting & Sound Design

Jonathan Harrison – Stage Manager & Associate Producer

Rochelle Perry – Graphic Design

Sandra Kuker  – Publicity

Madness, Mayhem and Other Stimulants…  When Women Write!

Series C  “A Colorful Conscience – A Collection of Short Plays by Rochelle Perry

September 23rd through October 1st

BrickHouse Theatre, 10950 Peach Grove St., North Hollywood, 91601

Fridays & Saturdays 8PM and Sundays 2PM

Click here for tickets

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Our reviewer on Saturday: http://tolucantimes.info/theatre-reviews/write-act-repertorys-a-colorful-conscience-twists-familiar-emotions/

Write Act Repertory’s ‘A Colorful Conscience’ twists familiar emotions

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Write Act Repertory continues its “Madness, Mayhem, & Other Stimulants…When Women Write!” program with A Colorful Conscience, a quirky series of short playlets that blend genres with twist endings to create an entertaining, surprising production. Featuring everything from wry comedy to melodrama to thriller, the evening offers a little something for everyone.

Writer Rochelle Perry’s series of short plays features colors as representation for emotions, and then twisting those familiar feelings like a kaleidoscope, often introducing violence into the equation. Most of these feature coarse language, making them suitable only for mature audiences.

“Candy Cane Killer” highlights the evening, a story of an unexpected college serial killer. It features fine acting by Cameron Kauffman and Jacob Osborne as young lovers, along with excellent production work. “A Good Mother” also stands out, with Suzie Heaton fierce and determined to raise her son the right way and help him resolve his romantic issues. Isaac Jay brings compassion to the hurting on.

“The Glass Ceiling” has its moments, especially when it turns who’s in charge on its head: partying boss or straight arrow Asian employee. Osborne oozes insincerity as the demeaning frat boy boss, while Jeffrey Han’s understandable resentment boils over into rage. “The Color Yellow” features sardonic humor and excellent timing, as two women find their futures in fortune cookie readings. Anna Dawahare gives a flirty, charming performance.

A Colorful Conscience playfully turns emotions upside down for a fun evening at the theatre.

Write Act Repertory presents “A Colorful Conscience: A Series of Short Plays” as part of its “Madness, Mayhem, & Other Stimulants…When Women Write!” series Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm through October 1 at the Brickhouse Theatre located at 10950 Peachgrove St. in North Hollywood. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling (800) 838-3006 or by visiting BrownPaperTickets.com/event/3070482.

Our Colorful Program of the Evening:

AColorfulConscience01_hair4-01.jpgI am part of a Summer (Women’s) Playwrights Lab with Write Act Rep, and my series of plays opens next Saturday, September 23rd! There are 5 performance dates only! Sep 23, 24, 29, 30, and Oct 1. I have some really talented directors and actors, and am so excited to be sharing my stories with you.

Playing at the Brick House Theatre
10950 Peach Grove St, North Hollywood, CA 91601-4652

Friday/Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Tickets: $15
Get your tickets now! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3070482

September is Women’s Playwrights Month! Check out our promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL7_eJ-nAxc&feature=youtu.be

I was recently asked to be involved in Write Act Repertory’s Summer Playwrights Lab.  Though I was flattered, I felt a bit out of my element since I had taken a hiatus from theatre starting last year.  But rusty as I was, I knew I couldn’t turn down this opportunity, and so I delved into plays written years ago and dusted them off.  It’s now reminded me how much I miss writing, and I’ve been writing a bunch of premises for some good one acts as well as full length works.

Fortunately for me, I’m the 3rd and final playwright in this series of other talented playwrights, Linda L. Rand and Susan C. Hunter, so I had a bit more time to recruit directors, audition actors, and find time to rehearse.  The 3 of us playwrights collaborated in a writer’s workshop years ago, and a few of my plays in this upcoming production were first conceived during that period so I thought it fitting to give them the spotlight… finally.

Please come and show your support for the arts and local artists.

Below is the postcard I made for the series of shows.