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

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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.

Not a play, but I found this poem I wrote in the car a few months ago:

“Place the ink on your body

It’s what makes you unique
Mark your skin with fascination
Transform your look, make them ask
Why you made that choice
There’s no going back now
It will never be the same
Put the ink on the world
Make your mark sink
Make it matter, make it count
Count the blessings, make the curses think
My moment is this memory
This memory is my moment
Momentum to make a motion
Marry the moon and my ma(r)ker
Be the change and change the be
Born the idea of ideals
Reality out of reach
Reveal the truth swallowed by ambition
The Living struggle to live
The Dead live in castles of the earth
You live in the castle of my mind
But the mind is in the prison of my heart
I cannot let you go, forget the pain.”

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If you missed my 24-hour play “Save Our Marriage” last year at the Eclectic Company Theatre, you can see it this Saturday – one day only! – at the Theatre of Note in Hollywood.  Starts at 5:30pm.  10 minute play.  Stay for all the other fun shows too.  They have a great lineup of performers!

I took Trey Nichols’ 8 week Playwright Workshop this past Fall.  I workshopped my play “It’s Never Too Late” which is slated to be in the next set of plays I produce, Steampunk Fairy Tales.  It’s going to be much like Curious Conversations.  I received a lot of great feedback from Trey and the other playwrights, and although it still needs some tightening up, I think it’s got great potential.  This one combines Peter Pan with the Little Mermaid.  I’m excited to see it hit the stage next Fall 2016!

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I meant to post this back in July, but life has been overly busy.  We had a fun time celebrating and swimming, and hanging out one last time before people went their separate ways. It’s was one of the best casts I had the pleasure of working with!

To give more thanks, I had my editor, David Estes, compile this for them:

Last Sunday I participated in (and produced) a 24 hour theatre show at the Eclectic.  We chose props, number of actors, and got our theme: Harvest Moon.  We had to use the word “Moon” at least twice in the script.

Here were mine:

Prop: Large Hula Hoop

Number of Actors: 3 – 1 Female, 2 Male

I was actually really happy with how it turned out – both my script and the actors’ performances.  I got a lot of laughs! In true Rochelle Perry fashion, it’s full of wackiness and includes a nice surprise ending.

I plan on revisiting it sometime in the near future to tweak some little things, but I feel like it’s about ready for a full production.

Ah, it’s nice to write again.  Sometimes all we need is a little kick in the ass… like kicking the ol’ TV set and it’s working again!

P.S. I also just started Trey Nichols’ Playwright Workshop on Saturday, 9/19. 🙂

HAPPY WRITING!!!