Living Room Series


 

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ABOUT THE LIVING ROOM SERIES 

Now in its 26th year, The Living Room Series is a New Play Development program, which embodies The Blank’s commitment to developing new work by diverse voices from both established and emerging writers. Submissions by women, playwrights of color, and other under-represented voices are strongly encouraged. The Blank is firmly committed to supporting gender parity and diversity.

The Living Room Series (LRS) takes place on Monday evenings at the 2nd Stage Theatre in Hollywood between Labor Day and Memorial Day. LRS offers a week-long rehearsal process for the playwright, director, and actors to explore and refine the play before presenting it to an audience.

The performances are minimally staged, with actors carrying scripts, and are a wonderful opportunity for the playwright to get a sense of the play’s full potential.

 

LIVING ROOM SERIES INFO

 

All performances begin at 8:00pm and take place at
The Blank’s 2nd Stage Theatre
6500 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood
unless otherwise noted.

For reservations click on the button below each play description.

You have the option to donate ahead of time with a credit card.  Every donation counts for both your taxes and our theatre magic.

Don’t fret, you can still make a reservation online and pay cash at the door or nothing at all. We just want you there to see a new play!

 

LIVING ROOM SERIES SCHEDULE

 

Monday May 21st
YOU ARE THE BLOOD
Written by Ashley Rose Wellman
Directed by Christopher James Raymond

Shelby Boden is a cynical stand-up comedian trying to survive in the shadow of her father, a man who’s done bad, bad things. When she discovers that her father is marrying Sylvia, an eccentric young performance artist that writes to criminals, morbid curiosity leads these two women to develop a strange, charged friendship. With the looming and dangerous presence of the bloodshed in their bloodline, the entire Boden family is left contending with damages that could be irreparable.

Writer Bio
Ashley Rose Wellman is a Los Angeles playwright with an MFA in Dramatic Writing from the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts. Her plays have been read and/or produced at Pasadena Playhouse, Ensemble Studio Theatre Los Angeles (EST/LA), Rogue Machine Theatre, TossPot Productions, Midnight Summit Ensemble, Red Cup Theatre Company, the Last Frontier Theatre Conference PlayLab and Mainstage, and the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Her play You Are The Blood was named a Finalist for the 2017 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, a Finalist for the Blue Ink Playwriting Award, and a Semi-Finalist for the 2017 Princess Grace/New Dramatists Award. Her play Hot Tragic Dead Thing is a current Finalist for the 2018 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, and her play That Long Damn Dark was a Semi-Finalist for the 2016 O’Neill. She is a member of the New West Writers Group at EST/LA, and is a founding member of the Barelight Writers Project.

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LIVING ROOM SERIES SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

The submission period for the 2018-19 season will be open from June 1 thru 30. All submissions must be done via Submittable.

SUBMISSION ELIGIBILITY

  • Submission must be full-length (we regret that one-acts or ten-minutes will not be considered at this time).
  • Submission must not have received a full production. Submissions that have received full productions, even if they have undergone significant post-production revisions, will not be considered. The Blank considers staged readings and academic productions exceptions to this rule.
  • Playwright may only submit one script per submission period.
  • If a script was declined for a prior season, please note what significant revisions have been made (in your Artistic Statement).
  • Materials must be submitted as PDFs. For information on how to create a pdf, please visit: http://www.wikihow.com/Create-PDF-Files.