The Living Room Series
The LIVING ROOM SERIES is The Blank’s New Play Development Program. Since its inception in 1991, LRS has been giving artists of all levels an opportunity to grow and stretch their talents in a safe and nurturing environment.
Presented nearly every Monday night from Labor Day to Memorial Day, the Living Room Series presents new plays free to the public. These are “workshop” presentations and have a small rehearsal process.
They are not “readings” with actors getting one 2 hour rehearsal. These are “Workshops” which allow a rehearsal process and an opportunity for the playwright, director and actors to explore the material while putting it on its feet. They are simply staged, presented with “book in hand” (meaning actors carry scripts), and are a wonderful opportunity for audiences and the playwright to get a sense of the plays full presence and how it might be staged in a full production.
We have developed plays by well-established playwrights like Steven Sater (Tony Award winner for SPRING AWAKENING), Jonathan Tolins, Mark Saltzman, Michael John LaChiusa as well as hundreds of emerging playwrights.
The plays we have developed have gone onto Laguna Playhouse, Colony Theatre, Transport Group (NYC), Black Dahlia Theatre, Brideswell Theatre (London) among others.
The LIVING ROOM SERIES is also a Mainstage development tool for The Blank. Our Mainstage Productions of SUKIE AND SUE: THEIR STORY, DICKIE & BABE, HEADS, A HOLE IN THE DARK, LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, AS IS, FIRST LADY SUITE, PRECIOUS SONS, STARR STRUCK, BREAKING THE CODE, CHESS, THE CRADLE WILL ROCK, GERTRUDE STEIN & A COMPANION, and ISN’T IT ROMANTIC have all come out of LRS.
The Living Room Series takes place Monday nights 8pm at:
2nd Stage Theatre
6500 Santa Monica Blvd. (at Wilcox)
Hollywood CA 90038
For reservations please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Suggested Donations Start at $10
Upcoming in The Living Room Series (all shows at 8pm)
Monday, March 10th
Written by Tom Cavanaugh
Directed by Christopher Raymond
When a family confronts the tragedy of a teenage son's violent death, it seems that nothing could be worse. Until they are forced to face the issues of grief for the shooter's death, as well as the unthinkable possibility of their own child's cruelty. The situation places the family in an emotional crucible, where each member must deal with their feelings in their own way.
Blaire Chandler, John Ross Clark, Kerris Dorsey, David Hemphill, David Marciano,
Tom received his M.F.A. in Playwriting from the Actors Studio Drama School in New York City. His full length play BEHOLD was a 2010 finalist in the New American Playwrights Development Program at the Utah Shakespearean Festival and was one of three winners of the 2011 Pickering Award for Excellence in Playwriting. His one act play, WONDER won the Irene Bashore Award for Playwriting from Firstage Los Angeles. Tom’s full length play ADAM & YOSHI is a finalist in The 2nd Annual McKinney Repertory Theatre New Play Competition in McKinney, Texas, one of three finalist for the 2013 New American Playwrights Development Program at the Utah Shakespearean Festival and won the 2012 Make the House Roar Prize for Comic Plays at the Lionheart Theater in Georgia. Tom’s screenplay THE WILDERNESS TREATMENT won an Honorable Mention at the 2012 Movie Awards and was a finalist at the 2013 Beverly Hills Film Festival.
Monday, March 17th
Written by Kit Steinkellner
Directed by Amanda Weier
Monday, March 24th
Written by TBA
Directed by TBA
Monday, March 31st
Written by James McLindon
Directed by Doug Oliphant
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