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    Dear ONE: Love & Longing in Mid-Century Queer America

    Dear ONE: Love & Longing in Mid-Century Queer America, by Josh Irving Gershick, illuminates the lives of ordinary Queer Americans as recounted through letters written between 1953 and 1965, to L.A.’s ONE Magazine, the first openly gay & lesbian periodical in the United States. Looking for love, friendship, or understanding, they wrote of loneliness and…

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    Concrete Rose

    By LaDarrion Williams Directed by Nancy Cheryll Davis A staged reading presented with Towne Street Theatre A poetic drama birthed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, centered around two head trauma victims who are trapped in an abandoned hospital room. In this chilling tale of terror and confusion, these two characters must ask themselves who…

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    O-Dogg: An Angelino Take on Othello

    A staged reading by Alex Alpharaoh Directed by Julianna Stephanie Ojeda Presented with Company of Angels Los Angeles, 1992. The city is engulfed in flames after the acquittal of 4 LAPD officers in the brutal beating of Rodney King. O-Dogg is a modern, Afro-Latinx adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic, written in verse, and using modern vernacular…

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    A Hit Dog Will Holler

    August 15, 2019 When racism and oppression manifest in a scary physical form, a social media influencer and a boots-on-the-ground activist form a complex bond to help each other survive this contagious condition. Griot Theatre creates opportunities for women, artists of color, and those with physical disabilities to establish a place where audiences may reliably…

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    El Circo Anahuac

    A workshop presentation of a new Aztec opera Presented with Brown Fist Productions Brown Fist Productions presents El Circo Anahuac, an Aztec Opera that tells the ancient tale of the twin volcanoes outside Mexico City, Popocaltepetl (Smoky Mountain) and Ixtlacihualt (The Sleeping Woman). El Circo blends the present with the fantastic, the real with the imagined,…

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    There or Here

    A staged reading by Jennifer Maisel Presented with Griot Theatre August 11, 2019 Robyn and Ajay are about to meet the woman who will act as a surrogate to birth their child. These Americans find themselves confiding in the anonymous beings on the other end of their phone lines rather than in each other; computer…