I have been both Producer and Lead-Producer for our On-Line BLM Series during COVID-19 for SkyPilot Theatre Company.
BLM Vol 2
Featured 3 one-act plays that speak to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Two years ago, SkyPilot Theatre Company presented a One Act Festival that featured new plays based on Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and March for Our Lives.
At the time, there were too many great submissions to perform them all.
Now, we have taken the opportunity to present three more of the plays we received for Black Lives Matter that we really enjoyed with the goal of highlighting artists of color and continuing the discussion.
BLM Vol 3
For “BLM Volume 3” series, the company is producing 3 short one-act plays written by black/mixed playwrights to perform for a virtual reading on the Zoom conference platform.
I was lucky enough to direct a One-Act in the SkyPilot One-Act Festival: Future Shock
It ran November 7th-24th 2019 at
Oh My Ribs! Theatre, 6468 Santa Monica Blvd 90038
I was a part of Series B and my play performed Saturdays and Sundays
Series A- Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm
Mondegreen by Stephen Olson, Directed by Morry Schorr
Free Space by Isaac Rathbone, Directed by Stephen Juhl
The Old Rogue by James Menges, Directed by James Carey
Series B -Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 5pm
Book of Life by Judy Klass , Directed by Arden Haywood Smalls
Truthiness by Maximillian Gill, Directed by Kristina Lloyd
Final Assignment by Jean Koppen, Directed by Alysha Brady
Assistant Director of Kirsten Vangsness FEMPIRE- EdFringe
I had the absolute pleasure of continuing 2019 by Assistant Directing ANOTHER show;
The revised version of Cleo Theo and Wu as well as MESS by/for and starring
Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds).
THE FEMIPRE (both shows in rep) went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 and performed in the Power Room at The Assembly Rooms.
Having understudied Kirsten as Lucy in the first iteration of Cleo Theo and Wu (CTW) at the end of 2018, I was so pleased to be working alongside my Director for the original CTW Lisa Sange Dring as her right hand.
The show was more streamlined for The Fringe (55 minutes!) and even included songs.
Cleo Theo and Wu and MESS, By Kirsten Vangsness, Directed by Lisa Sange Dring
“From his first literary appearance in the 1370s to 2010’s Russell Crowe big-screen star, Robin Hood has kept audiences captivated for centuries. Adam Szymkowicz’s gender-bending latest may well be the most entertaining of the lot.”
Director for The Young Writers Project
The Young Writers Project- NOTE 2019
Each spring, Theatre of NOTE in Hollywood has a mini-season of five 10-minute, one-act plays written by high school kids from various schools in our community.
They are then directed and performed by professional actors in and outside of our company.
I personally had the wonderful pleasure of directing a piece called
Please Don't Change The Subject
about teen anxiety and depression with an incredibly talented group of actresses.
I'm quite proud of what we did in what little time we had.
Assistant Director of "1=0" NOTE
To my surprise and enjoyment, I started out 2019 by Assistant Directing at Theatre of NOTE in its World Premiere show 1=0
I worked hand-in-hand with my Banshee director James Carey and truly have been bitten by the Directing Bug.
The understudy Shows on Thursday 7th & 14th had the Alternative Cast's very own take on the characters with my own personal guidance...
By Joshua Fardon
Directed by James Carey
Assistant Directed by Alysha Brady
Producer of the HIT SHOW Marian
I was both cast in and Co-produced a show at Theatre of NOTE
“one of Theatre Of NOTE’s most exhilarating hits in years”
“there’s not a weak link in the cast of Theatre Of NOTErs”
“Most memorable of all ...Brady’s engagingly manly/womanly Will, ... best-of-show.”
“From his first literary appearance in the 1370s to 2010’s Russell Crowe big-screen starrer, Robin Hood has kept audiences captivated for centuries. Adam Szymkowicz’s gender-bending latest may well be the most entertaining of the lot.”
Co Producing HFF at NOTE... Again
I Co-Produced around 10 plays at Theatre of NOTE for the HFF in June 2016.
Producing alongside John Money (for the second time) as well as Aaron Saldana and John Colella.
"A Regular Little Houdini" Created, Written, and Starring my fellow LAMDA Alum and friend Daniel Lywellyn-Williams. Check out his wonderful reviews HERE
The Inkwell Playwright’s Promise Award (Sponsored by The Inkwell Theater)
“Odilia” by Vanessa Espino
The Rogue Shakespeare Award for Artistic Excellence (Sponsored by Rogue Shakespeare®) Daniel Llewelyn-Williams – Writing/Acting Excellence – “A Regular Little Houdini”
International; Encore Performances- Asylum; Solo Performance “A Regular Little Houdini”
Beyond Bechdel-Wallace Award (Sponsored by Broads’ Word Ensemble) -“Labitity” & “Odilia”
The Unleashed Award (Sponsored by Theatre Unleashed) MOST UNLEASHED SHOW:- “Revelation”
"BOUND" And "A Regular Little Houdini" was Awarded "Best performance by an actor" by the team at theTVolution www.thetvolution.com
AND both "A Regular Little Houdini" and "Neva" were given a platinum medal by the TVolution audiences of which only 11 shows out of 250 were given
I Associate Produced a little show at Theatre of NOTE called NIAGARA FALLS
It became the darling of the Pro 99 seat cause and won over critic after critic
And joy of joys we had SOLD OUT HOUSES almost every night!
Its was a great ride
Couldn't be more proud
Have a look at what the LA Times said about us HERE
HFF At Theatre of NOTE
I helped Co-Produce the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2014
at my Theatre Home Theatre of NOTE.
I had the pleasure of Producing alongside veteran Producer of LA & NY John Money and together we all produced not only a successful Fringe Season but one that won
the "Most Wanted" award from the LA Female Playwrights Initiative (FPI)
For more info on the HFF please visit their website