Six New Play Readings, Two Colloquies and the Fifth Annual Stage Raw Theater Awards Comprise a Theater Festival Weekend September 6 - 9!
HUMANITAS and LA STAGE Alliance are pleased to announce the first ever Stage Raw/PLAY LA Theater Festival Weekend, September 6-9. All events will take place at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street, Downtown L.A.
The Festival opens Friday, September 6 at 8 p.m. with a concert reading of Hydra, by Leviticus Jelks, in a presentation by Ammunition Theatre Company. Saturday, September 7: readings of plays by Ashley Rose Wellman, Jami Brandli and featured honoree Melanie Marnich. The companies presenting their plays are, respectively, Echo Theater Company, Skylight Theatre Company and Latino Theatre Company. Also, on September 7 will be a colloquy (“Singing in the Rain”) on the relationship of live theater to the culture-at-large.
September 8: readings of plays by Mariana Carreño King and Gina Young, presented, respectively, by Rogue Machine Theatre and Theatre of NOTE, plus a colloquy on the relevance of theater.
The Festival closes on Monday night, September 9, with the Fifth Annual Stage Raw Theater Awards. These awards, chosen by a jury of Stage Raw critics, honor the work done on stages of 99-seats or fewer, in productions that opened between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019. The 2019 nominees are here.
All readings and colloquies are free, though reservations are required. Tickets to the awards ceremony – co hosted by IAMA Theatre Company and Ammunition Theatre Company – are $25. Tickets to all festival events: http://playlaworkshop.eventbrite.com.