1/21 Found Religion (NEW WORKS SERIES)
This Tuesday, January 21st, please join us for another reading in our NEW WORKS SERIES: “Found Religion” by Kendall Sherwood.
Once a month, Play Club West is proud to present the reading of a NEW WORK (plays, screenplays, teleplays, one acts, tv pilots), followed by a post-reading talkback.
FOUND RELIGION follows the story of a lesbian woman, Alice, whose relationship begins to suffer when her partner becomes involved with a cult. Alice herself becomes involved in the cult, at first superficially for the sake of her relationship, but she soon finds herself drawn into the complex (and hetero-normative) world of the “the Family,” particularly when a mysterious figure who calls himself God begins to visit her at night. After losing her partner completely in a surprising turn of events, Alice dives headlong into her newfound faith and into a relationship with her female roommate, Bab. However, when the two things – relationship and faith – become so intertwined, it is hard to differentiate one from the other. When Alice loses one, will she be able to maintain the other – or will she be left with nothing?
J.E.T. Studios, JET Theater
5126 Lankershim Blvd
Tuesday, January 21
There is metered parking on Lankershim and Magnolia, and after 6:00pm, the meters are FREE. There is a parking lot across from J.E.T. that costs $7, as well as valet parking at numerous restaurants and bars on Magnolia for $5 (Brickyard Pub, Bow & Truss both do valet). You can also find free residential parking on most of the side streets in NoHo. We are also a few blocks down the street from the Metro Red Line (at Lankershim & Chandler).
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.
ALICE – Kate Purnell*
MAGGIE – Meghan Allison*
REAGAN – Sam Coffman
BAB – Emily Clark*
GOD – Will Brunson
STAGE DIRECTIONS – Catia Ojeda
*Play Club West BOARD/VIP
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
Kendall Sherwood is a playwright/screenwriter who currently works with the writers on “Major Crimes,” a spin-off of TNT’s hit crime series “The Closer.” Despite the transition into the land of TV, Kendall’s playwriting career is flourishing, with – most recently – a month-long run of DEVIL MAY CARE in Chicago (March 2012, Wishbone Theatre Collective). DEVIL MAY CARE also received a professional showcase reading at the Goodman Theatre and a partial reading and workshop by the Chicago Dramatists in 2011. Other produced plays include WADE AND WOMEN (Santa Clarita, CA – 2009), THIS SIDE UP (Athens, GA – 2007). Honors: WordBRIDGE Playwright’s Laboratory – two-time playwright, KCACTF’s John Cauble Short Play Competition – finalist, Doorway Arts Ensemble’s Playground Series – semi-finalist, Horizon Theatre’s New South Young Playwrights Festival – honoree. She received a BA in Theatre from Clemson University and an MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage at Northwestern University, where she taught Foundations of Screenwriting in the Radio/TV/Film department.