2015 season,

  • Disconnection (2015)

    DISCONNECTION by Allen Barton, 2015 Season


    POWERFUL PRODUCTION! - BroadwayWorld

    GO! ABSORBING new drama. EXCELLENT CAST!...Resonances far beyond the walls of any church or cult - LA Weekly

    This play is WORTH SEEING how religious extremism can blind even those with the greatest intent - Examiner
    DISCONNECTION - Skylight Theatre Company 2015

    RECOMMENDED! - Stage Raw

    A relentless, GUT WRENCHING expose. Extra specialkudos to Playwright Allen Barton and skillful director Joel Polis for giving us this INCREDIBLE PLAY!- Splash Magazine

    Disconnection rules. IMPRESSIVE! – Hollywood Revealed


    Based on true events -

    Four lives collide in a powerful indictment of contemporary religious intrusions into personal relationships

    In light of recent attacks by extremists, the relevancy of questions regarding freedom of thought and speech seem absolutely necessary as part of today's dialogue in our communities.

    Venue: Beverly Hills Playhouse

    Synopsis: Based on true events and current headlines, DISCONNECTION is a powerful indictment of contemporary religious intrusions into personal relationships. A successful lawyer, his classical piano mentor, and his estranged daughter all confront the dark side of dedication to a Church whose aged founder faces the end of his life in isolation and regret.
    DISCONNECTION, 2015 Skylight Theatre Company

  • Dontrell, Who Kissed The Sea (2015)


    National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere
    Co-production with 
    Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble 

    realism and poetic social comment. BRILLIANTLY DIRECTED.  Hauntingly beautiful final passage
    - Los Angeles Times

    EXQUISITELYstaged and performed.
    A play YOU'LL BE TALKING ABOUTon the drive home.

    - StageSceneLA

    Dontrell 400x400 TitleFIRST-CLASS. Impeccably staged. Lyrical and STUNNING.
    - BroadwayWorld

    IFYOU GO TO NO OTHER SHOW THIS YEAR,get yourself to Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea: it’s productions such as this that make live theatre as an art form tocelebrate!
    - The Los Angeles Post

    MASTERFUL story presented in a style which embraces all cultures.
    A W
    ORK OF ART. 

     - Discover Hollywood

    Told with humor and wordplay, ritual, drums and dance -

    DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA is a present-day hero’s quest exploring the lengths and depths we must go to redeem history’s wrongs. 

    Synopsis:Eighteen-year-old Dontrell Jones III, decides that it is his duty and destiny to venture into the Atlantic Ocean in search of an ancestor lost during the Middle Passage. But his family is not at all ready to abandon its prized son to the waters of a mysterious and haunting past.

    Venue: Skylight Theatre

    *DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA is a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere.  We are presenting the first of five productions which include the Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, Theater Alliance in Washington D.C., Oregon Contemporary Theater in Eugene, and Cleveland Public Theatre in Ohio.

    Production Photos from DONTRELL, Who Kissed the Sea - SKYLIGHT THEATRE

    Production Photos from DONTRELL, Who Kissed the Sea - SKYLIGHT THEATRE

    Production Photos from DONTRELL, Who Kissed the Sea - SKYLIGHT THEATRE


    CAAM - California African American Museum  (visit online)    
    Mayme Clayton Library and Museum (visit online)    
    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Community Service Project    
    Museum of African American Art(3rd fl Macys)(visit online)    

    Events and performance schedule AT A GLANCE

     - Special Events - details will be added as they become available
     - Beyond Conversation chats follow directly after selected performances
     - Friday Friendly start time - we've moved the start time to 8:30 pm so you don't have to rush!

       SAT. Jan 31  
    4:00 pm

    A Celebration of Langston Hughes     

       Honoring Black History Month
    and introducing   
       DONTRELL, Who Kissed The Sea

    free admission

    Mayme Clayton Library & Museum
    4130 Overland Ave, Culver City 90230

    Langston Hughes, Skylight Theatre

    Feb 27
    Feb 28
    Mar 1 



    Justice For All
    Benefit Performances

    Dialogue and Change

    February 27, 28 and March 1

    Special performances of

    Proceeds donated to the families of Eric Garner

    and Michael Brown and the Alpha Phi Alpha
    Service Project. 

    Post play discussion Sat. Feb 28,

    moderated by Rev. James McKnight of the
    Church of Christian Fellowship

    Skylight Theatre

    DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA - Skylight Theatre



  • I See You Made An Effort

    I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT, Skylight Theatre, Annabelle Gurwitch

    I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT, stage play by Annabelle Gurwitch, Skylight Theatre

    Fresh and funny - LA Times

    Hilarious everyday experiences!
    Gurwitch possess a charismatic stage presence

    - BroadwayWorld

    You will applaud until your 'gnarly hands' are raw!- Discover Hollywood

    She is funny.
    The lady can make us wince at and chuckle over
                                                    each body blow!
    - Curtain Up

       Book, i SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT, Annabelle Gurwitch-Skylight Theatre
    Based on her best
    selling book

    I See You Made An Effort

    written and performed by Annabelle Gurwitch
    directed by Bart DeLorenzo

    I See You Made An Effort asks the question: Is it possible to enjoy just one night off from the hilarious indignities that are visited upon a woman of a certain age?

    Synopsis: I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT is actress and author Annabelle Gurwitch's (Dinner & a Movie; You Say Tomato, I Say Shut UP; Fired!; NPR) hilarious personal accounting of hitting the half-century mark and the effort it takes to forge ahead.

    Based on her New York Times Bestselling book of the same name,
    I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT is an unflinching mid-life roller-coaster escapade that weaves biting social commentary with exhilarating pathos. Whether she's navigating the tricky waters of acceptable behavior with her teenage son, being hounded by the AARP, realizing she's aged out of her own Mrs. Robinson sex fantasy, or discovering her invisibility at a punk rock concert, it's the ultimate coming- of- middle-age story.



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