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ROTTERDAM, Skylight Theatre, Los Angeles 2017
OLIVIER AWARD WINNER, ROTTERDAM, SKYLIGHT THEATRE 2017West Coast Premiere

The 2017 Olivier Award Winner
& LA Times Critics Choice

ROTTERDAM

a queer love story about all of us

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written by: Jon Brittain
directed by: Michael A. Shepperd
produced by: Gary Grossman, Tony Abatemarco and Andrew CarlbergWe are Listening, Skylight Theatreassociate producers: Joshua Gershick, Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx, Christopher Aguilar

STORY: New Year’s. Rotterdam, 2017. Alice has finally found the courage to email her parents and tell them she’s lesbian. But before hitting send, her girlfriend reveals that she has always identified as male, and now wants to start living as one. "No, Alice, I don’t want to become a man, I just want to stop trying to be a woman.”

PERFORMS:  Fri. & Sat. 8:30pm, Sun. 2:00pm, Mon. 8:00pm
TICKETS: $15 - $41,  'Friends Pass Eligible'

AGE RECOMMENDATION: 14+
Running Time: 2 hours, one intermission

HISTORY:  Playing in 2015 and 2016 in London to critical acclaim and sold out houses, ROTTERDAM won the prestigious 2017 OLIVIER AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN AN AFFILIATE THEATRE.  The original cast performed a limited run in New York May/June 2017.  The Olivier Awards recognize excellence in London's professional theatre and is equivalent to Broadway's Tony Award.  

Skylight Theatre: 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, Los Angeles 90027
[where the Hollywood Hills meets Los Feliz Village]


SPECIAL EVENTS  All guests are subject to availability. 

Celebrity Mondays
Meet some of your favorite actors at 'ROTTERDAM'.  It’s easy to meet people at Skylight.  Say hello before the show, share something to drink at intermission. Ask questions. Take a selfie. 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13 - Actress, Sharon Lawrence Sharon Lawrence - ROTTERDAM Celebrity Monday

A popular award winning actress, Sharon is well-known for her work in film and television. You may recognize her from her many television roles, a few of the shows are: Blue Bloods, Me Myself & I, The Last Tycoon, Queen Sugar, Shameless, Rizzoli & Isles, and of course - NYPD Blue

Sharon is one of our favorite people.  Come, find out why.

Barrett Foa, Skylight Theatre ROTTERDAM

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27 - Actor, Barrett Foa

You may know Barrett from the popular TV show NCIS: Los Angeles, but he's also well known on Broadway, appearing in starring roles in Avenue Q and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Barrett is popular at Skylight, he's even performed at two Skylight Salutes!  

 

QueerAloud at Skylight Theatre - two free spoken word events

Join us for two special spoken word events with community artists sharing their experience, strength, passion & hope, preceding the performance of “Rotterdam.”

Both events take place in 'Skylight Alley'. (no ticket required)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20 7:00PM - in recognition of Trans Rememberance Day
with Nicky Endres, Audrey Kuo, Josh Gershick
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 7:30PM - in recognition of World AIDS Day

with special guests


BEYOND CONVERSATION STAGE TALKS  - After the Sunday matinee performances
Enhance your experience.  We hope to bring more to the conversation begun by the play ROTTERDAM, and illuminate the breadth and depth of transgender experience as it is authentically lived.

This series of Beyond Conversation stage talks is curated and helmed by Dramatist Guild Southern California Representative, Josh Gershick.

FOR GUESTS AND DETAILS CLICK HERE - All guests are subject to availability

     Sun. Nov. 12       A FAMILY TRANSITIONS Part 1
  Sun. Nov. 19   TRANSGENDER THROUGH THE HISTORICAL LENS
  Sun. Nov. 26   FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT: FOUR DECADES OF ACTIVISM
  Sun. Dec.  3   THE COUPLE'S JOURNEY
  Sun. Dec. 10  

A FAMILY TRANSITIONS Part 2



 

WRITER: 

Jon Brittain playwright, Rotterdam 2017 Skylight

JON BRITTAIN winner of the Olivier Award for Rotterdam, is a playwright, comedy writer and director. His plays include The Wake, The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo, What Would Spock Do? and A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad). He co-created the critically acclaimed show Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho and its sequel Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows. He was one of the 503Five 2012/2013 and has worked extensively with Old Vic New Voices. He has written for Radio 4’s The Now Show and Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball, and created and starred in the online sketch show HodgePodge...
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DIRECTOR: 

Michael A. Shepperd, ROTTERDAM director 2017 Skylight

MICHAEL A. SHEPPERD is the Co-Artistic Director of Los Angeles’ award-winning ‪Celebration Theatre‬ (CT). Directing credits include: The Boy From Oz (Ovation Award, LADCC Award, Best Director), The View Upstairs, The Next Fairy Tale, [title of show], A Gay Christmas Carol, GaGa Gardens, The Max Factor Factor, Rent. Michael is a Resident Director for The Blank Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival and numerous others. Acting roles include Fences (Troy; Ovation, LADCC Nominations), Bootycandy (LADCC nom, Ovation, Stage Raw Win), The Color Purple (Mister; Ovation award)...
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CAST:

Miranda Wynne 100x125MIRANDA WYNNE (Alice) is a Los Angeles native. She recently played Cissy Franks in the West Coast premiere of Punk Rock at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble. After graduating from UC-San Diego with her B.A. in Theatre and Communications, she performed at the La Jolla Playhouse‬, Santa Monica Playhouse, Art Share LA, The Whitmore-Lindley, NoHo Arts Center and Theaterlab in NYC.

 

Ashley Romans 100x125ASHLEY ROMANS (Fiona/Adrian) moved to Los Angeles just two years ago to pursue acting. She performed in Charm at Celebration Theatre in 2016, and has recently completed Finding Johnny and The Devil Lives in Clarksville County. Previous work includes August Ninth, and TV Junkie. For more info: Instagram @romansash or imdb.com/ashleyromans


 

Ryan Brophy 100x125RYAN BROPHY (Josh) will be graduating from USC's School of Dramatic Arts in December; Rotterdam marks his LA professional debut. While at USC he has performed roles in Romeo and Juliet, The Country Wife, You Can’t Take It With You, That Long Damn Dark. He also performed in The Love of The Nightingale at the British American Drama Academy in London, and worked with Bill T. Jones on the multimedia performance piece Is The Sky Falling? for the Young Arts 2015 Backyard Ball and Gala in Miami. He is the Young Arts 2014 Finalist/Silver Award winner. Ryan has also served as Editor and Staff Writer of USC Annenberg Media's Theatre & Dance column, and interned at Voltage Pictures, Showtime Networks, and Telsey + Company's New York office.

Audrey Cain 100x125AUDREY CAIN (Lelani): was seen recently in East West Players production of La Cage Aux Folles, and Friends in Transient Places by Fresh Produce’d LA. She has also performed The Fountain Theatre, Chalk Rep and EST-LA.  More info: www.audreycain.com

 

 

 

DESIGNERS:
SET and LIGHT DESIGN: Jeff McLaughlin
COSTUME DESIGN: Naila Alladin Sanders
SOUND DESIGN: Christopher Moscatiello

PROP MASTER: Michael O'Hara

PRODUCTION STAFF:
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER: Garrett Crouch
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Shen Heckle
DRAMATURG: Joshua Gershick
CASTING DIRECTOR: Raul Clayton Staggs
DIALECT COACH: Tuffet Schmelzle
PUBLICIST: Judith Borne  - PRESS KIT
MARKETING ART DESIGN: Llance Bower