2017 AT A GLANCE*
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written by QueerWise
directed by Michael Kearns
Real people. Real stories. Authentic voices of resistance speak about today.
Spanning from the 1988 display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in Washington DC to the worldwide Women’s Marches, Shades of Disclosure illuminates the triumphant lives of real people whose
personal stories have been forgotten or silenced.
Developed through INKubator: Workshop performance presented December 2016
written by Louisa Hill (Skylight resident writer)
directed by Tony Abatemarco
Winner of the Kennedy Centers' Mark Twain Award for Comic Playwriting, Louisa Hills' reimagining of the Persephone myth explores the politics of motherhood through a landscape of Catholicism, horticulture, and death metal. Louisa is also a Humanitas Award winner for this play.
Black Super Hero Magic Mama
world premiere, August 4- September 10
written by Inda Craig-Galvan
directed by Deena Selenow
A single mother is unable to cope with the shooting death of her 14-year-old son by a White police officer. She must decide if she’ll stay in her splash-and-pow comic book world where sons don’t die, or return to the real world and mourn her loss.
Developed through INKubator Play Reading Series, August 2016
Our Father's House
world premiere, October 27 - December 3
co-produced with Playwrights' Arena
written by Luis Alfaro
directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera
Celebrated Los Angeles playwright, Luis Alfaro, examines the traits of violence in religion in this new play.
Loosely inspired by Lorca’s classic tale, The House of Bernarda Alba, this new theatrical work combines physical
work, choral voices and storytelling on a bare stage.
GET INKED - Celebrity Play Reading Series
(INKubator Play Reading Series not listed on this page)
a new play by a Tony Award nominated playwright
Details will be made available in February.
Get INKed - Celebrity Reading
new play reading, June 11
To be announced in April
GROWING ART & ARTISTS - New Works in Development
Humanitas New Play Festival
special event, April 21, 22 & 23
Details available in March.
PlayLAb New Play Festival
special event, May 6 - 21
New plays from Skylight's resident writers.
Details available in April
Lyric Project Concert
special event, June 3 & 4
Annual concert of new songs created by young composers and professional songwriters.
Supported in part by The ASCAP Foundation, LA City Cultural Affairs and Boeing Employee Community Fund.
ART INTO ACTION - Community Outreach
community event, November 12
Art Into Action community fundraising event to help feed the hungry on Thanksgiving Day.
Theatre and community intersect in this annual event produced in association with Art Division, a fine arts nonprofit in Los Angeles. Over 300 hungry people are fed each year.
World AIDS Day
community event, December 3
Art Into Action community event in recognition of World AIDS Day (Dec.1st)
World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year as an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, and first commemorated in 1988.
*Plays, artists and schedule are subject to change.