2015 SEASON AT A GLANCE (scroll to bottom for bonus events)
On our Main Stages*
DISCONNECTION* ~ world premiere
January - April & October - November: Beverly Hills Playhouse
written by Allen Barton
directed by Joel Polis
Based on true events -
Four lives collide in a powerful indictment of contemporary religious intrusions into personal relationships
The writer and director of Skylight's 2013 hit, YEARS TO THE DAY, join together again.
YEARS TO THE DAY has gone on to be performed in New York, Paris, Edinburgh, and Kansas City after
being selected as LA Weekly's Top Play of 2013
DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA* ~ world premiere
February - March: Skylight Theatre
written by Nathan Alan Davis
directed by Gregory Wallace
Told with humor and word play, ritual, drums and dance, an 18 year-old African American is compelled to find the spirit of his ancestor. 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.
DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA is a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Skylight is presenting the first of the 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.
EL GRANDE CIRCUS de COCA-COLA* ~ world premiere
ON STAGE July - October *Moved to Colony Theatre November
A wild and crazy Sequel written by Ron House
directed by Alan Shearman
Based on characters from El Grande de Coca-Cola by Ron House, Diz White, Alan Shearman and John Neville-Andrews
EL GRANDE de COCA- COLA made Europe, New York and Los Angeles laugh itself silly and helped to launch the careers of Jeff Goldblum and Ron Silver. It's BACK- with a new twist!
PRISON BOXING* ~ world premiere
March - April: Skylight Theatre / SkyLAB
written and performed by Leah Joki
directed by Linda Grinde
Journey through the convoluted etiquette of prison subculture through the eyes of an unlikely tour guide.
Leah Joki penned her memoirs, "From Julliard to Jail," after two decades working in the penal system. In this solo performance, Leah gives us a compassionate glimpse into complex characters that reflect humanity in
all its forms, from humorous to utterly horrifying.
LYRIC PROJECT in Concert*
May: Skylight Theatre
special original music event
directed and choreographed by Lee Martino
musical direction and arrangements by Lucas Cantor
Guest Artist: LUCAS GRABEEL
I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT* ~ world premiere
May - June: Skylight Theatre / SkyLAB, and Edinburgh, Scotland
written and performed by Annabelle Gurwitch
directed by Bart de Lorenzo
I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT asks the question: Is it possible to enjoy just one night off from the hilarious and horrible indignities that are visited upon a woman of a certain age?
Cabaret Noel - holiday event
December: Skylight Theatre
performed by Gigi Bermingham
with Matthew Goldsby
A musical evening of holiday warmth and wit with an essence of je ne sais quoi
Spirits, Anyone? - holiday event
December: Skylight Theatre
written and performed by David Trudell
directed by Michael Kearns
A special solo performance holiday event inspired by Charles Dicken's 'A Christmas Carol'
BONUS WORKSHOP PRODUCTIONS -
DOG SEES GOD: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
May - June: Skylight Theatre
in association with Notascar Productions
written by Burt V. Royal
directed by Skye La Fontaine
from our UNDERground mentoring program
LAb WORKS - Resident Writers New Play Festival*
July - September: Skylight Theatre / SkyLAB
13 plays presented as workshop productions and readings
from Skylight's resident PlayLab writers
ANNUAL ARTS INTO ACTION EVENTS
ALIMENTO* - Annual benefit to help to fee LA's hungry on Thanksgiving Day in association with Art Divison
WORLD AIDS DAY RECOGNITION - We Laid Our Bodies Down*
written and performed by QueerWise, presented in association with Moon Mile Run
*Plays, artists and schedule are subject to change.