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West Adams

Written by: Penelope Lowder*

Directed by: Michael A. Shepperd

*Skylight resident PlayLAb writer


A dark comedy about race and class

STORY: Front yard inflatables. A hostile takeover of a neighborhood block party. Altruistic dreams of gentrification. Perhaps reshaping a newly adopted neighborhood in your image isn’t as lofty as one might think.

CAST: To Be Announced

Schedule

Skylight Theatre: Opens Feb 1, 2020
Performs: Thurs 8pm, Fri/Sat 8:30pm, Sun 3:00pm

Tickets go on Sale: December 10, 2019

Groups Sales (8+): Contact local Box Office

Skylight Resident Playwright | World Premiere
2020 Season

  • Penelope Lowder
    playwright

    is a playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. Some of her many works include The Unseen, Reaching Autonomy and A Drop of Sun. Her plays have been produced in New York and Los Angeles. Lowder’s most recent film 15 Minutes will premiere at the 2020 Pan African Film Festival. Three Seconds of Hell is an adaptation of her debut novel Three Seconds of Hell, the story of her father's experiences in a 1950’s southern motorcycle gang. Lowder is a current member of Skylight Playwrights Lab. She is a recipient of the Marvin Miller Screenwriting Fellowship and the Los Angeles Theater Center Playwrights Residency. Lowder holds a Bachelor's degree in Theater from University of Southern California. She teaches writing at USC through the Community Literature Intensive Program. Additionally, she serves as a playwriting mentor to at risk youth in south Los Angeles. Lowder resides in Los Angeles.

  • Allison Blaize
    actor

    (Sarah) was most recently in the Spanish Prayer Book at the Road Theatre.  Other credits include: A Splintered Soul (ICT); Cardboard Piano (ICT); Stupid Kid (Road); The Play About the Baby (Road); A Delicate Ship (Road-U/S); Secure Storage(HFF2017)No Place to be Somebody (Robey). 

  • Clayton Farris
    actor

    (Michael) is honored to be a part of the world premiere of West Adams. He was most recently seen as Rob in the world premiere of She's Not There at the Zephyr Theatre. He will be reprising his role as Neil Simon in The Art Couple at this years CTG Block Party at the Kirk Douglas. Recent Film/TV: Seal Team, Ratched, Days of Our Lives, The Morning Show.

  • Jonathan Medina
    actor

    (Edgar) Last seen as Hamlet/Claudius/Horatio/Ghost in 6th Act's HAMLET at New American Theatre. Theater: Zenobio in Mexican Day (Rogue Machine); Alejo in The Conduct of Life (Hero Theatre); Film / TV: The Purge: Season 2, The LaundromatWestWorld, The Brave, NCIS, Colony, Shameless, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders 

  • Jenny Soo
    actor

    (Julie) Favorite LA theater credits: Hot Cat, D Deb Debbie Deborah, Dry Land, and Gloria (2019 Stage Raw Best Female Comedy). TV: Parks & Rec, LA to Vegas, Reverie. Her passion project, the award-winning feature, FOR IZZY is finishing its festival run and available on VOD: www.forizzy.com. BFA: NYU. MFA: A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard

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Schedule

Skylight Theatre: Opens Feb 1, 2020
Performs: Thurs 8pm, Fri/Sat 8:30pm, Sun 3:00pm

Tickets go on Sale: December 10, 2019

Groups Sales (8+): Contact local Box Office

Skylight Resident Playwright | World Premiere
2020 Season

  • Penelope Lowder
    playwright

    is a playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. Some of her many works include The Unseen, Reaching Autonomy and A Drop of Sun. Her plays have been produced in New York and Los Angeles. Lowder’s most recent film 15 Minutes will premiere at the 2020 Pan African Film Festival. Three Seconds of Hell is an adaptation of her debut novel Three Seconds of Hell, the story of her father's experiences in a 1950’s southern motorcycle gang. Lowder is a current member of Skylight Playwrights Lab. She is a recipient of the Marvin Miller Screenwriting Fellowship and the Los Angeles Theater Center Playwrights Residency. Lowder holds a Bachelor's degree in Theater from University of Southern California. She teaches writing at USC through the Community Literature Intensive Program. Additionally, she serves as a playwriting mentor to at risk youth in south Los Angeles. Lowder resides in Los Angeles.

  • Allison Blaize
    actor

    (Sarah) was most recently in the Spanish Prayer Book at the Road Theatre.  Other credits include: A Splintered Soul (ICT); Cardboard Piano (ICT); Stupid Kid (Road); The Play About the Baby (Road); A Delicate Ship (Road-U/S); Secure Storage(HFF2017)No Place to be Somebody (Robey). 

  • Clayton Farris
    actor

    (Michael) is honored to be a part of the world premiere of West Adams. He was most recently seen as Rob in the world premiere of She's Not There at the Zephyr Theatre. He will be reprising his role as Neil Simon in The Art Couple at this years CTG Block Party at the Kirk Douglas. Recent Film/TV: Seal Team, Ratched, Days of Our Lives, The Morning Show.

  • Jonathan Medina
    actor

    (Edgar) Last seen as Hamlet/Claudius/Horatio/Ghost in 6th Act's HAMLET at New American Theatre. Theater: Zenobio in Mexican Day (Rogue Machine); Alejo in The Conduct of Life (Hero Theatre); Film / TV: The Purge: Season 2, The LaundromatWestWorld, The Brave, NCIS, Colony, Shameless, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders 

  • Jenny Soo
    actor

    (Julie) Favorite LA theater credits: Hot Cat, D Deb Debbie Deborah, Dry Land, and Gloria (2019 Stage Raw Best Female Comedy). TV: Parks & Rec, LA to Vegas, Reverie. Her passion project, the award-winning feature, FOR IZZY is finishing its festival run and available on VOD: www.forizzy.com. BFA: NYU. MFA: A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard

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