Hell Money in Los Angeles

After making a round of readings last summer with Reverie Productions in New York, Cypress College in Orange County, and The Road Theatre in LA, HELL MONEY is now in rehearsals for a full production in LA, opening April 1st! Using Chalk Rep’s signature style, the play will be produced site-specifically in a downtown apartment, where the audience will be able to watch Julie and Katie’s world spiral out of control in front of their eyes. It’s a fast and crazy comedy, and probably the most foul-mouthed thing I have ever written, so it should be a very fun night of theatre for all. Tickets are on sale now at www.chalkrep.com, and there are some very good deals for those who book early!

Full Disclosure opens May 7

Tickets are now on sale for Full Disclosure, with performances beginning May 7, and running Friday and Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 7PM. For the first two weeks we’ll be in a beautiful home that’s actually on the market in Lake Balboa, CA. More listings for additional weeks to come! www.chalkrep.com

Full Disclosure in Los Angeles

Chalk Rep is gearing up for a Los Angeles run of my one-person play Full Disclosure, starring Amy Ellenberger. We’ll be performing in private homes around LA and we’re still working out the schedule, but in the meantime the show is in great shape! You can find more info at www.chalkrep.com, or check out this article that someone from aol’s real estate section wrote about the project.

STRAY in the Mentor Project

The Mentor Project production of my play STRAY opens Tuesday March, 16! The process has been incredible, and the mentorship on the play invaluable. The script has grown a lot since the Los Angeles production, so I hope you’ll come out and see it!

Here’s the blurb the Cherry Lane has posted on their site, www.cherrylanetheatre.org:

James and Rachel seem like the perfect parents: well-educated, successful, middle-class…white. But when their adopted son from Uganda is threatened with expulsion from school, they are confronted with the real challenges of parenting a traumatized child in suburban America. Ruth McKee’s racially charged play underscores homogeny’s fragile nature, and questions whose responsibility it is to care for the “strays” of the world.

The cast includes Emily Ackerman, Brianne Berkson, Anthony Hagopian, Petronia Paley, and Lisa Ramirez. It’s directed by Giovanna Sardelli, and mentored by David Henry Hwang.

Mentor Project

A few weeks ago, I got the incredible news that STRAY had been selected for the Cherry Lane Theatre’s Mentor Project this year! ┬áThe play was selected by David Henry Hwang, who will be serving as my mentor for the next couple of months as the play goes through readings and into production in New York in March! It’s going to be a challenge to balance with the new baby of course, but I’m so happy that my other baby, the play, is continuing on her journey.

Here is an article with more info on the program:

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Gravity

My short play “Gravity,” featured in the NYU New Writers Showcase last spring, is now available to watch online. Victor Williams and Nikiya Mathis did a pretty amazing job, so I encourage you all to watch it here.