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NEWS RELEASE ▪︎ 2nd ANNUAL ‘OUTDOOR VOICES FESTIVAL’ NOW UNDERWAY at CHROMOLUME THEATRE

Local Non-Profit Campaign
‘That’s What She Didn’t Say’
Presents
2nd Annual
Outdoor Voices Festival
September 8 – 24
at Chromolume Theatre in Los Angeles

That's what she didn't sayHelmed by founder Bonnie Joy Sludikoff, local non-profit campaign That’s What She Didn’t Say is partnering with Chromolume Theatre at the Attic in Los Angeles to present the 2nd Annual Outdoor Voices Festival. The campaign and the festival share the same mission — creating healthy conversations. Last year’s inaugural event presented five productions, and this year’s festival will present 10 productions, which is approximately one third of submissions received.

While the Outdoor Voices Festival celebrates all work that strives to create bold and innovative conversations, it also aims to remain a strongly curated experience. Seeing a show in this festival promises important, thoughtful, educational, and activist-oriented pieces of theatre. Creating art with a mission is always a challenge but each of the 10 pieces in this year’s festival do an amazing job of illuminating one or more challenging topic.

Some of the topics of conversation the festival will dive into this year include mental health, cancer, sexual abuse, human trafficking, toxic masculinity, racism, and sexually transmitted diseases.

The Outdoor Voices Festival aims to carry out the mission of creating healthy conversations by presenting post–performance talk-backs with the casts and production teams. This year’s event features several recent Hollywood Fringe Festival hits including Herpes: A Love Story, Chemo Barbie, and Dead Boys.

For a complete schedule and ticket info, go to: www.chromolumeinc.com/prestashop/index.php?id_category=26&controller=category

The Chromolume Theatre at the Attic is located at 5429 W. Washington Boulevard (between the 10 freeway and Hauser Boulevard), in Los Angeles, 90016.

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09-11-17

NEWS RELEASE ▪︎ WEST COAST PREMIERE OF “EXIT STRATEGY” BY IKE HOLTER OPENS AT LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 at 8pm

FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT AND PRODUCERS OF
Hit the Wall
COMES THE WEST COAST PREMIERE OF
EXIT STRATEGY
By Ike Holter
Directed by Deena Selenow

Exit StrategyFrom the playwright and producers of Hit the Wall comes the West Coast premiere of Exit Strategy by acclaimed Chicago playwright Ike Holter. First produced in Chicago in 2014 and then off-Broadway in 2016, this fiery and poetic play will be directed by Deena Selenow. Three preview performances are scheduled for September 26, 27, and 28, and opening is set for Friday, September 29 at 8pm. The run will continue through November 5 in the Davidson/Valentini Theatre.

The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) LaNisa Renee Frederick, Jane Macfie, Remy Ortiz, Maria Romero, Darrett Sanders, Adam Silver, and Luke Tennie.

A fierce and funny new work from the playwright and producers of Hit the Wall about the chaotic final days of an urban public high school, Exit Strategy is a riveting, edge-of-your-seat drama from a vital new voice in American playwriting. Ike Holter was voted Chicagoan of the Year in Theatre by the Chicago Tribune and recently received the nation’s most lucrative award for playwriting, the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama.

The scenic design is by Se Oh, lighting design is by Matt Richter, costume design is by Lena Sands, and sound design is by Jesse Mandapat. The stage manager is Margaret Marx. Producers for the Los Angeles LGBT Center and Sixth Avenue are Jon Imparato and Adam Silver.

There will be three preview performances of Exit Strategy on Tuesday, September 26; Wednesday, September 27; and Thursday, September 28; all at 8pm. Opening is set for Friday, September 29, at 8pm. The engagement will run through November 5 with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm. Preview seats are $20 and admission for regular performances is $30. Tickets are available online at www.lalgbtcenter.org/theatre, or by calling (323) 860-7300.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Davidson/Valentini Theatre is located at 1125 N. McCadden Place (one block east of Highland, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard), in Hollywood, 90038.

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09-06-17

NEWS RELEASE ▪︎ THELMA HOUSTON’S “MY MOTOWN MEMORIES & MORE!” RE-SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY 10/15 AT NATE HOLDEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

THELMA HOUSTON
MY MOTOWN MEMORIES & MORE!
RESCHEDULED FOR
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, AT 7:30PM
AT NATE HOLDEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Thelma HoustonChris Isaacson Presents and the City of Los Angeles have announced that Grammy Award-winning recording artist and Motown legend Thelma Houston in her show My Motown Memories & More! has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 15 at 7:30pm at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. All previously purchased Ford Amphitheatre tickets will be honored for the new date.

Perhaps best known for her number one international hit “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” Thelma Houston takes her audience on a musical and inspirational journey that chronicles her illustrious career. Sharing intimate stories and behind-the-scenes adventures against a tapestry of more than 20 classic Motown hits, Houston performs songs originally recorded by Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, and more, leading up to her iconic Grammy Award–winning number one pop song “Don’t Leave Me This Way.” After 50 years of performing, 23 studio albums, and winning a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Houston continues to celebrate her long and outstanding career. The concert will be directed by Iona Morris and choreographed by Damita Freeman. The musical director is Darrell Alston. Special guests are Quattrosound and Johnny Britt, and the evening will be hosted by KJLH 102.3FM Radio’s Lon McQ.

All seats for Thelma Houston: My Motown Memories & More! are reserved and ticket prices start at $44. Tickets are available online at www.ChrisIsaacsonPresents.com or by phone at (866) 468-3399. The Nate Holden Performing Arts Center is located at 4708 W. Washington Street in Los Angeles, 90016. For refunds on previously purchased seats at the Ford Amphitheatre, call (323) 461-3673.

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08-28-17

Thelma Houston. Photo courtesy of Chris Isaacson Presents.