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NEWS RELEASE — “NO, I WON’T TAKE YOU TO THE AIRPORT!” OPENS WEDS 4/20 AT THE HUDSON THEATRE MAINSTAGE

RICH HIPPIE PRODUCTIONS
PRESENTS
NO, I WONT TAKE YOU TO THE AIRPORT!
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY
COURTNEY ABBIATI
DIRECTED BY RYAN WEISS

AT THE HUDSON THEATRE IN HOLLYWOOD
APRIL 13 — JUNE 8
WEDNESDAYS AT 8PM

OPENS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20 AT 8PM

 

No I Won'tRich Hippie Productions has announced that actor and writer Courtney Abbiati will bring her new comic solo show, No, I Won’t Take You to the Airport!, directed by Ryan Weiss, to the Hudson Theatre Mainstage on Wednesdays at 8pm for eight weeks only beginning April 13. Opening is set for Wednesday, April 20 at 8pm, and the limited engagement will run through June 8 only.

No, I Won’t Take You to the Airport! is the story of a girl who did everything she was supposed to do and ended up exactly where she never wanted to be. A story of completely true stories. For more, visit www.noiwonttakeyoutotheairport.com.

No, I Won't Take You to the Airport

Courtney Abbiati is a graduate of Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. Her first professional job was in a production of Tennessee Williams’ The Rose Tattoo, starring Andrea Martin and directed by Nicholas Martin. Abbiati then moved to Los Angeles and began working in television and film. She has guest starred on How I Met Your Mother, Girlfriends, and Ground Floor. She appeared in the horror movie A Haunting in Salem and has been seen in numerous commercials for Ford with Mike Row, Chili’s, Kohl’s, and most recently a Turkish Airlines ad for Batman vs. Superman. Abbiati is also a recipient of Boston University’s Bette Davis Award.

Over the last 10 years, director Ryan Weiss has been seen in Broadway’s Wicked, worked at WME, and was Director of Development at Storyline Entertainment. He then launched a Life Coaching practice, ‘Waking Up with Ryan,’ specializing in relationship intimacy as well as helping individuals launch the business of their dreams.

The lighting design is by Steve Pope, the stage manager is Val Salas, and Mike Abramson serves as production consultant.

No, I Won’t Take You to the Airport! will play one preview performance on Wednesday, April 13 at 8pm. Opening is set for Wednesday, April 20 at 8pm. The running schedule will be Wednesdays at 8pm through June 8 only. Tickets are $20 and are available online at www.plays411.com/airport or by phone at (323) 960-7724. The Hudson Theatre is located at 6539 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, 90038. Valet and street parking are available.

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04-08-16

Courtney Abbiati. Photo by James Branaman.

NEWS RELEASE — THE BLANK THEATRE NOW ACCEPTING SCRIPTS FOR 2016—2017 LIVING ROOM SERIES

THE BLANK THEATRE NOW ACCEPTING SCRIPTS FOR 2016—2017 LIVING ROOM SERIES

The Blank Theatre in Hollywood is now accepting scripts for its 2016—2017 Living Room Series. Submissions will be accepted between March 1 and May 31, 2016.

Now in its 25th year, the Living Room Series is a New Play Development program which embodies The Blank’s commitment to developing new work by both established and emerging writers. The Living Room Series takes place on Monday evenings between Labor Day and Memorial Day at The Blank’s 2nd Stage Theatre. This program offers a week-long rehearsal process for the playwright, director, and actors to explore and refine the play before presenting it to an audience. The performances are minimally staged with actors carrying scripts and are a wonderful opportunity for the playwright to get a sense of the play’s full potential.

The Living Room Series develops and produces approximately 30 new plays each year. Many of these plays have later received productions at venues including Manhattan Theatre Club, Transport Group, Laguna Playhouse, Malibu Playhouse, The Colony Theatre, Primary Stages, Vineyard Theatre, LaMaMa ETC, and Brideswell Theatre in London. In 2014 The Explorer’s Club by Nell Benjamin (twice developed in the LRS) was produced by Manhattan Theatre Club where it won the NY Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off Broadway Play.

Fifteen plays from the Living Room Series have received mainstage productions at The Blank, including Heads by EM Lewis which won the 2008 Francesca Primus Prize and has had subsequent productions at Theater For A New City and other regional venues. In addition, two of the three 2015 Ebell Prize winners, Aliza Goldstein (1st place) and Val Stulman, (3rd place) are LRS alums.

For submission guidelines and further instructions, visit www.theblank.com and click on the Living Room Series.

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03-01-16