NEWS RELEASE — BRIMMER STREET THEATRE CO. ANNOUNCES PUBLIC STAGED READINGS OF “THE SCRAMBLING CLASS” BY AMY TOFTE
BRIMMER STREET THEATRE COMPANY
ANNOUNCES PUBLIC STAGED READINGS OF
THE SCRAMBLING CLASS
A NEW PLAY BY AMY TOFTE
AS PART OF ITS
BREAKING GROUND PLAY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
As part of its 2016 Breaking Ground play development program, Brimmer Street Theatre Company has announced two public staged readings of a new play, The Scrambling Class by Amy Tofte. The readings will be presented on Saturday, April 30 at 8pm and Sunday, May 1 at 8pm at 2123 Hyperion Avenue in Silver Lake (this is a residential address and the performance space is outdoors). Running time is 80 minutes with no intermission. Admission is free and no reservations are required. Following each reading, audiences will be invited to engage in a brief discussion with the playwright and participating artists.
Brimmer Street Theatre Company’s Breaking Ground play development initiative is dedicated to collaborative new play development. Over the course of the seven-week project, BSTC’s ensemble works with local playwrights to move drafts of original plays to finalized scripts through the discovery and collaboration of an abbreviated rehearsal process, design consultation, and finally a staged reading. The Scrambling Class was chosen by the BSTC ensemble from dozens of submissions.
In Amy Tofte’s The Scrambling Class, a group of best friends reunite on a camping trip with the intent of supporting a friend in need. But the unexpected responsibilities of adulthood and their complicit crimes are too much for all of them to take. So they kill the truth … and bury it. Directed by Eric Hunicutt, the reading will feature (in alphabetical order) Ben Fuller, Dan Gordon, Amy K. Harmon, Tyler Jenich, Emilia Richeson, Jessica Sherif, and Alex Whittington. Audience members who would like to read the play in advance may email firstname.lastname@example.org for a script.
Brimmer Street Theatre Company is a non-profit ensemble theatre that creates and produces new works of theatre in order to cultivate artists and engage audiences in Los Angeles. By working from a select core of talented artists, BSTC aims to produce a unique brand of American theatre that is rooted in a common experience and driven by their commitment to building better theatre that is challenging, extraordinary, and inspiring.
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