Archived entries for Becca Wolff

Announcing: IAMA Theatre Company Presents ‘Sixty Miles to Silver Lake’ at Lounge Theatre, Opening Sat 2/2

IAMA THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
SIXTY MILES TO SILVER LAKE
BY DAN LeFRANC
DIRECTED BY BECCA WOLFF

OPENS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2 AT LOUNGE THEATRE
FOR SIX WEEKS ONLY

IAMA logoIAMA Theatre Company (Becca Wolff, Artistic Director) has announced a limited engagement of Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, written by Dan LeFranc and directed by Wolff, at Hollywood’s Lounge Theatre. There will be one lower-priced preview performance on Friday, February 1 at 8pm, and opening night is set for Saturday, February 2 at 8:00. Sixty Miles to Silver Lake will play a limited engagement through March 10 only.

In the play, a moody teenager and his deadbeat dad cruise down the 5 Freeway, through an Orange County landscape littered with Christian rock, young love, and lecherous soccer coaches. Their attempts at male bonding take a turn for the strange as the action skips through time and the two confront the twists and turns of a lifetime together, and learn what it means to grow up. Of a 2012 ‘Collaboraction at the Flat Iron Arts Building’ production in Chicago, The Tribune said, “It’s a gem of a journey all around.”

Playwright Dan LeFranc was named 2010 Playwright of the Year by The New York Times. His other plays include The Big Meal, Origin Story, Bruise Easy, Night Surf, In The Labyrinth, The Fishbone Fables, Backyard, Kill The Keepers, and Catgut. His work has been developed and produced across the country at Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Vineyard Theater, Sundance Theatre Institute, The Kennedy Center, ArsNova, Rattlestick, and American Repertory Theatre, among many others. LeFranc’s play Troublemaker is currently running at Berkeley Rep. Director (and IAMA Artistic Director) Becca Wolff is also co-founder of Tilted Field Productions, a geographically diversified collective of artists with members in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. Other directing credits include Status Update at Center Rep, Usher, which was named Outstanding Musical at the 2008 NY International Fringe Festival, and the upcoming The Last Days of Mary Stuart, an opera composed by the rock band TONY (Son of Semele Ensemble, Summer 2013).

The cast of Sixty Miles to Silver Lake will feature (in alphabetical order) Daniel David Stewart and Wes Whitehead. Projection design is by Kaitlyn Pietras, lighting design is by Elizabeth Harper, sound design is by Veronika Vorel, and costume design is by Louise Munson. The stage manager is Lara Myrene, and Sixty Miles to Silver Lake is being produced by Cymbre Walk for IAMA Theatre Company.

There will be one lower-priced preview on Friday, February 1 at 8pm, and opening night is set for Saturday, February 2 at 8:00. Admission for the preview is $10, and regular tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The running schedule is Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm, through March 10 only. Tickets are on sale now, and may be purchased online at https://iamatheatre.secure.force.com/ticket, or by calling (859) 893-5376.

The Lounge Theatre is located at 6201 Santa Monica Boulevard (at El Centro, one block east of Vine), in Hollywood. Street parking is available.

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01-09-13

Announcing: Tilted Field Productions Partners with Son of Semele for “Last Days of Mary Stuart” Workshop

TILTED FIELD PRODUCTIONS
ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH SON OF SEMELE
FOR THE LAST DAYS OF MARY STUART WORKSHOP
FEBRUARY 18 – MARCH 4

The Last Days of Mary Stuart posterTilted Field Productions, a geographically diversified collective with members in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco, has announced their upcoming collaboration with Son of Semele (Matthew McCray, Artistic Director) for a workshop of The Last Days of Mary Stuart.

With a lush and haunting score by LA rockers Byron Kahr and John Nixon, The Last Days of Mary Stuart brings a nearly forgotten clash of rival queens into the 21st Century. Adapted from F. Schiller’s sprawling verse play, this explosive music-driven drama pits the Catholic icon Mary Stuart against the Protestant pragmatist Elizabeth I in a battle for the soul of England.

There will be eight public performances, which are not open for review. The schedule is as follows: Fridays, February 24 & March 2, and Saturdays, February 18 & 25 & March 3, at 11pm; Sundays, February 19 & 26 & March 4, at 8pm. Tickets (general admission seating for $10) are available online at www.sonofsemele.org.

Directed by Becca Wolff, The Last Days of Mary Stuart will feature L.A. bands TONY and whqles. Wolff’s directing credits include productions at the Odyssey Theatre, Theatre of Note, and Ensemble Studio Theatre LA; Usher (NY International Fringe Festival), and Status Update by Tilted Field company member Dorothy Fortenberry, a play with songs that is being produced later this year at Center Rep in Walnut Creek, CA. TONY is vocalist/guitarist Byron Kahr, drummer John Nixon, and Molly Sullivan on bass. Both Kahr and Nixon were formerly band members of the popular local band City of Progress. The band whqles is John Nixon and keyboard player Ryan Adlaf. They are heard regularly around LA at such venues as Funhouse, The Mountain Bar, and The Kibitz Room, among others.

The cast of The Last Days of Mary Stuart will include (in alphabetical order) Alex Knox, Charlotta Mohlin, Meagan Prahl, and Molly Sullivan.  Also participating in the workshop are set designer Michael Locher (Tilted Field member, and currently represented by Troilus & Cressida at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland), and lighting designer Elizabeth Harper (Ovation Award-nominee for The Twentieth Century Way at The Theatre @ Boston Court). The original rock score is by Byron Kahr and John Nixon, with lyrics by Wolff. Tilted Field company member Roberta Pereira (in NYC) and co-founder Jacob Padrón (in Chicago) are the producers.

Tilted Field Productions, co-founded by Becca Wolff and Jacob Padrón, is a company that creates and develops unique story-based projects in theatre, film, television, and new media. For more information, visit www.tiltedfield.com.

Son of Semele is located at 3301 Beverly Boulevard, in Los Angeles, 90004.

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02-08-12

Announcing: Jacob Padrón and Becca Wolff Announce Formation of Tilted Field Productions

JACOB PADRÓN AND BECCA WOLFF
ANNOUNCE FORMATION OF TILTED FIELD PRODUCTIONS

PRODUCTION COMPANY DEVELOPS AND CREATES
UNIQUE STORY-BASED ENTERTAINMENT

Jacob Padrón and Becca Wolff have announced the formation of Tilted Field Productions, their new production company that creates and develops unique story-based projects in theatre, film, television, and new media.

Unlike most production companies, Tilted Field is ensemble-based, and all members are graduates of Yale School of Drama.  Along with Padrón, who is currently an associate producer at the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Wolff, a director and writer who recently completed the teleplay for a pilot with David Milch (creator of Deadwood and NYPD Blue), they are Dorothy Fortenberry (playwright), Teresa Avia Lim (actor), Michael Locher (designer), and Roberta Pereira (creative producer).

Padrón and Wolff met while grad students at Yale in 2007. Both from Northern California (Gilroy and Watsonville, respectively), an instant rapport developed between them. Together, along with Erik Pearson, they ran the 40th anniversary season of Yale Cabaret, the legendary basement theatre which is a theatrical laboratory for the passion projects of Yale Drama School students.

In 2008, Yale Cabaret was named Best Local Theatre by the New Haven Advocate.  Following their success there, Jacob and Becca committed to forming their own production company where everyone involved would be counted on as an artist as well an administrator and producer; theatre artists would be encouraged to work outside their comfort zones, even in other media, in service of telling their stories.

Said co-founder Padrón, “Our artistic ensemble is intrinsic to the creation, development and execution of our projects.  With all the work we produce, we will remain acutely aware of our audiences and the access they have to experience these stories.”  Added Wolff, “We know there is an intelligent, rebellious audience out there, hungry for entertainment that appeals to the mind and body, rather than genre or market share.”

The ensemble will bring Tilted Field new ideas, help develop projects, spearhead their own projects, and provide guidance, inspiration, and support on the projects the company produces. Over the next 12 months, Tilted Field will develop and produce three new properties:  a visual adaptation of a novel by a celebrated Mexican author, a sketch comedy web series culled from 500 hours of recorded improvisation, and the company’s inaugural project will be Tilted Shakespeare – to honor their theatrical roots – a 100% tilted interpretation of a classic Shakespeare tale.

Tilted Field Productions hosted an official launch party on Sunday, August 22 at Umami Burger in Hollywood, which was attended by over 100 friends, family, and fellow artists from across the country.  For complete biographical information on Jacob Padrón, Becca Wolff, and/or the ensemble members of Tilted Field Productions, visit www.tiltedfield.com.

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08-26-10

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