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  • Writer's pictureJonathan Josephson

JJ On Stage, LA and NYC Readings, Wicked Lit Selling Out

The lovely folks of Force of Nature Productions have invited me to participate in their new "In Their Shorts" series, my night will include readings of five of my short plays... plus me on stage. Um, WHAAAAAT? I'll offering some insight as to the genesis and metamorphosis of each play and how they've shaped my life as a playwright, and also reading stage directions for all five pieces. And then apparently their is a gentle-roast element at the end... not totally sure about that bit. But should be a fun night in the theatre with wonderful friends, some great actors, and more than a few dramatic ups and downs.

Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. A Night in JJ's Shorts: 27 Ways I Didn't Say "Hi" to Laurence Fishburne * 2013 Humana Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville * The "Humana Hit" that has also been produced at Milwaukee Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and across the country. Locked * 2010 Heideman Award Finalist * A tender comedy that appears in four of my plays. Wait, what?

Phone Friend * 2017 Midtown International Theatre Festival * Tragedy & a wrong number link two strangers from different worlds. Grandpa and the Gay Rabbi * 2016 Samuel French Festival Winner * Grandpa just got some big news - how is he going to take it? Tacoma, Trains, and Toothpaste * First Public Appearance! * My first radio play! Whose content shall remain shrouded in mystery... Force of Nature Productions Belfry Theatre North Hollywood, CA

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This Hungry Churchyard, an Act VI, Scene I of Romeo and Juliet, will receive two staged readings in the next month or so - one in Los Angeles and one in New York: September 22 at 4:00 p.m. DRAMALECTABLE Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights Plummer Park 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90046 Admission is Free! No RSVP needed October 15 at 4:00 p.m. PLAYS AND PIZZA Lucky Jack’s NYC New York, New York 129 Orchard St. New York, NY 10002

Admission is Free! No RSVP needed


Wicked Lit: The Chimes and The Corpse (featuring my The Chimes: A Goblin Story) is selling out faster than any production in Unbound history! Rehearsals are going great, the cast is kicking butt in this imaginative new staging from Darin Anthony - if you're in LA, come see it. October 4-November 10 Mountain View Mausoleum Altadena, CA

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SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, December 9: These Violent Delights Staged Reading Carrie Hamilton Theatre Pasadena Playhouse A comedic, apocalyptic, mash-up of Shakespearian tragedies. RSVPs available soon!


SOCAL SPOTLIGHT: GRAY PEOPLE by Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm

directed by Sebastian Muñoz FORCE OF NATURE PRODUCTIONS

BELFRY THEATRE NOV 2-17, 2018 Trust and loyalties shift as James, Jenny and Adam tensely await a late-night delivery in the woods... unsure what to believe about each other, and increasingly uncertain of their fate.

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