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P.R.: THE CHUCK ROWLAND AWARDED TO TOM JACOBSON June 21


CELEBRATION THEATRE PRESENTS

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD'S

"ONE CITY ONE PRIDE" FESTIVAL  presents

THE CHUCK ROWLAND AWARD

TO

TOM JACOBSON

FOR DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN LGBT THEATRE AND ACTIVISM

 

CELEBRATION WILL ALSO PRESENT A READING

OF MR. JACOBSON'S PLAY...

LOS YORK

Directed by Matt McCray

 

One Night Only... Tuesday, June 21, 2016

7:30pm at The West Hollywood City Chambers

625 N. San Vicente, West Hollywood

(Free Parking For Entire Night After Attending Reading)

 

June 10, 2016....West Hollywood, CA...UCLA or NYU?  Seduction and betrayal or self-sacrificing love?  Otis is stuck between two coasts and his two gay uncles, in the middle of an America living in terror.  Choosing a grad school was never this hard. 

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM AND CAST

 

TOM JACOBSON (Playwright) has had more than 80 productions of his plays, including Sperm at Circle X Theatre Company, The Orange Grove at Playwrights Arena, and the award-winning Bunbury, Tainted Blood, Ouroboros andThe Friendly Hour at The Road Theatre Company.  The Twentieth-Century Way premiered at The Theatre @ Boston Court and the New York International Fringe Festival (five Ovation Award nominations, four Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle nominations, one GLAAD Award nomination, Fringe Festival Award for Outstanding Production of a Play, PEN Center Award for Drama) and moved Off Broadway to Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre.  Making Paradise: The West Hollywood Musical was produced by Cornerstone Theater Company (Critic's Choice in Back Stage West).  He has been a co-literary manager of The Theatre @ Boston Court, a founding member of Playwrights Ink, and a board member of Cornerstone Theater Company and The Theatre @ Boston Court. Most recent productions include the world premieres of The Chinese Massacre (Annotated) at Circle X and House of the Rising Son at Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA (Critic's Choice in Back Stage West and Los Angeles Times, nominated for a GLAAD Award and winner of two Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards).   Film:  Prairie Sonata (based on The Friendly Hour).  Opera: Hopscotch, commissioned by The Industry.

 

MATTHEW MCCRAY (Director) has directed productions, workshops and concerts at Center Theatre Group, StudioSCR at South Coast Repertory, the LA Philharmonic @ Disney Concert Hall, Deaf West Theatre, Theatre @ Boston Court, Muse/ique, REDCAT, Circle X, Son of Semele, Moving Arts, Rogue Machine, among others. As the Founding Artistic Director of Son of Semele Ensemble, he has produced 15 seasons of theatre in Los Angeles. Directing awards have included recognition from the LA Drama Critics Circle and the Sage Awards, as well as nominations from the Ovation Awards and LA Weekly Awards. As a performer, credits include REDCAT, Disney, REPRISE!, Overtone Industries, Theatre @ Boston Court, Musical Theatre West, Shakespeare Orange County, as well as on the TV shows Parenthood, New Girl, Will & Grace, Boston Legal, and the feature The Commission (w/ Martin Sheen). Executive Officer, Theatrical Producers League of Los Angeles. Ovation Voter since 2008. BFA, Chapman University. Member: SDC, AEA & SAG/AFTRA. TWITTER: @matthewmccray WEB: www.matthewmccray.com

The cast of LOS YORK will feature: Matthew Scott Montgomery, Kiff Scholl, and Peter James Smith.

 

PRICING

Admission is free... with donations gratefully accepted.

 

Celebrating New Works is produced by Celebration Theatre's Literary Director Nathan Frizzell and is headed by its Co-Artistic Directors Michael Matthews and Michael A. Shepperd, along with its Executive Director Michael C. Kricfalusi.

 




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