I’ve been in rehearsals for a one-act festival since the middle of June at The Eclectic Company Theatre in North Hollywood. It’s the same company that I do the 24 Hour Theatre with on New Year’s Eve. Every summer they do a one-act festival called Hurricane Season and this year is the 10th Anniversary and my second time participating in the festival. Two years ago I was in play called “Out Of Order” and played an angel who was more goth than white robes (see picture below). It was a lot of fun and am so excited to be in the festival again. This year they are doing something a little different, instead of each block of plays performing one weekend, each block will perform two weekends which we are all super excited about! There are three plays in each block and three blocks of plays. So if everyone can do math that makes nine plays over six weeks. (Still with me?) Plus at the end there will be a fun awards ceremony that is voted on by audience members throughout the festival. (So you should come and vote for my play! hehehe!)
I’m doing “The Blizzard” by Chip Bolcik, directed by Rebecca Hayes. It’s a two person comedy about a couple, Jill and Charlie, who get into quite the argument about the future of their relationship while on an adventure vacation to the North Pole. I play Jill (obviously) and Christopher Poehls plays Charlie. We’ve been having a lot of fun trying to pitch our tent, working a camping stove and discovering how hot it gets when bundled in lots of snow clothes under a bunch of stage lights. We think we’ll lose some weight because of all the sweating we’ll be doing, lol.
It’s fun doing a one-act festival. You meet a lot of people, see a lot of different plays, and it’s kind of nice doing a play without a huge time commitment. And in the summer it’s just perfect. These festivals also give playwrights a chance to have their new work done. There’s a little bit of everything: drama, comedy, black comedy, farce-we have it all and if you’re in Los Angeles, I hope you can join us (and vote for us! lol)! My weekend is July 12-21, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are only $15 and can be bought here. Until next time!