Just TWO more performances of Cell Phone Waiting Lot--an evening of short plays that all take place in and around airport cell phone waiting lots.
Cell Phone Waiting Lot, which is produced by Radial Theater Project and presented by 18th & Union, features my newest short play Saving Gran--a tale of two young women (Lexi Chipman and Ayo Tushinde) who are desperately trying to locate one of their grandmothers, who’s just arrived by plane. The unseen and possibly confused Gran is wandering the terminal, and her phone might be running out of juice. And some very strange men in the cell phone lot (Matthew Middleton and Bob Williams) aren’t making things any easier.
Grab tix here!
After a long journey to get it produced, JOURNEY WEST! The Legend of Lewis & Clark just completed its opening weekend at Theatre Off Jackson, co-produced with Copious Love Productions. It was a BLAST y'all! I could not be more proud of this cast and crew. Now we enjoy the ride.
There are 12 more performances (running thru June 23rd)--get your tickets HERE!
Hey y'all! After months of auditions, rewrites, prep, and stories that will make the second book in my three-part memoir, I'm so pleased to be able to FINALLY announce this awesome cast for my upcoming musical, JOURNEY WEST! The Legend of Lewis & Clark.
Click the pic below to check out the official Copious Love cast announcement and unveiling of the poster art. So stoked!
Hi y'all! I was asked by local theatre company, Thalia's Umbrella to write a short essay about my favorite/least favorite word. Here's what I came up with--check it out!
Also, check out their new show that's opening this week, The Impossibility of Now--written by local playwright, Y York. Click the pic for more info!
I have been gifted the opportunity to act in the developmental production of this amazing hip hop/musical/physical theatre show, y'all. In a quick, focused two-week process, we have been working hard to get this story about broken teens, families, and health care workers up on its feet. It truly is something unique in the way it meshes elements of hip hop with traditional musical theatre to create a compelling theatrical experience, which gives voice to an underrepresented people and culture.
We just finished our first week of performances. Over the next few days, we will work rewrites and put the show back up for five more performances (Jan 11-14). Do not miss this one! The future of American Musical Theatre has arrived, y'all! Get Tix Here!
With a first draft of JOURNEY WEST! The Legend of Lewis & Clark completed, co-composer Evan Barrett and I are beginning to really turn our attention to the music! Here's where we need YOUR help!
As this show will be fully produced next summer, we desperately need to start transcribing the music for actors and musicians, and we need an expensive music notation software to do that.
We've started a GoFundMe to help raise funds for this software: https://www.gofundme.com/sibelius-for-journey-west
ANYTHING that you are able to give, we truly appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts. If you'd like to know more about the show or be included in the process from start to finish, please reach out to me and I will be happy to offer up all that I have!
Thank you so much for your continued support!
About a year ago, I joined a Seattle-based playwrights' group that focuses on honing the craft of writing plays and providing a space in which artists at varying stages of their careers can really explore their process and develop their voice as a dramatist. Helmed by the passionate and endlessly dedicated Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth, that entity is know as Parley.
Coming this June, Parley is putting up a one-night workshop production of my newest full-length endeavor--a deeply personal and politically charged drama, The Wild-Hearted.
About The Play:
Four millennials host a presidential election party to watch history in the making. But when the election takes an unexpected turn, hidden tensions that bubble to the surface threaten their solidarity. Lines are crossed, friends become strangers, and the party disintegrates into chaos. Chronicling the events of one epochal night, The Wild-Hearted examines love, race, and coming of age while an entire nation teeters on the edge of the unknown.
June 5th, 7pm at West of Lenin, 203 N 36th St. Seattle, WA 98103
Lauryn Rilla Hochberg
Madison Jade Jones
Directed by Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth
To Me, This Play Is:
I wrote this play because we:
Are stilling growing up.
Believe in the world.
The future rests on us.
Demand our country to be better.
Don't have a clue.
Need to open our eyes.
Are coming into our own.
Want to help each other.
This is my activism. And we are the wild-hearted.
I hope to see you June 5th.
For Tickets to The Wild-Hearted, Please Visit Brown Paper Tickets
For More Information About Parley, Please Visit www.parleyproductions.com
I am peeing myself with glee to announce my first full-length musical "JOURNEY WEST: The Legend of Lewis & Clark, Based on Mostly "True" Events, will see a full production on Copious Love Productions' stage in 2018!
This show has been four years in the making and I couldn't be more excited to finally bring it to life with the wonderful folks at Copious Love.
Last Saturday Feb. 11th, CLP held their annual fundraiser, where the official announcement was made and we kicked off the whole process with a song from the show, Plucky Adventure Song.
Click HERE to see the official annoucement from Copious Love Productions and to get a sneak preview of Plucky Adventure Song!
If you'd like to support the company and production, you can donate HERE.
More to come in the following months! Stay Tuned and follow Copious Love Productions on Facebook and Twitter.
LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN!
Several months ago, I met with local director/producer/tech extraordinaire David Gassner to talk about his vision for a nightclub-style arts space for small, transportable unique shows. The idea is threefold. One: Artists have a place where they can take great risk on new work and not put themselves into a financial blender. Two: Creating a theatre space that is fosters community and remains sustainable. Three: Produce a rotating door of shows so patrons and theatre lovers can come back virtually any night of the week and see something new.
Anyway, I came on as a co-curator with my friend and mentor, Keira McDonald for the months of January and February and the shows have finally started to roll out--it's such an amazing and exciting time, especially given the current state of our country and the world.
Check out this amazing lineup and come visit us at 18th & Union!
Coming up this week, I've got a brand new short play that I wrote in IRL: Craigslist. Now, some may ask: What is IRL: Craigslist? It a two evening event put on by the theatre company, The Horse in Motion in which, the company commissions different types of artists to create pieces based on Craigslist ads. There will be plays, music, short films, all kinds of stuff! I'm personally going to be in attendance on Saturday the 19th and would love to see some friendly faces! Come over to Northwest Film Forum and help us explore the deep, dark world of Craigslist.
Check out my recent interview with Horse in Motion here!
For more info, click the pic below!