The Car Plays 2009

JUNE 26, 27, 28 2009

The Car Plays examines what transpires in vehicles and gives the theater patrons a voyeuristic view inside many of these moments and lives. The Car Plays 2009 — conceived by former Moving Arts Artistic Director Paul Stein — was presented at Woodbury University in Burbank to sell-out crowds.  This collection of twenty 10-minute pieces are all written by Moving Arts and other Angeleno playwrights.

The plays are presented INSIDE actual cars – with an audience of two to each car.  Each night features fifteen parked cars separated into three rows of five.  Carhops escort audience (individual parties of two) to the parked vehicles, wherein all of the ten-minute plays are simultaneously performed.  In the span of one hour the audience experiences five distinct stories.

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Artistic Producer: Terence Anthony
Managing Producers: Matt Scarpino and Steve Lozier

FIGUEROA AVE SERIES

BICYCLE BIRTHDAY
Written by Wayne Niemi
Directed by Jenifer Kingsley
Featuring: Evie Hammer

CRASH TEST
Written by Josh Galitsky
Directed by Joe Gill
Featuring: Roy Vongtama & Jessica Chisum

BORDERLINE
Written by Jeanette Farr
Directed by John Farrell
Featuring: Morgan Krantz &
Adam Pena

IMPACT
Written by Trey Nichols
Directed by Josh Galitsky
Featuring: Joe Gill & Tim Orona

CHOKE
Written by Terence Anthony Directed by Sara Wagner
Featuring: Kila Kitu, Steve Moramarco & Alexander Scarlis

 

VENTURA BLVD SERIES

LEONARD’S VOICE
Written by EM Lewis
Directed by Darin Anthony
Featuring: Stephanie Erb, Helen Slayton Hughes & Michael Lorre

TAKEN FOR A RIDE
Written by Jan O’Conner
Directed by John Farrell
Featuring: Diarra Kilpatrick & Michael Silva

ALL DRESSED UP BUT GOING NOWHERE
Written by Lee Wochner
Directed by Trey Nichols
Featuring: Kim Glann & Larry Nodarse

WARRIORS
Written by Will Hackner
Directed by Michael Shutt
Featuring: Joseph Avery Fuhr & Nick Cernoch

A CRYING ON THE INSIDE
CLOWN CAR
Written by Steve Lozier
Directed by Julien Nitzberg
Featuring: Jennifer Bokoch, Zoe Canner, Deirdre Gaffney, & Melissa Marie Thomas

 

HOLLYWOOD BLVD SERIES

MEN IN BLACK LEATHER
Written by Jason Moskowitz
Directed by Josh Galitsky
Featuring: Wendy Abraham, Jon Amirkhan & Trey Nichols

THE RUNNER
Written by Steve Lozier
Directed by Michael Lorre
Featuring: Donald Rizzo &
Shane Wielinga

FLOODING
Written by Jami Brandli
Directed by Libby Letlow
Featuring: Rebecca Davis &
Magee Kundrat

IT’S NOT ABOUT THE CAR
Written by Stephanie Alison Walker
Directed by Lee Wochner
Featuring: Elizabeth Ann Harris & Joe Ochman

SOLICITATION
Written by Ross Tedford Kendall
Directed by Charlie Keenan
Featuring: Siaka Massaquoi & Jill Saunders

 

 

 

OCEAN AVE SERIES

ONE FOR THE ROAD
Written by Michael Shutt
Directed by Michael Cooper
Featuring: Jordan Kennedy & Brian Weir

BLINDSPOT
Written by Paul Nicolai Stein
Directed by Kim Glann
Featuring: Tony DeCarlo & Morgan Hart

HELP
Written by Morgan Krantz
Directed by Joe Gill
Featuring: Daria Balling, Laura Buckles & Wes Faris

PCH
Written by Trey Nichols
Directed by Darrell Kunitomi
Featuring: Michael Shutt & Sara Wagner

BATMOBILE
Written by Jessica Smith
Directed by Michael Shutt
Featuring: Andy Bray & Faris Matthews