The Size of Pike
By Lee Wochner
Directed by Sara Wagner
To sit behind a desk is to “check your nuts at the door” according to Rod, who views his friends’ ability to adapt to the changing world around them as tantamount to treason. When in the wake of Rod’s father’s death, his best friend Fetcher opts for a weekend at Lake Jamaica with the country club set instead of their annual fishing trip to Lake Fred, strong bonds forged in adolescence threaten to break. Caught in the middle, third-wheel John must choose sides: Rod’s, Fetcher’s or his own.
Meet Me at the Metro III - Paranormal Communications Specialist
By Terence Anthony
Directed by Dana Schwartz
Meet Me @ Metro (M3-III), Watts Village Theater Company’s third annual celebration of transit and the performing arts, featured “Paranormal Communications Specialist” by Moving Arts. Audience members rode the Metro Gold Line and ventured into East Los Angeles to discover its unique history and culture.
ASAP Fables at The Hollywood Fringe Festival
As part of The Hollywood Fringe Festival, Moving Arts presented their new, site-specific creation, “ASAP Fables.” This family-friendly event featured the performance of five absurdly impossible and original fables, all of which were created… as soon as possible.
The Mosaicwonderland Project part II
By Dana Schwartz, Trey Nichols, Jason Duplissea, Steve Lozier, Meghan Gambling
Directed by Sara Wagner, Julie Briggs, Jason Duplissea
In collaboration with Mosaicwonderland and artist/owner Kimberly Jordan, Moving Arts presents a collection of original scenes and monologues inspired by the mosaics and paintings in Ms. Jordan’s current exhibition.
LIGATURE: an evening of five short plays
By Rachel White, Paul Bowman, John Orlock, Ross Tedford Kendall, Josh Galitsky
Directed by Vesna Hocevar, Ross Kramer, Sara Wagner, Jason Duplissea, Terence Anthony
These premiere plays (3 World Premieres, 2 West Coast Premieres) explore the ties that bind us and the decisions we make to change our lives. Some comedic, some tragic; all five plays are bold and express an emerging playwright’s unique theatrical voice.
Blood and Thunder
By Terence Anthony
Directed by Sara Wagner
Set in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, “Blood and Thunder” tells the story of Marcus, a con artist whose latest plan to ride out the hurricane in his Lower 9th Ward apartment is interrupted by an unwanted visitor, forcing him to face both the flood waters and the ghosts of his past.
15th Annual Premiere One-Act Festival
By Steve Lozier, Emily Martin, Michael Erickson, D.T. Arcieri, Lee Wochner, Stacey Leigh Miller, Trey Nichols
Directed by Matthew McCray, Joe Gill, John Farrell, Josh Galitsky, Ross Kramer, Libby Letlow, Lee Wochner
In celebration of the fifteenth year of the festival, Moving Arts designed a variety of innovative programming and events.
Song of Extinction
By EM Lewis
Directed by Heidi Helen Davis
Max, a musically gifted high school student, is falling off the edge of the world and his biology teacher is the only one who’s noticed. SONG OF EXTINCTION is a play about the science of life and loss, the relationships between fathers and sons, Cambodian fields, Bolivian rainforests and redemption.
Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake)
By Sheila Callaghan
Directed by Larry Biederman
It’s Christmas, and a year has passed since the untimely death of Janice’s father. Struggling to cope, Janice is holding spiteful conversations with her dolls, and Mother is suffering from panic attacks, with only her baking skills to keep her busy. In their deteriorating Apartment that incessantly begs for repairs, their only comforts are visitations from their respective celebrity crushes — Justin Timberlake and Harrison Ford.
The Absence of Weather
By Ken Urban
Directed by Mark Seldis
In May 1949, James Forrestal, President Truman’s Secretary of Defense, attempts suicide and his wife commits him to the Bethesda Naval Hospital. The architect of cold-war paranoia fears that Russians have not only infiltrated the highest ranks of the U.S. government, but are hiding in the bushes outside his home.
The Winner’s Circle: 12th Annual Premiere One-Act Festival
By Susan Miller, Rosemary Frisino Toohey, Matt Casarino, Phillip William Brock, Chris Leavins
Directed by Ronnie Clark, Tina Polzin, Lanny Lighthill, Michael David, Paul Nicolai Stein
The West Coast premieres of five one-act plays. From over 300 submissions from all over the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Europe, we chose what we thought to be ‘the best’ to share.
Busted Jesus Comix
By David Johnston
Directed by Julie Briggs
The play originally premiered as part of escape / artists: Moving Arts 2002 Premiere One-Act Festival. But we loved it so much, we just had to do it one more time! Busted Jesus Comix has an almost entirely new cast of talented Moving Artists who, under Julie Briggs’ astute direction, have brought the show to new heights!
By Justin Warner
Directed by Nikki Hevesy
How well do you really know your family? Impostors is a dark comedy that explores what binds us to our loved ones, even when we aren’t certain who they are anymore. A poorly timed left turn changes everything for the Delanceys, whose suburban life in west Philadelphia was, if not idyllic, at least predictable.