Almanya Narula is an international actor, fight choreographer, dancer, and writer. She started her career in the entertainment industry at a young age where she was a child actor in various Bollywood films. She strives to advocate for women in the fight and entertainment industry and co-founded a comedy burlesque sword fighting troupe – ‘Sizzlings Swashbuckling Sisters, with the hopes of empowering women. In 2019, she became the first woman of color to be nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award in Fight Choreography for Gary Kates’ ‘Monsieur D’Eon is a Woman.’ In 2016 she graduated with a B.A. in Theater/ Advanced Management (double majors) with Stage Combat & Voice Over (Double Minors) from Columbia College Chicago. In 2019 she graduated with an M.A. in New Arts Journalism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently enrolled at the Stella Adler: Art of Acting Professional Conservatory in Los Angeles. Taken from profile.

Aug 5 – 19, 2022

Lavender Men

Written by: Roger Q. Mason
Directed by: Lovell Holder

Enter the historical fantasia of Taffeta, a self-proclaimed “fabulous queer creation of color,” as she invades the private world of Abraham Lincoln to confront issues of LGBTQ+ inclusion and visibility that still challenge us today.

August 6 – September 4,2022

Wildcat Jackson is the self-proclaimed monarch of the west. With his silly yet edgy brand of comedy magic, he entertains as an old-west showman in a modern world. This bargain-basement Buffalo Bill Cody works a crowd with his larger-than-life charisma and offbeat carnival-style show. Taken from the website.

Dates: Feb. 25 & 26 @ 8pm, Feb. 27 @ 2pm, 2022.

Interview with the creators of Dragon Show Nick Rheinwald-Jones and Katelyn Schiller.

Synopsis:

Cross into another realm and become part of an epic fantasy tale spanning thousands of years… encounter mystical and whimsical creatures… enjoy songs and festivities… but beware, because Here Be Dragons! Taken from the website.
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Interview with Lori Meeker, the creator of the Immersive play, Welcome to Meadowlark Falls: Christmas at Home. Click on this link to learn more: https://www.meadowlarkfalls.com/

Taken from the press release: 

“WE’RE GONNA DIE” features a single Singer, accompanied by a full rock bad, as she shares stories about death, grief and loneliness from her life. These stories range from the mundane to the tragic, from discovering her first white hair to her father’s sudden and tragic death from lung cancer as he waited for an experimental treatment. Lee’s songs and stories demystify grief, creating a community space that provides the solace that we need to get through those difficult moments.

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

 

 

Set in the olde British-ish kingdom of Crumpeton, POCKETS follows the heroine’s journey of young Bellamina Crumbledunk (Molly Dworsky), a noble-born preteen-turned-pickpocket hellbent on winning the attention of her distracted mother, the Duchess (Kat Primeau). Bellamina’s misadventures lead her to the underbelly of society, where she befriends criminals Veegan (Chris Bramante) and Jim Val Jim (Dave Reynolds) and becomes the inadvertent leader of a criminal uprising. Will the freshly-minted miscreant “Pockets” have the heart to sabotage her mum’s well-laid plans for Crumpet Day, the biggest holiday of the year?  Taken from the website. 

Information about the show below: 

https://www.robotteammate.com/

Edwin Wong

In this book, classicist Edwin Wong shows how tragedy imitates reality: heroes, by taking inordinate risks, trigger devastating low-probability, high-consequence outcomes. Such a theatre forces audiences to ask themselves a most timely question—what happens when the perfect bet goes wrong? Taken from the website. 

https://risktheatre.com/

https://melpomeneswork.com/


Romeo and Juliet, dead, wake up to find themselves stuck in their Personal Hell – forced to listen to WEST SIDE STORY music for eternity. To escape, they must suffer through a production of their life story performed by the other inhabitants of Hell – Shakespeare’s dead characters – who butcher the story in hysterical ways!  Taken from the website. 

November 1 – 23, 2019

photo courtesy : Jordan Kubat

Interview with writer Wyn Moreno about his World Premiere play Strong Arm playing at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana.

July 12 – 28, 2019