Streaming for two weeks beginning Friday July 30th!
“BELOVED is wickedly and brilliantly insightful. This play is so thoughtfully and sensitively written, each character bold and unwavering in their specificity that the terrifying normalization of the situation they find themselves in echoes round the petrified peripherals of my parental brain. Each beat held to such exquisite effect that the onerous sadness of it all is put in sharp perspective. ...played without affectation and with the deepest sincerity by Sam Anderson and Taylor Gilbert and with phenomenal support from Cherish Monique Duke who plays several parts to virtuosic effect."
A Noise Within Theater Presents
Gregg T. Daniel
In 1948 Pittsburgh, old friends gather to mourn the death of a young guitarist and his dream of stardom. This heartrending blues opera combines touching elegy, humor, and emotional grit as the characters strike their own notes in a discordant world that threatens their hopes and lives at every turn. Bursting with musical lyricism and courage, Wilson’s Pulitzer-nominated play continues his theatrical saga that richly captures the spirit and heritage of Black Americans in the 20th Century.
Oct 17th - Nov 14th
LISTEN, A BLACK WOMAN IS SPEAKING
Just two days before she is to speak at a predominantly white conservative women’s luncheon, playwright Penelope Weintraub’s characters start to consume her and force her to perpetrate the most courageous crime a Black woman can commit-speak the truth.
Live on Zoom
Saturday June 12 @ 6:30pm
When Olivia, a musician's wife and climate science advocate, invites Maggie, an old friend turned social media influencer, to spend the weekend while she has an at-home abortion, she doesn't realize that Maggie, although well-intended, is about to throw Olivia off course. These women of different generations, are about to change each other's lives - all because of a woman's right to choose. As both struggle with their decisions, they ultimately help each other in ways they hadn't expected, or imagined. What happens when a woman's right to choose becomes a litmus test for all her life choices.
Saturday Jan 23 @ 2pm
(Running for 3 Weeks)
The Sierra Madre Playhouse Presents
"The Realistic Jones"
Monday, November 16 at 7 pm PST
and Tuesday, November 24 at 4 pm PST
With a live talkback discussion immediately after the
second show on Tuesday, November 24 at 6 pm PDT
Directed by Scott Alan Smith
Starring Cherish Monique Duke, Jono Eiland,
Christian Lebano, and Elizabeth Sampson
Runtime is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes
Meet Bob and Jennifer Jones and their new neighbors, John and Pony Jones, two suburban couples who have even more in common than
their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities.
"Plays as funny and moving, as wonderful and weird as The Realistic Joneses, by Will Eno, do not appear often on Broadway.
Or ever, really." - The New York Times
A Noise Within Theater
by Lynn Nottage
Inspired by the story of her great-grandmother, Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage weaves a delicate personal drama about Esther, a black seamstress who fashions exquisite lingerie for her clients as she aches for intimacy in her own life. Caught in the tangled threads of ambition, unspoken passion, and broken dreams, Esther must rebuild her dignity and her future when her quiet world falls apart.
"Well Dressed Lie" is now showing on BlkBeauty TV
Check out the Trailer for this thriller by director Raymond Williams.
The Road Theater Company Presents
"The Zoom Series: Virtual Plays"
Check out these 10 minute pieces written specifically for Zoom by the Under Construction Playwrights group.
BUBBLE by Jennifer Maisel Directed by Sara Guerrero
"Two women hover on the brink, juggling the insanity of solo parenting in the pandemic. How far will they go for their friendship?
Praise for "At The Table"
2019 Stage Raw Awards
Best Leading Actress
2019 Stage Scene LA Awards
Best Performance in a Play
Outstanding Ensemble Cast