"Playwrights’ Arena produces new plays
by L.A. - based playwrights. New plays are always a hard sell - but they’re also a vital part
of L.A.’s theatrical landscape."
-- Don Shirley, LA STAGE TIMES
Artistic Director, Jon Lawrence Rivera, is
"LA NEW PLAY IMPRESARIO OF THE YEAR."
LA STAGE TIMES | Dec 2010
COMING THIS FALL
the world premiere of
by Jennifer Maisel
directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera
Emily, a professor, and Clark, a tech wizard, had that perfect soccer parent life until their 10 year old died in an inexplicable random accident. Three years later, their son gone, their marriage shattered, Emily wants Clark to release her, so she can move on, so he can move on. But Clark has another plan. He thinks he can use technology to contact Jake – where-ever it is death has taken him. A meditation on love, connection and disconnection in this increasingly distant time, @thespeedofJake contemplates the universal desire to cheat death against the backdrop of our rapidly evolving technological world.
To develop, nurture and present devised work by writers/directors/designers/actors that highlights not only the epic, theatrical performance but the natural beauty of the site-specific location. A free celebration of the city of Los Angeles for the people of Los Angeles by the artists of Los Angeles.
Theater without the formalities.
no venue | no schedule | no charge.
A new arm of Playwrights' Arena to present epic, theatrical performances in public spaces at an instant's notice. No set schedules. No set venue. No charge. Location and time will be posted on facebook http://www.facebook.com/flashtheaterLA and twitter - follow it @flashtheaterLA.