Sometimes, the greatest injustice is the justice system itself. Inspired by Dr. Elizabeth Leonard’s Convicted Survivors: The Imprisonment of Battered Women Who Kill, Life Without Parole draws on the original transcripts and testimonies of women incarcerated at the California Institution for Women at Chino for killing their abusive partners. This play takes you "behind the barbed wire" exposing how these convicted domestic violence survivors bond together, explore their pasts, and survive when orange becomes their new black and blue.
The cast includes Anne Bobby, Lolita Brinkley, Karah Gravatt, Annette Hunt, Lil Malinich, Mark Lyons, John Moss & Adrienne Williams.
The creative team includes Kasey Brown (Assistant Director), Melanie Lisby (Fringe ACR), and Joanne Schwartzberg (Stage Manager). It is produced by Working Artists Theatre Project (Jessica Dermody, Charlie Sutton, Chad Luke Schiro, Christy Witt Hoffman) in association with Karah Gravatt and Robert Tyrer.
About Black Latina
The narrative depicts the story of today's Black Latina in the United States. Whether dark- skinned or indeed African-American and Hispanic, Black Latina chronicles the journey of ones struggle identifying with both cultures. It deals with external factors from society to media as well as the internal viewpoints of family and friends . With characters based on the four strongest emotions one confronts in the face of adversity (Anger, Sadness, Love, Empowerment), each character gives testimony justifying the emotional names they carry.
This show is an Equity Approved Showcase and the actor (*) appearing is courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
This laugh out loud comedy takes a look at modern machismo, examines the true meaning of love and friendship and poses the question: "Is everything you want worth losing everything you have?"
After a century and a half, Ebenezer Scrooge defends himself against the accusations levied against him by the living and dead alike, and is revealed for the hero he truly is!
“If I could see it, I’m sure I’d love it!”
Joshua Henry and Anika Larsen head the 15-member cast, under the direction of April Nickell. The choreographer for SERENADE is Luis Salgado and the musical director is Jared Stein.