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Starting performances March 18th in Los Angeles, the first of three unique new play commissions…

Rising Phoenix Rep, Weathervane Productions & Rattlestick Playwrights Theater present

A new play by Charlotte Miller
Directed by Daniel Talbott

Featuring MacLeod AndrewsChris BellantAddie Johnson,
Sarah ShaeferSamantha Soule, & John Wojda

Performances begin March 18, 2015



The Monroe Forum Theatre
at the Historic El Portal Theatre
5269 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601

Charlotte Miller’s THIEVES is a gritty portrait of a family in struggle and upheaval. When the family matriarch dies, three wayward children are reunited with their estranged father at their East Texas estate, ready to stake their claim. In the emotional chaos that ensues, Miller exposes the wounds inflicted and the truths ignored in the search for belonging and understanding. Are they really here to say goodbye? Or to plunder what’s left of a past that might be better forgotten?

Additional credits include scenery by Deb O, costumes by Tristan Raines, lighting by Kia Rogers, sound by Jake Rodriguez, projections designed by Kaitlyn Pietras, fight choreography by Mike Mahaffey, and key dialect coaching by Victoria Hanlin. Production Stage Manager: TJ Kearney, Assistant Stage Manager: Christina Hogan.

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About the companies:
Lucille Lortel and New York Innovative Theatre Award winning Rising Phoenix Repertory produces primarily new plays–both in the Indie Theatre and Off-Broadway–in traditional spaces and site-specifically around New York City and beyond.

Weathervane Productions, created in 2014 by Wendy vanden Heuvel, is dedicated to nurturing and supporting playwrights and their work from development to production, and it also supports and develops devised and collaborative theater.

Well-known as one of the edgiest Off-Broadway venues, OBIE award-winning Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presents diverse, challenging, and often controversial plays that otherwise might not be produced, in order to foster the future of American theater.

About the commissions:
Rising Phoenix Repertory and Weathervane Productions have commissioned new plays from three female playwrights–Charlotte Miller, Jessica Dickey, and Sarah Shaefer–which will each be produced over the next two seasons. In championing new work by women writers, Rising Phoenix Rep and Weathervane are establishing extremely rare long form collaborations–from commission to production–with a firm commitment to mount the plays before having read a word. Another unique feature of the commissions is that they are company-based–each play will feature actors from Rising Phoenix Repertory’s company, and its artistic director, Daniel Talbott, will direct all three plays.

For press inquiries about THIEVES, please contact:
Lynn Tejada at Green Galactic / / 213.840.1201

Sarah Shaefer, Charlotte Miller, and Jessica Dickey – photo by Jody Christopherson




Buy at Drama Book Shop and wherever books are sold,
or online at the New York Theatre Experience

Cino Nights II:
More Plays from Rising Phoenix Rep

with a foreword by John Guare
and a preface by Martin Denton 

The second collection from Rising Phoenix Rep’s series of fully produced new plays inspired by and honoring the groundbreaking work of the original Caffe Cino. Published by the New York Theatre Experience.

Busted by Florencia Lozano
The Undeniable Sound of Right Now by Laura Eason
Blood Strokes by Daniel Reitz
Edie & Alexander by Megan Mostyn-Brown
Killing Floor by Dael Orlandersmith
Solitary Man by Keith Reddin
Sex and Death in London by Crystal Skillman
Favorites by Charlotte Miller
Casual Encounters by Brooke Berman
Break My Face On Your Hand by Daniel Talbott

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The first book of CINO NIGHTS plays is still available!

Buy at Drama Book Shop and wherever books are sold,
or online at the New York Theatre Experience

Cino Nights: Plays from Rising Phoenix Rep

with a foreword by Todd London

The first volume of plays from the Cino Nights series published by the New York Theatre Experience

Featured in NY Press
Photos from the book launch party at The Drama Book Shop

Best Sex Ever by Gary Sunshine
(O)n the 5:31 by Mando Alvarado
Here I Lie by Courtney Baron
The Stray Dog by Kristen Palmer
The Upstart by Emily DeVoti
Named by Lucy Thurber
Row After Row by Jessica Dickey
Clown Bar by Adam Szymkowicz

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