”An Evening of One Acts: Joan & What Did They Say“
Catworks Productions are pleased to present playwrights, Bernadette Armstrong (The Reading Group, Simple Lives) and Wendy Winter, who have joined forces on two world-premiere one-acts in AN EVENING OF ONE ACTS: JOAN & WHAT DID THEY SAY at Theatre Unlimited (10943 Camarillo St. North Hollywood, 91602). These original new plays will run for a limited engagement March 22 through April 6, 2019. Tickets are $20 and available at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4098417
ABOUT AN EVENING OF ONE ACTS JOAN is an imaginary tale of Joan Crawford's journey through the Bardo and her adjustment to the fact that her soul will move onto the unknown. During this dream state Joan reflects on--her life--her career--her enemies--her loves--those that helped create the film legend she became.
WHAT DID THEY SAY explores gender and sexuality in an unconventional family dramedy, taking place in Los Angeles today. As experienced in today's rough political climate, families don't always share the same values. Family members can be rough among themselves, and where Julian's dad is gay, and his older sister Harper identifies as a dyke, his twin sibling Felicia struggles to understand Julian's gender identity.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTS Bernadette Armstrong – Playwright – “Joan” Moved to Los Angeles to work in film in the late 1990’s and after her first two films went to festivals she took a short hiatus from writing until she fell in love with small theater. Since 2008 she has had several successful theater projects produced in North Hollywood. Her play The Reading Groupwas named Pick of the Week by LA Weekly Magazine and in 2017 her play Simple Lives was nominated for Outstanding Writing of an Original Play or Musical by the Valley Theater Awards (the only woman nominated). Bernadette is currently working on a new project that she hopes to see on the stage in 2020.
Wendy Winter – Playwright – “What Did They Say”– An American playwright, born in San Francisco, and a recent transplant to Los Angeles. She is married to John Mader, the original drummer for the musical “Wicked” and current drummer for the And Peggy Company of“Hamilton”, which just completed a run in Puerto Rico with Lin Manuel Miranda. Wendy has a BA in creative writing from San Diego State University.