Thursday, 09 May 2019 03:32

The Actors Workout Studio & AWS Production Class Presents “Bare Naked Angels”

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The Actors Workout Studio & AWS Production Class Presents “Bare Naked Angels”
Written by The Cast.  Created and Directed by Stacy Ann Raposa.

Running May 3 through May 25, Fridays and Saturdays at 7.30pm

Actors Workout Studio, 4735 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, 91602

Bare Naked Angels” is the culmination of four months' work by a dedicated and ambitious group of actors. 

The pieces they present are self-written, autobiographical and astonishingly moving.  They cover subjects as raw and diverse as rape, heartbreak, mental illness and tremendous loss.  But it’s not all sadness. Many of the stories provide ample evidence of the lightness of the human spirit and are funny and beautifully told.

I love solo work, but the very clever folks at the Actors Workout Studio have developed a particularly creative way of intertwining these stories.  Weaving them skillfully together so that one person's story is made more relevant and more profound by the telling of another person's.  They form a conversation, staged and played out by the actors themselves.

These actors and writers artfully support each other, in subject, in emotion and, quite literally, as they play parts in each other's stories and flit in and out of the spaces they have formed by standing up, breathing deeply in and speaking their truths.

This work is important to support.  Fledgeling writers finding their voices, actors bravely and proudly becoming who they mean to be in front of our very eyes.  Short plays are the lifeblood of the vitally important small theatre.  They are fractions, they are moments and they give precious glimpses of the whole, but then sometimes that is all we need to witness to understand and to connect and to truly know each other…bravo!!  Loved it.

It’s a short run! So hurry up and get your tickets…

Showcasing the talents of: Ruth Brandt, Christy Davenport, Diego Escobar, Nick Lavin, Meghan Longenecker and David Swift Bare.

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Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros

Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
Writer, Filmmaker, Musician. Samantha has Produced over 60 short films and Written and Directed 20. She is the co-creator of 52 Films/52 Weeks and The Cinema Tribe Collective. She has written over 400 LA Theatre reviews and is partners in Xpress Records a Music Publishing Company in the UK.  This year she will be directing her first feature film which she also wrote, developing several others and is writing a children’s book. 

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