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The Whitefire Theatre Presents “Company Briefs”

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The Whitefire Theatre Presents “Company Briefs”
Directed
by Bryan Rasmussen.  
Written by Thomas J. Misuraca, Jim Geoghan, Dan Guyton, Jason Moloney, Ron Burch, Dallas Schaefer, Nicholas Thurkettle, Brandon Loeser, Peter Miller.

Running April 30 through May 21, Tuesdays at 8pm

The Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, 91423

The Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks has become a hub for new works, shorts, solo plays and comedy -  beacon of creativity and original work supporting a huge variety of performance styles and content. 

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This is their seventh year of the “Company Briefs” series and it just keeps getting better, which is hard to imagine, since I have never seen a sketch there that is less than brilliant.  Nine plays, 21 actors and 100 minutes of the ridiculous, the hilarious and the supremely inventive. 

With stories ranging from a couple who lose their short term memory in an accident and sadly but hilariously don’t remember each other, to competitive Hollywood star enthusiasts tussling over cleaning skills.  Office gossip/mythology about a coworkers promotion becoming the worst kind of envy.  The substitute teacher from hell, a first-time mugger meeting his match, Comic Con Star Wars fans sublimely colliding, urine testing on a job interview, dead party hosts and drunken late-night tattoos.

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All brilliantly performed by the wonderful Whitefire crowd, some on stage and some in short film mode projected on the stage. 

Bryan Rasmussen directs with his usual aplomb, getting out of the way just enough to let the actors shine.  The writing is superb, inventive, weird, suspenseful and of course really, really funny.  I look forward to “Company Briefs” all year and I am very happy to say that this year's assortment of sketches does not disappoint!  But it’s only on Tuesday nights for the next two weeks until May 21st so don’t dawdle!!!!  Loved it!!!

Get your tickets: https://whitefire.yapsody.com/event/index/399111/company-briefs

Starring: Janette Auguar, Rachel Borbas, Devin Caldarone, Michael Dye, Ed Dyer, Tom Evans, Eva Fleur, Megan Govi, Jacqui Grilli, Synthia Harding, Kenny Johnston, Sam Kahn, Acela Kuandykova, Brandon Loeser, Sarah Long, Milia Mae, Tyler McCormick, Jason Moloney, LauraLee O’Shell, Joshua Reese, Dallas Schaefer

Produced by Jake O’Flaherty.
Technical Director: Brandon Loeser.
Stage Manager: Rachael Stein.
Front of House Manager: Neda Ganjeh-Tabe.
Costumer: Dayna Lucas.

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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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