Off the Page Reading Series - now virtual!
Although our Playhouse is closed for the meantime, our Off the Page Reading Series is online now! Since June, we have launched virtual readings of Stephen Sach's Bakersfield Mist and David Henry Hwang's Yellow Face, and a virtual reunion with the director and cast of our 2019 box-office smash The Joy Luck Club. These readings are free to attend (although donations to help support production costs are greatly appreciated). Donate to our Light the Lights campaign to support our virtual events, including our Off the Page series, here.
Schedule of Virtual Events
October 1 -17
Together LA: A Virtual Stage Festival
Presented by LA Stage Alliance in association with Alternative Theatre Los Angeles
Access via Twitch
Sierra Madre Playhouse will be part of a brand new digital theater festival! 34 intimate theater companies, including SMP, have collaborated to showcase new 10-minute works created specifically for a digital platform. Together LA Festival celebrates the vibrant and diverse intimate theater scene of greater Los Angeles to show that the theater community has always been on the forefront of innovation. For the full schedule and to RSVP for free, go to togetherlafestival.com.
About Sierra Madre Playhouse's Festival Piece:
Saturday, October 10, at 7 pm
An excerpt from The Final Tour
By Doug Cooney
Directed by SMP Artistic Director Christian Lebano
Starring Larry Eisenberg, Anne Gee Byrd, and Kurt Sanchez Kanazawa
Originally workshopped at Sundance Theater Labs, The Final Tour is based on the lives of Vladimir Horowitz, the most acclaimed concert pianist of the 20th century known for his virtuousity, independent style and precocious celebrity, and his wife, Wanda Toscanini Horowitz, the daughter of famed conductor Arturo Toscanini who is credited with nurturing and protecting her husband throughout his legendary but turbulent career. Sierra Madre Playhouse will perform the second scene of this play for the Together LA Festival.
Our next virtual play reading will be announced soon! In the meantime, enjoy the transcript of questions and answers from our Yellow Face post-show talkback, which also includes answers to some previously unanswered questions and behind-the-scenes photos, here.