TL Forsberg has spent her life on the fringes of two communities — straddling the worlds of the deaf and the hearing. As a woman who identifies as Deaf, she can sign. But she can also speak and sing, which lead her to touring as a Deaf singer, and being dubbed The Deaf Lady Gaga.
In her solo show, THE BOOK THAT WON’T CLOSE: Confessions of a Love Addict, Forsberg talks about how living as a differently-abled individual has affected her private life, and subsequently, her relationship with men.
Sure! The show was written from a place of surrender: unable…
Henri Esteve began his acting journey gracing the stages of New York City, before relocating to LA to pursue television.
He made his small-screen debut in Revenge, portraying the black hat hacker Javier Salgado, and continued on to play Abel in the award-winning Amazon show Homecoming, starring Julia Roberts.
Now, Esteve, an activist himself, can be seen as Javi — a well-educated Cuban Republican activist — on Grown-ish.
Below, Esteve talks about his journey to television, as well as his work advocating for mental health awareness and Latino education and arts.
Javi is a first-generation Cuban-American grad student. He is…
Playwright John Guerra is set to have the world-premiere of his play The Last, Best Small Town at Theatricum Botanicum, opening this Saturday, July 31.
The Last, Best Small Town — which is a modern-day adaptation of the American classic Our Town by Thornton Wilder — tells the tale of two families, as they navigate personal, emotional, and financial difficulties.
Guerra took time to share with Players, Performers, & Portrayers a bit about his play, what inspired it, and why he thinks it will resonate with audiences today.
At its core, The Last, Best Small Town is about the limitations…
Actress-writer-comedian Kimrie Lewis is adding one more title to her name — playwright!
Lewis is making her playwriting debut with 8 for 16, one of five short audio dramas for Chalk Repertory Theatre’s Chalk Lines. The audio drama takes place on the Expo Metro line from Vermont to Crenshaw.
“8 for 16 is a glimpse of two women from very different socioeconomic backgrounds who navigate feminism, privilege and high heels during an Expo Metro train ride.”
Below, Lewis shares about her play, her journey as an actress, and how she made her way in Hollywood.
Thank you! 8 for 16…
On June 3rd, International City Theatre will begin their streaming-on-demand run of Robert Jason Brown’s The Last Five Years. The story follows the rise and fall of the relationship between Cathy, a struggling actress, and Jamie, a writer who has just hit it big.
John Battagliese and Gabriela Carrillo, the stars of this two-person musical, share a bit about the process of recording a virtual musical, and what they’re looking forward most about the return of live theatre.
JB: This is one of my all time favorite shows. It sheds a light on all the complexities of two people in…
Oh, how I have missed live entertainment.
Thankfully, we are starting to see a return to in-person — if, outdoor — theatrical performances. This past weekend, Pacific Opera Project kicked off their 2021 season with their in-person, COVID-safe, English production of Trouble in Tahiti.
A superb cast of five tells the story of Dinah (Megan Potter) and Sam (Andrew Potter), whose boredom with suburbia causes them to drift apart from one another. …
Meet Finn Bell, front man and lead vocalist for Love Ghost. Together with Ryan Stevens (Bass & Backing Vocals), Daniel Alcala (Guitar), Samson Young (Drums), and Cory Batchler (Keyboard), the group has remained busy creating music this past year, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Below, Bell shares a bit about the band’s sound, musical influences, and just how much they were able to produce during these crazy times.
My name’s Finn, but you probably know me as the lead singer of “Love Ghost.” …
If there is one thing this pandemic has exposed in many of us, it’s the need for some self-reflection.
In the new dark comedy, The Oxy Complex — written and performed by Anna LaMadrid and directed by Michelle Bossy — LaMadrid explores love and loneliness, and how one woman copes when cut off from the distractions of her everyday life.
Below, LaMadrid shares about some of the research that went into creating this timely and introspective piece.
The show opens up on the 500th day of quarantine with Viviana, who has been in isolation the entire time. She hasn’t been…