IAMA Theatre Company will present three premieres and forge new partnerships in 2018-19, the company’s 11th season.
IAMA joins forces with the Pasadena Playhouse, located at 39 S. El Molino Ave., for the Los Angeles premiere of “American Hero” by Bess Wohl, a guest production at the Playhouse’s Carrie Hamilton Theatre, running from Sept. 21-Oct. 21. In this play, James Eckhouse directs fellow IAMA company members Anna LaMadrid, Laura Mann, Graham Outerbridge and Rodney To in Wohl’s darkly comic celebration of the power of teamwork and unity to overcome adversity.
In March 2019, IAMA will partner with the Latino Theater Company to bring the world premiere of “Canyon” by Jonathan Caren to the Los Angeles Theatre Center, located at 514 S. Spring St. Weyni Mengesh directs this daring new play about a man in search of a better view from his deck deep within a canyon and the people who either help him get it or stand in his way. It all takes place on a fateful Labor Day weekend in 2016 – right before everything in America changed.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with IAMA,” said Latino Theater Company Artistic Director José Luis Valenzuela. “Canyon is an important new work that looks at the relationships – social, political and economic – between Latinos and other communities in our country.”
Finally, May 2019 brings IAMA back to their home at Atwater Village Theatre, located at 3269 Casitas Ave., with the world premiere of “Mamatallica” – a joyfully irreverent black comedy by 2017 Humanitas Play LA award winner Sigrid Gilmer that entwines issues of identity with pop culture icons for a truly unique experience.
In addition to the three aforementioned productions, IAMA will present a New Works Festival of staged readings Nov. 8-11, a star-studded holiday cabaret on Dec. 9 and the “One Day Plays” event on Feb. 10.
For information, call (323)380-8843 or visit iamatheatre.com.
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