ROGUE MACHINE returns with new plays

ROGUE MACHINE returns

 bringing NEW PLAYS to Los Angeles for 2012

SEASON FIVE

A World Premiere and Three West Coast Premiere productions

Los Angeles, CA – After picking up their BEST PRODUCTION awards (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Garland, and Ovation) Rogue Machine proudly returns, with over 45 award nominations, offering four plays never before seen in Los Angeles.

First up, opening May 26, 2012, will be the West Coast Premiere of Where The Great Ones Run by Mark Roberts (creator of Mike and Molly, andRantoul and Die).  This show is scheduled through July 14th and will run simultaneously with the West Coast Premiere of Enda Walsh’s New Electric Ballroom (Fringe First Award), slated to open June 9th.  A Bright New Boise, from 2011 Obie Awardwinning playwright Samuel D. Hunter will be staged in September, marking the West Coast Premiere.  The World Premiere of Henry Murray’s (Monkey Adored and Treefall) new play Three Views Of The Same Object (Woodward/Newman Awardwill be presented in October.

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle awarded Rogue Machine the 2011 Polly Warfield Award for an excellent season in a small to mid-size theater, funded by the Nederlander Organization.

JOHN PERRIN FLYNN (Producer/Artistic Director) was recently honored with a Career Achievement award by the LA Weekly.  He directed the critically acclaimed World Premiere production of Henry Murray’s Monkey Adored(CRITIC’S PICK-BackstageGO – LA Weekly)and the Los Angeles premiere of The Sunset Limited, (CRITIC’S CHOICE-LA TimesGO –LA WeeklyCRITIC’S PICK-Backstage, Ovation RECOMMENDED), which ran for four months of sell-out performances.  John directed themulti-award winning World Premiere of Henry Murray’s Treefall (now being produced regionally and published by the Dramatist Play Service), and the critically acclaimed Los Angeles premiere of Rogue Machine’s inaugural production Compleat Female Stage Beauty. He helmed the Craig Lucas’ hit Small Tragedies at The Odyssey Theatre and the world premiere of award winning playwright John Pollono’s Lost and Found at The Lounge Theatre.  He is Rogue Machine’s founding Artistic Director and has been the Executive Producer of all four successful seasons.  John was the Executive Producer and director of Lifetime’s long running award winning series Strong Medicine, and has produced two other series and 14 television movies or miniseries including the Emmy nominatedBurden of Proof.

ROGUE MACHINE presents plays that are new to Los Angeles.  They have garnered recognition for their work in upwards of 45 awards and nominations, including the Polly Warfield Award for Excellent Season in Small to MidSize Theater, funded by the Nederland Organization, and the BEST PRODUCTION Award (for two consecutive years) from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Ovation, and Backstage.  The company just picked up seven LA Weekly Awardsincluding one for BEST PRODUCTION for Small Engine Repair by John Pollono.  Since 2008 they have produced 3 Los Angeles Premiere(BLACKBIRDCOMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY, and STOP KISS8 West Coast Premiere (FOUR PLACES, THE WORD BEGINS, WISH I HAD A SYLVIA PLATH, BHUTAN, MilkMilkLemonade, AMERICAN DEADBINGO WITH THE INDIANS, and HALF OF PLENTY), 1 American Premiere (NEVERLAND), and 6 World Premiere productions (the multi-award winningSMALL ENGINE REPAIR, MONKEY ADORED,YARD SALE SIGNSRAZORBACK, SHORTS & SWEETS, and the award winning production of Henry Murray’s TREEFALL, now published by Dramatist Play Services).  Last year Rogue Machine worked extensively with multi-award winner Steven Sater (SPRING AWAKENING) in developing his play NEW YORK ANIMALS.  The company draws upon the diverse and extensive experience of its collective while creating high-quality productions by contemporary playwrights who specifically address our culture and time.

For further information: http://roguemachinetheatre.com/

PRESS CONTACT: Judith Borne (310) 305-7888or judith@borneidentities.com

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  1. Michael M. Landman-Karny says:

    The New Electric Ballroom is not having its West Coast Premiere at the Rogue Machine. It had its premiere at UCLA Live in 2009….