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IAMA takes New Works Festival plays to next step
‘Rotana–Alien of Extraordinary Ability’ and ‘First Comes the Egg’
to receive workshops in February and April
LOS ANGELES (February 1, 2023) — Two plays that received readings as part of IAMA’s 2022 New Works Festival last September will be workshopped by the company in February and April at Atwater Village Theatre.
First up, writer/performer Rotana Tarabzouni’s rousing one-woman show with original pop music, Rotana—Alien of Extraordinary Ability, will be workshopped in February. Featuring a book by Tarabzouni, Banna Desta and Hayley Gene Penner; music by Tarabzouni and Penner; and direction by Zhailon Levingston, this concert memoir of Tarabzouni’s “pilgrimage to self” takes the audience on a journey of self realization in the face of Saudi tradition, God, family and The Erotic. Balancing a profound love for her mother with a wild adventure in Los Angeles, Tarabzouni sheds light on the immigrant experience and on the biggest risk of all: to be oneself. The workshop will culminate with one public Pay-What-You-Can performance on Monday, February 27 at 8 p.m.
In April, First Comes The Egg by Taryn Fixel will be directed Kaily Westbrook Smith. On the precipice of motherhood, Marlie must navigate personal and professional boundaries in the high stakes world of venture capitalism and innovation when an old friend reappears with a life changing offer. How much of herself is she truly willing to risk? Three staged readings will close out the workshop process on Monday, April 24; Tuesday, April 25; and Wednesday, April 26, each at 8 p.m. Admission to the readings is $25.
Atwater Village Theatre is located at 3269 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039. Free parking is available in the ATX (Atwater Crossing) lot one block south of the theater.
For more information and to make reservation, call (323) 380-8843 or go to iamatheatre.com.
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