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IAMA Theatre Company partners with Los Angeles
LGBT Center for ‘Bottoming Process’ in May
LOS ANGELES (January 17, 2023) — IAMA Theatre Company joins forces with the Los Angeles LGBT Center for the next production in its 2023 “Jubilee Season.” The world premiere of The Bottoming Process by Nicholas Pilapil, previously announced for a May-June run at Atwater Village Theatre, will now take place at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre in Hollywood as a co-production between the two companies.
George Salazar (Be More Chill, The Lightning Thief) is set to star in this dark comedy about two writers who meet at WeWork and fall in love — or something like it. One is a famed novelist, and the other is a nobody who’s mostly funny on Twitter. One is nearing middle age, and the other is flailing through their twenties. One is White, and the other is definitely Not. As they mate, date and cohabitate, they grapple with issues of race, sex, power and the model minority myth, all to find out who’s really on top. IAMA associate artistic director Rodney To will direct.
“We are proud to work in partnership to lift and celebrate queer, Filipinx American experiences with The Bottoming Process. There is a long legacy of championing new voices at IAMA, and of exceptional LGBTQ+ storytelling at the Center’s historic Renberg Theatre. As two nonprofit organizations committed to the life-changing power of storytelling, we recognize this collaboration as an exciting leap towards growth, sustainability and allyship within our changing landscapes,” said IAMA artistic director Stefanie Black and Los Angeles LGBT Center artistic director Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx in a joint statement.
Performances of The Bottoming Process will take place May 18 through June 12, with previews beginning May 14.
For more information about IAMA Theatre Company’s 2022-23 season, go to www.iamatheatre.com.
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