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Show Dates: November 5th & 6th

The Early Bird Special is a festival of one act plays that all share the same two features:  at least one actor age 50+ and an old-timey leather suitcase.  But the plays couldn’t be more unique and diverse!  Join us for this fundraising event that will have audiences “following the suitcase” from one play to the next.

Each act runs approximately 50 minutes with a single intermission.

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  • Jun 08, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Los Angeles, 3269 Casitas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA
    See excerpts of all the fantastic new plays that Cohort 3 of the Ignite Project has been working on! There will be a brief reception at 7:00 pm, followed by the readings at 7:30 pm.
  • Sunday Best
    Sun 18 Jun
    Multiple Dates
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    Jun 18, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Los Angeles, 3269 Casitas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA
    Sunday Best is a monthly opportunity for EST/LA members and non-members to collaborate on new work and make connections. Please consider making a donation to EST/LA via this ticket in support of this program.

DRIFTWOOD HOUSE by Nick Ullett, Director – Elin Hampton

Ray Xifo - Morris

Barbera Ann Howard – Isobel


DIAMOND FIRES by Steve Dierkes, Director – Keith Szarabajka

Robert Gossett – Chet

Ian Patrick Williams – Russ

Mateo Mpinduzi-Mott – Remy


PACKING IT IN by Lisa Bishop, Director – Robert Burgos

Dey Young - Diane

Peter Gregory - Paul


COFFEE POT TREE written and directed by Jacqueline Wright

Peggy Dobreer – Susie

Tina Preston - Jane


SOMETHING BORROWED by Anne Flanagan, Director – Kazu Takeda

William Charlton – Hal

Sarah Brooke – Ellen

Tonya Cornelisse – Trina

Poonam Basu – Casey

Goran Ivanovski - Brice


CHRISTMAS ON EUROPA by Kenny Hargrove, Director – Tom Lazarus

Caitlin Gallogly - Athena 2

Stephanie Keefer – Jake

Michelle McGregor – Marlena

Stevie Stern - Amelia


15 DEAD SOULS written and directed by Leilani Squire

Hannah Marie Lloyd - Doris

Patrick John Hurley - James


SO ODD TO HEAR A LARK THIS TIME OF YEAR by Michael Kaplan, Director – William Charlton

William Duffy - Jeffers

Stephanie Brait - Amy

Important Information

COVID-19 Guidelines:

Every audience member will be required to be fully vaccinated. We consider you fully vaccinated two weeks after you get a second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine or two weeks after you get a single does of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

Additionally, every audience member will be required to wear a mask. If you do not have a mask upon arriving, a mask will be provided for you.

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