Horrifying Comedy Slasher from Zephyr on Melrose
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The last date listed for Slasher was Sunday November 22, 2009 / 7:00pm.
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Come see where the theater pros go to play on their night off. PlayGround, an acclaimed series of shows that's been running in the Bay Area since 1994, comes to Los Angeles. Each month, PlayGround-LA will present staged readings of original short plays inspired by an assigned topic and written in just four days by some of Los Angeles' best emerging professional playwrights. Pre-show discussions provide further insight into the chosen topic, the writers' processes and more. Learn More
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Written by Allison Moore
Directed by Lee Sankowich
Playwright Allison Moore captivated audiences at the 2009 Humana Festival with this edgy, satirical and laugh-out-loud thriller, Slasher. This Halloween, The Zephyr on Melrose Theatre brings to Los Angeles all the hilarity, blood, and gore of Moore’s witty and brilliantly written black comedy. Slasher is the story of a D-list Hollywood movie director, Marc Hunter, who goes to Texas to shoot "Bloodbath," a low-budget slasher flick. After he loses his 'name actress' he hires a local “Hooter” waitress, Sheena McKinney, as ‘The Last Girl’ to be killed, which unleashes her 'invalid' mother's thwarted feminist rage. The ensuing events -- comical, intense, and emotional -- result in a degree of horror Marc could never have imagined.
Allison Moore is a displaced Texan living in Minneapolis, where she is a Core Member of The Playwrights' Center. Her plays include Hazard County, Eighteen, Urgent Fury, The Strange Misadventures of Patty, Cow Town, and American Klepto. Her work has been developed or read at the O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Williamstown Theatre Festival, InterAct Theatre, and Manhattan Theatre Club; and produced at the Cherry Lane Alternative, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Actor's Express, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and The Playwrights' Center, among others. Ms. Moore has received two Jerome Fellowships, a McKnight Advancement Grant, and the Iowa Arts Fellowship. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, and received her MFA from the Iowa Playwrights Workshop.
After serving for 16 years as Artistic Director of the Marin Theatre Co., Lee Sankowich resigned to return to producing and directing independently. Among the 45 plays he directed there were two world premieres of previously unproduced Tennessee Williams' plays. His career got off to a jump start with his successful productions of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest which ran for two and a half years in New York, five and a half years in San Francisco, a year and a half in Boston, and in Israel. In all, he did eleven productions of the play. Since then he has worked in Regional Theatres across the country including Baltimore Center Stage, The Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Rep, Florida Stage, Geva, Jewish Repertory Theatre, City Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theatre where he was a Resident Director, and was an Associate Professor of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University. Lee directed the seven-month run of The Last Schwartz in 2007-8 and most recently Someone's Somebody at the Zephyr. Among his several awards, he has been the recipient of four San Francisco Bay Area Drama Critics Awards for Direction. Lee owns and operates the Zephyr Theatre.