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Highways Performance Space and Gallery
Off Olympic Blvd 1651 18th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404
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David Trudell began his acting career in third grade and has been performing ever since: onstage and off. He toured with the CG Players in the Hudson Valley where he landed leads in Look Homeward Angel, Barefoot in the Park and Butterflies are Free. At The Comedy Works in Albany, he co-starred in The Gingerbread Lady. Upon moving to L.A. he nabbed a principal role in a McDonalds commercial where he deftly sang and simultaneously ate a hamburger without choking. He has appeared in short films and various theatrical productions, including Charles Ludlam’s Camille at Highways Performance Space with Kearns.

Michael Kearns has been presenting work at Highways for a quarter of a century, beginning with his landmark solo piece, intimacies. Recently named by Frontiers Magazine as one of L.A.’s 26 Community Builders, for his mentorship work during the past 30 years, this is his third teaming with Trudell that includes the hit one-person show, In Heat In Hollywood. Kearns is the author of The Truth Is Bad Enough, his autobiography.

About the Ticket Supplier: Highways Performance Space

Highways Performance Space is Southern California's boldest center for new performance. Founded in 1989, Highways continues to be an important alternative cultural center in Los Angeles that encourages fierce new artists from diverse communities to develop and present innovative works.

Highways promotes the development of contemporary socially involved artists and art forms. Our mission is implemented through four programs (the performance space, workshop/university program and two galleries). Annually, Highways co-presents approximately 250 performances by solo dramatic artists, small theater groups, dance companies and spoken word artists; curates and exhibits approximately 12 contemporary visual art exhibits per year with work that explores the boundaries between performing and visual art forms; commissions and premieres new work by outstanding performing artists; organize special events, curate festival, offer residency and educational programs that engage community members in the arts while providing access to professionally-directed instruction.