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November - Dember 2011
March 2011 ESTHER'S MOUSTACHE - full length comedy written and directed by Laurel Ollstei. Reading @ New Jersey Repertory Theatre in Long Branch New Jersey. Monday March 14th. http://www.njrep.org/currentseason.htm
ESTHER'S MOUSTACHE - full length comedy written and directed by Laurel OllsteinReading @ New Jersey Repertory Theatre in Long Branch New Jersey. Monday March 14th. http://www.njrep.org/currentseason.htm
CHEESE: A PUNGENT COMEDY published by Orginial Works Publishing. Available for purchase at
Reading of CHEESE: A PUNGENT COMEDY at the Player's Theatre New York City, TRUVoices Reading Series
DOROTHY PARKER IS IN THE BATH at Short + Sweet Festival in Singapore
OPA! THE MUSICAL, Queens, New York, See
PLAYWRITING, University of California, Los Angeles
FROM PAGE TO STAGE, CREATING CHARACTERS, Idyllwild Summer Arts Program
PLAYWRITING, University of California, Los Angeles
CREATING A ONE-PERSON SHOW, Los Angeles
Written and Directed by Laurel Ollstein
New York City - Reading on Monday, December 3rd at
THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON by Laurel Ollstein
NOLA Studios is located at 244 West 54th Street, Studio # C. The upcoming reading is free and open to the public; space is limited. Reservations are required; rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON FEATURED IN THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY'S READING SERIES
They Promised her the Moon, based on a true story of a female astronaut, will be featured in the 2012 Reading Series at the Road Theatre Company in North Hollywood. The reading will feature actors Zoe Perry, Michael Dempsey, Carlyle King, Burt Grinstead, Dana Lyn Baron, Mark Costello, Lori Jaroslow & Marianne Lu.
THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY
NASA 1960: The year of “THE RIGHT STUFF” and Mercury 7... was also the year of a little known story-- a group of American female astronauts preparing in mind and spirit to give their lives for the opportunity to go into space but never had the chance. Thirteen accomplished, fit women pilots passed grueling tests to be considered for astronauts in 1960; their test results were remarkable. LIFE magazine got hold of the story, and for a brief moment, a few of the women-- the media dubbed tstronettes"--sparkled as minor celebrities heading for space.
THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON PREMIERES IN OKLAHOMA
As the 2012 Faith Broome Playright-In-Residence, Ollstein's new play, THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON, will premiere in April 2012 at the Weitzenhoffer Theatre at the University of Oklahoma in Norman Oklahoma.
They Promised Her the Moon is based on the true story of Geraldyn "Jerrie" Cobb, the first woman to be tested for space flight. Along with twelve other women, Cobb went through the rigors of physical and mental testing only to be told that women would not be considered for NASA's astronaut training program. Cobb was born in Norman, Oklahoma, in 1931, the daughter of a pilot who always dreamed of flying. The Faith Broome Playwright-in-Residence position is made possible by a generous endowment created by Mo and Richard Anderson in honor of Mrs. Anderson's sister. It is dedicated to the creation of new plays and to the development of emerging and established playwrights. It offers a unique opportunity for Ms. Ollstein to devote time to her writing and to make a significant contribution to new play development within the university and professional theatre communities.
ESTHER'S MOUSTACHE PLAYS LOS ANGELES
"An inherited genetic trait becomes a quirky metaphor for irritating but inescapable cultural legacies in
Ollstein's play is zany and funny...As director, she has cast it beautifully and stages it with vigor. Strapp is all wistful desperation as beleaguered Maddie, and Ratner is every inch the indomitable Jewish grandma, even when she returns from Venice Beach in stylish lounging pajamas. Marini is an exotic presence as the sex-obsessed Lilith, and Grinstead brings enough sexy charm and energy to enliven his every scene. -- Backstage Magazine Critic's Pick
Battling with her inner demons and her outer circumstances, Maddie confronts her lost culture and her deceased father through Esther and Gerd. Playing at the Studio/Stage Theater in Hollywood, "Esther's Moustache" tells a superior tale of family, sex and love and excels on all theatrical fronts--Culver City News
Gus The Dog Productions presents a world premiere play, ESTHER'S MOUSTACHE, written and directed by Laurel Ollstein. ESTHER'S MOUSTACHE on Friday, November 4 through Saturday, December 17 at the Studio/Stage Theatre, 520 N. Western Blvd. in Los Angeles.
FALL SOLO SHOW WORKSHOP
The Atwater Village Theatre is located at 3269 Casitas Ave, Atwater Village, CA 90039 .
From Hollywood :
Take Fountain East to Hyperion. Follow Hyperion over the 5 freeway where it becomes Glendale Blvd. Turn Right on La Clede Ave. Take the second Left onto Tyburn St. Take the first Right onto Casitas Ave.
Take the 5 North to the Glendale Blvd. exit. Turn Right on La Clede Ave. Take the second Left onto Tyburn St. Take the first Right onto Casitas Ave.
From the Valley:
Take the 134 East to the 5 South. Take the Fletcher Dr. exit. Turn Left onto Fletcher Dr. Turn Left on La Clede Ave. Take the first Right onto Minneapolis St. Turn Left at Casitas Ave.
READING, SUNDAY, JANUARY 23RD, 2011 AT 1 P.M.
CHEESE REVIEW J UNE 21, 2010 NEW YORK CITY
by Beatrice Williams-Rude