Downtown Los Angeles, CA Playwright Jesse Bliss (The Roots and Wings Project) and Producer Peter Woods (Quality Collective/The Last Bookstore) unite forces once again for the World Premiere of TREE OF FIRE at majestic The Rosenthal Theater, nestled inside the beautiful oasis in the heart of Skid-Row, Inner-City Arts, opening on International Women's Day March 8th, 2013. |
TREE OF FIRE is about a Magnolia tree catching fire in an aged and ominous women's prison, three female inmates forgotten and left to perish in the flames are jolted into memories of their past that inform the truth of their souls and the urgent need to expose the inhumanity of the prison to the world.
TREE OF FIRE has a rich history with excerpt performances and staged readings at UCLA, Lincoln Heights Jail, Theatre of Note and S.P.A.R.C. at the Old Jail in Venice.
The all star cast includes Romi Dias ("El Cantante"), Miriam F. Glover ("Django Unchained"), Julanne Chidi Hill ("Weeds"), Lizzie Peet ("Chloe and Keith's Wedding") and Hansford Prince("Hemingway and Gellhorn"). The play has an original score written by Jesse Bliss, Fanny Franklin and Geoff (GG) Gallegos with visual projections by Brandon Hunter Harrison and Lyn Gaza.
Peter Woods, an L.A. native, is the Events Coordinator for The Last Bookstore and heads the grassroots organization Quality Collective as well as Marketing Director for Writ Large Press.
Jesse Bliss, Founder and Artistic Director of The Roots and Wings Project, is an actress, playwright, producer, director, poet and MC whose work is performed and produced around the world. Jesse is also an Arts Education veteran, with extensive experience writing curriculum and teaching Theater and Creative Writing to underserved and incarcerated youth. Some of Jesse's writings for the stage include Diamonds, Roots and Wings, Between Fingertips, A Record of Light and performance appearances at the United Nations on International Women's Day and the Edinburgh Festival.
The Roots and Wings Project is a politically charged, socially transformative theatre company that brings attention to truth and gives voice to the unnamed, unspoken and misunderstood through theatrical innovation and multi-media collaboration.
Performances: March8-March 31, 2013
Friday and Saturday @ 8 PM, Sundays @ 2 PM
Location: Inner-City Arts'
The Rosenthal Theater
720 Kohler Street Los Angeles, CA 90021
Inner-City Arts, The Rosenthal Theater (View)
720 Kohler Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|