Skylight Theatre Company, recognized for their unwavering commitment to developing new works, has confirmed a 2017 lineup of four plays, new to Los Angeles.
January 28 – February 25, 2017
Shades of Disclosure (World Premiere)
by Queerwise, directed by Michal Kearns.
Spanning from the 1988 display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in Washington DC to the worldwide women’s marches, this show celebrates the triumphant lives of real people whose personal stories have been forgotten or silenced. A sixteen-year-old who, after bravely announcing her queerness, finds herself at a precarious turning point in American politics, finds mentors who tell it like it was, is, and how they hope it can be posing a host of social justice issues that we all must face: Homophobia, Racism, Immigration Rights, Healthcare, and the Rights of Transpersons.
April 8 – May 14, 2017
The Lord of the Underworld’s Home for Unwed Mothers
by Louisa Hill, directed by Tony Abatemarco
Winner of the Kennedy Centers’ Mark Twain Award for Comic Playwriting, Louisa Hills’ re-imagining of the Persephone myth explores the politics of motherhood through a landscape of Catholicism, horticulture, and death metal.
August 12 – September 3, 2017
Black Super Hero Magic Mama
by Inda Craig-Galvan, directed by Deena Selenow
A single black mother is unable to cope with the shooting death of her 14-year-old son at the hands of a white police officer. She must decide if she’ll stay in her comic book fantasy world as a superhero crime fighter, where sons don’t die, or return to the real world and mourn her loss.
November 4 – December 3, 2017
Our Father’s House
by Luis Alfaro. directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera
Co-Produced with Playwright’s Arena.
Combining physical work, choral voices and storytelling on a bare stage, celebrated Los Angeles playwright, Luis Alfaro examines the traits of violence in religion. Loosely inspired by Lorca’s classic tale The House of Bernarda Alba.