GLO (Green Light One-Acts) was created by Green Light Productions to showcase the best short plays written by women. Submissions for this year’s GLO were open to Los Angeles-area women only because of our commitment to promoting local artists. Out of over a hundred submissions, these five plays represent some of the most talented writers in our area who are creating dynamic characters and engaging stories. Powerfully funny and intensely moving, the 2015 GLO plays are an incredible look at love, loss and surviving them both.

Announcing the GLO Plays:

All About Howard by Diane Grant. Directed by Laura Steinroeder. Featuring: Varda Appleton, Michelle Simek and Amy Stoch. No one knows where Harold is or why he’s left each of the women who love him without a trace. All About Harold is about how we connect and sustain each other in surprising ways and sometimes find friendships that last a lifetime.

Fiddlin’ on the Mountaintop by Robin Byrd. Directed by Julianne Homokay. Featuring Shanel N. Moore. Lulla Bell Jury lost her momma; all she has left is the fiddle her mother gave her and the beauty and pain of life in the Appalachian Mountains. A tale of music, loss, family, and land.

Gentleman’s Pact by Karen Howes. Directed by Michelle Joyner. Featuring: Joni Allen, Dan Riordan and Eric Toms. This play takes a witty Albee-esque look at the power plays in a friendship and marriage when one man asks another for permission to marry his wife.

The Plan by Katherine James. Directed by Branda Lock. Featuring: Zoe Lillian and Kyra Morling. Two young girls mend broken promises and plan future dreams while waiting for the morning bus to school.

Vital Records by Alex Dilks Pandola. Directed by Miranda Stewart. Featuring: Gayla Johnson and Kate Torri. Trapped in the never-ending hell that is the Department of Vital Records, Patricia encounters a trio of government employees who guide her along a path of self-discovery.

Green Light Productions, founded in 2003 by Artistic Director Alex Dilks Pandola, produces new plays written and directed by women. After producing over 100 plays written by women in Philly and NYC we relocated to Los Angeles and produced GLO2014 (Green Light One-Acts) in November 2014 and SHORTIES (short comedic plays) in March 2015.

Past productions include a multi-year theatrical tribute to WOMANHOUSE, the historic feminist art and performance installation, the Philadelphia premiere of Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig, modern adaptations of Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession and Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, twenty-four GLO plays and over a hundred short works that were developed for an annual performance series called New Light.

Performances will be November 5-15, Thursday – Saturday at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.

The Miles Memorial Playhouse is located at 1130 Lincoln Blvd. Free parking in the subterranean lot at 808 Wilshire Structure (entrance on Lincoln). Tickets go on-sale October 15 at www.greenlightproductions.org. Ticket prices are $15-$20 ($20 general admission, $15 student/senior discount). Run time: 1 hour 45 minutes.

– Submitted by Alex Dilks Pandola, Artistic Director of Green Light Productions

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