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Still Life

Still LifeAcademy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (BIRDMAN), and Broadway playwright (ON YOUR FEET), examines the causal link between ethics and success, life and death, art and redemption. How do we endure loss and rediscover the will to make something of our lives?

Living at an emotional crossroads, with her career on the rise, celebrated photographer Carrie Ann scrambles to reconnect with her passion for the work. An unexpected inspiration arrives in the form of a trend analyst who becomes determined to help her move forward, even while facing his own uncertain future.

"I am a true agnostic, in that I am not certain of what my existence was before the moment I was born, and I don’t know what it will be after the moment I die. Like the characters in STILL LIFE we are all trying to figure it all out, trying to learn as best we can how we can go on. This, for me, is one of the reasons why I do theatre, and particularly a play like STILL LIFE” - Michael Peretzian Director

Alexander Dinelaris is a playwright whose work Red Dog Howls was nominated for several Los Angeles Ovation Awards, including Best Actress in a Play Kathleen Chalfant. He won an Oscar for co-writing the film Birdman, and his current project On Your Feet, is now running on Broadway. Other works include Folding the Monster, The Chaos Theories (dir. Alison Fraser), Big Kids, Pathetique, and American Rapture. Alex was nominated for two Drama Desk Awards for his work on the additional book and lyrics for Zanna Don’t, and he collaborated with Academy Award winning director Alejandro Gonzales-Innaritu on The One Percent, with Ed Harris and Hilary Swank, for Starz.

Michael Peretzian (Director) helmed Rogue Machine’s production of Christopher Shinn’s Dying City, which won the Ovation Award for Best Production (five Ovation Award nominations). He has directed numerous projects locally, including the Mark Taper Forum’s West Coast premiere of Jane Martin’s Talking With and Truman Capote’s One Christmas and A Christmas Memory, broadcast for many years on KCRW and subsequently re-staged at Pacific Resident Theatre. For his work with Theatre 40 Hugh Leonard’s A Life, Michael received a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Direction. He directed the world premiere of Alex Dinelaris’ Red Dog Howls starring Kathleen Chalfant, his production of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land at the Odyssey Ensemble was nominated as one of the Best Productions of 2009 by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle.

Cast: Jonathan Bray, Lea Coco, Frank Collison, Alexandra Hellquist, Nardeep Khurmi, Laurie Okin, Jennifer Sorenson, Tania Verafield, and Susan Wilder

ProductionTeam: Tom Buderwitz (Scenic Design), Leigh Allen (Lighting Design), Chris Moscatiello (Sound Design), Halei Parker (Costume Design), Nicholas E. Santiago (Projection Design), (Casting) Victoria Hoffman

Rogue Machine Theatre (“Best Production” three years - Ovation, LADCC Awards) presents plays that are new to Los Angeles. Winner of the American Theatre Wing’s 2014 National Theatre Company Grant, given only to 12 theatre companies in the country, the company has garnered recognition for their work in upwards of 75 awards and nominations, including the Polly Warfield Award for Excellent Season in Small to MidSize Theater, funded by the Nederlander Organization, and BEST PRODUCTION Awards from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Ovation, and Garland voters. After Rogue Machine introduced Los Angeles to the world premiere of Small Engine Repair by John Pollono, it became a critical and box office hit Off-Broadway in 2013 and has been published by Dramatists Play Service. In Los Angeles, it garnered LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Best Production - Intimate Theater, Best Direction, Best Ensemble, Backstage Garland Awards: Best Production, Writing, Ensemble. Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Best Production, Best Writing, and Best Direction, LA Weekly Awards for Best Production, Playwriting, LA Times CRITICS’ CHOICE, LA Weekly “GO”, Ovation Recommended, Top 10 LA Theatre experiences, and was a Bitter Lemons Top Rated Show in 2011. One Night In Miami… by Kemp Powers (winner of the LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Production) became Baltimore Center Stage’s best-selling production in their 52-year history and had a sold-out run at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Henry Murray’s Treefall has been produced by six other American theatre companies and published by Dramatists Play Service.

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Still Life opens at 8:30pm on March 4th and runs Saturdays and Mondays at 8:30pm, Sundays at 3pm through April 23, 2017. Rogue Machine is located at The Met, 1089 N Oxford Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029. Tickets are $40. Reservations: 855-585-5185 or at

Presenter / Producer: Rogue Machine Theatre

Listed Categories
Theater > Drama

Event Phone: 855-585-5185

Rogue Machine (in the MET)
1089 N Oxford Ave
Los Angeles CA 90029

LA - Central / Downtown

Performance Dates: 3/4/2017 - 4/23/2017
Saturday, 03/04/2017
Sunday, 03/05/2017
Monday, 03/06/2017
Saturday, 03/11/2017
Sunday, 03/12/2017
Monday, 03/13/2017
Saturday, 03/18/2017
Sunday, 03/19/2017
Monday, 03/20/2017
Saturday, 03/25/2017
Sunday, 03/26/2017
Monday, 03/27/2017
Saturday, 04/01/2017
Sunday, 04/02/2017
Monday, 04/03/2017
Saturday, 04/08/2017
Sunday, 04/09/2017
Monday, 04/10/2017
Saturday, 04/15/2017
Sunday, 04/16/2017
Monday, 04/17/2017
Saturday, 04/22/2017
Sunday, 04/23/2017

Performance Times
8:30pm on Saturdays & Mondays
3pm on Sundays

Runs through April 23, 2017

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or more information: 855-585-5185

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Twitter: @RogueMachineLA


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