Blossoming is an annual staged reading series
comprised of new full-length plays developed by
The Vagrancy Playwrights' Group
Tuesdays, June 2 - July 7, 2020
Location: The comfort of your own home via Zoom
TICKETS: PAY WHAT YOU WANT
All funds contribute to payment for the artists and at least 10% of ticket sales will go to Peoples City Council Freedom Fund.
Reserve your virtual seat via Brown Paper Tickets;
suggested ticket price is $10.00.
After reserving a ticket, you will receive a link to the play 15 minutes before the performance time as well as a link to the Zoom talkback with the playwright and director. The link to the play will expire after 48 hours.
The Last One
by MERCEDES SEGESVARY
Directed by Carly Weckstein
Tuesday, June 2, 5 pm PST; 7:30 pm Talkback
THE LAST ONE is the story of Kranbary, a woman who was once a National Dart Throwing Champion, but now, in her 30s, struggles to find purpose in her day to day world. Her best friend, Bucket, is in a similar state and one day decides to become a Life Coach/Motivator. As Bucket learns new techniques to face his life’s challenges, Kranbary notices that Bucket has forgotten a portion of his negative memories. She’s turned off by Bucket’s sudden intense positivity and begins to pull away from their friendship. But she can’t get far from this Goop-y positivity, for everyone around her is rapidly going through a similar change. This sudden mass human consciousness shift leads Kranbary down a rabbit hole to discover the source of the Shift.
Slowly And Then All At Once
by KATHERINE VONDY
Directed by Hannah Wolf
Tuesday, June 9, 5 pm PST; 7:30 pm Talkback
Naomi and Kiran have a nice life together. They work from home. They get their groceries delivered. They binge-watch streaming TV shows. But the earthquakes just won’t stop. And when Naomi’s destitute cousin unexpectedly appears on their doorstep, he brings the reality of the outside world--decimated by the effects of climate change--in with him, and their lives are shaken up even more. What are our obligations to family? How different are they from our obligations to strangers? Our obligations to our partners? Ourselves? SLOWLY AND THEN ALL AT ONCE examines the ways that our health, our safety, and our futures are inextricably intertwined with the well-being of our planet.
when we breathe
by JAISEY BATES
Directed by June Carryl
Tuesday, June 16, 5 pm PST; 7:30 pm Talkback
Two twins. Half-siblings. Strangers. Their authoress, four days gone. A sheep that speaks, recently deceased. A coyote. Possibly supernatural. A stormy night. Probably supernatural. A history-haunted mine-contaminated sacred storied thirsty imagined land. A play that asks: Who are we? Who will be the 'we' we write?
Walk Like an Egyptian
by TAMADHUR AL-AQEEL
Directed by Rachel Park
Tuesday, June 23, 5 pm PST; 7:30 pm Talkback
In an LA of the near future where water and food shortages are the norm, performance artist Miriam Louisa is hiding from the government in her parents’ garage. After the suspicious death of her father, and witnessing two strangers in the neighborhood stealing garbage, Miriam kidnaps both thieves only to discover they are part of a government program to steal DNA to plant at crime scenes. What follows between the prisoners and their captor becomes an argument over the role of the individual during a time of repression.
Into the Side of a Hill
by JAMES ANTHONY TYLER
Directed by Jamil Jude
Tuesday, July 7, 5 pm PST; 7:30 pm Talkback
At a Historically Black University in 2004, 6 fraternity brothers rehearse for the annual Homecoming Step Show. As they rehearse, issues such as mental illness, toxic masculinity, and war bring all of the young men into battle with each other. Is their brotherhood strong enough to keep them united?
*These performances are made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles Department of Arts and Culture.*