9 CIRCLES

October 2011-November 2011 Bootleg Theater proudly presents playwright Bill Cain’s award-winning Nine Circles starring noted actor Patrick J. Adams in the tour-de-force role of Army Private Daniel Reeves, a 19-year old soldier who returns home from active duty in Iraq only to find himself engaged in a fight for his very life. Originally developed at the Ojai […]

THE CHANTEUSE AND THE DEVIL’S MUSE

September 2011-October 2011 Co-Prod with David J With The Chanteuse and The Devil’s Muse, Los Angeles-based musician David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets) presents a chilling theory that elaborates on the sensational Black Dahlia murder case of the late ’40s. David J’s musical framework melds with the interrogation of torch singer Madi Comfort, a figure in […]

AWAKE

JULY- AUGUST 2011 Multidimensional actor/comedian/def poet Joe Hernández-Kolski premiered Awake at Bootleg Theatre. The show is the follow-up to Joe’s critically acclaimed production, You Wanna Piece of Me? — a work that received a glowing review in The New York Times. The Polish-Mexican Chicago native describes awake as an intimate stage performance incorporating spoken-word poetry, comedy, dance, and traditional storytelling to […]

More 2011 events

HEATHER WOODBURY Co-Prod with Heather Woodbury SLUMBER OF REASON: LATINA DANCE PROJECT Co-Prod with Latina Dance Project BOOTLEG DANCE FESTIVAL THE INTERLOPERS AWARDS/NOMINATIONS Ovation Awards 2011 Nomination Best Lead Actress Nomination Best Supporting Actor JERSEY SHORESICAL, A FRICKIN ROCK OPERA Prod by Samantha Scharff Prods PATRIOT ACT: ROGER GUENVEUR SMITH Co-Prod with Rob Adler   […]

Theatre Movement Bazaar’s ANTON’S UNCLES

with Theatre Movement Bazaar Anton’s Uncles is an adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. This new work is a deconstruction of the original where only the men remain from the cast of nine characters. The text is a distillation of the original with new material added. The movement score emphasizes the unspoken, unseen, and unexpressed for a fresh, […]

HAMLET, PRINCE OF PUDDLES

Spring & Fall 2010 Co-Prod with L’Enfant Terrible Written by Angela Berliner Directed by Justin Zsebe Starring: Brian Kimmet, Angela Berliner, David Dastmalchian, Laura Castle, and Natasha Midgely REVIEWS Stage and Cinema: “Once in a great while, a play will have me floating off the ground as if I had just been licked by God; […]

PROJECT: WONDERLAND

January 2010 A Phantasmagorical Evocation of Lewis Carroll’s Hallucinatory Classic Project Wonderland is an homage to the mystery, power and beauty of a strange literary masterpiece and a tribute to its author, the enigmatic Reverend Charles Dodgson, better known to the world through his nom de plume, Lewis Carroll. In its action, the Reverend is transformed […]

More 2010 Events

  ABOVE THE LINE REVIEWS Backstage Performing Arts Live   LEIRIS/ PICASSO with Brimmer Street Theatre THEN SEE IF YOU STILL LOVE US: METHOD CONTEMPORARY DANCE with Method Contemporary Dance THE GOOD BOY BOOTLEG/ CIRCLE X READING SERIES Co-Prod with Circle X Theatre Co   SAME-O, AN ELECTRIC BALLAD

GOGOL PROJECT

September – November 2009 Co-Prod Rogue Artists Gogol Project catapults audiences into the grotesque and whimsical world of Nikolai Gogol’s St. Petersburg neighborhood of Nevsky Prospect. A man chronicles his descent into madness. A poor postal clerk’s life is turned upside-down by the overcoat he sacrificed so much to obtain. A Very Important Person wakes […]

STRANGER

2009 “A Spaghetti Western with Songs” The Nevada Desert. 1847. The tiny town of San Lorenzo is terrorized by a ruthless villain named Lagarto. He has brutally murdered the town’s sheriff, kidnapped his sixteen-year-old daughter Lucinda, and turned her into a killing machine with a taste for human flesh. The people of San Lorenzo are too […]