Camille Spirlin and Maya Lynne Robinson, “Runaway Home”
The Fountain Theatre has earned 7 Stage Raw Theater Award nominations for our world premiere production of Runaway Home by Jeremy J. Kamps, directed by Shirley Jo Finney. The Fountain production of the funny, moving, and powerful new play about community and the power of family, set in New Orleans three years after Hurricane Katrina, received the following Stage Raw Theater Award nominations:
Production of the Year
Ensemble – Leith Burke, Jeris Poindexter, Armando Rey, Maya Lynne Robinson, Camille Spirlin, Brian Tichnell, Karen Malina White
Playwriting – Jeremy J. Kamps
Leading Female Performance – Camille Spirlin
Supporting Female Performance – Maya Lynne Robinson, Karen Malina White
Supporting Male Performance – Jeris Poindexter
The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition includes productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018.
The Awards ceremony is slated for Monday night, August 20, at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles.
Just wanted you to know my friends and I were astonished at the wonderment of the play, In the Red and Brown Water. It was exhilarating and haunting at the same time. The ensemble did not “perform”. They were an in-the-moment reality.
The Fountain can always be counted on to entertain, educate, and explore the human condition in a way no other theater in town can match. In the Red and Brown Water is another proud achievement for the Fountain Theatre.
My friends and I were all teachers. One was a professor at Cal State Northridge (CSUN). Another taught middle school and I taught high school. We have all experienced using mythology in the classroom because, hard to believe, students can actually relate to that genre. Well, obviously, so can adults. I taught Theater Arts and have presented plays, once in a while, where the actors actually include the stage directions in the dialogue. Usually have done this when the plays are performed for youngsters. The playwright (McCranney) used this technique in a way that did the same thing for adults. It was a wonderful way to show that the actors were both “part of a tale” and “telling a tale”.
It was a WOW of an evening! Not soon forgotten. Good to see you….and, of course, wishing you well as do all your fans.
– Joan Martin
“In the Red and Brown Water” at the Fountain Theatre
In the Red and Brown Water Now – Dec 16 (323) 663-1525More