Oh, What a Night!

Ladies and gentlemen, have we got a show! Feeling so grateful for the talented 7 CORPSES cast that gave us a seriously impressive opening night — CONGRATULATIONS and ENDLESS THANKS to you all! This is just the beginning of a creepy-fun six-week run of original one-acts in Hollywood not to be missed this Halloween season. GET TIX TODAY!

Death Becomes Us by R. J. Colleary

DEATH BECOMES US by R.J. COLLEARY is one of seven plays in the Los Angeles Playwrights Lab’s second production of original shorts: 7 CORPSES. In Colleary’s DEATH BECOMES US, Ted and Emma are cosmically doomed to spend eternity trapped in the bedroom where they once lived, loved – and died. But when Myles and Heather, current occupants of the house, get life-changing news, it opens old, long- buried wounds for Ted and Emma.


WHEN: Thurs, Fri, Sat, 8 pm, Sept 28-Nov 3, 2012.


WHERE: Ruby Theater at THE COMPLEX, 6476 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90038. 


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CHRIS BOUFFARD
 is very happy to be working on stage once again in Los Angeles, and especially pleased to be working with such great talents as Bob Colleary and Suzan Mikiel. A native of Michigan, Chris now lives with his two rescue dogs in the Laurel Canyon section of Los Angeles where he makes his way as a Voice Over and Commercial actor with over one hundred national advertisements to his credit. His hobbies include Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and playing the guitar.


CAT LACOHIE (Emma) Cat LaCohie is LA’s most recent import from London, England. Since moving across the Atlantic earlier this year, she booked leads in three independent films and the PSA What If regarding women’s abortion rights. She currently plays the cynical roommate Leslie in the comedy web series Reach. On the theatre scene Cat played the challenging and highly enjoyable role of transexual Dick/Charlotte in comedy play, Missing Dick by Gordon Bressack, and in the stage version of Clue. Cat can also be seen performing as her alter ego: cabaret host and circus burlesque performer, Vixen DeVille - enjoying her downtime by playing with fire, lounging from an aerial hoop or relaxing on a bed of broken glass!


JENNIFER LYNN MALLOY (Heather) has had a wonderful time working with such a talented group! Jennifer graduated from Vassar, received an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School and is a member of the Actors Studio. She recently played a crazy online dater in God, Coffee & Gasoline and her film My Life as Abraham Lincoln just won the Audience Choice Award at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival. Credits include I, Claudius with Theatre Askew, and Wildwood Park and Sweet Eros at Bleecker Street Theatre. She thanks acting coach John Kirby, friends and family, especially husband Chris and son Sebastian.


*JOHN RUSHING (Ted) thanks Suzan Mikiel and the cast of Death Becomes Us for the wonderful theater experience. Recent theater credits include: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (The Geffen Playhouse and original cast, Victory Gardens Theater), Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Artist Colony of Chicago), Equus (Redtwist Theater), The Love of the Nightingale (Red Tape Theater), and Kingsville (original cast, Stage Left Theater). John can be seen in the film Gutshot Straight with George Eads and Stephen Lang, and is a series regular on the webseries Euston Prep. John is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actor’s Equity.


SUZAN MIKIEL (Director) would like to thank Bob Colleary for the opportunity to direct such a fantastic script for her LA directing debut, and her fantastic cast for bringing it to life. Last Spring at LAPL she played Newlywed in Katie Letien’s Summer House. Acting credits: Film: Sunset Hero (which she co-wrote with LAPL’s Katie Letien), The Dinner, Cat Scratch Fever, Upstate, and Children of Invention. TV: Law and Order, Strangers with Candy. Web Series: Saturday Special, Training: BFA Wayne State University, Actors Theater of Louisville Apprentice, The Barrow Group (NYC), Upright Citizen’s Brigade (NYC & LA), Rebecca Drysdale (Improv), Brian Finklestein (writing), Naked Angels Tuesdays@9.


R.J. COLLEARY (Playwright) is an LAPL rookie and recovering TV writer making his foray into the world of one-act plays after previous full-length productions of PUBLICITYVILLE (2009), CANNIBALS (2010), and ADDITION BY SUBTRACTION (2011). His 10-part comedic webseries, “Besties,” was described as “original,” “subversive,” and “frankly, troubling.” His next full-length play,  :-) & :-( (yes, that’s the actual title; aka Happy Face Sad Face) will open at The Lillian in January 2013.


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Boys’ Night by Michael Shaw Fisher

BOYS’ NIGHT by MICHAEL SHAW FISHER is one of seven plays in the Los Angeles Playwrights Lab’s second production of original shorts: 7 CORPSES. In Fisher’s BOYS’ NIGHT, Thursday night is boys’ night - the night when Scott and Derek can forget the rest of the world and just be themselves. Only, when Scott accidentally hits a dog on the way to work, it releases a flood of nightmarish childhood memories best forgotten and Scott learns that you can trust your best friend anything… Or can you? 


WHEN: Thurs, Fri, Sat, 8 pm, Sept 28-Nov 3, 2012.


WHERE: Ruby Theater at THE COMPLEX, 6476 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90038. 


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BRYAN BELLOMO (Derek) performs, directs, writes, designs and teaches. Bryan does a lot of stuff. He loves it all, and almost all of the time. Recent acting credits include the indie feature A Big Love Story (Breakout Filmmaking, Newport Beach and Best Comedy, Manhattan Film Festival) and The Unknown with Frances Fisher on crackle.com. Many thanks to Robert and Yasmina for their trust, to Charls for his great playful spirit, and to you for taking a chance and supporting live theatre. More at bryanbellomo.com.


PAUL MAYLONE (Scott) Although Paul Maylone majored in theatre at the University of Maryland and the Interlochen Arts Academy, it’s been nearly fifteen years since he’s gone anywhere near the dramatic arts. He therefore has no film/stage credits worth mentioning. He lives in Ojai with his true love and adorable son and works in the solar industry.



BETHY POLUIKIS (Mindy) is thrilled to be a part of Boys Night. Originally from Dallas, TX, Bethy moved to Los Angeles by way of Chicago, where her theatre credits include Hedda Gabler, Twelfth Night, andDancing at Lughnasa, as well as a Jeff-nominated production of The Philadelphia Story. Bethy loves comedy and performs in various sketch and improv shows at Second City Hollywood. She has appeared in a series of sketches for Chelsea Lately, as well as the web series THE FAIRY TALES. Many thanks to David, Michael, and everyone involved with 7 Corpses.


DAVID HAVERTY (Director) is excited and honored to be directing Michael Shaw Fisher’s piece Boy’s Night, David’s Los Angeles Stage Directing Debut! Graduate of PCCA (FL), Musical Theatre Major, Artistic Director of Bravo Centre for the Arts (FL). Attended Marymount Manhattan College in NYC, Theatre Arts major, taught at the Children’s Acting Academy (NYC), SM/Entertainment Director at the Jekyll & Hyde Club (NYC), Tech Director for Ensemble Studio Theatre’s 25th Anniversary One Act Marathon (NYC). In LA David has worked in production in Film/TV from Producer to Prod Assistant. Assisted multiple shows at the Sacred Fools Theatre. Currently owner of ProduceYourReel (.com).


MICHAEL SHAW FISHER (Playwright) is a writer, actor and director who graduated with Thesis Distinction in 2008 from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.  Most recently Michael has performed in Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum 2011 season productions of Richard III and Rose Cottages. His original play the Barking Pig was workshopped at the LA Playwright’s Lab (of which he is a co-founder). The Barking Pig premiered at 2011’s Hollywood Fringe Festival and was selected to be part of the Best of the Fringe.  Most recently, his original rock musical  Doomsday Cabaret premiered in the 2012 Hollywood Fringe, which not only received Best of Fringe distinction, but also Best Musical. Michael is also a member of the Board of Directors for the upcoming Sonoma Theatre Company.

Manifestation by Meredith Simonds

MANIFESTATION by MEREDITH SIMONDS is one of seven plays in the Los Angeles Playwrights Lab’s second production of original shorts: 7 CORPSES. In Simonds’ MANIFESTATION, A woman’s desperate attempts to sell a haunted, dilapidated house bring her face-to-face with the demon she fears. 


WHEN: Thurs, Fri, Sat, 8 pm, Sept 28-Nov 3, 2012.


WHERE: Ruby Theater at THE COMPLEX, 6476 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90038. 


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SHAELA COOK (Viv) is honored to be a part of the Los Angeles Playwrights Lab. A graduate of the University of Utah Actor’s Training Program and the Washington D.C. Shakespeare Theatre Classical Workshop, Shaela has performed on numerous stages around the globe and in various film and television productions (look for her in the upcoming films Heterosexual Jill and Into the Equinox). Some of her favorite stage roles include Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth and Susan in Vinegar Tom. She is a company member of Sacred Fools. Endless thanks and love to Steve. www.shaelacook.com


SASCHA ROSEMANN (Joe) is grateful and excited to be performing in this delightfully haunting series of one act plays presented by the Los Angeles Playrights Lab, and hopes you are as thoroughly entertained by the works of the wonderful writers, directors and actors as he is watching and working with them.


JUNE CARRYL (Director) is originally from Denver and a member of the Actors Studio and the Directors Lab in Los Angeles. Her plays include SEDUCER (Summerfest 2009, Black Box Theater), THE RINGS OF SATURN (The Living Room Series, Blank Theatre), GOD’S WIFE (Zephyr Theatre). THE ART OF YES (reading, Playbrokers). June has received commissions from the Magic Theater and Visual Artists Theater in New York. Her screenplay HARARE, HARARE was a finalist in the 2008 Page Screenwriting Awards. A budding director and performer as well, June has worked with the Blank (Young Playwrights Festival, The Living Room Series), Absolute Theater (The INSIDIOUS IMPACT OF ANTON), City Garage (THE TROJAN WOMEN), Mark Taper’s Taper, Too (SLIDE/GLIDE THE SLIPPERY SLOPE), Odyssey (THREE-PENNY OPERA), Berkeley Repertory theatre (CIVIL SEX, MACBETH), A.C.T. (INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY), and the Magic (PIECES OF THE QUILT).


MEREDITH SIMONDS (Playwright) wrote and produced her first play - “The Disconnect” - for the Los Angeles Playwrights Lab’s production of original shorts, “Beginnings,” in Spring 2012. Meredith is also a screenwriter who has received recognition from the Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.