Baby Toes by June Carryl is one of five plays in Beginnings - the Los Angeles Playwrights Lab’s first production of original shorts.
In Carryl’s Baby Toes, Emmy is turning 40. Her ex just got married and they have unfinished business. Baby Toes is about growing up and moving on. Directed by Chris Raymond, starring Yasmina Sommers as Emmy and Matt Crabtree as Fred.
WHEN: March 14-April 12, 2012 (Wed/Thurs at 8 p.m.)
WHERE: Theatre Asylum Lab, 1078 Lillian Way (at Santa Monica Blvd), Hollywood, 90038
YASMINA SOMMERS (Emmy) graduated from The “London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts” - She is a proud member of SAG, AFTRA, AEA and British Equity! And a member of the”New American Theatre Company”! She is grateful and excited to be a part of the growing, creative community that is “LAPL” - She is especially grateful to June and Chris for trusting “Emmy” with her. She now lives in Los Angeles with her wonderful husband, and her two amazing “sons” “Grover” Woof & “Oliver” Meow ;)
MATT CRABTREE (Fred) recently wrapped the feature Jamesy Boy with Mary-Louise Parker and jumped right into the Playwrights’ Lab! He was last seen onstage as Crumpet, in two performances of the one-man show, The Santaland Diaries with The Blank Theatre at the Stella Adler. He appeared on stage in the gender bending Mommie Queerest as Joan Crawford’s personal assistance, Carol Ann, and 11 other characters, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Reprise!) and the World Premieres of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Bashful (Walt Disney Concert Hall), Who Lives? (Pico Playhouse), Frank Zappa’s Rock Opera Joe’s Garage (Open Fist), The Boarding House (Interact) and 173 performances of David and Amy Sedaris’ The Book of Liz. TV: Bones, N.C.I.S., Grey’s Anatomy, HawthoRNe and Greek. Film: The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It, Signal, Corpse Run. Currently, Matt is the Co-Creator, Executive Producer and one of the stars of the new scripted comedy series, Falling upwards coming this Fall.
CHRIS RAYMOND (Director) is a graduate of the American Film Institute, the National Shakespeare Conservatory and California Institute of the Arts. Following graduation, he founded the Orinoco Theater Company. Off-Broadway and regional theater productions include “Lost in Yonkers” and “Antony and Cleopatra.” Recent screen-writing credits include “The Yard Sale,” “The Joshua Tree,” and “Daughter of Heaven,” based on the life of China’s only female Emperor Wu Zetian. He has won the Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Award and AFI’s James K. Fadiman Award for Excellence in Screenwriting as well as recognition by Chesterfield, the Nicholl’s Fellowship, and the Sundance Feature Film Lab. He has recently optioned and is developing bestselling author D.M. (The White Hotel) Thomas’s lyrical novel about the JFK assassination titled Flying In To Love, for the screen.
JUNE CARRYL (Playwright) 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).