A Conversation With Mary

Sunday, August 4th | 8pm @ The Road on Lankershim
Written By Amy Stoch
Directed By Lauren Smerkanich

A Conversation With Mary concerns the sudden death of a best friend who was your better half and how to see their death as an important part of the completed person who will live in your heart forever.

Amy Stoch – Playwright:

Amy Stoch is a professional actress with over 35 years’ experience in films, television, commercials, and on stage; most notably the Bill and Ted feature films (#3 is currently in production!) as well as Dallas, Days of Our Lives, and the recent Streamy Award-winning series Mr. Student Body President. She holds a PhD in Theatre History, Theory, and Criticism from the University of Illinois and is currently working on a book detailing the directing career of Herbert Blau, as well as scripts for a web series and a feature film. She is an instructor at AMDA College for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles and is also an instructor at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. Her hope is to continue to grow as an artist and scholar and to inspire others to think of the arts—whatever their association with them—as full of discovery and infinite rewards.

Lauren Smerkanich – Director:

Lauren Smerkanich is a writer and director based in Los Angeles. She has directed in one-act evenings at The Stella Adler Theater and The Lounge Theater in Los Angeles, and at The Atlantic Theater Company’s Second Stage and The Public Theater in New York. She will be directing her first full-length play in Los Angeles, “Fruition” by Alexis DeLaRosa, at Theatre of Note this fall.


Christina Carlisi* as Laura
Kate Huffman as Mary

*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association