Bright Half Life
“A moving love story that spans decades in an instant—from marriage, children, skydiving, and the infinite moments that make a life together.”
The much-anticipated Los Angeles premiere by Pulitzer Prize nominee, Tanya Barfield, is a moving love story that spans decades in an instant – from marriage, children, skydiving, and the infinite moments that make a life together. BRIGHT HALF LIFE was developed during residency at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s National Playwrights Conference (Preston Whiteway, Executive Director; Wendy C. Goldberg, Artistic Director) in 2014.
ERICA – Kate HuffmanPerformance Dates
Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm through May 8. Performances continue in repertory beginning Thursday, May 12 at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm & Sundays at 7:30pm through Sunday, May 22. There will be no performances April 29, April 30, and May 1.
Playwright – Tanya Barfield
Director – Amy K. Harmon
Producer – Danna Hyams
Assistant Director – Gloria Ines
Stage Manager – Maurie Gonzalez
Set Designer – Brian Graves
Lighting Designer – Derrick McDaniel
Projection Designer – Nick Santiago
Sound Designer – Marc Antonio Pritchett
Costume Designer – Michele Young
“Kacie Rogers as Vicky and Tiffany Wolff as Erica are mesmerizing, transportive, utterly fearless and yet so sweetly full of fear. They perform this monumental 90-minute feat of emotional and physical gymnastics are transcendent. They have to be, really, to channel this sublime work, effortlessly gifting us the highs and lows of 30 years of love.“ – Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros, NoHo Arts District
“BRIGHT HALF LIFE is carefully orchestrated by director Amy K. Harmon, who helms the play with compassion and understanding. Kudos to Kacie Rogers and Tiffany Wolff, who keep up the nonstop pace with words and body movements as thoughts and emotions flash and ebb.” – Elaine Mura, Splash Magazine
“… [Bright Half Life] works, thanks to a combination of intricately constructed writing, Amy Harmon’s inspired direction, and two bona fide star turns.” – Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA
“One of the joys of small theatre in Los Angeles is the variety of productions at any one time and that there are companies dedicated to challenging their audiences… The Road does not disappoint.” – On Stage Los Angeles
Join us for an exciting event with Support Black Theatre at the 2:00pm matinee performance of BRIGHT HALF LIFE on May 14th.
“Acting Black While Queer: A talkback about Black and Queer Representation on Stage”
Supported and hosted in part by Support Black Theatre (SBT).
Moderated by Sydney Rogers and Carene Mekertichyan
Sydney Rogers: (they/she) is a multi-disciplined Drag Artist, Activist, and Cultural Competency Consultant who identifies as Trans Femme Non-Binary, and works to bring more visibility to the Trans Non-Binary community through theatre, film, television and other mediums. They have moderated panels for Trans Lounge, Everybody Gym, TG/NB Project, GROOV3, Navel LA, The Wall Las Memorias and Trans Pride 2016-2020. They have hosted many events such as the 2019 AIDS LifeCycle Finishing Line Festival, DTLA Proud Festival and Grand Park’s Proud Stories. They hold many positions, certifications and affiliations including being a Board Member of Gender Justice Los Angeles (LA), CA LGBT Arts Alliance, California TGI Policy Alliance, a member of The Marsha P. Johnson Institute, National Social Workers Association , Non Binary Union LA , Mirror Memoirs, Director of TG/Enby Project, and the Education and Training Manager for TransCanWork. They are also an active member of the LA theatre community.