SPF 11: Off the Interstate with Maizie and Willow
Mazie and Willow, a promise, a pillow, one very bleak day.
Off the Interstate with Maizie and Willow has its world premiere at the Road Theatre Company’s Summer Playwrights Festival.
John Yarbrough’s work has twice been selected for the Best American Short Plays anthology and has been performed in New York, London, Washington, DC, and elsewhere. His play The Rose-Red City won top prize at the British Theatre Challenge. He lives in New York City.
Carlyle King has worked as an actress, writer, director, teacher and producer in the theatre over the last 40 odd years. Initially brought out here by John Houseman (she holds an MFA from USC), she has studied with Uta Hagen, Kim Stanley, Milton Katselas (to name a few). She was co-artistic director at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills for 2 years and co-created their highly successful One Act Festival that lead to NY productions, an HBO show and publications in Samuel French. Most recently as a director, Carlyle directed the world premiere of Tracy Silver’s one woman show MOTION CURES and the LA revival of BARRYMORE at the Marilyn Monroe theatre. At The Road Theatre she starred in award winning MUD BLUE SKY, produced THE ENGLISH BRIDE and 10 Playwrights Festivals. She is a member of the Artistic Board and heads THE WORD @ MAGNOLIA. Over the last thirteen years, Carlyle has headed “Kid Shakespeare” an after school drama program in the Pasadena. She has taught at USC and South Coast Repertory.