Under Construction: The Caregiver’s Guide

September 30 @ 7:30 PM
Written By Jami Brandli
Directed By Ann Hearn Tobolowsky

A family dramady about evolving heroes, truth tellers, memory keepers, and early onset Alzheimer’s. 

JAMI BRANDLI’s plays include Technicolor Life, S.O.E., M-Theory, ¡SOLDADERA!, Sisters Three, Through the Eye of a Needle, Medusa’s Song, O: A Rhapsody in Divorce, and BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!) which was named in the 2014 Kilroys List.  Her work has been produced/developed at New Dramatists,  New York Theatre Workshop, Launch Pad, Great Plains Theatre Conference, The Lark, among other venues.

Winner of John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award, Holland New Voices Award, Ashland New Plays Festival and Aurora Theatre Company’s GAP Prize.  Finalist for the 2016 PEN Literary Award for Drama, Playwrights’ Center Core Writer Fellowship, Princess Grace Award and the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference; nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award.  Her short works are published with TCG and Smith & Kraus.

Technicolor Life premiered as part of the 2015 Women’s Voices Theater Festival and received its Australian premiere in 2017. In 2018, BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!) received a joint-world premiere with Moxie Theatre (San Diego) and Promethean Theatre (Chicago), ending with Moving Arts’ production at Atwater Village Theatre in Los Angeles (LA Times Critic’s Choice and Ovation Recommended). BLISS will receive it’s next production at Defunkt Theatre (Portland, OR) in early 2020. Through the Eye of a Needle (Stage Raw ‘TOP TEN’ Pick and Ovation Recommended) received its world premiere at The Road Theatre (Los Angeles), March-May 2018.  Sisters Three received its world premiere with The Inkwell Theater (Los Angeles) in December through January 2019.  As a 2019 Humanitas Prize PLAY LA playwright, Jami was commissioned to write her latest play, Visiting Hours. She is represented by the Robert A Freedman Agency and Gramercy Park Entertainment.  Please visit: www.jamibrandli.com

Ann is a member of the Artistic Board of the Road Theatre Company.

Regional credits: Los Angeles Theatre Center, South Coast Repertory, Theatre 40, Taper Two, LaMirada Civic Center, CAST Theatre, Alaska Repertory Theatre, Missing Piece Theatre.

Film: Lorenzo’s Oil, The Accused, The Dollmaker, Dutch, My Father the Hero, Frankie and Johnny Are Married, The War at Home, Nobody’s Fool.

TV: Rizzoli & Isles, Big Love, Numb3rs, Judging Amy, ER, A Woman of Independent Means, Nixon: The Final Days, Evening Shade, Murder She Wrote, Designing Women, Jack’s Place, St. Elsewhere.

Originally from Georgia, Ann has also produced and directed several productions at Theatre 40.

“The Caregiver’s Guide”

Christina Carlisi*
Meeghan Holaway*
Ru Kazi*
Samantha Tan*
Stephen Tobolowsky

*Road Company Member