ONE IN THE CHAMBER – 1 Night, 3 Bands, 6 Plays
One Night Only- Saturday, May 30th 2015. Doors @ 7pm, show @ 8pm
At Art Share-LA – 801 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, California 90013
Los Angeles, CA – Ammunition Theatre Company, a new force on the LA theater scene, is proud to announce its inaugural production ONE IN THE CHAMBER- an evening of 6 one-acts, acted by 12 company members, for one night only- Saturday May 30th 2015 at Art Share-LA in Downtown Los Angeles. Doors open at 7pm for a cocktail hour, followed by the one-acts at 8pm. Performances from musicians Sin City and others will round out the evening at 930pm.
ONE IN THE CHAMBER is an immersive, dynamic theatrical event, featuring the world premiere of 6 one-acts: GOES THE WEASEL by Brian Dykstra, directed by Matt Leavitt, featuring Arjun Gupta (The Magicians) and J. Michael Feldman (The Neighbors). FEMME NOIR by Allie Costa, directed by Michael Bernardi, featuring Karla Mosley (The Bold & The Beautiful), Ari Boyland (Blood Punch), Julie Bersani (Blue Collar Boys), Tina Huang (Rizzoli & Isles), and Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin). JUST LIKE THAT by Rachel Holder, directed by Ahmed Best, featuring Karla Mosley and Malcolm Barrett (Dear White People). WHY CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS by B. Mark Seabrooks, directed by Ameenah Kaplan, featuring Carlton Byrd (Life of a King) and Julie Bersani. SOMEONE WHO KNOWS by Victor Lesniewski, directed by Deena Selenow, featuring Julie Bersani, Tina Huang, Karla Mosley, Ari Boyland, Garrett Mercer (Animal Magic), Karla Souza (How to Get Away with Murder) and Vinny Chhibber (Folk Hero Funny Guy). SKYLIGHT by Christian Durso, directed by Keith Powell (30 Rock), featuring Tina Huang and Yara Martinez.
Following the one-acts, several local LA bands will feature their music, including performances by company members Deborah S. Craig (Transparent), Karla Mosley and Malcolm Barrett. At that time, guests will have an opportunity to interact, mingle, and engage with company members.
Ammunition Theatre Company began as the product of a conversation at 3 o’clock in the morning between co-founders Arjun Gupta and Vinny Chhibber.
“The company was borne out of a desire to accelerate a shift we had started to see in popular culture to tell stories from more than just a few perspectives, ” stated Arjun Gupta.
“Given the diverse nature of the communities we are a part of, we felt like we were uniquely suited to help bring new stories to light in a medium we believe is impactful,” added Vinny Chhibber. “So we got a passionate, talented group of people together that shared our vision to affect change – and decided to merge our art with our activism.”
The mission of Ammunition Theatre Company is to produce work that features underrepresented stories told in innovative ways, while actively working and creating in the community. All of the one-acts performed in ONE IN THE CHAMBER will reflect their mission, exploring issues from race in America, to cultural identity, to existential crises that comes with living in Los Angeles. Above all, the one-acts are human stories, performed by passionate artists, without distinctions based on ethnicity, race, or gender. The transformational nature of Art Share-LA will allow the evening to subvert the usual stage/seating relationship in favor of an all-inclusive, environmental theatre-feel, with the performances taking place in and around the audience, creating a unique condition where the viewer will be immersed in each of the worlds being presented.
The theatre company is also a member of the Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE Fiscal Sponsorship Program. This program enables all donations made to Ammunition Theatre Company to be tax deductible. For more information about the Pasadena Arts Council please visit: http://www.pasadenaartscouncil.org/.
To learn more about Ammunition Theatre Company, please visit: www.ammunitiontheatre.com or follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram @ammotheatre.