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A JOURNEY OF ANGELS
|Theater in Glendale|
Time(s): Beginning at 7:00pm
Address: 651 Glenwood Road, Glendale, 91202
Phone: (818) 426-0183
Cost: $10 - $20
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Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
An Evening of Select Songs and Scenes From
A JOURNEY OF ANGELS
A New Musical In Development
Book by Brent Beerman
Directed by Kay Cole
Based on the novel My Mother's Voice by Dr. Kay Mouradian
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In commemoration of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, the creative team of A JOURNEY OF ANGELS - a new musical in development about one courageous girl's will to survive and fight for freedom during the Armenian Genocide of 1915 - will present an evening of select songs and scenes from the musical in development on Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 pm at Herbert Hoover High School Auditorium (651 Glenwood Road, Glendale, CA 91202). Tickets for the evening are $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for students; and are available for purchase at the theatre on the night of the performance.
Based on the novel My Mother’s Voice by Dr. Kay Mouradian, A JOURNEY OF ANGELS tells the story of an impassioned, 14-year-old Armenian girl named Flora, who dreams of furthering her education at the American Missionary school and traveling to far-away places to experience the diversity of the world. Her dream comes to an unforeseen halt, when the Turkish government announces the proclamation that all Armenians must be removed from their homes and driven on a forced march, leaving behind everything. Flora is faced with the horror of losing her entire family with the exception of her beloved sister. As she travels down the harrowing paths during the Armenian Genocide of 1915, Flora finds the courage and will to survive and fight for her freedom. A JOURNEY OF ANGELS is currently in development with a theatrical workshop planned for June 2019 in Los Angeles.
CREATIVE TEAM BIOS:
BRENT BEERMAN (Book), a Los Angeles based playwright who has written numerous full-length and one-act plays that have reached national acclaim. His play, Gabriel’s Rapture, won the Corner Stage National Theater Contest and Millionaires was presented Off-Broadway at the Lyric Theatre in New York. Dancing in the Shadows won the Pacificus Foundation of Los Angeles Literary Award, was featured in the Los Angeles Playwright’s Festival, and had a staged reading at the Moving Arts Theater in Los Angeles. A Dull Pain Turned Sharp was a prize winner at the MOXIE Films New Play Competition and it was featured at the HOWL festival in New York City. Other Los Angeles theatrical credits include: Mourning Song, produced by LA’s Underground Theater; the West Coast Premiere of A Dull Pain Turned Sharp, produced by the Group Rep Theater at the Lonnie Chapman Theater; and Another Washington Affair, was produced at the Avery Schreiber Theater. Brent has been the director of theater at Crescenta Valley High in Southern California and has developed a program that produces over 15 productions each year. www.BrentBeerman.com
KATHI CHAPLAR (Composer/Lyricist) is an actor, singer, musical director, composer and arranger. She is the composer and lyricist for the original rock musical production 22% Fear, which toured at high schools throughout Southern California. Kathi is a founding member of the contemporary folk band Sojourn. Her acting credits include: A Dull Pain Turned Sharp (Julie standby) at Group Rep Theatre, I’m Just Wild about Harry (Ida U/S) and U.S.S. Pinafore (Buttercup replacement) at Crown City Theatre; and Pasadena Playhouse’s production of Amahl and the Night Visitors (Shepherdess). Kathi has directed over 30 musicals in both the professional and educational realms, including Phantom of the Opera at Crescenta Valley High School, for which she received a Jerry Herman Award nomination. Kathi also teaches Theater, Muscial Theater, English and Art History at Crescenta Valley High School.
KAY COLE (Director). A true Renaissance woman, Kay has been directing, choreographing, writing and teaching in Los Angeles, New York, and London for many years. As a director/choreographer, Ms. Cole’s credits include the film Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks; for Broadway, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (Belasco Theatre); and on London’s West End, The Fantasticks and Snoopy. Kay has taught Acting for Film and Television at Emerson College LA and UCLA’s Musical Theatre Conservatory. She is the proud recipient of the 2006 Playwrights Arena Award for her outstanding contribution to Los Angeles Theatre. In 2009, she received a nomination for best choreography from the NAACP Theatre Awards for her work in Atlanta, at the Geffen Playhouse. Kay has directed original plays by Brent Beerman including A Washington Affair at Avery Schreiber Theatre and A Dull Pain Turned Sharp at Group Repertory Theatre. Her recent directorial successes are In A Booth at Chasen’s at the El Portal Theatre, I Only Have Eyes for You at the Montalban Theater and Firecracker, and original play she also co-wrote. Currently she is in pre-production to direct and choreograph Daniel in Babylon, an original rock opera film. www.kaycole.net
ABOUT AUTHOR DR. KAY MOURADIAN
Dr. Kay Mouradian is a documentary filmmaker and author of books on yoga and meditation. A professor emerita from the Los Angeles Community Colleges, she holds a doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University and degrees from Boston University and UCLA. Her documentary, My Mother’s Voice, is based on her novel My Mother’s Voice. The documentary was awarded Honorable Mention for Best Documentary at the 2012 Pomegranate Film Festival in Toronto.
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