LAWS OF SYMPATHY

by: Oliver Mayer
directed by: Jon Lawrence Rivera
"In light of the serious subject matter, the play is unexpectedly playful, and Rivera emphasizes the piece’s comic elements at every welcome opportunity. Yet under the deceptive lightheartedness lies a savage topicality. In recessionary America, the plating on that welcoming Golden Door has worn thin -- as these hopeful refugees will soon learn, to what, we suspect, is their peril."
Los Angeles Times

A WORLD PREMIERE PLAY

A play that looks at this country with eyes wide open from the point of view of its newest refugees – the Somali Bantu.

  • starring: Barbara Bragg, Anita Dashiell, Celeste Den, Will Dixon and Diarra Kilpatrick
  • scenic designer: John H. Binkley
  • lighting designer: Jeremy Pivnick
  • costume designer: Mylette Nora
  • sound designer: Dennis Yen
  • casting director: Raul Clayton Staggs
  • stage manager: Kim Patch
  • producer: Diane Levin

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PLAY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

PLAYWRIGHTS’ ARENA accepts unsolicited full-length plays from Los Angeles-based playwrights only and that comply with the company’s mission statement.

We do not accept one-acts (less than 70 minutes long), one-person shows or “kitchen sink” dramas. Please submit the entire script with a cover letter and playwright’s bio using the form below.

As with all theaters, response time will depend on the number of current submissions for review (up to six months).

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