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Staged Reading: Ordinary Girls
Staged Reading: Ordinary Girls

Sun, Mar 17

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Holocaust Museum LA

Staged Reading: Ordinary Girls

In honor of Women's History Month, join playwright Elin Hampton for a staged reading and conversation about her new play, Ordinary Girls, which tells the story of three teenage girls who are recruited by the Dutch underground to seduce and assassinate German officers during WWII.

Time & Location

Mar 17, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Holocaust Museum LA, 100 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA

About

In 1939, three teenage girls (one as young as 14) are recruited by the Dutch underground to seduce and assassinate German officers during WWII. Truus Oversteegen tries desperately to protect her younger sister Freddie from the scars of war, while Freddie follows the lead of beautiful, charismatic, red-headed freedom fighter, Hannie Schaft. A harrowing and moving true story, about the cost of political violence.

The cast includes:

Afra Sophia Tully, Brent Schindele, Elizabeth Logun, Gary Patent, Jacqueline Emerson, Olivia Castanho, and Peter Henry Bussian

Originally from New York, playwright Elin Hampton is currently an active member of Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA, as a playwright, actor, director, and producer. Her plays and musicals have been produced here at the Road Theatre, the Greenway Arts Playhouse, Hudson Backstage, the Hollywood Fringe Festival, as well as all over the United States and abroad. The Red Eye Play Festival chose her children’s play The Candidate for productions in India, Germany and Japan. Among her other works, F4 was a finalist for the City Theatre’s National award for Short Playwrighting and selected for the Samuel French OOB Festival in NYC; Casey229 was produced twice by the Collective NY. published in its anthology, and later adapted into a short film, and her musical Mommy! Mommy! (written with award-winning musical director Gerald Sternbach) was optioned for Broadway, and further developed at the York Theatre in New York with Tony nominated director Lynne-Taylor Corbett. Her work has been published by Applause Books and included in the anthologies: “The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2015” and “Best Contemporary Monologues for Kids ages 7-15.” Her television writing and producing credits include Mad About You, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dream On, Pinky and the Brain, The Jackie Thomas Show, and John Leguizamo's House of Buggin’.

The director of this production, William Charlton, has directed Mammoth Gorge, Landline, Apocrypha, Toby 24-7 Gets Lucky, Wonderfully Made, Possibly Deranged Lunatic, The Case, So Odd to Hear a Lark this Time of Year and numerous staged readings for EST/LA, in addition to directing in various venues both in Los Angeles and in NYC. Recent TV (actor): Law & Order, Quantum Leap, Ratched, Winning Time, NCIS, S.W.A.T., Get Shorty, Rosewood, Criminal Minds, How to Get Away with Murder, Parks & Recreation, Film: The Rum Diary; The Changeling, Flags of Our Fathers, Money Train, Get Smart. Training: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art(LAMDA); Director’s Lab West; Filmmaking at NYU, the New School, School for Visual Arts.

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