SFNW: Sacred Fools New Works Reading Series

Sundays @ 5pm
Jan. 20 & 27, Feb. 10 & 17, 2019
Admission: FREE!

A sneak peek at just a few of scripts the Fools are considering for our 23rd season! The Sacred Fools New Works Reading Series presents four unproduced plays from emerging playwrights that embrace the theatrical form and speak to the diverse culture of contemporary society.

Join us next door at The Broadwater Plunge for our Series Reception following the first reading on January 20th - a chance to discuss the play, and chat about what makes exciting new theatre!

Performing on the Broadwater Second Stage (entrance at 6320 Santa Monica Blvd.)

Sunday, January 20th @ 5pm*:


by Madhuri Shekar
directed by Reena Dutt

featuring Kapil Talwalkar, Ulka Mohanty, Troy Blendell, Lauren Van Kurin , Jax Ball

Deep in the jungles of East India, two different couples (of the monkey and of the human persuasion) experience an eventful night of falling in, and out, and back into love. Finding your soulmate is tricky enough – the real challenge is holding on to them.

Performing on the Broadwater Second Stage (entrance at 6320 Santa Monica Blvd.)

*Series Reception to follow in the Broadwater Plunge!

L-R: Ulka Mohanty, Kapil Talwalkar, Lauren Van Kurin & Troy Blendell

Sunday, January 27th @ 5pm:


by Jacqueline Goldfinger
directed by Shaela Cook

featuring Libby Baker , Joe Hernandez-Kolski , Lynn Adrianna, Crystal Keith , Rowan Hall

A talking stork, lesbian moms, and the power to build your own baby... In this version of a near future society, prospective parents learn within the first weeks of conception which traits their child will have and what behaviors it is likely to exhibit. Based on these test results, they are either issued a PRE certification which legally guarantees the baby will be a "good" person or not. Without the certification, the child will be limited in what it is allowed to do.

Two couples, both early in their pregnancies, collide over what to do with their PRE certification test results. With rapid advances in reproductive technology, modern eugenics is science’s Wild West. What will we do to “civilize” it and ourselves? How far will we go when playing God?

Performing on the Broadwater Second Stage (entrance at 6320 Santa Monica Blvd.)

Interview with playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger on the LAFPI podcast

Sunday, February 10th @ 5:15pm:


by David Jacobi
directed by Travis Snyder-Eaton

featuring Cj Merriman , Ryan Wayne, Alvaro Renteria, Marian Gonzalez , Harim Sanchez

Ethan Couch has lived in a bubble of pampered privilege for his entire life, so when he’s convicted of killing four people while driving drunk, he and his mother Tonya flee to a resort in Mexico rather than face the consequences. In this self-imposed state of limbo, Ethan pays hotel clerk Daniel $1000 to be his friend and help maintain the facade of his prior life. But as the unlikely pair drink, sing, and stumble through the night, delusions of how the world works melt away as quickly as their cash flow.

Performing on the Broadwater Second Stage (entrance at 6320 Santa Monica Blvd.)

Sunday, February 17th @ 5pm:


by Julia Lederer
directed by Jacob Sidney

featuring Aviva Pressman , Tracey Leigh , Tim Kopacz , Emily Kosloski , Emily Goss, Peter James Smith, Carrie Keranen , Leigh Wulff, Bruno Oliver

What happens when the powers of machines exceed those of nature? At what point will A.I. resemble humans enough to deserve human rights? Absurdly comic and existentially chilling, U-R-U examines the societal obsession with progress at all costs and the decreasing worth of humanity in this increasingly artificial world.

Performing on the Broadwater Second Stage (entrance at 6320 Santa Monica Blvd.)

- Sacred Fools Company Member


Produced for Sacred Fools by Jacob Sidney

Production assistance provided by members of the Sacred Fools Literary Committee: Julia Griswold , David LM McIntyre , and Kathy Bell Denton

Logo - Curt Bonnem