The Box: Los Angeles

a Narrative Experiment in Late Night Theater
directed by Adriana Colón, Rebecca Larsen & Jaime Robledo
produced & created by Padraic Duffy & Hans Gelpke

MARCH 3 - 25, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays @ 11pm

IN OUR BLACK BOX SPACE - 6322 Santa Monica Blvd.

From the Creators of Serial Killers! THE BOX: LOS ANGELES is an experiment in randomly generated narrative. Given a collection of characters and settings from which to choose, writers created fragments- small scenes and snippets that will then be put together randomly and performed each night. The hope is that a story will emerge - one that is dark, mysterious, and moving.

There are a million different stories in THE BOX. In the end, we will hear just one.

If you would like to see all 60 scenes, come to all four Fridays OR all four Saturdays! Though the scenes are chosen randomly, no scene will be performed twice over the course of each 4-week track.

Tickets are Donate-What-You-Can!
Reserve a seat online and pay at the door.

Read "The Box: Los Angeles" Writers' Manual

Submissions are closed, but feel free to read the manual at the link above to learn about the world of THE BOX!

Read about the 2015 edition of "The Box"


Scot Shamblin as Father Lin
Tegan Ashton Cohan as Helen
Joshua Wolf Coleman as Det. Broady
Amy Rapp as Evelyn
Lynn Adrianna as Josefina
Diana Romo as Rosa
Mari Elizabeth as Ana
Moises Rodriguez as Roberto
Bruno Oliver as Morton Highsmith

and special appearance by Leon Russom as Old Will


Neal R. Alvarez, Kimberly Atkinson , Laura Beason, Zachary Bernstein , Anne Brashier, Brian Carroll, Jonathan Ceniceroz, Paula Cizmar, Rafeal Clements, Bob DeRosa , Dana DeRuyck , Emily Donn , Mike Dressel, Erik Engman , Madeline Fair, Michael Shaw Fisher , Tony Foster, Aaron Francis , Scott Golden , Randall Jay Greenwald, Julia Griswold , Michael Gural-Maiello, Adam Hahn, Paul Hoan Zeidler, Brad Hogan, Summera Howell, Timothy Huth, Jonathan Josephson, Crystal Keith , Jennifer Kenyon, John Lacey, Rob Lecrone , Peter Lefevre, Richard Levinson , Oliver Mayer, David LM McIntyre , Tifanie McQueen , Alyson Mead, Scott Mullen, Trey Nichols, Guy Picot , Paul Plunkett , Leslie Powell, Ron Pullins, Ari Radousky , Jaime Robledo , Andrew Roxby, Mark Sande, Dale Sandlin, Scot Shamblin , Ruth Silveira , Graham Skipper, Ann-Giselle Spiegler, Scott Stein, Glenda Suggs , Alisa Tangredi , Rom Watson, Ian Patrick Williams, John Wuchte & Natalie Zutter


Stage Manager - Hans Gelpke
Lighting Design - Matt Richter
Sound Design - Suze Campagna
Set Design - Tifanie McQueen
Projection Design - Brian Wallis
Costume Design - Linda Muggeridge
Choreography - Cj Merriman
Music Direction - Zachary Bernstein
Prop Design - Bruno Oliver

The Scenes

Each of the three storylines consisted of 20 scenes. For the first three weeks, 15 of those scenes were chosen and presented in random order. During the final week, the remaining 15 scenes - 5 left over from each storyline - were presented mixed together in random order. Below is the order the scenes were presented at the Saturday performances.

STORYLINE A: "The Detective" (March 4, 2017)

SCENE 3A: "Rehearsing a Dream" by Rom Watson

SCENE 11A: "The Real Deal" by Natalie Zutter

SCENE 8A: "Helen is Quitting" by Peter Lefevre

SCENE 14A: "Night Watch" by Madeline Fair

SCENE 20A: "Hooray for Hollywood" by Ian Patrick Williams

SCENE 18A: "Wings" by Ann-Giselle Spiegler

SCENE 1A: "Charlie's Private Moment" by Rafeal Clements

SCENE 9A: "The River Rises" by Crystal Keith

SCENE 10A: "The Interview" by Michael Gural Maiello

SCENE 16A: "The Box" by Oliver Mayer

SCENE 7A: "Two Visits" by Rob Lecrone

SCENE 12A: "Super 8" by Jonathan Ceniceroz

SCENE 15A: "The Sixth Street Bridge" by Randall Jay Greenwald

SCENE 19A: "Shell Beach Express" by Scot Shamblin

SCENE 2A: "Cold" by Emily Donn

STORYLINE B: "The Mother" (March 11, 2017)

SCENE 7B: "Untitled" by Summera Howell

SCENE 16B: "Left Hook" by Tony Foster

SCENE 12B: "Lullaby" by Aaron Francis

SCENE 11B: "I've Lost One Daughter" by Alisa Tangredi

SCENE 9B: "Pied Piper" by Kimberly Atkinson

SCENE 8B: "Ana at the Esquire" by Leslie Powell

SCENE 17B: "Oh, Roberto" by Mark Sande

SCENE 4B: "You Bring the Devil Here" by Zachary Bernstein

SCENE 19B: "Traveling Jacket" by Jennifer Kenyon

SCENE 1B: "The Great Southern Search" by John Wuchte

SCENE 18B: "Bad Things" by Glenda Suggs

SCENE 13B: "River Noise" by Paula Cizmar

SCENE 6B: "La Santa Mira" by Dale Sandlin

SCENE 3B: "Untitled" by Jaime Robledo

SCENE 5B: "The Word" by Timothy Huth

STORYLINE C: "The Boxer" (March 18, 2017)

SCENE 14C: "May Your Days Be Marry and Bright" by Jonathan Josephson

SCENE 17C: "Interrogation of Roberto" by Ron Pullins

SCENE 3C: "That Spiderweb Marking" by Anne Brashier

SCENE 20C: "Untitled" by Richard Levinson

SCENE 11C: "Swollen River" by Scot Mullen

SCENE 10C: "You Were Soft" by Adam Hahn

SCENE 19C: "The Heart, the Fist and the Hard, Brutal Deep" by Paul Hoan Zeidler

SCENE 15C: "The Boxing Gym Interrogation" by John Rivera Lacey

SCENE 1C: "The Rose Cut" by Neal R. Alvarez

SCENE 18C: "Marigold" by Trey Nichols

SCENE 4C: "Left Hook" by Alyson Mead

SCENE 7C: "I Gotta Car" by Ruth Silveira

SCENE 8C: "Lady Boxer" by Paul Plunkett

SCENE 2C: "La Boxedora" by Guy Picot

SCENE 9C: "Sweat and Blood" by Bob DeRosa


SCENE 16C: "Not a Confession" by Ari Radousky

SCENE 12C: "When to Quit" by Tifanie McQueen

SCENE 2B: "Infinite Showcase" by Scott Stein

SCENE 5A: "Angel's Dream" by Scott Golden

SCENE 10B: "Above Sea Level" by Laura Beason

SCENE 4A: "Let it Break" by Julia Griswold

SCENE 20B: "A Piece of Candy" by Graham Skipper

SCENE 13C: "Workout" by Dana DeRuyck

SCENE 5C: "Feint" by Andrew Roxby

SCENE 15B: "Our Children" by David LM McIntyre

SCENE 17A: "Whispers and Carrots" by Brian Carroll

SCENE 13A: "A Lucky Punch" by Brad Hogan

SCENE 6C: "The Visitation" by Erik Engman

SCENE 6A: "Watch" by Mike Dressel

SCENE 14B: "Untitled" by Michael Shaw Fisher

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At a Glance
MARCH 3-25, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays @ 11pm
Produced & Created by
Padraic Duffy
Hans Gelpke
Directed by
Adriana Colón
Rebecca Larsen
Jaime Robledo