Lorraine Hansberry's LES BLANCS opens this weekend at Rogue Machine Theatre

Sarah steps out of the spot light and behind-the-scenes as Assistant Director to Gregg T. Daniel in this behemoth production of Lorraine Hansberry's LES BLANCS. The play debuted on Broadway on November 15, 1970 and opened to heavy criticism. It was Hansberry’s (Raisin in the Sun) final work and she considered it her most important, as it depicts the plights of colonialism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Get tickets today at ROGUE MACHINE THEATRE

PLAY LA: A FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS Presented by HUMANITAS

A series of play readings from our 6 playwrights and 2 HUMANITAS honorees,
in association with 6 of L.A.'s most celebrated theatres

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Experience the process of creating a play from the ground up...

Last summer, we had the honor of choosing six of L.A.'s most talented playwrights to be part of HUMANITAS' Play LA Workshop, a year-long program that creates new plays from the ground up.

Under the mentorship of Program Director Shem Bitterman, our playwrights met for twelve 3-hour work sessions and received invaluable feedback and advice from theatre, film, and television professionals throughout the year.

This year, we're inviting you to join us at... 

PLAY LA: A Festival of New Works
on
April 28th, 29th, and 30th
at
Hyperslow 
(487 S Fairfax Avenue)

SATURDAY,  APRIL 29TH


5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
"QUIVER"  by Meg Miroshnik
directed by Elina de Santos
 with Rogue Machine Theatre

featuring Amielynn Abellera, Michael Hanson, Michaela Slezak and Sarah Scott

Juju's been called by God to add soldiers to His army. Now that she's in labor, a new warrior is due to arrive any minute. Set inside the evangelical Quiverfull movement, this play is a family dramedy about childbirth, destiny and redemption.
 

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TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE is an official selection of the 12th Annual Omaha Film Festival

Sarah Scott stars alongside Ben Giroux (Hart of Dixie) and Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers) in this hilarious short film about an awkward man who decides to bend time and space in order to improve his dating life.  Time Travel Romance, directed by Ben Giroux, and written by he and Jessica Bishop was just accepted as an Official Selection to the 12th Annual Omaha Film Festival which will be held March 7-12, 2017 in Omaha, Nebraska. 

A stellar review for Sarah's latest audiobook, ARROWOOD, by Laura McHugh, a "robust, old-fashioned gothic mystery" now available on Amazon.

ARROWOOD 
Laura McHugh, Read by Sarah Scott • Unabridged • OCTOBER 2016
Random House Audio • Trade Ed.
Books on Tape • Library Ed.

Arden Arrowood knows loss. Arden's younger sisters went missing when she was just 8 years old, and she has spent the 20 years since searching for them—and for the girl she was before. Narrator Sarah Scott does a compelling job of bringing Arden to life for listeners. After several moves, and the death of her father, she returns to Arrowood, her family home. Once home, she tries to discover what happened to her sisters while also attempting to figure out who she is and what comes next. Scott transitions between characters—and between memory and the present day—seamlessly altering tone, inflection, and cadence. Her delivery enhances the story while building toward the chilling conclusion. Despite the darker plot points, Scott makes Arden's journey relatable for anyone who struggles to avoid being defined by the past while also trying to understand it. K.S.M. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine

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Nicholas Brooks’ Comedy SAM Scheduled for October Release (EXCLUSIVE)

Vision Films has set an Oct. 11 release for romantic comedy “Sam,” the debut directing movie for Nicholas Brooks with his father Mel Brooks executive producing, Variety has learned exclusively.

“Sam” will be available on DVD & VOD with special theatrical events in New York and Los Angeles. Sibyl Santiago produced “Sam” with a screenplay by Nicholas Brooks and John A. Gallagher. The story follows a New York City alpha male — portrayed by Brock Harris — who is suddenly transformed into a beautiful woman, played Natalie Knepp (“Orange is the New Black”).

Sean Kleier (“Odd Mom Out”), Stacy Keach, Morgan Fairchild, Bryan Batt, James McCaffrey and Sarah Scott also star.

Nicholas Brooks has worked for 25 years as a story editor for his father’s production company Brooksfilms. “Sam” is his sixth screenplay.

“Working with my dad on my first feature has been a fantastic experience – he is a continuously supportive, caring and wonderful executive producer,” he said.
— Dave McNary Twitter: @Variety_DMcNary
Sarah Scott behind the scenes on set of "Sam", filmed in NYC. 

Sarah Scott behind the scenes on set of "Sam", filmed in NYC. 

Sarah Scott has been cast as the female lead in feature film DESPERATE WATERS alongside Matthew Lawrence

Sarah Scott is playing the leading female role in 'Desperate Waters', a psychological thriller set on sailboat in the Pacific Ocean. Production started last week in Los Angeles. Scott is playing Karen, a charming vagabond looking for a little more than adventure out at sea.

Matthew Lawrence and Jeffrey Druce star alongside Scott in this independent feature film, penned by Druce, which was inspired by Roman Polankski's first feature film, 'Knife In the Water'.  

Christopher Roosevelt and Tien Pham are producing. Scott originally worked with Pham in her first feature film, 'Haunted Boat'. 

The pic involves a newly widowed older gentlemen named James who is embarking on a sailing trip from Los Angeles to Hawaii. A memento to his late wife. He employs Karen and Mike, an eager young couple, to be his crew after posting a flyer up at the marina.  Shortly after setting sail on his luxurious boat, the chemistry of the three sailors begins to shift, as does their original motivations.  

Vision Films picks up Nicholas Brooks’ SAM - a Gender-Bending Romantic Comedy

How do you get even with a womanizer? You make him a women! The wheel of karma takes a hilarious spin when a magical curse transforms Sam, a misogynistic playboy, into a beautiful woman who must learn how to value females by being one herself. But when she starts feeling more romance than bromance for her best bud, she wonders if she'll ever master the feminine mystique...or remain firmly planted in the friendzone.

STARRING: Natalie Knepp (The Night Before), Sean Kleiner (The Intern), Morgan Fairchild (Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2), Stacey Keach (The Bourne Legacy) and Sarah Scott (The Artist)

DIRECTED BY: Nicholas Brooks

PRODUCED BY: John A. Gallagher , Nicholas Brooks, Sibyl Santiago 

GENRE(S): Romantic Comedy, * New Releases

RUNTIME: (100 Min)
YEAR: 2015

Sarah Scott attends the 24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 28, 2016 in West Hollywood, California.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) is a nonprofit organization, established by rock musician Sir Elton John – in 1992 in the United States and 1993 in the United Kingdom[1] – to support innovative HIV/AIDS prevention, education programs, direct care and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS.

SOAKED IN BLEACH Among Most Popular Documentaries Released in 2015

Written by Alyson Camus

Rolling Stone has released his best music documentary list for 2015, and they had to give a mention to Ben Statler’s ‘Soaked in Bleach’ when talking about Brett Morgen’s ‘Montage of Heck’. This is what they wrote:

‘Hell, there were two 2015 docs on Kurt Cobain alone — Brett Morgen’s Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, and Benjamin Statler’s Soaked in Bleach. The former, the first doc on Cobain to be made with the full cooperation of his family, utilizes home movies, personal journal entries and unreleased audio recordings to create an intimate portrait of the late Nirvana frontman. The latter uses the 1994 experiences of private detective Tom Grant — and some pretty dodgy dramatic re-enactments — to explore the question of whether or not Kurt actually killed himself, predictably drawing the wrath of Courtney Love, who does not come off particularly well in the doc.’

Rolling Stone has always sided with Morgen and licked Courtney Love’s boots, so of course they had no choice but diss ‘Soaked in Bleach’, which takes the opposite direction and meticulously demonstrates that Kurt Cobain’s death should seriously be re-examined by police and experts…. Dodgy? What part of those-recordings-are-Courtney-Love’s-real-voice Rolling Stone didn’t understand? Or chose to ignore rather, just like the opinions of all the experts who are re-affirming that the facts point to something else than a simple suicide. Didn’t Kanye West say ‘I hate facts cos they get in the way of my opinion’? This is exactly what’s happening here, let’s ignore the FACTS because we always have had this opinion that Cobain killed himself and we stand behind it… may be because we are in bed with Courtney.

Anyway, the biggest slap in the face of Rolling Stone is the picture above, ‘Soaked in Bleach’ is number 3 on IMDb list of the most popular documentaries in 2015… ‘Montage of Heck’ is only number 9. Statler’s movie was also on the banner of Netflix not a long time ago….

It speaks volume, people are really not buying all this media propaganda anymore and are interested by the truth. There is such a discrepancy between the official reviews and the independent ones, or the comments you can read on Facebook or Twitter, people are not fooled anymore! This is a movie which had an impact on people’s consciousness and may be it is the beginning of a new era.

SOAKED IN BLEACH begins steaming today on Netflix!


Soaked in Bleach is an American docudrama directed by Benjamin Statler, who co-wrote and produced it with Richard Middelton and Donnie Eichar. The film details the events leading up to the death of Kurt Cobain, as seen through the perspective of Tom Grant, the private detective who was hired by Courtney Love to find Cobain, her husband, shortly before his death in 1994. It also explores the premise that Cobain's death was not a suicide. The film stars Tyler Bryan as Cobain and Daniel Roebuck as Grant, with Sarah Scott portraying Courtney Love and August Emerson as Dylan Carlson.

SAM celebrates Los Angeles premiere at AFI Film Festival in Hollywood alongside father & son Nick and Mel Brooks

The independent feature film, SAM, a gender-bending romantic comedy, celebrated it's Los Angeles premiere Monday night at the AFI Film Festival. Actors Sarah Scott, Bryan Batt, and Lucille Sharp joined producer Sibyl Santiago, director Nicholas Brooks, and executive producer Mel Brooks on the red carpet before the screening at the Chinese Man Theatre in Hollywood. 

LUKA'S ROOM Extended for two more weeks - NOW through October 4th at Rogue Machine Theatre in L.A.

 
Sarah Scott’s Angie, Uncle Nick’s weed customer for whom Luka immediately falls, possesses all the requisite sexiness of the older, more experienced object of teen desire. Scott then brings an undercurrent of awareness and shame that gives the entire work its core of emotion. One line in particular, delivered any other way, would come off as trite, but through her performance, it’s heartbreaking, and tells not only her story, but the stories of so many 20-somethings who find themselves mislead and displaced. Her absence from stage outlines deep harms. It’s as if a lantern was left in her place.
— Danny Gardner

LUKA'S ROOM opens to rave reviews at the Rogue Machine Theatre in Los Angeles

 “A good evening’s entertainment that one need not feel guilty about having enjoyed the morning after… well-oiled.” StageRaw

“Totally Satisfying Experience! A brilliant script delivered beautifully by a exceptional cast. A must-see!” Broadway World

“Bawdy belly laughs. Talented ensemble… splendid job of evoking every chuckle and heart-rending tear present in the strong script by award-winning author Rob Mersola. You’re in store for a shocker” Splash Magazines

“Splendid ensemble cast under the crisp direction of Joshua Bitton. All of the production’s design elements are superb” Frontiers

“Brilliant new play. Peerless direction by Joshua Bitton, with choice casting” NotBornYesterday

Luka's Room at The Rogue Machine Theatre. Tickets and Info www.roguemachinetheatre.com

Luka's Room at The Rogue Machine Theatre. Tickets and Info www.roguemachinetheatre.com