SkyPilot’s 2019 Runway Season Takes Off!

Theatre Company Announces First Selection, Occupation

Los Angeles – March, 2019 - Get ready for another fine season of original plays performed by LA's award-winning theater group, SkyPilot Theatre Co. Year after year this non-profit ensemble company of actors, directors, and designers, produce provocative, compelling and challenging works for the Los Angeles theater patrons. In 2018 our Runway Series was so popular with patrons and playwrights alike, we are bringing it back this year with even more on our schedule. 

After launching a national search for submissions for our 2019 Runway staged reading series, SkyPilot Theatre Company announces its first selection, Occupationwhich will be performed Wednesday, March 20 at 8 pm at Oh My Ribs! Theater in Los Angeles.

The SkyPilot Runway Series is a play reading series that helps the writer in the development of new plays in the early drafts stage. The readings are rehearsed and staged with minimal blocking with the actors on their feet and performed with scripts-in-hand. The unique and highly popular part of the show is immediately following the performance with a focused feedback session with a moderator, the playwright, actors, and the audience. This gives everyone a chance to participate in the refinement and deeper development of the work.

Each play in the series will also be recorded as a podcast, presented in the same style as the staged performance, then made available through iTunes, Google Play and other podcast outlets as well as on SkyPilot’s website.  After the March 20th performance, SkyPilot will announce the upcoming plays chosen for the rest of the season.

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WHEN: Wednesday, March 20
WHERE: Oh My Ribs! Theater, 6468 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood.
TICKETS: $5 at the door 

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Occupation, written by Tom Seidman and directed by James Carey, follows characters Tom Steiner, a middle-aged trust funder and his protective wife Carol as they welcome their son Zack home to Malibu after a week with the Occupy movement in downtown Los Angeles.  Zack brings his tent-mate Raf, an enigmatic young man from the streets of South Central. Also present is the Steiner’s hedge fund manager and neighbor Mitch. When an expensive watch goes missing, it leads to an explosive confrontation between left and right, rich and poor, idealism and reality.