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Edinburgh Fringe First Award (RUNT) and
NAACP AWARD Winning Michael Phillip Edwards
in his hard hitting new one man play
Confronting America's current RACE identity crisis.
FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY!
rumination on identity and race," ('RECOMMENDED) is how Deborah
Klugman of LA.Stage Raw Magazine describes Michael Phillip Edwards
multi character solo performance of "I Am Not Sam"
A white celebrity jailed and isolated for drug abuse believes he
is being haunted in his cell by the ghost of his deceased
grandfather; a 93 year old Black man named SAM. The man who taught
the celebrity how to hide his BLACK origins in order to be
successful in America.
Gordon Parks Award Winner Tamika Lamison
Produced by Niyah Julius Edwards
Executive Produced by Paula Neiman
September 3 - 6, Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:00
“Graceful, angry, passionate and funny.” SPLASH MAGAZINE
Sahara Vision Productions and the Bootleg
by Erica Gimpel
Written by Michael P. Edwards
“All these individuals are evoked by Gimpel with chameleon-like
craft, its not merely the successful adoption of multiple
personas that makes this an admirable performance, however, it’s
the willingness of the performer to go deep, to carry us with
her, even though she’s broken, to a bottomless place.” Stage Raw
~ Our Top Ten ~ Deborah Klugman
A poet-actress by day, in call Prostitute by night named Denise
walks the dangerous line between beauty and something totally
different, as she experiences what could be her last day alive
in Los Angeles.
September 10 - 20
Thursday - Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm
$15 online, $20 Day Of
known internationally for her performance as “Coco Hernandez” in
the groundbreaking hit series FAME. Erica has gone on to star in
numerous TV shows including: TRUE BLOOD, CRIMINAL MINDS, GREY’S
ANATOMY, NIKITA, RIZZOLI & ISLES, HOUSE, ER, PROFILER, and
Film credits include: TUESDAY MORNING RIDE with Ruby Dee, Wayne
Wang’s SMOKE opposite Forest Whitaker, Abel Ferrara’s THE KING
OF NEW YORK with Christopher Walken, Hal Hartely’s NO SUCH THING
with Helen Mirren and the just completed ROMEO AND JULIET IN
HARLEM, opposite Harry Lennix and Aunjanue Ellis.
Off-Broadway and Regional theater credits include: originating
the roles of “Mayme” in Lynn Nottages’s award-winning INTIMATE
APPARELL, “Glory Bee” in Sam Shepard’s STATES OF SHOCK opposite
John Malkovich, “Nelly” in Jose Rivera’s EACH DAY DIES WITH
SLEEP, and her most recent performance of multiple characters in
the tour-de-force, one-woman play SISTER by Michael Phillip
Erica is the recipient of the LA Femme Film Festival’s
“INNOVATIVE AWARD”, and is also an active member of the world
peace organization, the SGI-USA dedicated to pursuing the values
of peace, culture and education.
WRITE CLUB Los Angeles is:
Pay-What-You-Can $5 - $25
3 bouts of
2 opposing writers/ 2 opposing ideas
7 minutes apiece
Audience picks a winner
Net proceeds go to charities of winners' choosing
Literature as Bloodsport.
MONDAY Sept 14 @ 7pm
Prize money to charity.
And the 2nd Monday of every month
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