Rogue Machine Theatre – Off The Clock Series Through August 29, 2013

Rogue Machine Theatre – Off The Clock Series 

Press Contact: Judith Borne 305-7888 or judith@borneidentities.com

Award winning Rogue Machine launches “Off The Clock” 2013

with the WEST COAST PREMIERE of

I AM NOT MARK TWAIN

by Steven Craigg

8pm Wednesdays and Thursdays through August 29, 2013

Los Angeles, CA – On the heels of their recent BEST PRODUCTION Awards sweep  (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Ovation, and Garland Awards) for Small Engine Repair, which launched Rogue Machine’s “Off The Clock” series that season, I Am Not Mark Twain will open in RMT’s “edgier theatre” slot on August 7th.

Steven Cragg’s HBO Aspen Comedy Festival winning one-man show is the story of a man’s cross-country trip to have sex with an ex-girlfriend. Funny, poignant, and intense, I Am Not Mark Twain is a roller coaster ride of a trek that ultimately freed him to embody the literal essence of his idol, Mark Twain.

Steven Cragg is an alumni member of The Groundlings and has written for Saturday Night Live and MadTV. Credits include the TV series ScrubsHappy Endings and the tragically conceived and blessedly short lived Man Up.

I AM NOT MARK TWAIN opens August 7th and runs at 8pm Wednesday and Thursdays through August 29, 2013.  ROGUE MACHINE is located at 5041 Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90019.  Tickets are $20. Reservations: 855-585-5185 or atwww.roguemachinetheatre.com

JENNIFER POLLONO (Producer) is a founding member of Rogue Machine Theatre and an original producer of the late-night “Off the Clock” series, which launched the world premiere of the multi-award winning production Small Engine Repair. She was Associate Producer of the GLAAD nominated West Coast Premiere of Adam Rapp’s Bingo With The Indians, and Joshua Conkel’sMilkMilkLemonade at Rogue Machine. Shorts & Sweets is another notable producing credit for Jennifer.

JOHN PERRIN FLYNN (Producer/Artistic Director) is responsible for launching the WORLD PREMIERE production of John Pollono’s hit play Small Engine Repair (BEST PRODUCTIONLos Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Ovation, and Garland Awards) and the Los Angeles premiere of David Harrower’s Blackbird.  Both productions garnered numerous awards.He is Rogue Machine’s founding Artistic Director and has been the Executive Producer of all four successful seasons, garnering the LA Weekly Career Achievement Award in 2012.  John recently directed the critically acclaimed Los Angeles premiere ofTHE SUNSET LIMITED, (CRITIC’S CHOICELA TimesGO – LA WeeklyCRITIC’S PICKBackstage, Ovation RECOMMENDED) which ran for six months.  He directed the award winning World Premiere of Henry Murray’s Treefall (now with 4 productions regionally, published by the Dramatist Play Service in 2010), Monkey Adored, and the critically acclaimed Los Angeles premiere of Rogue Machine’s inaugural production, Compleat Female Stage Beauty, by Jeffrey Hatcher. He helmed the Craig Lucas’ hit Small Tragedies at The Odyssey Theatre and the world premiere of John Pollono’s Lost and Found at The Lounge Theatre.  John was the Executive Producer and director of Lifetime’s long running award winning series Strong Medicine, has produced two other series and 14 television movies or miniseries including the Emmy nominated Burden of Proof.

ROGUE MACHINE presents plays that are new to Los Angeles.  The company has garnered recognition for their work in upwards of 45 awards and nominations, including the Polly Warfield Award for Excellent Season in Small to MidSize Theater, funded by the Nederland Organization, and the BEST PRODUCTION Award (two consecutive years) from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Ovation, and Garland).  The company just picked up seven LA Weekly Awards including one for BEST PRODUCTION for Small Engine Repair by John Pollono.  Since 2008 Rogue Machine has produced 3 Los Angeles Premiere(BLACKBIRDCOMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY, and STOP KISS9 West Coast Premiere (WHERE THE GREAT ONES RUNFOUR PLACES, THE WORD BEGINS, WISH I HAD A SYLVIA PLATH, BHUTAN, MilkMilkLemonade, AMERICAN DEAD,BINGO WITH THE INDIANS, and HALF OF PLENTY), 1 American Premiere (NEVERLAND), and 6 World Premiere productions (the multi-award winning SMALL ENGINE REPAIR, MONKEY ADOREDYARD SALE SIGNSRAZORBACK, SHORTS & SWEETS, and the award winning production of Henry Murray’s TREEFALL, now published by Dramatist Play Services).  Last year Rogue Machine worked extensively with multi-award winner Steven Sater (SPRING AWAKENING) in developing his playNEW YORK ANIMALS.  The company draws upon the diverse and extensive experience of its collective while creating high-quality productions by contemporary playwrights who specifically address our culture and time.

 

 

WhatI AM NOT MARK TWAIN

Playwright: Steven Craigg

Directed by: Dianna Oliver

Produced by: John Perrin Flynn and Jennifer Pollono

Presented by: ROGUE MACHINE

 

Where:

ROGUE MACHINE in Theatre Theater

5041 Pico Boulevard

Los Angeles, California 90019

(West of La Brea)

 

When:

Opening: August 7, 2013

SCHEDULE: Wednesdays and Thursday at 8pm

Closes: August 29, 2013

 

How: For reservations call: 855-585-5185 or www.roguemachinetheatre.com

 

How Much$20

 

DescriptionSteven Cragg’s HBO Aspen Comedy Festival winning one-man show is the story of a man’s cross-country trip to have sex with an ex-girlfriend. Funny, poignant, and intense, I Am Not Mark Twain is a roller coaster ride of a trek that ultimately freed him to embody the literal essence of his idol, Mark Twain.

 

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