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James McManus

Factory
by James McManus
directed by Jade King Carroll

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PlayTime is made possible by major project funding from THE TED SNOWDON FOUNDATION, ISOBEL ROBINS KONECKY, THE DJ MCMANUS FOUNDATION, and THE ROBERT E. AND JUDITH O. RUBIN FOUNDATION.

New Dramatists presents the 13th annual PlayTime, a 2-week laboratory retreat for five plays-in-progress designed to give playwrights the opportunity to explore, workshop, rethink, and revise ambitious new works of theatre by drawing from a supportive company of collaborators, including actors, directors, process facilitators, dramaturgs, stage managers, staff, fellow playwrights, among others. The round-the-clock schedule offers intensive and flexible time for rehearsal, rewrites, feedback, and community engagement. PlayTime has helped bring close to fifty plays to fruition since 2001.

November 11, 2013

Love on San Pedro: Playwright James McManus on Hunger

Love on San Pedro is a play I wrote after spending the last year getting to know the people of the Downtown Skid Row community. It is fiction liberally peppered with the details of lives lived on the streets of Los Angeles as told to me by those who were generous enough to share their time, pain, joys and sufferings over many hundreds of hours of interviews, both planned and unplanned.   Read More

October 10, 2013

First Full Stage USA Project to Hit the Stage as Cornerstone Debuts New James McManus Play in November

New Dramatists resident James McManus is the first of five playwrights commissioned through Full Stage USA - a joint-project between ND and partner theaters across the country - to have his play debut. Los Angeles' Cornerstone Theater Company opens Love on San Pedro on November 7.  Read More

James McManus

LOVE ON SAN PEDRO
by James McManus
directed by Shisir Kurup

Love On San Pedro is a play about the disenfranchised who live on the streets and in the cheap living quarters of Skid Row in Los Angeles. It focuses on people hungering to do what all human beings do -- love, dream and take solace in each other. We follow the community as they try to form family against the harsh backdrop of a life often spent on the streets of Los Angeles.

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