by Liz Shannon Miller
March 24 – April 29
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Jane never understood her mother, or the best-selling romance novels she wrote. But after her mother’s sudden death, Jane finds herself in charge of finishing her mom’s last book. With a little help from the novel’s overly-passionate characters, and her mother’s inescapable ghost, Jane must find a way to honor her mother’s dying wish to bring romance into her life.
LIGHTS OFF, EYES CLOSED was written by SkyPilot resident playwright Liz Shannon Miller, who currently works as a writer on G4′s ATTACK OF THE SHOW. She has a BFA in screenwriting from USC, and since graduating has written dialogue for the U.S. Army, covered the online video world for the tech site GigaOM, and been published by the New York Times, Variety, Nerve and Thought Catalog. Produced theater works include SOMETHING BIBLICAL (Sight Unseen Theatre), IDEATION (3 of a Kind Theatre), NEGOTIATIONS (Black Box Theatre), JUDGEMENT and SAVE A HORSE (SkyPilot Theatre). Based in Los Angeles and a STAR TREK fan since birth, Liz found inspiration for LIGHTS OFF in her own mother’s career as a romance novelist.
Directed by Meredith Berg, who earned her BFA at NYU Tisch in acting and directing. While in NYC, she directed several productions, including “Caesar” Off-Broadway, an update of the Shakespearean play for the York Shakespeare Company. She currently works in Los Angeles as a writer, director and comic-book editor. Her award-winning short film “Void” will soon be available on DVD from Amazon and iTunes.
Starring Mary Burkin, Samatha Carro, JR Esposito, Chera Holland, Joanna Kalafatis, and Jason Kobielus
LIGHTS OFF, EYES CLOSED is the second production in SkyPilot’s 2012 season, our second full year of exclusively producing world premiere plays. Last year’s critically acclaimed plays include THE EMANCIPATION OF ALABASTER MCGILL by Jeff Goode, the sold-out TO THE NEW GIRL by Samantha Macher, and 4 MURDERS by Brett Neveu. All three plays received rave reviews from the Los Angeles press.
SkyPilot Theatre Company is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering new relationships with provocative playwrights to develop the most compelling, challenging and humorous new plays for the Los Angeles theatre going audience.
March 24 thru April 29, 2012T.U. STUDIOS 10943 Camarillo St. North Hollywood, CA 91602