ONE NIGHT ONLY! - A Staged Reading of an OUTFEST Screenwriting Lab Project
Pretty Little Girl - A Staged Reading of a screenplay written by actor/director Henry Alberto.
Hosted by Casa 0101 Theater and produced by Miguel Garcia of Brown & Out Theater Festival, an annual theater showcase dedicated to presenting and supporting creative works written by Latino/a and LGBTQ storytellers representing the rich, diverse, ever-evolving Latino/a and LGBTQ culture.
The reading will feature 12 actors, including: Natalie Camunas, Martica De Cardenas, Cristal Gonzalez, Octavio Guilichini, Sheila Korsi, Blanca Melchor, Martin Morales, Miriam Peniche, Andres Rey Solorzano, Cesar Solorzano, and Carla Vega.
Admission is FREE. Donations are welcome.
Please RSVP to Publicist Franz Garcia-Chon at email@example.com.
The staged reading will be followed by a short Q & A session where audience members will be able to ask questions and provide feedback to writer/director Henry Alberto.
ABOUT THE SCREENPLAY:
"Pretty Little Girl" is based on the award-winning short film, "She Kills He," by actor and writer Henry Alberto, which went on to participate in several prestigious film festivals around the country including Outfest, Rhode Island International, and Frameline. It won Best Miami Film at the Miami Short Film Festival, while being acquired by both MTV's Logo Network and Frameline. With "Pretty Little Girl," Alberto received the honor of being one of five fellows at Outfest's 2007 Screenwriting Lab.
"It was important for me to create a world where despite all adversities, magic can still exist," says Alberto. "I like to describe Pretty Little Girl as an unconventional fairy tale where the grittiness and circumstances are just a backdrop for characters whose strongest motivation for survival is love."
"Pretty Little Girl" is an honest look at two stunningly imperfect families in a heart wrenching tale of life on the streets in Miami's Little Havana. As Mimi enters womanhood, her life begins to significantly change from a carefree little boy to an atypical teenage girl. Her mother, Elsa, single-handedly holds down two jobs to provide her daughter with illegal hormones. Meanwhile, Derrik, a fearless and captivating busboy, works tirelessly to take care of his ailing grandmother. When Mimi and Derrik meet, their lives will forever change.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
8:00PM to 10:00PM
Little Casa Theater 2009 E. 1st Street (At Cummings Street) Los Angeles, CA 90033