LOS ANGELES–Hip & Heen Productions presents UnPlucked–a one-woman’show written and performed by Lory Tatoulian on Friday–April 29th at 8:00pm at the Assistance League Playhouse Hollywood.
Tatoulian is an actress/playwright who explores issues of cultural identity–gender–and ethnic community dynamics–and whose comedic character-studies define the core of her style. Her explorations take root in theatrical monologues that meld the comedic and absurd experiences of several ethnic groups.
Her intelligible character portraits range from an Avon Lady who wants to help democratize the world–to a housewife jazz singer from Beirut–to a car addict who contemplates her free-will on the freeway in the award-winning piece "Autosapiens," a comedic realization of Californians intricate relationship with their automobiles.
The San Diego Union Tribune writes–"the boldly physical writer-performer Lory Tatoulian sent up SoCals car mania in her explosive satiric solo. Tatoulian is a find. In "Autosapiens" she creates a freeway-crazed gal who decided to spend her life in her car. As she eats–observes–makes love–and fights other drivers on the highway of life–she devolves into another species altogether–the Autosapien."
UnPlucked–Tatoulian’s third one-woman’show–is a collection of stories and musical vignettes. She collaborates with talented musician and composer Ara Dabandjian as well as percussionist Mher Vahakn. Together they bring jazz to Armenian children’s songs–and sheer humor to the stylings of Glendale.
Tatoulian–who has a BA in Theatre Arts from San Diego State University–has also trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
This one night only performance is followed by a food and wine reception–live music and an art show.
Tickets are $25 and are available at the door or by contacting email@example.com
8:00pm Assistance League Playhouse Hollywood