GLO

Green Light One-Acts
5 one-act plays written and directed by Los Angeles women

November 5th-15th
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm

Tickets $15-$20 on-sale October 15th

5 FAST FACTS ABOUT GLO

1 GLO stands for Green Light One-acts and is produced by Green Light Productions.

2 This is our 5th GLO. Previous GLO's were in 2005 (Philly), 2007 and 2008 (NYC) and 2014 (Santa Monica).

3 GLO 2015 features 5 plays written by local playwrights

4 There have been 24 GLO plays with total casts of 40 female and 21 male roles.

5 Past GLO plays include the world premiere of “Femme Noir” by local artist Allie Costa, which just won Best Script at Silver Spring Stage’s one-act festival.

At The Miles Memorial Playhouse
1130 Lincoln Blvd. (just off Wilshire) Santa Monica, 90403

FREE PARKING in the subterranean lot at 808 Wilshire Structure (entrance on Lincoln) Don’t take a ticket. Tell the attendant “I’m going to the Miles.”

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“Women in Theatre & Funders”
Oct 27th 2015

by Alex Dilks Pandola

In 2014, Green Light Productions published "The Shubert Report;” an examination of the 349 theatres that received funding from The Shubert Foundation- the nation's largest private foundation dedicated to providing unrestricted funding for performing arts organizations... (read more)

Want to be a part of Green Light?

Great! We’re always looking for artists and like-minded people who are interested in being a part of what we do. And since what we do is influenced by the people we’re working with- what we do depends on what’s important now and YOU.

No Rules. No Boundaries.

Explore who you are as an artist and never EVER stop growing. Click HERE to find out more!

 

About

Alexandria Dilks Pandola is the founder and Artistic Director of Green Light Productions. She has been at the forefront of women in theatre for over a decade as a producer, writer and actor. Dilks Pandola is also the Director of Development with the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra. She received a BA in Theatre from American University and an MFA from Columbia University.

Starting in 2003, Green Light produced several world premiere productions including “Zelda and Scott: Boats Against the Current” and “Homeward Bound” as well as local premieres of Neil LaBute’s “Fat Pig” (co-production with Director Dawn Cowles) and “The Widow’s Blind Date” by Israel Horovitz.

In 2004, Dilks Pandola created the New Light Series in 2004- an uncurated production of new short plays written, directed and performed by women. New Light gives women the opportunity to explore new ideas and collaborate with great artists. In 2005, she created GLO, Green Light’s one-act play festival of new plays written and directed by women. There have been eight productions of GLO and New Light in Philadelphia, New York and California.

In 2010, Dilks Pandola started working on a multi-year project inspired by WOMANHOUSE, the historic feminist art and performance installation created by Miriam Shapiro and Judy Chicago. “Exploring Womanhouse” featured productions of “The Waiting Room” (2010) and “The Dressing Room” (2011). The productions featured eight new plays specifically commissioned for the project- all written, directed and performed by an amazing ensemble of women. “Exploring Womanhouse” also featured film screenings and art exhibits showcasing members of the Women’s Caucus for Art.

Green Light has produced over fifteen full productions in Philadelphia and New York as well as over seventy five one-act and short performance pieces created by women. Check out our Production History HERE. We have worked with over 150 women who have influenced and continue to inspire everything we create. Each of those women is who we are. Check out our artists HERE.

 

Productions

Green Light has produced over fifteen full productions in Philadelphia and New York as well as over seventy five one-act and short performance pieces created by women. Here are some of the highlights!

  • 2003
  • September 2003
    Zelda and Scott: Boats Against The Current**
    The Adrienne Theatre- Philadelphia, PA
  • 2004
  • March 2004
    Mrs. Warren’s e-Profession**
    The Shubin Theatre- Philadelphia, PA
  • June 2004
    The New Light Series**
    The Shubin Theatre- Philadelphia, PA
  • June 2004
    Terror at the White House**
    The Shubin Theatre- Philadelphia, PA
  • December 2004
    The Gift of Giving**
    The Shubin Theatre- Philadelphia, PA
  • 2005
  • April 2005
    Hedda Without Walls**
    Second Stage at The Adrienne- Philadelphia, PA
  • June 2005
    The New Light Series**
    The Shubin Theatre- Philadelphia, PA
  • July 2005
    The Spark Festival
    Mum Puppettheatre- Philadelphia, PA
  • November 2005
    GLO**
    The Shubin Theatre- Philadelphia, PA
  • 2006
  • February 2006
    Friends for Life**
    Fergie’s Pub- Philadelphia, PA
  • March 2006
    Be Lie Ve
    The Playground at The Adrienne- Philadelphia, PA
  • April 2006
    Devils Also Believe**
    The Shubin Theatre- Philadelphia, PA
  • June 2006
    The New Light Series**
    The Shubin Theatre- Philadelphia, PA
  • September 2006
    Fat Pig
    Studio 3 at The Walnut Street Theatre- Philadelphia, PA
  • 2007
  • July 2007
    GLO**
    Columbia University and Shetler Studios- New York, NY
  • 2008
  • March 2008
    Homeward Bound (reading)**
    The Playground at The Adrienne- Philadelphia, PA
  • June 2008
    New Light**
    The Playground at The Adrienne- Philadelphia, PA
  • July 2008
    GLO**
    Shetler Studios- New York, NY
  • September 2008
    The Widow’s Blind Date*
    Studio 3 at The Walnut Street Theatre- Philadelphia, PA
  • 2009
  • April 2009
    Homeward Bound**
    Shetler Studios- New York, NY
  • 2010
  • March 2010
    New Light**
    Shubin Theatre- Philadelphia, PA
  • September 2010
    The Waiting Room**
    Old Pine Community Center- Philadelphia, PA
  • December 2010
    Screening of Womanhouse
    Old Pine Community Center- Philadelphia, PA
  • 2011
  • September 2011
    The Dressing Room**
    The Plastic Club- Philadelphia, PA
  • 2014
  • November 2014
    GLO (Green Light One-Acts)
    The Miles Memorial Playhouse- Santa Monica, CA

** WORLD PREMIERS
* LOCAL PREMIERS

Artists

We have worked with over 150 women who have influenced and continue to inspire everything we create. Each of those women is who we are.

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  • Abby Rothwell
  • Adrienne Johnston-Lister
  • Aisha Nicole Anderson
  • Alana Gerlach
  • Alex Llyod
  • Alexandria Dilks Pandola
  • Alexis Parente
  • Alison Altergott
  • Allie Costa
  • Allison Walton
  • Alyssa Kondraki
  • Amy C. Whipple
  • Amy Stoch
  • Ana Vizcerra Rankin
  • Andrea Bryant
  • Angelina Jerbasi
  • Anne Hamilton
  • Anne Holmes
  • Annie Saekang
  • April Shaw
  • Ashley Kerns
  • B
  • Becca Schneider
  • Becki Zaritsky
  • Bonnie MacAllister
  • Brenna Geffers
  • C
  • Caitlin McMahon
  • Carla Mariani
  • Cat Hasson West
  • Cat Hasson West
  • Celeste Villa
  • Celeste Walker
  • Charlotte Northeast
  • Cherie Jazmyn
  • Colleen Hughes
  • Crystal Jackson
  • D
  • DJ Harner
  • Danielle Weiser
  • Dawn Cowles
  • Dawn Fisher
  • Deanna Weiner
  • Debra Leigh Scott
  • Denise Shubin
  • Diana Cavollo
  • E
  • Elizabeth Levy
  • Ellen Bonnet
  • Ellen Lindsay
  • Ellen Podolsky
  • Emily Button
  • Erika Mapes
  • Erlina D. Ortiz
  • F
  • Francesca De La Vega
  • G
  • Gabrielle Corsaro
  • Gerre Garrett
  • Gillienne Nadeau
  • Gina Martinelli
  • Gina Martino
  • Gina Pisasale
  • H
  • Hannah Tsapatoris MacLeod
  • Harmony Ingraham
  • Heather Jones
  • Heidi Kelly
  • Helen Boyle
  • Helen O’Rourke
  • Hope Williams
  • J
  • Jackie Kay Knox
  • Jackie Ruggiero
  • Jaimie Mayer
  • Jana Nogowski
  • Janine White
  • Jen Bloom
  • Jennie Webb
  • Jean Brooks
  • Jen Browne
  • Jen Hutten
  • Jen Williamson
  • Jennifer Brown
  • Jenny Birnkrant
  • Jenny Kirlin
  • Jenny Pratt
  • Jillian Singer
  • Joniece Abbott-Pratt
  • Juile Marra
  • Julianne Homokay
  • Julianne Kusmierczyk
  • K
  • Kate Black Regan
  • Kate Quinn
  • Kathie Driscoll
  • Katherine James
  • Kathy Harmer
  • Katie Apicella
  • Kelly DeVose
  • Kelly Gregory
  • Killian Beldy
  • Kim Carney
  • Kimberley Barrante
  • Kirsten Quinn
  • Krissy Johnson
  • Kristi Good
  • L
  • Lanna Joffrey
  • Laura Henry
  • Laura Michl
  • Leslie Korein
  • Linda Newsted
  • Linda Suzuki
  • Liz Hinlein
  • Liz Z
  • Lora Bloom
  • Lori-Nan Engler
  • Lucy Wang
  • M
  • Mackenzie Reid
  • Madeline Maher
  • Makaria Tsapatoris
  • Malika Oyetimein
  • Maria Gunji
  • Maria Tomas
  • Marianne Green
  • Marie Stahl
  • Marjorie Goldman
  • Mary Ellen Cosaboon
  • Maxine Wicks
  • Megan Hoke
  • Michele Pace
  • Michelle Pauls
  • Miriam White
  • Mle’ Chester
  • Monica Cortez
  • N
  • Nandita Shenoy
  • Natalie Randazzo
  • Natasha Lee Martin
  • Nicole Mancino
  • P
  • Paget Kagy
  • Pamela Dollak
  • Patricia Crebase
  • Patricia Graham
  • Patricia Mason
  • Paula Diehi
  • Pauline Borkon
  • Phoebe Kuhlman
  • Prin Baker
  • R
  • Rachel Ogden
  • Rachel Sullivan
  • Rebecca Davis
  • Rebecca Van Ryn
  • Reena Shah
  • Ricka Fisher
  • Rivka Rivera
  • Robin Silver
  • Rosalind Bloom
  • Rowen Haigh
  • Ruchama Bilenky
  • Ruth Wells Fisher
  • Ryanne Laratonda
  • S
  • Sandy Ziviani
  • Sara Judge
  • Sara Snyder
  • Sarah Wondrack
  • Shannon Fillion
  • Sharon King
  • Shauna Horn
  • Shayna Padovano
  • Shelia Daley
  • Shelia McDonald
  • Sherry Lorraine
  • Sonia Sherrod
  • Susan Lovell
  • Susan Watson
  • Suzanne Roche
  • T
  • Tai Ricci
  • Teresa McCullough
  • The Philadelphia Chapter of the Women’s Art Caucus
  • Tiffany Robinson
  • TS Hawkins
  • V
  • Vicky De Dios
  • Virginia Maksymowicz
  • Vivian Appler
 

SHORTIES

Green Light Announces Shorties

It's Not About Race by Jennie Webb
Directed by Randee Trabitz
Featuring: Christina Feinberg

A black comedy at the beach wherein lines are crossed. A visit to Santa Monica’s “Ink Well” gives two friends an unexpected perspective on what it means to belong, and to be “the other.”

Sweet Nothings by Raegan Payne
Directed by Michelle Joyner
Featuring: Harriet Fisher, Tinks Lovelace & Eric Toms

Mary has made the most important discover of her life. Now no one will leave her alone.

You Again, a reunion of sorts by Annie Wood
Directed by Amy Stoch
Featuring: Gil Hagen Hill & Susan Kussman

Two old flames meet at a bar and reminisce.

 

How I Saw It by Stacy Tanner
Directed by Katherine James
Featuring D.J. Harner & Gerald Rivers

When a transient shows up at her office to pitch his screenplay, Mallory Clarkson is forced to admit the real reasons behind her sudden retirement from the film industry.

It Has To End In Tears by Jen Huszcza
Directed by Alex Dilks Pandola
Featuring: Kimberly Alexander, Jonathan Brugal, Jill DeLuca & Gayla Johnson

When a human couple adopts a rescue dog, their cat is most displeased.

 

GLO

Created in 2005, GLO is a festival of one-act plays written and directed by women. 19 plays have received productions in Philadelphia, New York and Los Angeles as part of GLO. Green Light is excited to develop new plays by Los Angeles area playwrights and both our 2014 and 2015 seasons are dedicated to promoting local artists. GLO 2014 performed to sold-out audiences and Orly Minazad from the LA Weekly called us "some of this city’s most badass broads."

Powerfully funny and intensely moving, the 2015 GLO plays are an incredible look at love, loss and surviving them both.

ANNOUNCING THE 2015 GLO PLAYS!

The Plan by Katherine James
Directed by Branda Lock
Featuring: Zoe Lillian and Kyra Morling

Two young girls mend broken promises and plan future dreams while waiting for the morning bus to school.

Gentlemen's Pact by Karen Howes
Directed by Michelle Joyner
Featuring: Joni Allen, Dan Riordan and Eric Toms

This play takes a witty Albee-esque look at the power plays in a friendship and marriage when one man asks another for permission to marry his wife.

Vital Records by Alex Dilks Pandola
Directed by Miranda Stewart
Featuring: Gayla Johnson and Kate Torri

Trapped in the never-ending hell that is the Department of Vital Records, Patricia encounters a trio of government employees who guide her along a path of self-discovery.

 

All About Harold by Diane Grant
Directed by Laura Steinroeder
Featuring: Varda Appleton, Michelle Simek and Amy Stoch

No one knows where Harold is or why he’s left each of the women who love him without a trace. All About Harold is about how we connect and sustain each other in surprising ways and sometimes find friendships that last a lifetime.

Fiddlin' on the Mountaintop by Robin Byrd
Directed by Julianne Homokay
Featuring: Shanel N. Moore

Lulla Bell Jury lost her momma; all she has left is the fiddle her mother gave her and the beauty and pain of life in the Appalachian Mountains. This is a tale of music, loss, family, and land.

Stage Manager: Jessica Cooks

Lighting Designer: Sergio Escobar

 
 

The GLO 2014 Plays

Juiced by Alex Dilks Pandola

Five women rid themselves of toxins during a juice-cleanse bachelorette party.

Directed by Liz Hinlein
Featuring: Emily Button, Julianne Kusmierczyk, Paget Kagy, Rivka Rivera & Suzanne Roche

 

Buying a House by Jennie Webb

A dark comedy about money, women and place, in that order.

Directed by Jen Bloom
Featuring: Rebecca Davis, D.J. Harner & Skip Pipo

Femme Noir by Allie Costa

In 1944, a notorious playboy hires Ruby Russell, a tough as nails female P.I., to solve a murder.

Directed by Ricka Fisher
Featuring: Maria Tomas, Darren Hayes, Sheila Daley, Phoebe Kuhlman & Laura Michl

 

Sisters Lunching by the Seaside by Julianne Homokay

Half-sisters Clytemnestra and Helen of Troy meet for lunch to discuss the demise of Greek civilization.

Directed by Katherine James
Featuring: James Singleton, Marie Stahl & Amy Stoch

 

Past GLO plays include:

  • Baggage Claim by Sara Snyder
  • Bullfighting by Lucy Wang
  • The Domestication of Women by Jackie Ruggiero Jacobson
  • I’ve Never Told Anyone This by Linda Suzuki
  • Last Rites by Heather L. Jones
  • Left by Laura Henry
  • Maggie Misplaced by Alex Dilks Pandola
  • Marrying Nandini by Nandita Shenoy
  • Militia Slumber Party, or Embracing the New World Order by Crystal Jackson
  • The Opal Show by Kim Carney
  • Precious by Mary Ellen Cosaboon
  • Santa Loves Colon Cancer by Amy Carolyn Whipple
  • There’s No I In We by Alex Dilks Pandola
  • The Twenty Something’s? by Killian Beldy
  • Who Gives This Woman by Linda Suzuki
 
 
 

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Do you want to be a part of Green Light? Great! We’re always looking for artists and like-minded people who are interested in being a part of what we do. And since what we do is influenced by the people we’re working with- what we do depends on what’s important now and YOU. Green Light is about building relationships and creating new relationships between the people we work with. Green Light is also about challenging you as an artist- so if you’re a director with a one-woman show you want to perform or an actor who’s longing to direct- you can do that.

Green Light encourages you to explore who you are as an artist and never EVER stop growing. We don’t have rules. We don’t set boundaries. Everything is up for discussion. Some of the best things we’ve done were ideas I didn’t “get” right away.

Drop us a line, send us a message and let us know why you want to work with or get to know us. We also post audition announcements, script submission announcements and job postings on our website- so keep an eye out for those as well.

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Since you’re here it must mean that you want to help, which is great, because your support makes it possible for us to keep developing and producing work by women. And this is seriously important work.

As you may know, the percentage of plays being produced each year in the US that are written by women is not at all representative of the number of women writing plays or the number of women seeing plays or the substance of the stories that women have to tell.

Green Light is working to change this by giving women a place to be creative, to explore their craft, to meet and work with like-minded artists- and to be produced.

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1217 Wilshire Blvd. #3129
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