Written and performed by JJ Pyle
Directed by Mark Cirnigliaro
... it's about my failed relationships and my father...
and my father's failed relationships... so, it's about Love.
Umm... is it about Love?... ok, then Hope!
...a coming of (middle) age story
Part of 59E59 Theaters' East to Edinburgh 2023
JJ Pyle is an actor and writer based in New York City. She attended Purdue University majoring in Apparel Design Technology. Her working creative life started in Los Angeles. Fashion design, turned wardrobe department, turned costuming, quickly made her realize she preferred to be on the stage instead of dressing it. In Los Angeles she studied with the likes of Sal Dano, Howard Fine, Lesley Kahn, and others. She co-founded the Gangbusters Theatre Company with Christian Levatino. Producing and playing in two productions of David Mamet’s Sexual Perversity in Chicago as Deborah, Dale Wasserman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest as Candy Starr, and Darlene in Lanford Wilson’s Balm in Gilead. She went on to produce and act in David Rabe’s In the Boom Boom Room playing Chrissy, with TILT (Tell It Like This) Productions which she founded. TILT and Gin Joint Productions collaborated to do Sheila Callaghan’s Scab in which she played Christa. She also worked with The Blank Theatre Company in many capacities, producing, costuming and acting in their Living Room Series, Young Playwrights Festival, and one main stage show. She played with the Elephant Theatre Company where she met Paul Hoan Zeidler of Lightning Rod Theatre. She originated the role of Matchgirl in his play Time’s Scream and Hurry on both coasts at the Elephant Lab in Los Angeles and the Cherry Lane in New York City. Since moving to New York she has acted in four productions with Elsinore County and is a member of InViolet Theatre Company. She co-founded Solo Heroes with Ivy Eisenberg, a group of artists workshopping and developing solo shows. She studies Strasberg Technique with David Gideon.
Read more at: www.jjpyle.com
“an absolute Master of Storytelling. Sneaky even… we are not only charmed and entranced but we also understand a little more about ourselves.” - NoHoArtsDistrict.com
“A Brilliant script full of Brave and Honest moments of Sadness, Humor, and Hope.” - Discover Hollywood Magazine