James Franco Is Co-Founder of Rattlestick's New Theatre in Los Angeles

News   James Franco Is Co-Founder of Rattlestick's New Theatre in Los Angeles
James Franco, Scott Haze and David Van Asselt have joined forces to create Rattlestick West, a Los Angeles counterpart to New York's Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.
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The Wrap reports that Haze will serve as artistic director, with Van Asselt as co-artistic director.

The company will operate out of Los Angeles' Sherry Theater for the time being, but there are plans to build an official Rattlestick West Theater in North Hollywood.

Rattlestick West's mission is "to seek out unique new voices, work with new and emerging playwrights and establish a home where playwrights can work with actors to explore stage projects as well as film and innovative media."

In the coming season Rattlestick West Theater will produce five plays at the Sherry Theater, including works by Scott Caan and Daniel Talbott. Rattlestick West will also produce Suzanne Vega’s chamber musical based on the life of "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" author Carson McCullers. The musical will feature songs co-written by Vega and Duncan Sheik. They will also team up with the Boston Court Theatre to co-produce “Seven Spots on the Sun” by Martín Zimmerman at the Boston Court in Pasadena.

For more information on Rattlestick West Theater, click here.

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