Melisa Malvin

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Sad-Eyed Serenity at the Los Angeles Theatre Center

Sad-Eyed Serenity at the Los Angeles Theatre Center

Today, selections from Sad-Eyed Serenity were performed as a part of Savage Players’ Cracked Earth: Readings from CSUN’s Desert Performance Lab at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. It was a pleasure being a part of the following line up: Sad-Eyed Serenity by Melisa Malvin-Middleton (directed by Anne Butler) Invisible by Lu Chukhadarian (directed by Anne Butler) Nine Days Ago by Alyssa...

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Sad-Eyed Serenity

Sad-Eyed Serenity

(A dark comedic drama in two-acts) by Melisa Malvin-Middleton ~ SYNOPSIS ~ In Sad-Eyed Serenity, a drama with splashes of dark humor, seemingly disparate stories come together in a play that deals with themes pertaining to mental illness, alcoholism, sexual orientation, and family. This play houses furries, felons, and a kitten, all while grappling with issues of self-sacrifice and...

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More Scenes from Sad-Eyed Serenity to be Performed by Fresh Produce’d

More Scenes from Sad-Eyed Serenity to be Performed by Fresh Produce’d

FRESH PRODUCE’d Los Angeles has selected scenes from Melisa’s full-length play Sad-Eyed Serenity to be a part of their October, 2014 monthly workshop. Once again, it is an honor to be working with these talented folks who will perform another set of scenes from Sad-Eyed Serenity. Workshop performance of selected scenes of Melisa Malvin-Middleton’s full-length play Sad-Eyed Serenity. In Sad-Eyed...

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At Sunset

At Sunset

(A ten-minute play) by Melisa Malvin-Middleton ~ SYNOPSIS ~ On a cliff overlooking the ocean, an adult sister and brother are waiting for the sun to set in order to do something meaningful. While they pass the time—the free-spirited Ally goofs off playing a game she recalls from her childhood and the business-like Brett is wrapped up in his Blackberry—sibling rivalries and adult resentments...

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Kneeling and Praying

Kneeling and Praying

(A dark comedic drama in two-acts) by Melisa Malvin-Middleton ~ SYNOPSIS ~ Sex, grief, and prayer—and not necessarily in that order—dominate the life of teenage Jo. Even before the death of her father, Jo’s life was complicated. But now, she is more confused, desperately seeking comfort, often through disturbing measures. However, the types of support she receives from her family only confuse...

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