Beth Dies, Inc. Presents Women

Jun 9, 2014

BETH DIES, INC presents WOMEN a comedy from the East Coast, written by Chiara Atik. The production will is presented as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Stephanie Ward set to direct at Theatre Asylum. Opening tonight, June 7th through June 21st, 2014. Admission is $15.00

Jo March thinks she could be the voice of her generation....or at least, a voice, of a generation.

After a completely sold-out run in New York City, Women, written by Chiara Atik and directed by Stephanie Ward, is coming to Los Angeles for a limited engagement at The Hollywood Fringe. This fast paced comedy introduces Louisa May Alcott's classic, Little Women, to HBO's critically acclaimed "Girls", delivering a smartly crafted and hilarious 50 minute show. The piece was created in chapters for The Flea Theater's #Serials performance series, where writers create a short piece in a week for a given group of actors (pulled from The Flea's rep company, The Bats). It had an initial run in January-Feb of 2014 at The Kraine Theater, and then transferred to The People's Improv Theater, where it was extended.

The show retains its original cast, made up entirely of The Flea's Bats. It includes Abby Rosebrock (My Ex is Trending, G√ľnther), Layla Khoshnoudi (I Hate F*ing Mexicans, JOB, Tangerine EP), Rachel Lin (Iva: the Myth of Tokyo Rose, Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love), Lydian Blossom (Stop the Virgens), Vicki Rodriguez (Bloody Lullabies for Brave Women, New York: An Evening of Radio Plays), Zac Moon(Restoration Comedy), Bradley Ander- son (White Hot, Targeting Tranquility, Permission), Brett Epstein (Love, Sex, & the IRS), and Stephen Stout (Salamander Leviathan, Mysteries, Clown Bar).

CHIARA ATIK'S writing has been featured in Glamour Magazine, The Atlantic, The Today Show (, The Hairpin,, and Plays include The Secret Catcher (Ensemble Studio Theater), What a Pill (IAMAFEST, LA), WOMEN (Serials @ The Flea). She is a three time recipient of a Sloan grant (EST Science brunch, 2012-2014) and a member of Ensemble Studio Theater's Youngblood. TV Credits includestaff writer for MTV's talking-head/sketch show, "Hey Girl!" and a pilot in development with Fox. Other writing credits include "Paris is Lovely/Lonely When You're Alone" (Amazon Kindle, Paperback 2014 ) and "Modern Dating: A Field Guide," (Harlequin, 2013). She served as interim Senior Editor at Cosmopolitan Magazine this winter.

STEPHANIE WARD'S directing credits include: The Least (The Atlantic), WOMEN (#Serials @ The Flea), Tuny and Biscuit by Abby Rosebrock (#Serials @ The Flea), The Christmas Vibe (Distilled Theatre Company), Joy to the World (INTAR presents American Nightcap), Psycho (TinyRhino), Lather, Rinse, Repeat by Michael Walek (EST's Asking for Trouble), Fallsway by Dan Moyer (Shelby Company), The Great Molly (Pipeline Theatre Company). Assistant Directing: Time and the Conways (The Old Globe), A Sunrise in Times Square by Sharr White, dir. Claudia Weill(EST), Luck of the Irish by Kirsten Greenidge, dir. Rebecca Taichman (LCT3), Rehearsing Vengeance by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman(OSF/Yale Rep), Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi, dir. Rebecca Tacihman(ART/Yale Rep), Everything You Touch by Sheila Callaghan. Upcoming: Oldest Boy by Sarah Ruhl, dir.Rebecca Taichman (World premiere, Lincoln Center). Ward got her start as an Agent Trainee at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, where she started in the Books to Film Department in Los Angeles, before transferring to New York. She is a proud co-founder of Beth Dies, Inc. with Chiara Atik and is looking forward to the 2014 Lincoln Center Director's Lab.


General Admission: $15.00