Rogue Machine set for World Premiere of Little Theatre

Oct 29, 2022
Rogue Machine presents Little Theatre

Rogue Machine presents Little Theatre, the world premiere of the latest comedy from playwright and local legend Justin Tanner. This new play spills the secrets in a hilarious backstage look at life in the intimate theatre scene during 90's Los Angeles.

Small poster.jpg"This is a roman a clef," says Tanner, "about my decade at the Cast Theatre, sharing a cluttered office with the brilliant and terrifying artistic director, Diana Gibson, and my best friend, the actor, writer, set designer and jack-of-all-trades, Andy Daley."

Justin Tanner (Playwright) has been writing plays for over three decades. His first, Changing Channels, in 1987 was produced in Hollywood at the 2nd Stage. His most recent play, El NiƱo, was produced by Rogue Machine in 2018. Justin has had productions of his work mounted at Steppenwolf, The Kennedy Center and Off-Broadway. All 88 episodes of his lurid web series "Ave 43" are available on YouTube. He is currently a resident playwright at Rogue Machine Theatre. Tanner's 1996 play Pot Mom received "Best New Play" awards from LA Weekly and PEN West, as well as the LADCC's Ted Schmitt Award. His 2007 play Space Therapy was nominated for an Ovation Award as "Best New Play," and Justin's play Day Drinkers was nominated for "Best New Play" by LA Weekly

"When Justin Tanner writes a play you know it will be hilarious, but beneath the side-splittingly funny dialogue and situations there is always an underbelly that is so moving you find yourself crying and never actually feel it happen. It's what inspires me and delights me," says director Lisa James. "Little Theatre is all of that. This is our fifth collaboration, and every time I feel as if I'm walking into a whole new world."