Buzzfeed covered IAMA's 23 Hour Play Festival with a great article about the feat and the company. On March 14th, the actors, writers, and directors met at Katie and Adam's house. The writers drew names out of hats to select directors, the directors drew names out of hats to select actors, then the writers drew subjects and themes out of hat to select writing material. I drew "Echo Park" as my subject and Jamie Wollrab as my director (I've wanted to work with him for a long time!). Then Jamie miraculously drew Katie Lowes, Laura Holloway, Aja King... and me. Thrilled about my cast, we met for an hour and talked about feminism, polyamory, gender identification, threesome unicorns, BUI's, and ayahuasca ceremonies. With that, I was off-- back to my desk by 11pm to come up with a script by 7am.
The script I came up with was called Lady Of The Lake. It featured three women gathered at the memorial service in Echo Park for a woman with whom they'd all, at different times, shared one special night. The woman drowned herself in Echo Park Lake and left her only child to the care of the three women. They each have different ideas about what to do with the child and rivalries emerge as the depth of this mysterious woman's impact on their lives becomes apparent.
The part I wrote for myself was small, but one of the creepiest and chilling things I've done in a while. Thank you theatre for allowing the weird.