Artists at Play is proud to present Young Dumb Broke High School Kids by Nicholas Pilapil as part of our annual spring reading series on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

The Play
Everything sucks for high school kids Bliss, Olivia, and Miles. Bliss is a dreamer who’s knocked up and knocked down, Olivia is a lover with no one to love her back, and Miles is an orphan who would kill to have a family. And together they sling back slushies, barf down chili cheese fries, and try to sort out their lives in the most dangerous ways. They’re unloved and fucked up and it’s whatever.

The Playwright

Nicholas Pilapil is a writer of plays and songs. His plays have been developed/performed with Becky and Baldwin, East West Players, Fountain Theatre, Fresh Produce’d LA, Playwrights Foundation and The Vagrancy. His musical-comedy Before and After was the 2017 winner of the Fountain Theatre’s Rapid Development Series. He is also the writer of the short films zoë (Outfest FUSION, Miniature Film Festival Canada, North Portland Unknown Film Festival) and I Don’t Love You (Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival). Nicholas is a happy co-founder of Becky and Baldwin.

The Director
Jer Adrianne Lelliott is the founding artistic director of Coeurage Theatre Company. Directing highlights include The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up for Artists at Play (World Premiere, Ovation Recommended); Blackbird (Ovation Recommended); and Vieux Carré, The Woodsman and Andronicus for Coeurage Theatre Company. She has appeared in productions at The Pasadena Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Chance Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, MainStreet Theatre Company, and Disney on Broadway.

The Dramaturg
Michael Golamco is a writer/producer and playwright. TV: Syfy/Netflix’s “Nightflyers,” NBC’s “Grimm.” Film: Untitled Randall Park and Ali Wong Romantic Comedy, Please Stand By. Theatre: Bulid, Year Zero, Cowboy Versus Samurai, with productions at Second Stage Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Guthrie, LA’s Colony Theater, and others both nationally and internationally.

The Cast
Christopher Aguilar, Eddie Liu, Jenapher Zheng

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