Young Dumb Broke High School Kids
Written by Nicholas Pilapil
Directed by Jer Adrianne Lelliott
Dramaturg: Michael Golamco
Featuring Christopher Aguilar, Eddie Liu, Jenapher Zheng
April 28, 2019 at Company of Angels
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.
Nicholas Pilapil is a Filipino-American playwright and producer. His plays have been developed/performed with Artists at Play, Becky and Baldwin, East West Players, Fountain Theatre, Fresh Produce’d LA, IAMA Theatre Company, Playwrights Foundation, and The Vagrancy. Nicholas’ short films have also played atthe Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Philippine International Film Festival, and Outfest FUSION, among others. As a producer he develops and produces new works by Asian American writers, and is a producer of Artists at Play. He was a member of the inaugural IAMA Theatre Under 30 Playwrights Lab and 2019 artEquity cohort.
Jer Adrianne Lelliott (Director) 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.
Michael Golamco (Dramaturg) 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.