LOS ANGELES–On October 1-22–Dandigin Productions presents SKETCHED –a one-woman’show written and performed by Lory Tatoulian at HeartBeatHouse Studio in Atwater Village.
Tatoulian is an actress and playwright whose work explores issues of cultural identity–gender and ethnic community dynamics. Her comedic character-studies define the core of her style. Tatoulian’s explorations take root in theatrical monologues that meld the comedic and absurd experiences of several ethnic groups–including Armenia’s–who make-up the American tableau. Her intelligible character portraits range from an Avon Lady who wants to help democratize the world–to a housewife jazz singer from Beirut–to a car addict who contemplates her free-will on the freeway in the award-winning piece "Autosapiens," a comedic realization of Californians’ intricate relationship with their automobiles. The San Diego Union Tribune writes–"The boldly physical writer-performer Lory Tatoulian sent up SoCal’s car mania in her explosive satiric solo. Tatoulian is a find. In ‘Autosapiens,’ she creates a freeway-crazed gal who’s decided to spend her life in her car. As she eats–observes–makes love and fights other drivers on the highway of life–she devolves into another species altogether–the Autosapien."
SKETCHED is a collection of humorous stories and musical vignettes. Throughout the evening–Tatoulian manages to incarnate into 10 different characters from across the globe. She collaborates with talented musician and composer Ara Dabandjian. Together they bring jazz to Armenian children’s songs–rhythm to the stylings of Glendale and sheer satire to the peculiar inhabitants of all those who live on the periphery of society.
SKETCHED will be running on the first four Saturdays in October at 8 p.m. The exact dates are October 1,8,15,22.
Tickets are $15 and are available at the door.
Location: HeartBeatHouse Studio – 3141 Glendale Blvd. LA CA 90039 In the heart of Atwater Village
Limited Seating–Reservations recommended by contacting Arpy Jahjah at 626-296-0028.