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New Female-Driven Theatre Company Continues to Galvanize #metoo Movement with Shocking Revival

Updated: Sep 4, 2018

Dynamo Studio extends sold-out run of 'Extremities' with new line up of popular post show talkbacks. 

Los Angeles, CA - DYNAMO STUDIO’s production of EXTREMITIES by William Mastrosimone, played to sold-out crowds throughout August at an intimate storefront theatre in Hollywood. Now, the punch-in-the-gut play and it's provoking post-show discussions that pairs the audience with activists and thought leaders will re-open to larger audiences on September 7th.

Gabrielle Carteris, President of SAG-AFTRA, says:

"To see this play, written over three decades ago, was  a powerful message. A message that we as a society have much to reflect on and change.  I loved the play but more importantly I loved the after conversations.  This is a company of talent that is making a difference."

STAGE RAW says "Dynamo Studio’s adaptation transcends it from a timely piece to a continuous reminder of the need for societal change, echoing women’s historical struggle through the multi-dimensional characters’ interactions and attempts at remedying what can’t be undone." 

PRODUCER Laura Coover says “The response has been overwhelming. We were told over and over again by our audiences that the experience of the play changed them; that we are doing something very powerful, and that we must keep going. So we’re going to keep going!”

Extremities takes a bold and unflinching look at the realities of sexual violence, posing timely questions about the social forces that enable gender-based violence and perpetuate a culture of misogyny.

SYNOPSIS: Marjorie's roommates are away when a charismatic stranger, Raul, enters her home and attempts to rape her. After Marjorie is able to gain the upper hand, Patricia and Terry arrive home to find Raul bound and gagged in their fireplace, at the hands of their friend turned vigilante. The three women are forced to negotiate his fate as the moral narrative is warped and twisted throughout this one act drama.

Performances will be followed by special guest speakers (including Marnie Goodfriend, Chantal Cousineau, and Tina Alexis Allen) to discuss the play and relevance to our times.

Co-producer and Artios Award-winning casting director DONNA MORONG (GONE BABY GONE, TEN THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU) was inspired to revive the play in light of social and political events around gender-based violence. Morong with her fellow co-producers WHITNEY ANDERSON, LAURA CAMPBELL, and LAURA COOVER aim to catalyze conversation around the boundaries between justice and revenge, and human capacity for empathy and compassion.

DIRECTOR TINA ALEXIS ALLEN (Author, HIDING OUT: A Memoir of Drugs, Deception, and Double Lives; Actress,OUTSIDERSGLAAD Award Nominee; co-founder Gina Raphaela Jewelry’s NO MORE VIOLENCE collection, chose to take on the project because of its potential to awaken and transform an audience.

A powerhouse ensemble of actors are thrilled to return to their theatre roots: Whitney Anderson (MASTERS OF SEX, NCIS:LA), Laura Campbell (QUANTICO, THE GOOD WIFE), Laura Coover (MIKE & MOLLY, CASTLE), and CURTIS BECHDHOLT (ANNIE O, HIGHLANDER).

FIGHT DIRECTOR KENNETH MERCKX brings his years of experience as resident fight director at A NOISE WITHIN to the notoriously violent action of the play.

The Broadwater Black Box, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood; Fri., Sep. 7 and 21, 8 p.m.; Sat., Sep. 8, 15 and 22, 8 p.m.; Sun., Sep. 16, 8 p.m. Running time: one hour and 20 minutes with no intermission.


*A portion of every ticket sale is dedicated to A Window Between World


CONTACT: Laura Coover |

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