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A Second City alumni and Dora Award nominated writer, Wendy has created and produced six original television pilots including the Canadian Comedy Award nominated Fancy for the CBC, American Freak and Nature Boy (with Harland Wiliams) for Comedy Central, and co-created the Gemini award winning series, The Tournament, serving as both writer and director during its run. 

Wendy started her career as an actress and improviser in Toronto working with many of Canada’s great comic talents: Mike Myers, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, and as a regular cast member in Maniac Mansion, created by Eugene Levy. As a solo performer and writer for the stage Wendy toured the US, Canada and Australia with her 3 solo shows. Her Melbourne International Comedy Festival play The Wendy Show was a Best of the Fest pick. Her short play On The Way Out was produced at Sydney’s Short n’ Sweet festival in 2020.

Wendy has directed award winning television including Corner Gas, G-SPOT, Lovingspoonfuls and co-directed the feature film Wetonkawa, nominated for the SlamDance Grand Jury Prize. www.iamwendyhopkins.com

Playwright

Scott Cummins

Director

Bill

Glenn

An award-winning actor/producer, who has worked at The Geffen, South Coast Rep, The Odyssey and Coast Playhouse.

Some of her theatre credits include: Killer Joe (LA Premiere and four time Ovation winner), Bug (LA Premiere) -Critic's Choice and Drama Desk Award,  Man from Nebraska, Ourselves Alone, Loose Ends.

She has been continuously working in both TV and film and most recently can  be seen playing Marilyn Pearson in the award-winning hit TV show "This Is Us " and has two movies coming out this year: "The Last Thing He Wanted  with Anne HathawayBen Affleck and Willem Dafoe; and "Those Who Wish Me Dead '"alongside Angelina Jolie. Other credits include: Jobs, Justified, NCIS:LA, Castle and more here: www.aboutlauraniemi.com

Wendy Hopkins

Cast

Lindsay Jones

Sound Designer

LA's Award Winning Theater Company, LOST ANGELS THEATRE COMPANY brings you the world premiere of POOL BOY by Wendy Hopkins. This covid-friendly outdoor event will be the first site specific play produced under the Lost Angels Theatre Company’s banner. LATC (who won the 2005 Ovation award for Tracy Letts’ Killer Joe) is once again teaming up with Director, Scott Cummins (Killer Joe, Bug), marking their third collaboration. Cummins won the Ovation Award for his direction in LATC’s production of Killer Joe. Playwright Wendy Hopkins (Second City alum) penned this two-hander comedy, which features a cast of two Ovation award-winning actors, Laura Niemi (Killer Joe, Bug) and Pat Towne (Rock of Ages, Bronco Billy).
 
Presented poolside at a gorgeous home on Mulholland Drive, this unique theater event will have a limited run starting July 17th with a spectacular view of Los Angeles from the Hollywood Hills.
 
ABOUT THE PLAY
 
Set in Los Angeles during the 2020 pandemic, house sitter Glenn is looking after an elite home in the Hollywood Hills. Isolated and desperate for human contact, she attempts to make a connection with an atypical Pool Boy. Despite their contrasting personalities and rusty social skills, they forge an unlikely bond in a Covid colored world.

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

saturdays & sundays @ 5:15PM

Throughout his career, Scott has been involved in over 90 productions throughout the United States either as an actor, director and/or fight choreographer.  He recently directed TRUE WEST for Vs. Theatre Company in Los Angeles which had a six-month sold-out run. Scott’s Los Angeles directing credits include the LA premieres of KILLER JOE (Four Ovation Awards including Best Direction and Best Production as well as Critics Choice LA Times) and BUG (Critics Choice LA Times, LA Weekly, Backstage West) both by Tracy Letts with Lost Angels Theatre, AND NEITHER HAVE I WINGS TO FLY  (Ovation Nomination-Best Direction) as well as THE PAGANS  (ADA Award Best Ensemble, ADA nomination Best Direction) both by Ann Noble with The Road Theatre Company, MR KOLPERT (Critics Choice LA Times) and MOONLIGHT & MAGNOLIAS both at The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, BRIGHT IDEAS with Morgan Productions, BOYS’ LIFE at USC and WATER BY THE SPOONFUL at San Jose State University.  In Chicago, Scott has directed the World Premiere of CARMILLA and MOTEL 666 for WildClaw Theatre Company, the Midwest premiere of SCENES FROM THE BIG PICTURE for Seanachai Theatre and I’M SPIRITUAL DAMMIT by Jenniffer Weigel for Route 66 Theatre. He also directed AMERICA DEAD, BUNBURY and DISCO PIGS at Northwestern University.   Other Chicago directing credits include MARKED TREE (After Dark Award – direction) and CALAMITY MEAT for Seanachai Theatre, BLOODY BESS (After Dark Award – Ensemble) for Red Hen Productions, MISSING ANGEL JUAN for Powertap Productions and SAWDUST & SPANGLES for Prop Theatre/Powertap.  Other directing credits include CORIOLANUS, THE WINTER’S TALE, CYMBELINE, RICHARD III, COMEDY OF ERRORS, HAMLET and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, for Lakeside Shakespeare. He has acted with such companies as The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Next Theatre, Noble Fool Theatricals, The Organic Theatre, Famous Door Theatre, Apple Tree Theatre, Strawdog Theatre, Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre, The Odyssey Theatre (LA) and Syzygy Theatre (LA) to name a few.  He has received three Joseph Jefferson Awards  (Actor in Principle Role, Fight Direction, Ensemble). He is an Artistic Associate for both WildClaw Theatre Company and Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre.  He has also appeared in several TV shows and few films….but that’s not important right now.  Scott has a MFA from Northwestern University in Directing and a BFA from University of Illinois in Acting.  Currently he is Lecturer of Theatre at San Jose State University.

Opening July 17th

Lindsay Jones (Original Music and Sound Design): Broadway: Slave Play, The Nap, Bronx Bombers, and A Time to Kill. Off Broadway: Privacy and Kings (The Public Theater), Mankind and Bootycandy (Playwrights Horizons), Rx (Primary Stages), Top Secret (New York Theatre Workshop), and many others. International: Henry IV, Parts I and II (Royal Shakespeare Company), Titus Andronicus (Stratford Festival), many othersRegional: South Coast Repertory, Arena Stage, Goodman Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Lookingglass Theatre Company, and others. Film scoring work includes The Brass Teapot (Magnolia Pictures) and the Academy Award–winning A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin (HBO Films). Audio drama work includes A Streetcar Named Desire for Audible, Gather for Playwrights Horizons, and the award-winning weekly podcast for children The Imagination Neighborhood. Lindsay has received two Tony Award nominations for Best Score and Best Sound Design of a Play, seven Joseph Jefferson Awards and 24 nominations; two Ovation Awards and three nominations; and many others. lindsayjones.com

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