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Furious Theatre Company in Pasadena teaming up with New York's Naked Angels

January 24, 2011 | 12:45 pm

Damaso The Furious Theatre Company in Pasadena is partnering with the off-Broadway company Naked Angels for a series of monthly readings of new work for stage and screen. The bicoastal effort -- titled "Mondays LA: Naked and Furious" -- is scheduled take place on the last Monday of each month at St. Nick's Pub, 8450 W. 3rd St., near West Hollywood.

Naked Angels is one of the leading off-Broadway theater companies in New York. Its recent productions include "Next Fall," which transferred to Broadway in 2010, and "This Wide Night," which starred Edie Falco and Alison Pill.

"Mondays LA" is modeled after Naked Angels' New York-based reading series called 3-Step Formula, 1st Mondays. The West Coast version will kick off on Jan. 31 at at 8 p.m., with a second installment scheduled for Feb. 28 at the same time and location.

The readings will be free of charge for audiences and will consist of a play, screenplay or TV pilot that has never before been performed live. 

The first installment will be a reading of "The Seduction Community," a new play by Greg Keller and directed by Andy Donald, the incoming artistic director of Naked Angels. The second installment will be a reading of "Shatter Street," a screenplay by Matt Pelfrey and directed by Dámaso Rodriguez, co-artistic director of the Furious. 

The Furious is a resident company at the Pasadena Playhouse's second stage, the 75-seat Carrie Hamilton Theatre.


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-- David Ng

Photo: Dámaso Rodriguez, co-artistic director of the Furious Theatre Company. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times