Jenn Swirtz and T. Lynn Mikeska in "Hollywood Hills" by Stephanie Alison Walker in Moving Arts' production of The Car Plays at RADAR LA - Photo via The Huffington Post

I’ve been trying to live vicariously through everyone involved in The Car Plays this year since I can’t be there in person. Since I can’t be Skyped in to the performances (too bad) I have been settling for looking at everyone’s pictures from the event.

However, I haven’t been able to get my hands on a picture of my play Hollywood Hills – directed by Zeke Rettman and starring Jenn Swirtz and T. Lynn Mikeska.

Perhaps it had something to do with last night’s full moon, but somehow Wyatt Closs of The Huffington Post heard my plea. Not only did he call Hollywood Hills a “favorite” (!!) he also included this A-MAZING photo from last night in his story about The Car Plays.

Hipsters by Jason Duplissea was Wyatt’s other favorite.

This is the kind of press I love!

My only complaint? The playwrights were not credited in the piece. Ugh. Is it just me or does that happen a lot? I guess we’ll just have to credit the playwrights here and now. (again… for good measure.)

As you know, Hollywood Hills was written by me (Stephanie Alison Walker) and Hipsters was written by Jason Duplissea who is a Moving Arts company member. Hipsters is directed by Miles Feld and stars Terrence Colby Clemons &  Melanie Minichino.

Hello, HuffPo writer Wyatt Closs. I’m so glad you liked my play! And thanks for fulfilling my wish to see a production pic… and an awesome one at that!

Here’s the story:

The Car Plays: Real Drive-In Theater in Downtown LA?Huffington Post story by Wyatt Closs

 
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Yes, another post about The Car Plays! They begin TODAY. I just wanted to post the complete line-up to give a sense of just how many people and cars it takes to produce The Car Plays.

SERIES A

Wednesday/Friday
June 15 & 17, 2011
6:00 / 7:30 / 9:00

Producers: Paul Stein, Steve Lozier, Kim Glann, Cece Tio
Assistant Producer: Lem Thornton
Stage Managers: Cirby Hatano, Bradley McCoy, Dylan Gardner
Carhops: Terence Anthony, Kiff Scholl
Walking Tour Guide: Rebecca Davis
Runner: Tara Thomas
Dressing Room: Donna Peacher-Hall

Row: STREET

Disneyland by Paul Stein
Director:   Dana Schwartz
Starring:   Madelynn Fattibene

Flooding by Jami Brandli
Director:   Kiff Scholl
Starring:   Peter James Smith & John Copeland

Cruising Con La Virgen by Joe Luis Cedillio
Director:   Dino Dinco
Starring:   Edward E Cohen & Abel Soto

Am I Losin’ by Ron Klier
Director:   Ross Kramer
Starring:   Derrick LeMont*  & Andrew Miller

The Love of Make-Believe by JJ Strong
Director:   Kiff Scholl
Starring:   Laura Buckles^  & Donald Rizzo

Row: AVENUE

Drop-Off Day by  EM Lewis^
Director:   Michael Shutt^
Starring:    VyVy Nguyen &  Porter Kelly

Sunday in the Hood by Terence Anthony^
Director:   Jason Duplissea^
Starring:   Larry Powell*, Jenny Gillett^  & Jason Duplissea^

Prom: Time Out by Meghan Gambling
Director:   Jenifer Yeuroukis*
Starring:   Sarah Greyson &  Katie Malia

The Audience by Kiff Scholl
Director:   Matt Bretz
Starring:   Kim Ward  & Casey Nelson

Abraham & Isaac by Allain Rochel
Director:   Nataki Garrett
Starring:   Alex Morris & Edward Rowley

Row: ROAD

We Wait by Steve Lozier^
Director:   Armina LaManna*
Starring:   Corey Klemow* & Herb Hall*

Hipsters by Jason Duplissea^
Director:   Miles Feld
Starring:   Terrence Colby Clemons &  Melanie Minichino

Dragon Compact by Cindy Marie Jenkins
Director:   Kelly Lohman
Starring:   Amanda Troop* & Richard Miraan

Tommy Got His Gun by Sara Israel
Director:   Reena Dutt
Starring:   Wilson Bethel  &  Grace Eboigbe

Hollywood Hills by Stephanie Alison Walker
Director:   Zeke Rettman
Starring:   Jenn Swirtz &  T. Lynn Mikeska

SERIES B

Thursday / Saturday
June 16 & 18, 2011
6:00 / 7:30 / 9:00

Producers: Paul Stein, Steve Lozier, Kim Glann, Cece Tio
Assistant Producer: Lem Thornton
Stage Managers: Cirby Hatano, Bradley McCoy, Vesna Hocevar
Carhops: Michael David, Kiff Scholl, JJ Strong, Sandra Vahtel
Volunteers: Jackie Moses
Walking Tour Guide: Rebecca Davis
Check-In: Julie Briggs

Row: BLVD

Before We Go Home by Richard Martin Hirsch
Director:   Darin Anthony
Starring:   Michael Shutt^ & D.J. Harner*

Todd’s Hollywood Tours by Trey Nichols^
Director:   Julie Briggs
Starring:   Brent Popolizio & Mary Beth Pape*

Choke Chain by Jennifer Maisel
Director:   Sara Wagner^
Assistant Director:   Terence Anthony^
Starring:   Lauri Hendler  &  Tammy Klein

Chasm by Lee Wochner^
Director:   Patrick Varon
Starring:   Nick Cernoch*  & Jennie Kwan*

Two Fellas, One Fella by  Paul Stein
Director:   Michael David
Starring:   Jon Amirkhan^  & Dan Wingard*

Row: ROUTE

Custody by  Morgan Krantz^
Director:   Steve Lozier^
Starring:   Tony DeCarlo  & Sean Eaton

Shampooed by  Fielding Edlow
Director:   Ron Klier
Starring:   Jennifer Christopher*  &  Kieren van den Blink

Bunker Hill by Michael David
Director:   Paul Stein
Assistant Dir:   Jonathan Josephson
Starring:   Jack Sundmacher*, Rick Kent, Tania Getty

The Audience by Kiff Scholl
Director:   Matt Bretz
Starring:   David Youse* &   Ron Morehouse

Warriors by Will Hackner
Director:   Vesna Hocevar^
Starring:   Morgan Krantz^  &   Darren Capozzi

Row: LANE

Disneyland by Paul Stein
Director:   Dana Schwartz
Starring:   Trey Nichols^

The P.T.A. by Dana Schwartz
Director:   Julie Briggs
Starring:   Evie Hammer^ & Krista Conti

What Happened to Us  by Bryan Davidson
Director:   Aaron Henne
Starring:   Paul Vroom &  Maya Parish

Waiting for the Tow by Herman Poppe*
Director:   Kimberley Browning
Starring:   Lauren Letherer &  David Lee Garver*

The Love of Make-Believe by JJ Strong
Director:   Kiff Scholl
Starring:   McCready Baker* &  David Bertolami

 
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Because it’s so hard to explain how the car plays works, here’s a video that will show you exactly give you an idea of how it all happens…

To experience it fully, you’ve got to be there in person. If you’ve been before, please share your experience in the comments below. Thanks!

 
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