Bella Ventricle is a lady. She is also a clown. And while she has always had very strong opinions, she has never done anything about them. Until now. Until she felt she had no choice but to engage in an act of civil disobedience in order to stand up for those who could not stand up for themselves. But, being arrested is a bit more than she can handle; so, to comfort herself, and, perhaps, to understand a bit more about why she did what she did, she calls upon the beings of her favorite female radicals from history. Women who, Bella feels, would do, and indeed did, the most courageous things for love.
Ann Noble is a writer, actor, director, solo performer, acting teacher/coach, arts educator and a jail chaplain. She is a proud member of the Echo, being last scene on their stage in both Poor Clare (LADCC Award for Best Featured Performance and Best Ensemble) and Little Parts Hunts A Baby-Daddy (her previous solo show, the digital version of which was screened at both Edinburgh Fringe and Sydney Fringe last year). She is also a member of Antaeus Theatre, Rogue Machine, and Warriors For Peace, having worked on and for their stages numerous times, as well as many other theatres across Southern California and throughout Chicago. Her award-winning plays have been produced both nationally and internationally, as have both her new media series. Her directing credits include work with several LA theatres and production companies, as well as for the Museum of Tolerance, LA’s Holocaust Museum, LA’s LGBT Center, the YWCA, and Homeboy Industries. She currently teaches for Moving Arts Theatre and Hussian College–In Studio L.A. She is also Program Coordinator for Prism Restorative Justice/CFLC which brings chaplaincy to those incarcerated in the LA County jails. She dedicates this solo piece to the women in CRDF. IG: @sparksjacks