It is February 1940, the night of the historic Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. Bartender Arthur Brooks, an ambitious Black man from rural Alabama, dreams of becoming a movie director. His best friend, Dottie Hudson, is a maid at the Ambassador hotel who finds herself to be a cynic of all dreams. But when infamous actress, Hattie McDaniel stops in at the bar and refuses to show up for the biggest event in Los Angeles, Arthur and Dottie must do everything in their power to convince her to go claim her win all the while confronting their dark past and making their own dreams come to life. A play on race, class, gender, and the ever-changing landscape of Hollywood.
Mildred Marie Langford
Jacquelin Lorraine Schofield
LaDarrion Williams Los Angeles based playwright. His first play, Concrete Rose, a Hurricane Katrina drama, won first place at the Alabama State Thespian Conference and was performed internationally in 2013. It was self-produced in Dec 2017 at the Moments Playhouse Theatre in Los Angeles. It was also produced at A Noise Within Theatre as apart of their Noise Now Reading Series and it is now an award-winning short film. His play, Broken Memories, has been performed several times nationwide, acquiring several awards and recognition. His adaptation of the best-selling memoir, Feeding A Monster, was directed by award-winning actor and director, Art Evans at the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood, CA. He was a guest writer for Center Theatre Group’s August Wilson Monologue Competition, and his play Black Creek Risin’ was a part of the 2019 Great Plains Theatre Conference in Omaha, Nebraska. LaDarrion was also awarded the 2019 MacDowell Colony Playwriting Fellowship where he will develop the second installment of his Black Creek Trilogy Plays. In September 2019, his play, Coco Queens, was apart of the Sundance Institute’s Playwriting Intensive and a Semifinalist in the Eugene O’Neill Conference. He is also a current member of LA’s Towne Street Theatre Company where his play Concrete Rose will be making its West Coast Premiere in October 2020.