At its heart, THE GOD GAME is a nuanced, yet high stakes drama about a couple and their best friend confronting deep, personal divisions within the context of faith and politics…(can you relate?)...It's also very funny. Tom, the Junior Republican Senator from Virginia, and his “steadfastly-faith’d” wife Lisa are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary when they are surprised by their estranged, yet long-time friend Matt, who arrives ‘out of the blue’ with some news that is about to shake their world to its very core.
We are extremely proud to be producing and starring in the Los Angeles Premier of the Pulitzer Prize nominated play, THE GOD GAME, by Suzanne Bradbeer. Giovanna Sardelli is our award winning director who has graced such stages as the Mark Taper Forum, The Geffen Playhouse, etc. We are delighted to be working with such powerhouse women!
"Act well your part; there all honour lies." - Andrew Pope
Suzanne Bradbeer Playwright
Productions include: Confederates (TheatreWorks – Silicon Valley, Weissberger and Susan Smith Blackburn nominations, Kilroy’s Honorable Mention); The God Game (Pulitzer nomination and over a dozen productions including the Gulfshore Playhouse/Capital Rep co-premiere); Naked Influence (Capital Repertory Theatre); Shakespeare in Vegas (Houston’s 4th Wall Theatre, Dreamcatcher Rep/PTNJ) and Full Bloom (Barrington Stage, Hudson Stage, etc.). Awards: Grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Berrilla Kerr Foundation, the Anna Sosenko Trust, as well as the BMI Foundation’s Harrington Award for Creative Excellence. Ms. Bradbeer was a Lark Fellow, a winner of the Ashland New Plays Festival, and twice a winner of the NEXT ACT! New Play Summit at Capital Rep. Residencies include: the TheatreWorks – Silicon Valley New Works Festival, The New Harmony Project, PlayPenn, the LAByrinth Theatre Company’s Summer Intensive, the Dorset Theatre Festival, and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s Southern Writers’ Project. Publications: Playscripts, Samuel French, Applause Books, HowlRound, the Connotation Press, multiple Smith & Kraus anthologies. Ms. Bradbeer is a member of the the Dramatists Guild, the Ensemble Studio Theatre and the EST Playwrights Unit, and is a regular moderator at the Actors Studio Playwright/Director Workshop; she teaches playwriting at Primary Stages, ESPA. A personal highlight for Ms. Bradbeer was her work as a dramaturg for Arthur Miller and Jim Houghton on Signature Theatre Company’s production of The American Clock.
GIOVANNA SARDELLI DIRECTOR
Giovanna Sardelli is happy to be working with 3 Little Rascals Productions and to return to Los Angeles where she’s previously directed the World Premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s Archduke at CTG’s Mark Taper Forum, and his Guards at the Taj (2017 Ovation Award for Best Production of a Play) and Constellations for Geffen Playhouse. Other California directing credits include The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez and the World Premiere of his play Somewhere for The Old Globe. Also for The Globe, the Regional Premiere of Laurel Ollstein’s play They Promised Her The Moon. Giovanna is TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s Artistic Associate and Director of New Works where her directing credits include Rajiv Joseph’s The North Pool, Archduke, and The Lake Effect as well as Crimes of the Heart, The Velocity of Autumn, Somewhere, and Finks. Giovanna has directed world premieres of plays by Theresa Rebeck, Lynn Rosen, Joe Gilford, Jeff Augustine, Lauren Yee, Zayd Dohrn, Melissa Ross, Lila Rose Kaplan, Zoe Kazan, Heidi Armbruster, and Matthew Lopez among others. Giovanna works extensively with new plays and has been part of The Lark Play Development Center since it was first formed. She spent several years on the faculty of the Dance Department and the Graduate Acting Program of NYU, the program from which she received her MFA. She is also a graduate of their Director’s Lab. TheatreWorks Silicon Valley was awarded the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award.
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