Winning the prestigious Woodward/Newman Award for best play, while being developed at Rogue Machine for their 2012 season, brought with it a fully funded production mounted at the Bloomington Play Project in Indiana. It turned out to be one of their most successful projects to date. A Holland New Voices Award came shortly afterwards, and now playwright Henry Murray is ready for its close-up at Rogue Machine, known for staging new works. This will be a West Coast Premiere in one of the country's most vibrant cities for new plays, Los Angeles, opening September 15, 2012.
Three Views of the Same Object is the story of enduring love. It is the kind of love, battered and bruised, that somehow manages to survive to the end of life. Jesse and Poppy have made a suicide pact, but life has thrown them a curve…so what does this mean for the pact? Three Views of the Same Object explores three different outcomes to this dilemma. It's a story about aging in America.
DAVID ANSPAUGH (Director) has won three Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes, a DGA Award (with two additional nominations), NAACP Black Image Award, the Peabody, the Humanitas, and the People's Choice, among many others. His directing credits include work with some of the worlds most noted actors, such as Gene Hackman, Kathleen Turner, Whoopi Goldberg, Dennis Hopper, Viggo Mortensen, Elizabeth Perkins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Barbara Hershey, Ned Beatty, and Mira Sorvino. David's films Hoosiers and Rudy were both included in AFI's 100 Years…100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies, USA Today's poll of the Top 10 Sports Movies of All Time, with Hoosiers ranked as number one, garnering two Academy Award nominations, and an The Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Time Feature Director. TV credits include the legendary Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere, and Miami Vice. Most recently, David directed Little Red Wagon, inspired by the true story of 9-year-old philanthropist Zach Bonner, who walked 280 miles to raise money for homeless children. A fall 2012 release is planned.
John PerriN FLYNN (Artistic Director/Producer) launched this years productions of The New Electric Ballroom (director) by Enda Walsh, and Where The Great Ones Run by Mark Roberts (both-LA Times CRITIC'S CHOICE), last season's WORLD PREMIERE production of John Pollono's hit play Small Engine Repair (BEST PRODUCTION-Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Ovation, and Garland Awards) and the Los Angeles premiere of David Harrower's Blackbird, recipient of numerous awards. He is Rogue Machine's founding Artistic Director, garnering the LA Weekly Career Achievement Award in 2012. John recently directed the critically acclaimed Los Angeles premiere of The Sunset Limited, (CRITIC'S CHOICE-LA Times; GO – LA Weekly, CRITIC'S PICK-Backstage, Ovation RECOMMENDED) which ran for six months. He directed the award winning World Premiere of Henry Murray's Treefall (published by the Dramatist Play Service in 2010), Monkey Adored, and the critically acclaimed Los Angeles premiere of Rogue Machine's inaugural production, Compleat Female Stage Beauty, by Jeffrey Hatcher. He helmed the Craig Lucas' hit Small Tragedies at The Odyssey Theatre and the world premiere of John Pollono's Lost and Found. John was the Executive Producer and director of Lifetime's long running award winning series Strong Medicine, has produced two other series and 14 television movies or miniseries including the Emmy nominated Burden of Proof.
ROGUE MACHINE recently picked up seven LA Weekly Awards including one for BEST PRODUCTION for Small Engine Repair by John Pollono. The company has garnered recognition for their work in upwards of 45 awards and nominations, including the Polly Warfield Award for Excellent Season in Small to Mid-Size Theater, funded by the Nederlander Organization, and the BEST PRODUCTION Award (two consecutive years) from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Ovation, and Garland. Since 2008 Rogue Machine has produced 3 Los Angeles Premiere (BLACKBIRD, COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY, and STOP KISS) 9 West Coast Premiere (WHERE THE GREAT ONES RUN, FOUR PLACES, THE WORD BEGINS, WISH I HAD A SYLVIA PLATH, BHUTAN, MilkMilkLemonade, AMERICAN DEAD, BINGO WITH THE INDIANS, and HALF OF PLENTY), 1 American Premiere (NEVERLAND), and 6 World Premiere productions (the multi-award winning SMALL ENGINE REPAIR, MONKEY ADORED, YARD SALE SIGNS, RAZORBACK, SHORTS & SWEETS, and the award winning production of Henry Murray's TREEFALL. Last year Rogue Machine worked extensively with multi-award winner Steven Sater (SPRING AWAKENING) in developing his play NEW YORK ANIMALS.