THE PIECE PROJECT and Celebration Theatre present an exclusive Los Angeles reading of Theresa Rebeck's SPIKE HEELS tonight, January 28, 2013 at 8pm. Founded by Devon Gummersall and Andrew Carlberg, THE PIECE PROJECT is a celebrity-based theater ensemble. Every two-three months, The Piece Project hosts a play reading to benefit a local Los Angeles theater company. Devon Gummersall will direct this reading of SPIKE HEELS, which will feature Patrick J. Adams, Elaine Hendrix, Jenn Liu and Jeremy Sisto.
The founding ensemble consists of the following artists: Ed Asner (THE Mary Tyler Moore SHOW, UP), Wes Bentley (AMERICAN BEAUTY, THE HUNGER GAMES), Adam Brody (THE O.C., THANK YOU FOR SMOKING), Billy Burke (THE TWILIGHT SAGA), Andrew Carlberg (Producer), Johnny Clark (Vs. Theatre Company), Michelle Clunie (QUEER AS FOLK, MAKE IT OR BREAK IT), David Denman (THE OFFICE, BIG FISH), Devon Gummersall (STATE OF MIND, MY SO-CALLED LIFE), Elaine Hendrix (JOAN OF ARCADIA, ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION), Jon Huertas (CASTLE, GENERATION KILL), Tom Irwin (SAVING GRACE, MY SO-CALLED LIFE), Ron Klier (Vs. Theatre Company), Neil LaBute (THE SHAPE OF THINGS, NURSE BETTY), Sharon Lawrence (NYPD BLUE, GREY'S ANATOMY), Jenn Liu (PEDRO, TWO AND A HALF MEN), Larisa Oleynik (HAWAII FIVE-0, 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU), ERIK PALLADINO (ER, ANSWERS TO NOTHING), Jeremy Sisto (SUBURGATORY, SIX FEET UNDER), Amy Smart (CRANK, THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT), Lauren Stamile (GREY'S ANATOMY, BURN NOTICE), Rider Strong (BOY MEETS WORLD, CABIN FEVER), Tessa Thompson (FOR COLORED GIRLS, VERONICA MARS) and Vincent Ventresca (THE INVISIBLE MAN, FRIENDS).
Celebration Theatre is a community of artists dedicated to presenting innovative, provocative and relevant work that examines the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience. We endeavor to challenge society's perception of this community and give a vibrant voice to its evolving identity.
Celebration Theatre was founded in 1982 by gay rights pioneer (and Mattachine Society co- founder) Chuck Rowland. Celebration Theatre has existed as the only community-based professional theatre in Los Angeles endeavoring to accurately represent the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community to itself and to the community at large. Celebration moved to its present location in 1993 and hired its first full-time Artistic Director. With these changes, Celebration moved into the professional arena and has achieved major artistic recognition. The theatre steadily developed an audience and rose to its current award-winning, critically acclaimed state.