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Why Did You Sleep with So Many Human People?


Some young, wild, and provocative playwrights have gotten together to share some new one-acts that explore why we love what we love. It’s a one night stand with talking beds, gigolo apes and a guy named Elvis.

Here’s the lineup:

written by Will Arbery • directed by Sofya Weitz
An elderly monkey prostitute meets the client who may be the death of him.
Featuring: Juan Amador, Jenn Kirk & Mariana Morgon

written by Sofya Weitz • directed by Will Arbery
A musician named Elvis invites a young girl with a baby to come stay with him and his wife.
Featuring: Jake Weary, Lola Kelly & Robyn Littleworth

written & directed by Mara De La Rosa
A man on his death bed is consoled by his death bed.
Featuring: McCready Baker & Ted Jonas

written & directed by Mariana Morgon
In the future, a young man tries to come to terms with the fact that his lover is sexually attracted to corners.
Featuring: Kestrel Leah, Julian Evens & Whitney Mongomery

Costume design by Josh La Cour
Scenic design by Naomi Kasahara Hamill


August 29-30th at 8PM

Pollution Studios
1531 Grande Vista Ave (North Lot)
Downtown Los Angeles

Street Parking on Pico.

Tickets are $10 at the door or to reserve your spot/pay with a credit card:


The Soft Camp at Grand Park


If you like your kid-firendly art mixed with food trucks and movies, Grand Park in downtown L.A. is the place for you this Saturday night (8/31) starting at 5:30pm. The Popwagon will be a part of Street Food Cinema’s movies in the park series and will be presenting the latest production of The Soft Camp – a hands-on theatrical installation where kids can enjoy the antics of Ida and Rudy then climb up on stage to act out their own comedies with interactive props and scenic elements. After that, everyone’s welcome to relax in L.A.’s fanciest park for an outdoor screening of The Neverending Story

Click here for all the details.

Next Stop for the Popwagon…

Free cupcakes image

The culmination project for a college course on post-modern theatre.

Free Cupcakes!
May 2, 2012 at 7PM
8343 Creighton Avenue
Los Angeles 90045  (MAP)

A plethora of postmodern jargon all mixed up in one night of theatre, film, art, and song… There might even be cupcakes.

Featuring these artists:

  • Rainer Barrett
  • Michael Bernieri
  • Patrick Buchanan
  • Veronica Coe
  • Mara De La Rosa
  • Adam Dlugolecki
  • Julian Garcia
  • Jordanna Harris
  • Luc Hediger
  • Cale Honda
  • Steven Jones
  • Jenn Kirk
  • Julie Kocher
  • Joy Mamey
  • Melissa McIntosh
  • Nelia Miller
  • Vivian Miranda
  • Cha’nel Mitchell
  • Amanda Navarra
  • Nigel Neumeier
  • Tom Nieboer
  • Olivia O’Neill
  • Rachel Rosenstein
  • Molly Rotschild
  • Shayna Sorrentino
  • Arden Tse

Visit the Facebook Event Page for more info.


If you're afraid theatre criticism is fading fast – read this

Image from Home Siege Home by Ghost Road Ensemble

Critical Crossfire: Charles McNulty and Steven Leigh Morris on L.A. Theater

Here’s a thoughtful exchange between two esteemed Los Angeles theatre critics. Of particular interest to Trade City was this quote from Stephen Leigh Morris:

I’d like to see more interaction between L.A.’s thriving art and music scenes and its theater culture. I wish artistic directors would break out of the straitjacket of the two-hour drama with 15-minute intermission. Why not produce a 45-minute piece in an art gallery or a marathon offering in a site-specific locale? What about more joint programs with dance companies and music groups?

Also of interest was the photo they used that showed a scene from Ghost Road Ensemble’s Home Siege Home (with set by Maureen Weiss)