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Shoshana Kuttner (front and center), executive director of Young Actors Project, is surrounded by cast members as she thanks the audience Friday, July 26, after a double bill at the Malibu Playhouse. Photos by Suzy Demeter/Surfside News
Jennifer (left, portrayed by Piper Paloci) and Christine (right, Sophie Davis) visit with and try to cheer up Stephanie Webster (Grace Mazzarella), a character who has cancer in the original show “In David’s Words.” The production was one of two presented at the Malibu Playhouse by the Young Actors Project on Friday, July 26.
Grace Mazzarella (left) and Clark Mayer, who portrays David Nomen, act in the YAP original production “In David’s Words.” The show highlighted the struggle for acceptance and popularity among high-schoolers.
Jaya Roll (as Rudy Vargas) discusses a stolen script with Nina Sichta (as Alexa) as part of the show “In David’s Words,” which includes the tale of a young man who claimed a script he did not write as his own.
The audience applauds the cast of “The Adventures of Ice Island”— a comedic play about a young girl who travels to Ice Island to stop an evil figure from melting the island.
Actresses Claire Ward (far left, as Sophie) and Emma Whitworth (far right, as bear) wipe oil from Scarlett Ferguson the tern’s “feathers.”
The Dark Figure (far left), portrayed by Ocean Godin, enters to thwart the development of the wind machine that would save Ice Island.
Barbara Burke, Freelance Reporter
4:09 am PDT July 31, 2019
Instead of taking a vacation from their studies, local theater lovers enrolled in acting camps and decided to double down. On Friday, July 26, the young thespians performed two one-act plays, demonstrating the strength of one of Malibu’s hidden gems: the Young Actors Project.