Black Sheep Entertainment has teamed with Firefly: Theater & Films to produce "Unscreened," a series of four short plays written by some of Hollywood's hottest female writing talent, including Emily Halpern ("Private Practice"), Leslye Headland ("Terriers"), Beth Schacter ("Normal Adolescent Behavior") and Susanna Fogel & Joni Lefkowitz ("Washingtonienne").
The cast features "Cloverfield" star Michael Stahl-David, Adrianne Palicki (TV's "Friday Night Lights"), Shannon Woodward ("Raising Hope"), Zosia Mamet ("Mad Men") Sarah Agor, Will Greenberg, Julia Garro, Scott Kradolfer, Jesse Williams and Firefly principal Steven Klein.
Halpern, Schacter and Fogel are directing the plays, while producers include Black Sheep's Brendan Bragg and Jordana Mollick, as well as Natalia Duncan and Klein.
Halpern's "Prometheus, No!" explores the story of a troubled boy who stole fire from the Gods.
Fogel & Lefkowitz's "Life Partners" follows a pair of best girlfriends — one gay, one straight — as they make a pledge never to marry until they both can. When the straight one gets engaged, it sets off a comedic journey through the channels of balancing personal and political life.
Headland's "Tits" illuminates the complexities of women's identities in relationship to men and each other, while Schacter's "Turned Out" is a dark comedy about a female college student pursuing a career in her town's thriving sex industry.
"Unscreened" debuts Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. at the Zephyr Theatre and will run every Monday evening at that time until the show closes on March 7. The suggested donation for tickets is $25 and fans of live theater can reserve seats via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling 310-424-5085.