CONTROLLED BURN

Synopsis:

Claire’s house burns down in a California wildfire, setting off a series of events that forces her to face parts of her life that she has been denying for too long, including her husband’s infidelity and her mother’s mental illness. A contemporary, small-cast comedic drama, Controlled Burn is a play about dying and living and how we find our way through both.

Development History:

World Premiere, MonoMyth Theatre, Seattle, WA, December 2016, dir. Cady Smola.

 

Workshop and reading, TheaterWorks, Peoria, Arizona, 2015 

Finalist, OC-Centric New Play Festival, 2015;

 

Workshop and reading, Missoula Writer's Colony, 2014. 

 

The show ran December 1st-10th, 2016 at the Slate theatre.

 

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Patty Bonnell as CLAIRE

PATTY BONNELL holds a BA in Theatre from Western Washington University. She recently returned to acting after a long hiatus, and has played a demonic mermaid, a gun-wielding art critic, a ditsy waitress and everything in-between. Patty has been seen at West of Lenin, 12th Avenue Arts Center, Annex Theatre, Stone Soup, Latino Theatre Projects, Burien Actors Theatre, Driftwood Players, and others.