Breaking Ground Selections

Breaking Ground

Breaking Ground is one of Brimmer Street’s annual New Play Development programs. In Breaking Ground, we move a new play in-progress to the next stage in its development (hopefully a final, production ready script!) through an abbreviated rehearsal process, consultation and experimentation with designers, and a staged reading with structured audience feedback.

Our 2015 Breaking Ground featured two new plays by Los Angeles playwrights Tira Palmquist and Christian Durso. Staged readings of the works-in-progress were shared for an audience who then engaged in facilitated feedback to offer their perspective and response to the material.


Raw Cut by Christian Durso

Friday April 3rd at 8pm
Saturday April 4th at 2pm
at Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Cafe 2106 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Workshop directed by David Jette
Sound and Video design/consultation by Corwin Evans
Featuring Joseph Roberts, Amy K. Harmon, and Emilia Richeson


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And Then They Fell by Tira Palmquist

Friday April 10th at 8pm
Saturday April 11th at 2pm
at Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Cafe
2106 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Workshop directed by Amy K. Harmon

Scenic design consultation by Katrina Coulourides
Sound design consultation by Vincent Olivieri
Dramaturg – J Holtham
Stage Manager – Kelli Jo Claxton

Featuring Sasha Compere, Faith Imafidon, Tyler Jenich, Connor Kelly-Eiding, and Ian Madeira Sollenberger

Graphic Designs for Breaking Ground by Carlos Foglia