My Year of Saying No – A Santa Monica Playhouse BFF 2023 Binge Fringe Festival of Free Theatre LA Premiere
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It’s the 8th Annual BFF Binge Fringe Festival of Free Theatre, Oct 15 – Nov 19, the only Free Fringe Festival in the nation, offering 38 in-person plays, workshops and family-oriented events, presenting:
My Year of Saying No – A BFF LA Premiere – 5:00 PM, The Other Space, 12+
What do you do when circumstances stop you in your tracks, demand your attention, and cause you to question everything you’ve known? Do you listen to the call to change, or do you bow to all the pressures keeping you stuck? In My Year of Saying No, award winning performer Janice Creneti explores impacts of the mental health crisis, sexism, and society’s rigid expectations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the use of multimedia and multiple characters such as Patriarchy, Perfection, Zoom, her Body and COVID, this serio-comedic solo show tracks Janice’s journey to confront all that isn’t working in the world, and in her life, to build a path back to herself. Written & performed by Janice Creneti. Directed & developed by Jessica Lynn Johnson. Enjoy the show and stay for the interactive workshop (6:30 – 7:30 PM).
Special thanks to generous grants from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission and Playhouse PALS. The BFF celebrates the range and depth of the human condition and the idea that theatre arts experiences are vital, transformative, and must be available for all.