(in order of appearance)
DONNA … Amy Marcs
ALICE … Leah Jarvik
BETH … Robin McDonald
LISA … Holly Tarkon
stage directions … Michael Perlmutter
written for the stage by
The action takes place in a modest apartment.
The time is the present—give or take a few minutes in linearity—afternoon through sunset and into the evening*
– This is a memory play. Events, scenes (segments of this one afternoon/night) unfold as they do in our own recalling. Memory is not linear, therefore, neither is this play. The results of which, as in our own minds, are never the same.
in Association with Combined Artform
Amy Marcs – Donna
Amy Marcs is an actress, writer, producer, and voice over artist. She is the writer and producer of the critically acclaimed autobiographical show “Nice T!ts.” which she has performed to sold out crowds at The PIT in NYC, The Project Y’s Women in theatre Festival, The Alliance for the Arts Theater Conspiracy in Fort Myers Florida, and Cape May Playhouse. In Feb 2020 right before the shutdown the Women of “Broadway’s Hadestown “performed her show to a sold-out house at The Triad Theater in NYC. Nice T!ts has partnered with Avon 39 charity, the walk to end breast cancer, Hadassah of Boston, and Breast Cancer Resource Center of Princeton. Amy has performed at regional theaters across the country, some of her favorite roles include: Gorgeous in “The Sisters Rosensweig”, Myrtle in “Kingdom of Earth”, and Lucille in ‘Gemini”. Amy was part of an iconic “Harold team” at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater In NYC. Her voice can be heard on numerous national network television, radio, and political campaigns. You can currently hear her on “Unsung,” the scripted rock and roll comedy podcast. She was a Professor of Acting at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, for the past 14 years and recently began teaching acting at TOA in Hollywood. Amy moved to LA a year ago and is thrilled to have met Sasha Hawkes and to have created Iron Skirt Productions with her. Amy is so thankful to these fabulous and brave women who said yes to sharing their stories. She is also so grateful to her new LA friends, and Station House and VS. community who have helped make her feel so welcome and at home.
Leah Jarvik – Alice
Leah is an award-winning actor and performer (and singer, aerialist, producer, teaching artist…) originally from Seattle, currently based in Los Angeles. Leah Jarvik is known for A Social Distance (2020), The Last Slay Ride (2022) and the web series The Party (2023) Leah holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Theatre and English from Haverford College. In her time at Haverford, Leah founded Spotlight Theatre Company and received the prestigious Kaye Award. In addition to acting, Leah shares her love for theatre as a teaching artist and as the Literary Associate at Macha Theatre Works in Seattle, WA\.
Robin McDonald – Beth
Robin McDonald is an actress and writer based in Los Angeles. Recent film credits include DEATH ON THE BORDER directed by Wendy Wilkins, LEMON, directed by Janicza Bravo, FINDING STEVE MCQUEEN Directed by Mark Steven Johnson and 20 WEEKS directed by Leen Penharkar. Guest star credits include CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, TWO BROKE GIRLS, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, LAW AND ORDER LOS ANGELES AND HOME ECONOMICS. She has also written and appeared in many festival award- winning shorts and is an alumna of the GROUNDLINGS THEATRE SUNDAY SHOW.
Holly Tarlon – Lisa
Holly Tarkon is originally from Anchorage, AK. She studied musical theater in Texas and went on to study film and TV in NYC. She has performed at theaters all across Texas, New York and Los Angeles. She currently works as a character performer at a theme park in Hollywood. She would like to give a special thanks to Amy Marcs, not only for this opportunity but for being a wonderful teacher and mentor.
Michael Perlmutter – playwright/stage directions
Michael Perlmutter is an award-winning playwright, actor, director, screenwriter. His plays include. Crimson, Severance Play, Three Witches, Haunting Rights*, Directing Hamlet, Parking Lot Traffic, Open Meeting Closed, Random Lives and * The Theatre Ghosts project (six plays–and counting–intended foir ‘After-Hours’ Theatre. His plays have been performed in Los Angeles, New York, London, St. Louis, Israel, Soule, and numerous “where-is-that-again?-cities” throughout the US and UK. Michael is a member of Dramatist Guild, ALAP (Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights), Station House, VS. Theatre Companies, and NPX (National Play Exchange). Michael graduated from CalArts back before we had cellphones (so yeah, he’s old). Michael resides in Southern California, minutes from his three grown children, their spouses and growing families.
and shout outs to
Detroit Street Films
VS. Theatre Co
Station House Writer’s Room
Iron Skirt Productions