Lovers, Strangers, Impersonators:
Three New One-Acts from OCPA
Premiering on YouTube the week of August 24-28 @
The Orange County Playwrights Alliance is back! During the week of August 24-28, Orange County’s premier playwrights group brings you an eclectic trio of one-acts ranging from the romantic to the absurd. Catch these Zoom readings of new plays on OCPA’s new YouTube channel: youtube.com/channel/UC2mbYUqHLikWq9QE-57tqDw
The Plays

Pete and Steve by Dana Hammer –  A hermit’s life is upended when a feral boy shows up on his doorstep. Directed by Wade Williamson. Featuring Nathan Brewer, Erika Bromwell, Miguel Cardenas, Melisa Cole, Laura Hathaway, Matt Takahashi, and Robin Walton.

Tears in the Rain by Jordan R. Young – An American man meets and falls in love with a young Irish woman on a visit to Europe in the early 1970s. Two years later, he returns to pursue the romance, but the experience proves an emotional rollercoaster. Directed by Katie Chidester.
The Impersonator by Arthur Kraft – An actor impersonates his brother, a school psychologist, and deals with a distraught high school girl. Directed by Philip Brickey. Featuring Philip Brickey, Keith Bush, Evie Goode, Rose London, and Mark Rosier.
The Playwrights
Dana Hammer is a writer of things, and a winner of awards. She has never found a feral child.
Arthur Kraft’s full-length plays include The Switch (The Berubians, Anaheim; Second Stage, Los Angeles), Philadelphia Lawyer (STAGEStheatre, Fullerton, nominated for a Backstage West Garland award for excellence in playwriting), and Goat (Elite Theatre, Oxnard). Hollywood Scribbler Theatre produced his short play October 2000 at the 2016 Hollywood Fringe.
Jordan R. Young is a native of Los Angeles whose plays have been produced in Hollywood and Off-Off-Broadway. His books include Acting Solo, The Beckett Actor, Spike Jones Off the Record, Reel Characters, and The Laugh Crafters; his non-fiction has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and other publications. A graduate of Cal State Fullerton, Jordan is a former travel writer for AAA and has visited Ireland seven times; he is a film historian, a theatre critic, and a longtime board member of OCPA. www.jordanryoung.com.
OCPA’s mission is to nurture the development of playwrights at any experience level in Orange County; to keep the theatre refreshed and relevant with new work. If you are an aspiring playwright who has completed a full-length or one-act play and would like to learn more about membership, write to ocpabox@gmail.com.