(It's Been 76 Years And We're) Still Waiting for Lefty

theatre unleashed · Ages 13+ · United States of America

world premiere

Winner – Fringe Award for Drama
Winner – Fringe First Award
Winner – Fringe Award for Digital Innovation
Winner – Producers’ Encore Award
Nominee – Top of the Fringe
Nominee – 2Cents Theatre Company Loose Change Award
Honorable Mention – Pick of the Fringe

“…this effort should have begun and ended as a writer’s exercise.” – Ernest Kerney, TheTVolution

It’s been seventy-six years since Clifford Odets’ groundbreaking play WAITING FOR LEFTY premiered in New York. Inspired by the New York Taxi Driver Strike of 1934, Odets took to the page to explore the ills of society at the time and use that platform to call for radical change. The show was a smash hit, becoming one of the most famous pieces of agitprop theatre of its day and launching Odets’ career to stratospheric heights. But in the time since then, what’s actually changed? Have things gotten better for us, or have they actually gotten worse? Using the original as a framework, “STILL WAITING" delves deep into the issues of today and confronts some hard-to-swallow realities.

Written by Gregory Crafts
based on a concept by Richard Piatt

Directed by Richard Piatt

featuring poetry by Wade F. Wilson
and original music by Michael Teoli

This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule.

Production Team

richard piatt *

director, scenic design

lauren raff *

rehearsal stage manager

soda persi *

nora, choreographer

patrick randolph 

senator august

gregory crafts *

playwright, producer, lighting designer, sound & projection designer

denise barrett *

costume designer

michael teoli *

original music

wade wilson *

original poetry

erin moore *

production scheduling

hannah cairo *

production stage manager

jenn scuderi crafts *

producer, scenic & props designer

* Fringe Veteran