Written and Performed by Brian Stanton

Directed by McKerrin Kelly

From Classroom to Confessional, from Flamboyant Professor to Pipe-smoking Grandmother, from Oedipus Rex to bizarre Inner-voice: a birth certificate propels an adoptee on a fantastic and mysterious quest for identity. Playing 12 characters, our adopted hero explores every avenue on what it means to be a man ultimately discovering the horrific truth of his birth, an instinctive love for his birth mother, and a grateful dedication to his adoptive family.

 

Performances

Location

Venue

Run

BLANK with Special Guest Patti Hawn
Hollywood, CA
December 2nd 2012
FMNFS ANNUAL FALL WORKSHOP
Richmond, British Columbia
Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel
November 3rd, 2012
BLANK IN CHICAGO
Chicago, IL
August 5th, 2012
ASAC 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Claremont, CA
March 24th, 2012
BLANK AT THE WHITEFIRE THEATRE
Sherman Oaks, CA
January 14th & March 17th, 2012
THE RESILIENT SPIRIT: BLANK
Venice, CA
November 5th, 2011
NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL
New York City, NY
August 12th-28th, 2011
MIDWEST PREMIERE
Kansas City, MO
June 23rd-July 10th, 2011
AMERICAN ADOPTION CONGRESS NATIONAL CONVENTION
Orlando, FL
April 13th, 2011
EAST COAST PREMIERE
New York City, NY
November 11th, 2010
CUB* CONVENTION
Carlsbad, CA
October 15th, 2010
"A CELEBRATION OF THE SOLO ARTIST"
Burbank, CA
September 12th, 2010
SOUTHWEST PREMIERE
Dallas, TX
June 25th & 26th, 2010
May 28th & 29th, 2010
WORLD PREMIERE
Hollywood, CA
June 6th-17th, 2010
April 16th-23rd, 2010

 

 


 

Awards:

United Solo Theatre Festival, New York City

2010 BEST SOLO ACTOR

 

Best of 2009-2010 StageSceneLA Awards

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION OF A SOLO PERFORMANCE for McKerrin Kelly
OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE for Brian Stanton

 

The LA Stage Alliance Ovation Voters, a body of theatre professionals selected annually through a rigorous application/interview process by the Ovation Review Committee, has determined through their votes cast that BLANK is ranked in the top 20% of all registered productions in the ‘Overall Production’ category.

 


 

Check out our reviews:

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“Stanton's skill in balancing a profoundly personal tale with classic underpinnings ultimately hints at the evocative idea that all our lives are full of events and incidents that touch on the mythic and the timeless."
- Paul Birchall -

 

“Blank held this reviewer enthralled, amused, and emotionally touched from start to finish.”
- Steven Stanley -

 

“...a profound piece of drama...Blank is a perfect showcase for Stanton as an actor, playwright, and role model for anyone who questions the validity of their sense of worth.”
- Peter A. Balaskas -

 

“BLANK is well performed, well written, and neatly structured.”
- Danielle Marie Georgiou -

 

"...there’s an innate power in Stanton’s journey, which gives viewers plenty to think about."
- Robert Trussell-

 

"...compelling...Stanton is an appealing presence...a moving exploration of identity...thought-provoking."
- Erik Haagensen -

 

"What (Stanton) does is give us a glimpse of the unique journey the adopted person takes to understand and appreciate their personal history. A play that betters our understanding of that journey is an important one. For fifteen years I have lived and loved someone who was adopted. And I’m grateful to Mr. Stanton for helping me appreciate my partner’s journey even more."
- Jack Hanley -

 

"Brian Stanton's beautifully articulated language is matched by his equally articulated physical action. No doubt about it, this guy is an artist."
- Katheryn Osenlund -

 

 

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