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Pilot Season: Hispanic Heritage Edition
October 1 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
In UCB’s Pilot Season, veteran comedy TV writers take the audience’s suggestion of a show title, and, on the spot, develop a pilot for a brand new show. It could be a sitcom, a prestige drama, or any number of different genres. Talented improvisers then take that pitch and bring it to life on stage.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re putting a spotlight on the brilliant Latine show creators who have been underrepresented in the industry for far too long. Despite the rich diversity of talent and stories, Latine writers have faced staggering underrepresentation in the world of television. With just 4.8% in broadcast, 4.7% in cable, and 4.3% in streaming, these numbers fall significantly short of the 19% Latine representation in the U.S. population. Even more disheartening, Latine representation among actors, writers, and showrunners has decreased from 2021 to 2022.
Come see the creators of Gentefied, Rutherford Falls, and The Diary of a Future President pitch a show from an audience suggestion with a cast of all Latine improvisers ready to perform!
In solidarity with the writers’ strike, all show proceedings will go to the Entertainment Community Fund which provides emergency financial assistance to writers and actors on strike.
Performed By: Anna Salinas, Chris De La Cruz, Grasie Mercedes, Oscar Montoya, Raiza Licea, Saleh Karaman, Tony Rodriguez, Vivian Gil
Written By: Ilana Peña (Diary of A Future President), Marvin Lemus (Gentefied), Sierra Teller Ornelas (Rutherford Falls)
All sales are final. The show starts at the time listed. If you are not at the theater more than 5 minutes before the start of the show, we may release your tickets to the waitlist.
Lineup is subject to change. Ages 15+
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre 5919 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
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