Guilty Parties

May 5 – 22, 2018

A wild ride through the guilt of a new generation. From the things we should have done to actions we regret.


Listen to Guilty Parties (Abridged) on the JWT Podcast





Produced by Ronda Spinak
NEXT Executive Director Abbe Meryl Feder
Directed by Lisa Cirincione
South Bay Producer Liz Altman
SF Bay Area Producer Carol Kirsh
NEXT Producers Julie Gumpert & Devan Liljedah
NEXT Literary Team Vicki Schairer, Daphna Shull & Monique Lopez
NEXT Marketing Andrew Fromer
JWT Producing Director Susan Morgenstern
Literary Manager Suzanna Kaplan
Dramaturge Lisa Rosenbaum
Assistant Producer/Stage Manager Barbara Koletsky
Associate Producers Susie Yuré and Rose Ziff
Artistic Director Ronda Spinak
Artistic Associate Daphna Shull

This show is made possible with generous support from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, The Erwin Rautenberg Foundation and The Dennis Schuman Charitable Foundation.


Compiled by Vicki Schairer. Performed by the ensemble.

Making My First Deal
Written by David Masello. Performed by Rosie Moss and Judy Carter.

I Tried to Order Coffee During a Date,
But Had a Crisis About Systemic Bias Instead
Written by Elana Spivack. Performed by Chelsea London Lloyd, Nathan Bock, and Judy Carter.

Our Neighbor
Written by Dan Shotz and Emily Jaffe. Performed by Nathan Bock, Nadège August, and Rosie Moss.

Written by Jessica Luck. Performed by Judy Carter and Rosie Moss.

Pact with Gad
Written by Andy Mizrahi. Adapted by Andrew Fromer and Vicki Shairer for JWT. Performed by Nathan Bock. Directed by Vicki Schairer.

Save The Last Dance For Me
Written by Courtenay Edelhart. Performed by Nadège August, Rosie Moss, and Judy Carter.

The Number
Written by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich. Performed by Nathan Block and Chelsea London Lloyd.

Music and lyrics by The Rosannah Sisters. Performed by Rosie Moss.

Finding Love Before You’re Dead
Written and performed by Judy Carter.



LIZ ALTMAN (South Bay Producer) wrote “Almost a Sacrifice,” previously performed at the JWT salon Unknown Stories of Biblical Proportions. Other credits include song lyrics for activities at the University of Michigan and the Dallas Bar Follies; and co-directing, co-writing, and performing in the annual SMU law school follies. JWT: Advisory board member and South Bay producer. Professional: vice president of a real estate company. Hobbies: tennis, art, and travel. Special love to her muse, Louis.

NADÈGE AUGUST (Actor) is the creator and writer of the series Bougie Dilemma, on Amazon.
Partial theater credits: Antaeus Theatre, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Émilie) and Wedding Band (Mattie); Odyssey Theatre, Sunset Baby (Nina; NAACP Best Lead Actress Nomination); Odyssey Theatre, Desire Under the Elms (Abbie Putnam; Best Supporting Female nominations); Lower Depth
Theatre, Three Sisters After Chekhov (Jean); Gardner Stages, Silent Heroes (Felicia). Television: Alex, Inc (recurring role, ABC); guest star on Key & Peele, Castle, Criminal Minds, Dexter, 1600 Penn, Happy Endings, Mr. Sunshine, The Mentalist, Make It or Break It, The Unit. Series regular on SilverLake (pilot). Films & MOW: Out of Time, Undercover Bridesmaid, Raven’s Touch, The Last Letter, The Brothers, Runt, Princess Diaries 2. Lifetime member of the Actors Studio; member of the Television Academy.

BARBARA BLUMENTHAL-EHRLICH (Writer) Productions include NY International Fringe Festival, off-Broadway Theatre Row (Prod.Tony-winning Arielle Tepper Madover), Northern Light (Edmon- ton, Canada), Overtime (San Antonio), Forward Flux (Seattle), Trustus (Columbia, S.C.), Trinity
Rep (Providence), and more. Contributing writer to the 2017 national tour The Grief Dialogues. NYC: Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout, Second Stage, EST, ARACAworks, Stella Adler, Rattlestick. Regionally: Kennedy Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Geva, Victory Gardens, Elephant Theatre, The Blank, Rogue Machine, Hangar, among others. Won the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Julie Harris Playwriting Award, the Israel Baran Award, and was a runner-up for the Sundance Playwriting Lab, O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, the Heideman Award, and Princess Grace Fellowship. Sister Sister was nominated for Edmonton’s Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award, and Still Life was nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and posted on the Kilroy List (honor- able mention). Published by Smith & Kraus and Applause Books.

NATHAN BOCK (Actor) grew up in Denver, Colorado, and attended Denver School of the Arts before continuing his training at NYU’s Tisch School and graduating with a BFA in theater. In 2010, as asso- ciate artistic director, he helped launch Visionbox Studio, now Denver Academy of Dramatic Art, and collaborated in the production of two original works, My Two Sisters and The Othello Project, along with classes and showcases. He moved to L.A. in 2015 and has been in a number of short films and TV proj- ects, including People Magazine Investigates on the Investigation Discovery Channel and Evil Things on TLC. He is excited to be back on stage and thanks Lisa, the producers, and the rest of the cast. @ nathanbockactor on social media. See clips of his work at

JUDY CARTER (Actor/Writer) At an early age, Judy discovered that the messes in her life made great comedy material, leading her to a career working as a headlining standup comic performing with Jerry Seinfeld, Prince, and others. As an author, Judy doesn’t like to brag, but she did write the Bible. No joke, she’s the author of The Comedy Bible (Simon & Schuster), touted by Oprah Winfrey as the book that can show you how to be funnier. Judy’s new book, The Message of You (St. Martin’s Press), shows how to find your signature life story and use it to inspire others. Judy’s message of using humor as a transformational tool has made her a sought-after international keynote speaker for Fortune 500 companies and the Jewish Federation, as well as a regular contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered, The Wall Street Journal and CNN. Watch videos at


LISA CIRINCIONE (Director & NEXT Member) a proud JWT artist-in-residence, is thrilled to be working with this incredible team. Lisa produced and stars in the short film Porcupine, which made its World Premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival and has now played on screens around the globe. Lisa recently shot an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! with NBA Legend, Mr. Ron Artest, and can be seen in the comedy web-series, Mrs. Gary, for which she won Best Supporting Actress at The Los Angeles Web Festival. She received LA WEEKLY and LA Drama Critic’s Circle nominations for playing consult