Gunfighter Nation (named after Richard Slotkin’s book on the American West) is an El Lay based autonomous arts collective founded by John and Lex Steppling. Created to be a space for “un-sanctioned” artists to develop, while simultaneously providing audiences with a new voice in theatre and film, A LOST GUNFIGHTER XMAS will be the fourth Gunfighter Nation production since June.
A LOST GUNFIGHTER XMAS FESTIVAL:
December 3rd & 4th at 8pm; December 5th at 7pm
December 10th & 11th at 8pm; December 12th at 7pm
December 17th & 18th at 8pm; December 19th at 7pm
Tickets to all performances are $20.00. Call for group discounts. The Lost Studio is located (upstairs on the second floor) at 130 S. La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90036. For reservations and information, the public should call 323 933-6944 or visit gunfighternation.tix.com.
Gunfighter Nation is open to anyone wishing to write, act, learn, and expand their critical vocabulary. Read and contribute to the blog http://www.gfnation.wordpress.com or join Artistic director John Steppling’s workshops and become a part of the collective http://www.steppling.net. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE LOST STUDIO
Steppling and Lost Studio Artistic Director Cinda Jackson have collaborated before. In addition to acting in several of his plays, Jackson, and Steppling, along with Mick Collins, founded Circus Minimus, an interdisciplinary production workshop for writers, actors, and directors in the early 90’s. This workshop fostered the talents of many of L.A.’s finest contemporary artists. With the return of Steppling and his writers’ consortium, Gunfighter Nation, the tradition of The Lost Studio as a teaching theatre continues to thrive. Several of the original writers and actors from Circus Minimus are members of Gunfighter Nation, as well as many talented newcomers, including (ironically?) Steppling’s son, writer Lex Steppling and Jackson’s daughter, actress Eliza Lauren Dean…’and the seasons, they go round and round’.