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The Best Way to Celebrate National Poetry Month

Join us for an unforgettable night where the boundaries between poetry and performance dissolve. Under the direction of Sonny Lira, our extraordinary ensemble of actors bring the life and wonder of Bob Gossom’s unique verses to the stage. Experience the profound connections within the human equation.

Two Roads Theater, Los Angeles

April 12-27, 2024


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Directed by Sonny Lira


There is a line running through our lives, connecting each moment, each emotion. Occasionally our lines cross and in an open glance we see our neighbor, our spouse, our daughter, the stranger in the laundromat. For a moment we recognize them and, as their gaze meets ours, we are also understood. Join us for a night of moments.


April 12 - 27 @ 7:30 PM

Stick around afterwards for a talkback with the cast and crew!

Signed copies of The Human Equation will be available for purchase.

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Two Roads Theater

4348 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA 91604

Located in the heart of Tujunga Village in Studio City, there are a plethora of local shops and restaurants to choose from, including the Aroma Cafe, Verona boutique, Village Gourmet Cheese & Wine and more!

Read the Buzz

"I took 'The Human Equation' home to share. My granddaughters, ages 19 and 21 were staying with me for a week. That night at the dinner table, the four of us (my husband, myself and my two granddaughters) had a poetry reading from your book. They each chose a poem to read. My husband, who had climbed it, chose your poem, Half Dome. :) The surprising thing came after reading your poems. My granddaughters got out their phones and read poetry that they had written or poems they loved that they keep on their phones. It was so special. Thanks for helping to create this family moment."

Buy the Book

Step into the provocative world of "The Human Equation," a book of unique poetry that traces the connections in our lives through the vivid lines of Bob Gossom. With humor and wit, ordinary moments become extraordinary, revealing the beauty and complexity inherent in every encounter, whether with a neighbor, spouse, daughter, or a stranger encountered in the most unexpected place. Bob’s words create a shared recognition of our human equation.

About Bob

Recognized for his distinctive poetry, Los Angeles-based writer Bob Gossom is also a distinguished member of the Directors Guild of America and a respected applications developer. With successful ventures in both domains, he has established multiple companies and has been a frequent presenter at DevCon, a prestigious international conference focused on software development. Bob’s community contacts have included working with youth diversion programs, hotlines, and athletic coaching. He is well known for his love of music, movies, books, hiking, body surfing, and tap dancing. Through it all Bob has created deeply moving, finely crafted, poems. Versified! The Human Equation is his second theatrical production and is based on his fifth book of poetry.

Visit Bob's website to learn more!

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