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Opening this April, poetry meets theatre in Los Angeles with Versified! The Human Equation. Combining professional theatre with exquisite poetry, a powerful dramatic experience and using the extraordinary words of Bob Gossom’s most recent book, The Human Equation, this National Poetry Month event redefines the relationship between poetry and the stage. Versified! The Human Equation will run for three weekends April 12th-27th at the Two Roads Theater in Studio City. Join us for an unforgettable night where the boundaries between verse and performance dissolve, and the stage becomes a canvas for the magic of the spoken word.

Bob Gossom, Writer

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.

Sonny Lira, Director

Director Sonny J. Lira is an artist based in Los Angeles California. With his production company, Hyperactive Studios, he has produced several classical theatre pieces and some short form media. He is a composer, dancer, and an animator as well as a live theatre practitioner. Most recently, he produced and directed Shakespeare's Richard III in Hollywood. He is currently preparing to mount an upcoming production of Othello. Connect with him on Instagram @hyperactivestudios

Press Release

Download the press release for "Versified! The Human Equation." (PDF format)

Press contact: Scott Golden

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Photo Gallery

Credit to David Haverty at Odd Dog Pictures.

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