I Was A Teenage B-Movie King

The Project : 

A reading of I Was A Teenage B-Movie King: A Roger Corman style Homage to Roger Corman

presented by The Etheral Mutt, Ltd. & AJ Epstein

The Pitch :

Hollywood, 1959. An era of great change. The feds have broken the big studio monopolies, and an entirely new way of making movies begins to emerge. This is the birth of a New Hollywood - the dawn of the independent producer/director. Roger Corman leads the pack of this new generation. He makes genre movies - horror films, sci-fi flicks and teenage rebel pictures and he makes them quicker and cheaper than anyone in the business. When Roger falls in love with the actress Jackie Fulquard, a series of accidents, surprises and chance encounters drops him into a life or death situation straight out of his films. He is forced to make a Faustian choice about how far he will go to be a success in Hollywood.

The Team :  

Wayne Rawley, book
Dan Lipton & David Rossmer, music & lyrics 
AJ Epstein, story 

Carolyn Cantor, director
Fred Lassen, musical director

Ryan Lympus/Davenport Theatrical Enterprises, general manager

Rachel Maier, stage manager
Andrea Wales, assistant stage manager  



Alexander Gemignani
Will Swenson
Nicole Parker
Spencer Moses


J. Elaine Marcos
Dan Marzollo
Gayle Rankin
Sam Tedaldi
Ken Triwush


Like all the other "withs" in this company, I cover the waterfront: Corman's father; movie exhibitor and flea market tycoon, R.F.Dutton; Hollywood mogul and not-so-devoted husband and father, Sydney Moreland; beatnik tough and Vivian Leigh aficionado, Stork; racist cult leader and B-movie actor, Rev. Hammond; etc.