Chase Cargill and Matthew Hancock star in THAT BITTER EARTH.


Presents the primary present of its 2021 season …


Written by Harrison David Rivers

Directed by Gregg T. Daniel

The digital season begins on March 26

Dwell efficiency recorded streaming at 5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 p.m. EST and eight:00 p.m. PST / 11:00 p.m. EST


“Deal with your blessings.” – Essex Hemphill

March 22, 2021… North Hollywood, California… THE ROAD THEATER COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founding Inventive Director with Sam Anderson, Inventive Director, are delighted to current the primary present of their 2021 season, THIS BITTER EARTH, written by Harrison David Rivers and directed by Gregg T. Daniel. The recorded reside performances will start airing on Friday, March 26 at 5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 a.m. EST and can proceed via Friday, April 30. It is A lot Extra Than Studying Zoom – THIS BITTER EARTH is a totally realized stage manufacturing, recorded on 4 cameras on The Street Theater Firm’s Magnolia Stage, guaranteeing each ticket holder has the most effective seat in the home!

Jesse, an introspective black playwright, finds his selections questioned when her boyfriend, Neil, a white Black Lives Matter activist, calls him out for his political apathy. As passions and priorities collide, this couple are compelled to contemplate problems with race, class, and braveness to like aloud.

From director Gregg T. Daniel: “It is a recreation of affection and loss within the period of the Black Lives Matter motion. It’s such a beautiful affirmation of humanity. And, sadly, for the previous 4 years, we have been handled with such callousness to folks of shade, to ladies, to the LGBTQ group… we have had such disrespect and hostility in direction of them. So to discover a piece that humanizes, that remembers that we’re all the identical folks – that we wish to love, we wish to develop, we wish a nurturing relationship… It is so human. It’s a part of the human situation. Harrison David Rivers speaks so eloquently on this play about what it is like to like and lose, however to study to like.


HARRISON DAVID RIVERS (playwright) Performs embrace: When We Final Flew; Broadbend, Arkansas; the place bandaged; The place storms are born; 5 factors. Harrison David Rivers is the 2018 Ruthless Award winner, a GLAAD Media Award winner and a McKnight Fellow, amongst many different accolades. The Harrison Broadbend, Arkansas musical premiered Off-Broadway in 2019, and productions of his work throughout the nation proceed to solidify his as a compassionate voice for change.

GREGG T. DANIEL (Director) Founder / Inventive Director of Decrease Depth Theater Ensemble and college member of USC College of Dramatic Arts. Beforehand produced Mariana’s Trench at Summer season Playwright’s Competition 2011 at The Street. Different credit embrace West Coast premieres of Tearrance Arvelle Chisolm, Br’er Cotton (Decrease Depth Theater Ensemble), Mfoniso Udofia, Her Portmanteau (Boston Court docket Pasadena), Les Blancs de Lorraine Hansberry (Rogue Machine Theater, nominee for Ovation, greatest director), and House by Samm Artwork Williams (Worldwide Metropolis Theater).

He’s the recipient of the 2016 NAACP Greatest Director Award for August Wilson’s manufacturing of Worldwide Metropolis Theater Fences (nominated for LA Drama Critics Circle, Ovation and StageScene LA awards). He’s an achieved actor with over 100 tv and movie appearances. roles.

This Bitter Land will star Matthew Hancock as Jesse and Chase Cargill as Neil.

The producers

Ray Paolantonio, Judith Moreland

Affiliate producer

Blake Younger-Fontaine

Manufacturing director

Emily jerez

Affiliate Director

Darryl Johnson


Brian Graves / Scenographer

Derrick McDaniel / Lighting Designer

Yasmine El-Tayeb / Sound designer

Mary Jane Miller / Costume Designer

Nicholas Santiago / Projection designer

Assistant to the Director

Christina carlisi


Maurie gonzalez

Different crew

Christine Joëlle / Actual property coordinator

Carly D. Weckstein / Privateness Coordinator

Ken Merckx / Fight Director

Christina Carlisi / Choreographer

Dor Gvirtsman / Social Media Producer


This Bitter Land will open on Friday, March 26, 2021 and can air on sure dates and occasions till Friday, April 30.

Friday March 26

5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 a.m. EST and eight:00 p.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. EST

Saturday March 27

5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 a.m. EST and eight:00 p.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. EST

Sunday March 28

7:00 p.m. PST / 10:00 a.m. EST

Friday April 9

5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 a.m. EST and eight:00 p.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. EST

Saturday April 10

5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 a.m. EST and eight:00 p.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. EST

Sunday April 11

7:00 p.m. PST / 10:00 a.m. EST

Friday April 16 (open subtitles)

8:00 p.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. EST

Saturday April 17 (open subtitles)

8:00 p.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. EST

Sunday April 18 (open subtitles)

5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 a.m. EST

Friday 23 April

5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 a.m. EST and eight:00 p.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. EST

Saturday April 24

5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 a.m. EST and eight:00 p.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. EST

Friday April 30

8:00 p.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. EST

Tickets are priced at $ 25 per residence viewer. Particular group charges can be found for group facilities, educators, and college teams. For all ticketing questions, please contact [email protected], name (818) 761-8838 or go to to purchase tickets on-line.

Observe The Street: For extra info on ticketing for extra present dates, see the hyperlinks beneath. Extra info can be revealed all through the season!



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