A writer from ABC Studios in NYC, coaxed actress, singer/songwriter, Lisa Bonner into sharing her perspective of life, both humor and heartache, in a written series. As a result Bonner has been compared to Bernard Shaw. THIS work developed into "Facing the Bulll", a Social Drama.
While working on, what has become, "Facing the Bull", Bonner was invited to participate with Naked Stage. Naked Stage readings were based, at the time, in East Hampton, in conjunction with Guild Hall Theater. It was there that "Facing the Bull" was first performed as a staged reading in one woman show context.
Later, in NYC, Lisa randomly bumps into a former backing producer. He asked what she was working on and became immediately interested, in hearing more about "Facing the Bull". He planned a private reading of her new works, which led imediately to a stage reading.
After this initial staged reading in the West Village in early Spring 2017, it was decided an additonial reading, with a full band orchestration, would be scheduled later that year. This showcase took place in Greenwich Village, NYC, in August 2017. The response and feedback proved successful. Further discussion with our producer, led to adding another act. This was completed in November 2017 and provided the ground work for what would become the first, equity showcase performance. The show was held in The West Village, NYC, in February 2018. We then again were invited to perform our play in Bucks County . This gave us an opportunity to present "Facing the Bull" in a new staged version. Unfortunately this productions was never shown in PA because of board, budget and venue changes at their facilty. Nothing lost however, this version theater version of was performed at WestBeth Community Stage in November 2019. "Facing the Bull" is presently planning on another produciton in Summer of 2022. We look forward to the pandamic waning and theaters once again hosting live audiences and shows. Follow us on Socail Media for more information @facingthebull.
At the initial producers' meeting for the Off-Off Broadway performance of "Facing the Bull", the newest producer fo the show, slappedthe "Facing the Bull" script down on the table and exclaimed, "THIS IS A MOVIE! ....AND needs to be done NOW!" So with that, the transformation of the script from stage to screen began.
The first scene of film production, was completed in Spring 2019. This screening, entitled, "Prime-eeerily Coffee Shop Talk" was screened at the Norwood Club in NYC in May 2019. Hippy Cool Productions, LLC is proud to announce, we have taken on our first independent Film Production. Unfortunately as a result of the pandemic, our efforts were postpoined. Pre-production is now slated for Spring 2022. Please stay tuned and follow our social medias.. We welcome interested partners and techs suitable for partenering or furthering our production. We continue as an indenpendent production with Hippy Cool, offering hands on opportunity to excercise their craft.. Stay tuned!
Bonna and Sarah meet up in a NYC coffee shop, after Bonna returns to NYC. Bonna has been travelling up and down the East Coast of the US for 16 months as a result of being a member of the "sandwich" generation. The scene here is snippet, which takes place in April 2016 of the film's timeline. The conversation quickly turns toward the primary approaching. The election challenges presented to everyday Americans decisions, and indecisions.
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