Monday, March 25, 2019

Etcetera Late-Night Series Offering Up Angst, Lost Love, World Travels and More in DEAR DIARY on April 13 and 14


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Sent: Monday, March 25, 2019 3:21 PM
Subject: Etcetera Late-Night Series Offering Up Angst, Lost Love, World Travels and More in DEAR DIARY on April 13 and 14


Live Theatre Workshop's Etcetera Late-Night Series presents:

"Dear Diary" from Ally Tanzillo is April 13 + !4


More from Ally Tanzillo:


(TUCSON—March 25, 2018) —From the shoeboxes in the back of Tucson's closets, Live Theatre Workshop's Etcetera Late-Night Series bring you an original night of middle school angst, lost first love, news of world travels, drug-induced revelations, and more. You sent in your best (or worst) diary entries and letters and we are acting them out for the world to see. Ally Tanzillo's particular brand of humor and heart is guaranteed to make this night of theatre hilarious and probably a little embarrassing.


Tanzillo's inspiration for the show came partly from re-reading her own youthful diaries. "Young people are so intense, but they don't have any context. I can't believe how serious I was about the lists I made – favorite albums, boys I thought were cute…And when I read submissions from others and talked to people for this project, I noticed that every person had a story in which he or she felt alone, but no one really was. That really struck me. I knew I could connect to that and make it funny."


Tanzillo began taking theatre classes at Live Theatre Workshop (LTW) when she was nine years old until she graduated from high school in 2009. She performed in two LTW Family Series shows while she was in college. Tanzillo is part of an improv duo with Gretchen Wirges called Ex-Boyfriend; they recently performed at the San Diego Improv Festival.


"When LTW Executive Director Michael Martinez and I got the idea for this show, I knew Ally would be just the right person to put it together. Her wit and on-point comic instincts mixed with her soul-baring honesty on stage and off made her the perfect person to do justice to these most personal writings that were submitted," said Etcetera Late-Night Series Director Maryann Green.


Tickets and Reservations: Tickets are $10 and are available by calling (520) 327-4242and online at


LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP - 5317 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, Arizona 85712. Located on the north side of Speedway between Rosemont and Craycroft roads. Easy, convenient parking available.


The Etcetera Late-Night Series offers new and seasoned, local theatre artists the opportunity to create original performances that reflect the variety of Tucson's culture and population, with the goal of unifying all of us through shared experiences. It is the late-night arm in the Live Theater Workshop lineup and is directed by Maryann Green.


Live Theatre Workshopproduces inclusive, accessible and affordable professional theatre and theatre education that entertains, educates and enlightens children, adults, and families. Because art has the power to transform people and communities, LTW uses the performing arts to make a difference and pass on a passion for theatre to the next generation. LTW is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported by grants and generous people who appreciate LTW's Mainstage plays, Family Series productions, Etcetera Late-Night productions, and year-round theatre education for youth. Find LTW on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and at



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