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The award-winning Absolute Theatre Company has announced that they will present the world premiere of “Piñata” by Scott Mullen at the Lounge, located in the heart of Hollywood Fringe Central on Santa Monica Blvd. Directed by Stan Zimmerman, it will star Tracy Eliott, Starina Johnson, Tracey Rooney, and Patty Jean Robinson.
PINATA is about two moms sentenced to the “penalty box” at a child’s birthday party, who clash with a type-A mom who has it in for them. But their tough exteriors ultimately shatter, as they learn what’s really going on inside each other.

Absolute Theatre is the brain child of artistic director Richard Tatum and actor/producer Tracy Eliott. They opened their first production together as Absolute Theatre in 2010 with the critical smash “The Girl Who Would Be King” by Jan O’Connor, followed by 2011’s award-winning “The Insidious Impact of Anton” by David Hilder, 2015’s Fringe production of Callie Kimball’s “MAY 39th”, and 2016’s Fringe all-female production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”. They founded the company on the idea of developing new and/or highly theatrical plays. Since then they have also ventured into festival-screened short films and the micro web series “Becky and Kate: Works in Progress.” You can find out more and see video at

Scott Mullen is a longtime Hollywood screenplay analyst and screenwriter, a two-time winner of Amazon Studios’ screenwriting contest, whose thriller THE SUMMONING aired on TV One. His short plays have been performed around the world.

Director/Writer/EP/Creator: “secs & EXECS” – 6 part webseries (, “Skirtchasers” – 5 part webseries ( Consultant: “Katya” aka Russian “Roseanne” (Sony International/CTC). Writer/EP/Creator: “Rita Rocks” (Lifetime). Writer/Producer: “Gilmore Girls” (WB), “Roseanne” (ABC) WGA nomination – “Kiss Episode”. Writer: “The Brady Bunch Movie”, “A Very Brady Sequel”, “Annie” (ABC-MOW), “The Golden Girls” (NBC) WGA Nomination, “Fame” (Syndicated), “Brothers” (Showtime). Director: Pledge – Hollywood Fringe 2017 (McCadden Place Theatre), Synthesis – World Premiere (Dorie Theatre), Warm Cheese – Hollywood Fringe 2016 (Studio C), Daughter Of… – Hollywood Fringe 2014 (3 Clubs Lounge), Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Actors Company), BLINK & You Might Miss Me (Hollywood Fringe 2013, SF Fringe, XL Lounge- NYC, Best Director winner (, Spike Heels (Actors Circle), A Tuna Christmas (Theatre Asylum), Gemini (Celebration Theatre), Music video “All I Want” – Whore’s Mascara (LOGO). Writer/Director: Yes, Virginia (Studio C), Suicide Notes: In Their Own Words – Hollywood Fringe 2015 (Theatre Asylum), Meet & Greet – Hollywood Fringe 2014 (Theatre Asylum): Best Comedy, Best Director, Best Ensemble – Robbie Award nominations 2014, Meet & Greet (Elephant Space): Best Director nominee –, Best Director, New Comedy, Comedy Ensemble – Scenie Awards 2014, It’s On!: the tv theme song musical (workshop- NYMF/Signature Theatre, Falcon Theatre), Dancer/Broadway: Nureyev & the Joffrey Ballet (Mark Hellinger Theatre). TV Host/Showrunner: “Situation: Comedy” (Bravo/Producer Sean Hayes). Teacher: Chapman University, Beverly Hills Playhouse, Studio Productions, Actors Company, American Comedy Institute (NYC), Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy (TX). Education: Cranbrook Theatre School, Hampton Playhouse, BFA-Drama NYU/Circle-in-the-Square.


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