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May 31, 2019

Kym Allen
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World Premiere of CHRYSALIS
Opens In Hollywood

Los Angeles, May 31, 2017. The women who brought you ECHOES present CHRYSALIS,
a collection of monologues, personal essays, and short sketches written and performed by
diverse cast of femme-identifying folks, directed by Sara Tomko, opening June 8th with five
performances running through June 29th at The California Room in the Thymele Arts Space -
5481 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029.

Chrysalis takes a deep dive into the transitory state of life from the femme-identifying
perspective. The women involved were challenged to examine their lives and let the audience
in on vulnerable aspects of their personal journeys. Chrysalis showcases the different
struggles of transition, while honoring the beauty in our bodies, our self growth and

Saturday June 8th 2019 8:30pm
Friday June 14th 2019 7:30pm
Sunday June 23rd 2019 4:30pm
Thursday June 27th 2019 7:00pm
Saturday June 29 2019 2:30pm

TICKETS – $15.00 –

Running time: 75 min – ages 18+

Thymele Arts (California Room) – 5481 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Produced by Kym Allen, Clare Almand, Chasten Harmon, and Sara Tomko

Lighting Design Kevin Keppy

Our writer/performers include such talents as Khyelle Anthony, Cat Davidson, Diane Gaeta,
Chasten Harmon, Megan Hendricks, Jana Krumholtz (Lip Sync Battle), Amanda Mercedes, Marley Ralph, Dolores Reynals, and 2-time Emmy nominated Kelsey Scott (12 Years A Slave, How To Get Away With Murder).

ABOUT THE PRODUCERS …Producing partners Kym Allen and Clare Almand made their
theater debut last year with ECHOES, a female storytelling showcase at the New Collective
Theater. The idea was born out of their frustration with the state of the country and the world,
and they used the show as an opportunity to allow women to speak openly and uncensored
about themes such as gun violence, racial discrimination, police brutality, and sexual
misconduct. The response was overwhelming, and they were able to make a considerable
donation to Planned Parenthood from the proceeds. This year, they are joined by Chasten
Harmon, a Yale grad and actor known for her ABC’s The Fix and USA’s Damnation , as well as
Sara Tomko (also directing) known for ABC’s Once Upon A Time and Amazon Prime’s Sneaky

For members of the press seeking comps, please contact: Kym Allen –

For press, photos, and additional information, please contact: Chasten Harmon –

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