LOVE STINKs! A very funny fractured fundraiser

"Love Stinks!" It's the perfect way to spend the day after Valentine's Day. Join us for an evening of sketch comedy written by Shannon McNally Ham. There will be an art gallery with works by local artist Meredith Newcom. Auction! Chocolate! Drinks! And side-splitting sketch comedy. Don't miss it! This is an important event for FATC as we raise funds for our 2020 season. We are also seeking donations of auction items. So if you have anything you'd like to donate, big or small, to help your favorite local theater company, please let us know! #NotAChurchPlay

Love Stinks! A Fractured Fundraiser
Written and Directed by Shannon McNally Ham
Artwork by Meredith Newcom

Featuring Erica Connell, Liam Connell, Maggie Connell, Anthony Contreras, Kat Green, Hudson Ham, Jeff Ham, Shannon Ham, Greg Howland, Susan Howland, Jaden Lanier, Michael Lie Murphy, Karyn Noel, Janelle Phaneuf, Noah Randolph, Bryan White and Benjamin Colby Wilson

Saturday, February 15th

Doors open at 7:30pm


Open Auditions for Comic Potential Jan 25-27

FATC is holding open auditions for Comic Potential. This futuristic comedy tells the story of a Television writer and the android actress who steals his heart while also stealing the show.

Comic Potential
Written by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Erica Connell



Performance dates: April 24, 25, 26 & May 1, 2, 3,  8, 9


JACIE TRIPLETHREE (20’s) – An “actoid”, which is to say an android programmed to serve in a variety of low-budget TV series, she has begun to develop human qualities, the most prominent of which is a sense of humor.

ADAM TRAINSMITH (20’s) – A pleasant and affable dreamer. He has an appreciation for the classics of American cinematic comedy and an earnest desire to bring it back.

CHANDLER (CHANCE) TATE (50’s) – A once proud director of American films now reduced to ordering around robots and technicians instead of actual actors. Bitter and sarcastic with a scathing tongue, he’s nonetheless inspired by this chance to bring back the golden age of comedy.

CARLA PEPPERBLOOM (40’s) – A power hungry corporate executive with a taste for younger men and no sense of humor. She’s used to getting her way and not particularly fond of being challenged.

PRIM SPRING (20’s- 40’s) – A computer programmer responsible for programming the various actoids. Polite, perhaps to a fault, and a tad bit skittish under pressure. Currently involved in a relationship with her co-worker TRUDI.

TRUDI FLOOTE (20’s-40s) – The on-set technician, she’s in charge of the more mechanical aspects of the actoids and overall studio environment. A bit more jaded and cooler under fire than her life partner, Prim.

ENSEMBLE – MALE (40’s) – This actor will play a variety of roles including: DOCTOR, FARMER, MAN, TECH

ENSEMBLE – MALE (20’s-30’s) – This actor will play a variety of roles including: YOUNG MAN, DESK CLERK, WAITER 1, TURKEY, LESTER

ENSEMBLE – FEMALE (40’s) – This actor will play a variety of roles including: MOM, WIFE, GIRL, PROSTITUTE

ENSEMBLE – MALE (20’s-30’s) – This actor will play a variety of roles including: ASSISTANT, WAITER 2, MARMION 

Audition Dates & Times

Saturday, Jan 25 10am-1pm

Sunday, Jan 26 2pm - 5pm

Monday, Jan 27 5:30pm-7:30pm

Suite J Theater

@ The Ventura Vineyard

1956 Palma Drive, Ste J

Ventura, CA 93003

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About Us

Fractured Actors Theater Company is a Ventura, California theater company that produces classical, experimental and original plays.

Recent productions include the Ventura County premiere of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Speakeasy Project: American Roadhouse, Inherit the Wind, Freud’s Last Session, The Foreigner and Arsenic and Old Lace.

Fractured Actors Theater Company is committed to staging inspiring and thought-provoking theater experiences for a non-traditional theater audience. Fractured Actors operates out of Suite J of the Ventura Vineyard. #NotAChurchPlay