Premiering Summer 2024

A stunt show UNlike ANY other

HAPPY FALL: A Queer Stunt Spectacular is an original highly interactive theatrical experience about a queer closeted stuntman’s journey to discover himself in a world of faux masculinity, unmasking the importance and danger of being true to oneself. HAPPY FALL is based on true-life stories and direct testimonies, and illuminates issues of racial and cultural identity in Hollywood. The full production, set for a premiere in 2024, will come to life as an interactive stunt show, with life-size puppets, special effects and death-defying physical acts.

Premiering Summer 2024


  Premiering Summer 2024


Reading, March 2022, City of Culver City
Workshop, May 2023. City of West Hollywood
Workshop, April 2024, Skirball Cultural Center




Creative Team

Lisa Sanaye Dring - Playwright
Sean Cawelti - Director 
Mona Heinze - Dramaturge
Celina Surniak - Stunt Coordinator 
Jack Pullman - Puppet Design

PERFORMERS - Workshop, April 2024

Julian Abelskamp
Sam Brinker
Justin M. Cabanting
Helen Day
David Ellard
Kurt Kanazawa
Kelsey Kato
Miles Taber
Mol Wilson


HAPPY FALL is made possible in part by an arts grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Jim Henson Foundation, the City of West Hollywood, Venturous Theater Fund, Perenchio Foundation, the Skirball Cultural Center, LA New Play Project, the City of Culver City and its Cultural Affairs Commission, Los Angeles LGBT Center, National Performance Network, and with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment and the Culver City Arts Foundation.

Happy Fall: A Queer Stunt Spectacular is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by the Skirball Cultural Center, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Los Angeles LGBT Center and NPN. More information: www.npnweb.org.

Rogue Artists Ensemble
P.O. Box 274
Sun Valley, CA 91353
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Rogue Artists Ensemble is a public charity as outlined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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