How much can a woman endure, and still survive?

March 11, 2016 in News

I’m very excited to be understudying in A Gulag Mouse by Arthur M. Jolly at Sacred Fools Theater. This amazing script about 5 women in a Siberian Prison in WWII is a calculated, violent, head trip and it’s an honor to be a part of it. Especially in our new home on Theatre Row AND to be the first show in the newly renovated (former Elephant) blackbox stage.

Since I am in the alternate cast, we only get one show!! April 28th. And this show will sell out very, very quickly. This is no hyperbole, I assure you. So I’m sharing this with you now, over a month in advance of my performance and I would love if you could get one of those seats. All of us understudies will, I’m sure, have a lot of people vying for them that night. Click here to get a ticket.

“In the pressure cooker of a Siberian gulag, five women will learn to work together… or die trying. Grim tragedy and dark humor coexist in this wartime thriller.

April 28th, Sacred Fools Theater

April 28th, Sacred Fools Theater

Astro Boy EXTENDS!!!

July 15, 2015 in News

The words ‘You’ve never seen anything like this before’ may sound cliché, but trust me, you have never seen anything like Sacred Fools’ West Coast Premiere of Natsu Onoda Power’s Astro Boy And The God Of Comics” – Steven Stanley: Stage Scene LA

I’m SO PROUD and excited to be working on this INSANE show! It’s such a joy and so innovative and original. Taking the audience on a ride every night is a delight. And I’m proud to say that we’ve added six more shows!! Don’t think that you’ve got to be an Astro Boy fan, or a manga fan or even a comic book fan, you will love this show, I promise! We LIVE DRAW!! And there’s all kinds of fun movement work as Travis Michael Holder in Arts in LA said: “it’s great just to be entertained by some world-class clowns and knocked out by refreshingly imaginative and unbounded creativity”

Not only did Bill Raden call me a “standout” in the L.A. Weekly (and gave us a GO!) but so does Travis Michael Holder, “the fuchsia-haired Mandi Moss is a particular standout as the lonely scientist who manufactures Astro Boy in the image of his dead son”

Need more? Well here are some more quotes for ya!

“…a scintillating, invention-packed tour de force of visual wit, breathtaking acrobatic performance and sumptuous, seamlessly integrated, multimedia production design… poignantly whimsical and critically savvy… a kind of high-wire — and highly polished — vaudevillian pastiche. GO!” -Bill Raden, L.A. Weekly

“RECOMMENDED / TOP TEN / PICK OF THE WEEK …spectacular… brilliantly creative… dazzling… delightful.” -Terry Morgan, Stage Raw

“…incredibly inventive… totally unique and truly spectacular… a matchless 70-minute thrill ride…” -Travis Michael Holder, Arts in L.A.

Get tickets here! We’ve got Anime Sunday’s with talkbacks from your favorite anime shows like Kill la Kill, Naruto, Power Rangers and more! You also can get $10 off for coming to our cosplay night in costume on 7/17!

Astro Boy and the God of Comics is “breathtakingly imaginative.”

June 18, 2015 in News

I’m really lucky to be a part of such a cool show. I’ve never done anything like the West Coast Premiere of Natsu Onoda Power’s “Astro Boy and the God of Comics” the story of famed Japanese animator Osamu Tezuka and Astro Boy, his most famous character. Featuring interactive video, live drawing, and stylized movement, this retro-sci-fi visual extravaganza examines post-WWII fascination with technology and destruction, and the relationship between creation and creator. Join us for the West Coast Premiere of the multimedia performance-art piece the Washington Post called “breathtakingly imaginative.”

Some of the cast went to LA Cosplay Con in costume to promote the event!

Some of the cast (including me as Dr. Boynton) went to LA Cosplay Con in costume to promote the show!

We’ve got not only an exciting show but a Cosplay night AND meet & greets with English voice actors from your favorite anime on Sunday’s!!! Lots of fun to be had – do NOT miss out!!! Get tickets here.

The Mother Ship and King Of Kong: The Musical

December 16, 2013 in News

I’ve just signed on to Assistant Direct the World Premiere of “The Mother Ship”, written and directed by Jonas Oppenheim, who brought the hit show, “Hamlet, Shut Up” to Sacred Fools and now brings to the stage a Sci Fi sex farce. We’ll open at the end of June.

But before that at Sacred Fools, I’m proud to be producing the late night “King of Kong: A Musical Parody” which goes up in the end of January and feature two brilliant female comediennes playing all the roles in the show that they wrote themselves based on the hit documentary about the true champion of Donkey Kong. You really don’t want to miss out on this!

More information on both shows can be found at SacredFools.org

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

September 4, 2013 in News

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep promo video

I’m so excited to say that I’m working with Jaime Robledo again, this time playing Phillipa Ryan in the West Coast premiere of Edward Einhorn’s adaptation of the Phillip K Dick novel, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”. Phillipa is a rival android bounty hunter to the lead character, Rick Deckard tasked with bringing him in on suspicion that he’s an android. The novel was what they based Blade Runner on, which is one of my favorite movies so this is truly a dream come true for me. For tickets and info check out the Sacred Fools Website

ELEMENTARY!!!

June 13, 2013 in News

“Watson and the Dark Art of Harry Houdini”, the sequel to last years mega, award winning hit “Watson: The Last Great Tale of the Legendary Sherlock Holmes” is playing from June 21-July 27! And I’m in it!! Tickets are on sale, do not wait! This show will be selling out quick! Check out the Sacred Fools website for tickets and info!

Cast in the Watson sequel at Sacred Fools

May 23, 2013 in News

I’m pleased to say that I’m in rehearsals for “Watson and the Dark art of harry Houdini” at Sacred Fools Theater, the sequel to last years award winning hit show featuring Dr Watson and Sherlock Holmes. It’s a fun and visually creative version of the boys from Baker Street so come and join us starting June 21st! Tickets are already on sale now on the Sacred Fools website!

The Christmas Present is BACK!!!

November 30, 2012 in News

Last year’s hit US Premiere of The Christmas Present by Guy Picot is back for another year at Sacred Fools. This is not your typical Holiday show. It’s a dark British comedy with hookers and holiday magic. And minced pies and mulled wine in the lobby!

‘Twas the night before Christmas
and all through the house
not a creature was stirring…
So Colin hired a prostitute and checked into a hotel.
What followed was truly a Christmas miracle.

Check out the Sacred Fools website for tickets and information! Or if you want to pick up discount tickets go to Goldstar!

“Those who like their Christmases on the rocks, with bitters, will feel right at home…” -L.A. Times

“As the sultry Salome, Higgins glides through the role with a steamy, soothing calm, while as her counterpart, Moss has an inexorably gritty and humane charm.” -L.A. Weekly (GO!)

“…spellbinding… hilarious but deeply dark and meaningful work.” -Brighton Magazine (Brighton, UK)

“…a darkly funny tale…” -The Argus (Brighton, UK)

A LONDON TIMES “TOP FIVE THEATRE” PICK!

Now Open!!

November 9, 2012 in News

I helped produced the remount of the hit Sacred Fools show, The Magic Bullet Theory, over at the Matrix theatre on Melrose. It’s a weird trip down the Kennedy assassination that provides it’s own ideas of what happened based on some rather staggering historical occurrences. The LA Weekly said “Imagine the JFK Assassination replayed by Monty Python”. We’ll have a show on Thanksgiving in honor of the anniversaty of the assassination and we also will have a lovely Thanksgiving dinner at the theater as well. Join us! Shows are Thursday-Sunday. Don’t miss out! Check out our Facebook page for more info.

Rave reviews for ‘The Christmas Present’!

December 19, 2011 in News

And there are only FIVE more chances to see it! Closing Xmas Eve! Don’t miss out on the US premiere if this dark British comedy that the LA Weekly gave a “GO!” saying that I have “an inexorably gritty and humane charm” and the LA Times says “the play doesn’t really come to life until the fiery Moss shows up in her sweatpants and starts laying waste to Colin’s delusions”. So don’t miss out on this holiday treat. Tickets and info at www.sacredfools.org

Contact Mandi - Phone: (323) 230-3078 - Email: mandimoss@gmail.com