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SYNOPSIS: Jon and Chris are two inner city kids from Los Angeles. Fresh out of high school, they earn minimum wage working in the back of Mr. Khan’s restaurant. They clean floors, wash dishes, and take out garbage, along with many other unfavorable tasks. Growing up under the poverty line most of their lives, these young men don’t look to make much more of themselves. While taking out the trash one evening, Jon comes across a duffel bag filled with money. After sharing this discovery with Chris, true feelings surface and their friendship is tested, as this newly found wealth ultimately decides their fate.
-Cannes Film Festival Accepted 2012

SYNOPSIS: Catch me in this new psylogical thiller being shown on The Lifetime Channel.

SYNOPSIS:World theatre with John Edgar Wideman. World Theatre presents “BRIEFS” by John Edgar Wideman, Actor Theron Cook.

-Cannes Film Festival Accepted 2012

  • Theron Cook is starring as “Crisp” in the new film Girl Trash “All Night” Based on her extremely successful Web series from Showtime, GIRLTRASH, the movie stars Lisa Rieffel (lead singer of Killola),Gabrielle Christian (South of Nowhere), Michelle Lombardo Quarterlife), Mandy Musgrave (South of Nowhere), Rose Rollins (L word), Kate French (One Tree Hill) and Clementine Ford (L word). Directing will be Alexandra Martinez Kondracke (L-Word) and Angela Robinson (D.E.B.S., Herbie Fully Loaded, L word) & Lisa Thrasher (Itty Bitty Titty Committee) will be producing.
  • Stacy Codikow (D.E.B.S., Itty Bitty Titty Committee) founder of POWER UP is executive producing.In the tradition of “Go” and “Superbad,” GIRLTRASH: All Night Long is the story of five girls and one epic night. Daisy and Tyler are two hapless rockers trying to make it to a Battle of the Bands on time. They are waylaid by Daisy’s sister, Colby, who has her sights set on hooking up with the girl of her dreams, Misty (that is, if she can manage to have a conversation with her first.) As the night spirals out of control, the girls will find love, lust, girl-fights, rock and roll, and a whole lot of stoned sorority girls. Oh, did we mention it’s a musical?

  • On Sunday, July 19th at the Lyric Hyperion Theatre Cafe in Los Feliz
    (2106 Hyperion Ave Los Angeles, CA). Theron will be performing / reading “UPHEAVAL” by John Edgar Wideman.
    The event is produced by the WordTheatre company. Doors open at 6:30,
    the show starts at 7:00 and there’s a parking lot right next door.
    For additional info:
    Click here for event poster.

  • SYNOPSIS: “Taking E.N.Y.” will take audiences on a journey into the dangerous, unpredictable lives of people living in the East New York section of Brooklyn between 1966 and 1996. We will focus on the interplay between various characters in this vibrant, multicultural community, exploring young and old, male and female, good and evil, in a complicated world where mere survival often depends on strength, wit and a little bit of luck.
  • By focusing on a neighborhood from its earliest beginnings defined by racial conflict, we will be forced to confront the compelling, complex issue of race in American culture. From the hardships of families struggling to keep their heads above water in an under-served, impoverished community, to the deterioration of housing, education, and public safety, East New York serves as a model for ways in which the American experiment, and the American dream, can be explicitly put to the test. Endemic conflict between residents and city bureaucracy, including police officers, teachers, and politicians, has made this neighborhood emblematic of the difficulties inherent in urban administration. Religious leaders, community activists, and opportunistic criminal gangs would ultimately provide the catalyst, transforming this community into a perfect storm of chaos and dysfunction.
  • Rather than fictionalizing history based on common public record, our series will be based on true stories and the lives of real people. By basing our narrative on fact instead of fiction, audiences will have access to an authentic depiction of the circumstances that created one of the toughest ghettos in America.
  • We will explore the grey areas of “legal and illegal,” complicating our definitions of “right and wrong” as the players in our stories attempt to confront the discrepancies and hypocrisies that present themselves in their daily lives. While we may never get a full explanation of how these conflicts arose or why they’ve proved impossible to solve, after all, some questions don’t have an answer, we will gain a better understanding of our common history, and from there hope to better navigate our shared present and future.
  • East New York, the larger United States, and even the world found itself at a point of transition in the late 1970s. This was the early childhood of the information age, and from this moment on the world would become smaller and smaller. But at the time when our story begins, many communities, especially those living in cultural and economic isolation, found themselves cut off from the benefits and advantages of greater society. As a result, neighbors depended on each other for protection, families were the foundation of personal support, and a big city like New York could be a very horrific place.
  • The action of our series will take place among a number of gritty, real-life locations, the housing projects, single-family homes, streets, storefronts, parks and schools that make up the community of East New York. We will occasionally venture off into the bordering neighborhoods of Howard Beach, Ozone Park, Brownsville, Bushwick and various Brooklyn locales as our stories and characters develop, but East New York will always remain our practical and emotional core. “Money Makin Manhattan” will also play an important role, particularly as certain characters chase their elusive dreams, hoping one day to escape from the violence and chaos of E.N.Y.
  • The series will be rooted in realism, where violence, sex, and drugs are commonplace. Music, particularly the emerging voice of hip hop, will also play a crucial role in the lives of our characters. But staying true to the spirit of the community we will depict family and the values of friendship will be paramount, the life preservers that helped so many remain afloat in this tumultuous, nefarious sea.