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an afterward
by kim davies


smoke by kim davies
was produced by noisy nest with special arrangement with playscripts, inc.



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hope lauren


Hope Lauren is an actor best known for her work as Corinne in CW’s The Republic of Sarah, BizarroGirl in CW’s Supergirl and Ophelia in MTV’s Awkward. You can also see her as Emma in Morgan Dameron’s feature film Different Flowers and as Autumn in the Upcoming Feature Film Bar Fight. 

This is Hope’s fourth play with Noisy Nest. Her other Stage Credits include 'Catherine' in Proof  by David Auburn, 'Margaret' in Armitage by Don Nigro, and 'Helena' in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

She is so grateful to everyone who agreed to walk through the fire of this play together,  and she is quite terrified and excited for you to see this show.

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henri esteve

Henri was born and raised in Miami. He followed his passion for acting to the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in New York where he performed in many off-Broadway shows such as Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliette, Don Peterson's Does A Tiger Wear A Necktie?, Edward Allen Baker's North of Providence, and David Auburn's Proof.  Henri now lives and works in Los Angeles. After Henri made his television debut as 'Javier' in ABC's Revenge. He is currently playing 'Javi' in Freefrom's Grown-ish, following acclaim for his role as 'Able ' in Amazon's award winning show Homecoming with Julia Roberts. 
Smoke is Henri's Noisy Nest debut.






light + sound design

LA native and American Academy of Dramatic Arts alumni Bird, is the founder and artistic director of Noisy Nest. She co-directed her first production, Bus Stop by William Inge, in 2006 and founded Noisy Nest in 2012. Bird is an actor, writer, producer, director, and designer. She has spearheaded 6 main-stage productions and over 25 staged readings. Bird leans toward high stakes, dark familial dramas and existentialist diatribes such as Artmitage by Don Nigro, Proof by David Auburn, Be A Good Little Widow by Bekah Brunstetter, and a critically acclaimed immersive production of No Exit by Jean Paul Satre. Bird thanks you so much for supporting LA theater and for being a witness to this very big slice of an even bigger life. Please don't look away.

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holly  hubbell

fight + intimacy direction

Holly is a graduate of the performing arts school at SCAD, is the fight and intimacy choreographer for the production. Hubbell, who directed and choreographed a workshop of Smoke with Bird in 2020, has a personal connection with the story which is palpable in her visceral and eerily real choreography. Hubbell began her training in 2009 under Martin Noyes and later taught along side him. Hubbell is certified in various weapons such as firearms, rapier & dagger, broadsword & shield. She is an advocate of creating a safe work environment for all the talent and crew involved while still pushing the boundaries of choreography in a physical and psychological way.

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dakota stroud
stage manager
+ production photographer


lorne stevenson
house manager


trigger warnings + consent

trigger warnings:
sexual content // simulated sex // physical violence // sexual assault // drug references // alcohol consumption //  herbal cigarette smoke

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an afterward
by kim davies

trigger warnings

sexual content // simulated sex // physical violence // sexual assault // drug references // alcohol consumption //  herbal cigarette smoke




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