Featured Event: Don’t Miss “Aftershocks,” a Play by Graphic Design Instructor, Doug Haverty

Doug Haverty, a Graphic Design Instructor at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, is also an award-winning playwright and lyricist. His latest play, Aftershocks, will be showing at the Lyric Theatre starting this week until June 16.

Flyer for "Aftershocks," a play by FIDM Graphic Design Instructor, Doug Haverty Formerly of A&M Records and Vice President of Creative Services at All American Communications, Haverty has taught many Graphic Design courses at FIDM. He still takes on new projects, often merging his passion for music and design, through his design firm Art & Soul Design in Burbank, CA.

Aftershocks is about “two escaped housewives from Ohio [who] are having the time of their lives living in a Valencia trailer park and working as extras in the movies. Life is finally fantasy-fantastic until someone’s past shows up on their aluminum doorstep.”

“Mr. Haverty’s play uses adoption as a metaphor to get to the universal human fear of abandonment and of how we manufacture myths to protect ourselves from losing what we have and what we dream of having … In spite of all the emotional rough and tumble, and scenes that would wring tears from a critic’s heart, the play ends on an upbeat,” says Leah D. Frank of The New York Times. “Haverty has shown again that he can write scenes of great emotional power … and he is clearly a developing new talent of note.”

Read an interview with Haverty about Aftershocks with Noho Arts District here.

Check out event details below:


Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Fri, May 11 – Sat, Jun 16
Fridays and Saturdays 8PM
Sunday April 15 2PM
Sunday April 22 2PM
Show Calendar


Lyric Theatre
520 N La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90036 Map
(323) 960-1055

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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