Gross Sales by Erica Jones
Directed by Monica Payne
Scenic Design – Irina Khodorkovsky
Costume Design – Eunji Park
Lighting Design – John A. Garofalo
Sound Design – Veronica Lancaster
Produced at the UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television (2009)
Inspired by the playwrite’s own experiences, Gross Sales tells the story of four women, stuck in maddening, dead-end jobs at the make-up counter of the local mall. Each with their own personal pain, these women take their frustrations out on one another, as well as the customers. Their bad behavior escalates when their company, Luxique, announces a sales competition, creating a heated race to win first prize, no matter what the cost. A comic examination of work relationships, this world premiere scratches the surface of the beauty world and finds something less than attractive.