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Press Information - "A Piece of My Heart", by Shirley Lauro


The CSHPlayhouse presents "A Piece of My Heart", by Shirley Lauro



Contact: Suzanne Ryan


Phone:  (818) 835-0612

The Charles Stewart Howard Playhouse of Woodland Hills presents A PIECE OF MY HEART, a play about the unsung American women who served in Vietnam.

The play is directed by Marshelle Giggles-Mills, the Artistic Director of the Playhouse. A PIECE OF MY HEART is a powerful drama about six women who served in Vietnam. The play portrays each young woman before, during and after her tour in the war-torn jungle and ends as each visits the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington.

Winner of The Barbara Deming Prize for Women Playwrights and the Kittredge Foundation Award, it has been named "The most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation" by The Vietnam Vets Association.

Jessica Worland of Chatsworth returns for her third year as Set Designer and Prop Builder.  Kristine Gilreath of Woodland Hills returns for her third show with the theater, this time as Stage Manager, assisted by Brittany Joy Sundman who is joining the theater for the first time. Suzanne Ryan, the theater’s founder and a resident of Lake Balboa, serves as the show’s producer. The show features a diverse cast from the West Valley and surrounding neighborhoods. Cast members include Bradley Sharper, Caitlyn Rose Massey, Chris Clonts, Jaime Dorsch, Janet Lee, Kaleen Ugai, Markietha Ka ‘Von, Mackayla Hill, Nancy Woods, Paulina Logan, Sarai Jiménez, Silky Eugenia Bell, and Tuesday Grant.

Ticket sales open September 1, 2017. General admission is $25 with a special promo code “heart” for a $5 discount.  For our veterans, use the promo code “veteran” for a $10 discount. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call the box office at (818) 835-0612.


A PIECE OF MY HEART is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


About the Charles Stewart Howard Playhouse


Founded in 2012, the Charles Stewart Howard Playhouse of Woodland Hills exists to create a safe and vibrant community of performers in the West San Fernando Valley. Flying in the face of the local "pay to play" companies, we never require actors to pay any membership dues or fees of any kind. Our non-profit company is spearheaded by a 4-member Board of Directors tasked with producing exceptional work close to home. For more information, visit the company online at



Cast and Production Team

Bradley Sharper

Caitlyn Rose Massey

Jaime Dorsch

Chris Clonts

Janet Lee

Kaleen Ugai

Markietha Ka 'Von

Mackayla Hill

Nancy Woods

Paulina Logan

Silky Eugenia Bell

Sarai Jimenez

Tuesday Grant

Marshelle Giggles-Mills


Kristine Gilreath
Stage Manager

Suzanne Ryan


Jessica Worland
Production Designer

Brittany Joy Sundman
Assistant Stage Manager

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