“As an audience member, when your blood isn’t boiling, your heart is aching.” John Thomason, Boca Magazin
A dark comedy for dark times tells the story of a straight Republican and a gay Democrat who go to war with each other resulting with one in jail and the other in a coffin.
Starring Nedra Gallegos & Ronnie Larsen
Directed by Michael Wright
Nedra Gallegos is a Los Angeles based Actor and Writer. She is over the moon to be part of the World Premiere of If I’m Good by Ronnie Larsen. She most recently worked on Annette in Yasmine Reza’s God of Carnage, at Bootleg Theatre with Theatre 100 co. in Los Angele, Co. Her myriad of stage work includes being in the original cast of Good Grief at INTAR Theatre as The Mother, which won a Humanita’s playwriting award. Donna in The Choice in the Downtown Urban Theatre Festival, Gertrude in an adaptation of Hamlet-Revenge of the King, for the New York Theatre Fringe Festival. Other Off Broadway Works include Cavale in Sam Shepard’s Cowboy Mouth at Samuel Beckett Theatre, and Ms. Flowers in The Great American Game Show at the Nuyorican Poets Café. Her Regional work includes Virginia Hamilton in Chagall’s Arabian Nights at Meadowbrook Theatre in Michigan, Carol in Electro Puss at Circle X Theatre in Los Angeles, California and the Duke in the Greylock Project at Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts. In August 2019, Her Original play co-written with Susie K. Taulor, Jewbana premiered at the Edinburgh Scotland’s Fringe Festival, she has written and directed an original web-series, Off the G. She has done voice acting for Baboon Animation. Where she has voiced a cornucopia of cute animal voices. She also wrote an original Angry Bird Episode: Catching the Blues and Is a writer on Baboon Animation's original series Taking Down Taffy. She has directed numerous plays for the Women’s Project in NYC for their Teen Playwriting program and taught playwriting and performance to elementary students for The Bridge Project in LA. Her film credits include: Once upon a Film, Shockwave Darkside, and Run and is an Instructor at NYFA where she teaches the History of Theatre. Nedra has a MFA in Performance from Pennsylvania State University.
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Wilton Manors 2020
IF I'M GOOD... A new Ronnie Larsen play...
Excellent show which speaks to the division in our country. The dialogue really resonated and made me a bit uncomfortable.
Don't wanna reveal the story line but it is most definitely worth checking out!!
And safely done. Properly distanced and masked.
Great evening. Thanks Ronnie!!
This new work by Ronnie is a powerful piece about two people from opposite sides of the political divide who are thrown together in tragic circumstances. I think Ronnie brings an interesting perspective between how they see each other vs. how they see themselves.
We wanted to share our experience upon returning to the Foundry to see Ronnie Larson's new piece, "If I'm Good". We had not realized just how much we had missed spending an evening enjoying the amazing work that Ronnie creates.
As far a safety was concerned, Ronnie and his team of volunteers made for a very safe experience. Upon entering the theater, our temperatures were measured, we were required to be masked, and we were provided access to hand sanitizer and kindly requested to sanitize our hands prior to entering the theater. Seating in the theater was appropriately socially distanced and the temperature was such that wearing a mask, was not an uncomfortable experience. We felt very safe.
With regard to the show. We were not sure what to expect. Our initial expectation was that there would be a back and forth political dialogue, what we experienced, however, was what can only be described as an emotional rollercoaster that cuts to the heart of what we experience in our own families and in our community of friends, neighbors, and acquaintances.
The characters cut to heart of so many of our shared experiences with friends and family members that are not always accepting of who we are and how we love. It also touches on our experiences with many members of our families and friends that we love so much and know on a personal level to be loving people, who due to their own upbringing, family experiences, and personal life experiences hold beliefs and biases that are odds with our very being on some level, but at the same time expose some of our own biases.
This piece of art lays bare so many emotions that I personally have experienced and both characters, though, at opposite ends of a belief system and life experiences, touched me at my core and brought tears to my eyes. You could really feel each of their individual pain. The actors were amazing and so nuanced and the emotions so raw. A truly brilliant piece of art from Ronnie and so perfect for the times we find ourselves in. It truly made me think twice about how I need to approach my own emotions related to current events.
This show is a must see.
Chris and Stefan
I hope you know by now that I’m one of your biggest fans.
IF I’M GOOD is exactly what theatre is about and should be about. It’s the immediate and visceral response to the world we’re living in. I attended with a dear friend who happens to be a Republican and loves your work.
He felt it was even handed and fair.
Congratulations on another beautiful artistic contribution to our theatre world.
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