“…a thrill hearing Smith’s verse, a reminder that the old forms still hold up under new hands. A good time, to be sure.”Noah J Nelson
Ryan J-W Smith is a world-renown British poet, playwright, director, producer, actor and filmmaker. He has written 4 critically acclaimed plays in rhyming iambic verse, over 1285 (and counting) Shakespearean Sonnets, was nominated for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award and is currently completing his debut feature documentary ‘2plus2makes4‘ starring himself, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Ed Asner, Tony-nominated Daniel Sunjata, Professor Noam Chomsky and the late Emmy-nominated Gore Vidal. Smith’s previous films have received over 25 film festival selections, nominations and wins.
Carol Vandergrift as ‘Julia’ and Cameran Surles as ‘Katherine’
The 2015 cast of Love Labours Won
LOVE LABOURS WON
Winner of 2 Hollywood Fringe Awards!
It’s been quite a festival!
Written, directed by and starring, Ryan J-W Smith, Love Labours Won not only won the Hollywood Fringe Festival’s highly coveted International Award…
Ryan J-W Smith receiving The International Award
at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Awards Ceremony (photo: Matt Kamimura)
Love Labours Won also won…
We subsequently extended the U.S. premiere through August 6.
Love Labours Won is an original, comedic Shakespearean pastiche written entirely in Shakespearean-style rhyming iambic verse by acclaimed British playwright, Ryan J-W Smith. It is one of the most acclaimed plays ever to come out of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It was ‘Pick of the Fringe’ two years running; garnered multiple 4 and 5 star reviews, an Arts Council England award, and played to packed houses.
What’s next? Watch this space…
Ryan J-W Smith as ‘Duke Caesus’
L.A. City Council Member, Mitch O’Farrell (right) congratulates Ryan J-W Smith (left) on bringing Love Labours Won to Hollywood Theatre Row