Past Projects

What really happens in a hospital? Why does it take so long for the nurse to answer a call light? Nurses must be lazy right? Charley edutains through tunes and tales about what really happens in a hospital. She never wanted to be a nurse, so why did she become one? Was she a good nurse or a bad nurse? Through advocating for her patients will she come to terms with her life as a nurse and learn to advocate for herself? Produced, written & performed by Charley Karlotta. Directed & developed by Jessica Lynn Johnson. Andy Gladbach music arranger and keyboard player.

Includes post-show Q&A and reception with the artist.

SPECIAL NOTE: BFF 2023 Binge Fringe Festival of Free Theatre is presented through generous grants from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, and Playhouse PALS.

Any protocols in effect on the date of the performance will be observed. Masking is no longer required. SMP will have extras if you’d like. Just ask.

Questions? Contact the Santa Monica Playhouse at 1-310-394-9779 x1 or



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