Try and Fail, A Short Film about getting to know ourselves...
Try and Fail is an original short film written by Teagan Rose, directed by Drey Singer, and produced by DeForrest Taylor and Teagan Rose. The production officially wrapped principal photography in early April. Release dates soon to come...
Try and Fail is a story about self growth, acceptance, and process. We have all had many moments of trying and failing in our lives, and the former always tends to feel a bit more positive than the latter. But this story challenges that idea.
Try and Fail will be represented as individual characters both played by Teagan Rose. By portraying these two contrasting essences as people, the audience will be able to identify with the archetypes of Try and Fail within themselves; recognizing the moments in their life when these characters have come out to play.
Try is open to new ideas, has no fear of the unknown, can sometimes be naive and idealistic, and sure, sometimes tries a bit too hard. At her core is the thirst for discovery, and the fire to go for it NOW. She is something like a child, in that children have the most beautiful resilience of all.
Fail is guarded by walls built of past experiences, she is content sitting in self loathing and excuses made of icy remarks. She ultimately believes that there is too much pain in the pursuit of anything new, and safety is now her dearest friend, made of stillness, and judgement.
Over the course of the film, Try wants to get to know Fail, and Fail wants keep Try as far away from her as possible, until they experience each other in a way they never expected. Underneath both of their intentions is the awareness that they are each other’s kryptonite, and that they are what will set each other free.
These little battles happen within us every day: “that looks so fun I’m going to do it!” “but I tripped the last time I tried so I shouldn’t try again…” with our relationships, career, self growth, you name it. While this process can be uncomfortable, we all go through it. The never ending cycle of trying and failing is one of the most beautiful journeys we experience in this life.
For even more information about the film, check out our Go Fund Me page.
Center Theater Group: Block Party
"Rose is absolutely stunning as Amy, a young woman whose tough-cookie exterior serves as armor when forced to face adult challenges without adult wisdom and perspective, a physically and emotionally gut-wrenching role that Rose attacks to unforgettable effect."
-Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA
-Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA
Echo Theater Company
BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY INTIMATE THEATRE
LA TIMES CRITIC'S CHOICE
STAGE RAW TOP 10
STAGE RAW NOMINATED FOR BEST LEADING FEMALE (Rose & Kelly-Eiding) BEST DIRECTION (Alana Dietze) AND BEST PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR
"...a taut and harrowing staging from director Alana Dietze and features precociously perfect performances by Teagan Rose and Connor Kelly-Eiding..."
- LA TIMES
"STAGGERINGLY WELL WRITTEN... ferociously funny... two riveting performances that will haunt me for some time to come."
- Tony Frankel, Stage and Cinema
"...Rose and Kelly-Eiding both command the stage matching each other's realistic artistry word for snide or catty word..."
-Broadway World LA
"EXTRAORDINARY... builds to a climax the like of which I have never seen... Impeccably directed... handsomely mounted... It drew me rapt, leaning forward, forearms on thighs, utterly absorbed in the moment-to-moment action... Great play, great performances, great theatre!"
- Paul Myrvold's Theatre Notes
"WOW!... FEARLESS... packs an emotional wallop made even more gut-punching by the gradual way it sneaks up on you. With Teagan Rose and Connor Kelly-Eiding giving two of the year's most dazzling performances, it is a play you'll be thinking about long after the locker room fades to black."
- Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA
"HEARTFELT, MOVING... impressively taut and gut-wrenching throughout... Rose and Kelly-Eiding create a bond and characters so real you nearly forget you're watching a play and not just eavesdropping."
- Erin Conley, On Stage and Screen
"Couldn't be timelier... so gripping that it's impossible to look away... lays out the predicament of millions of trapped, bewildered women."
- Deborah Klugman, LA Weekly
Road Theater Company
"The talented cast develops each of these personalities and makes them live and breathe..."
"...you won't be disappointed, not in the story, the direction and certainly not in the stellar performances.
"...L.A.’s most talented and charisma-blessed young actors...finds strikingly original ways to tackle issues of race in contemporary America."
—Stage Scene LA
"Graham’s stark drama about America’s racial politics pumps blood into those headlines we scan over coffee…excellent actors make it all too real."
--The Tolucan Times
Indiana Repertory Theatre
"...Teagan Rose displayed the sparkle and smooth self-regard of the celebrity golf pro Jordan Baker..."
-Jay Harvey Upstage
"...AMBITIOUS, GLITTERY, WELL CAST... I am certain would please even the most enthusiastic of Fitzgerald aficionados."
"Daisy Buchanan and Jordan Baker are brought to life marvelously by Hillary Clemens and Teagan Rose...
...full of mischief, secrets, desires and love for each other's happiness..."
"Clemens and Rose shine as wealthy women of the post World War 1 era..."
"Everyone should catch IRT's The Great Gatsby TWICE...
I predict this show will be on more than one Top 10 List for 2015..."