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SEASON 29 - 2022



Thank you to all who came to the first event of the newly re-named TST Deborah Charles Literary Series. We were proud to present Pamela Samuels Young's Anybody's Daughter in our first reading in 2014 and thrilled to have presented her book, Failure to Protect for this outing.

Be sure to put her books on your reading list
 if you haven't, yet.

I'm still raving about the reading...

Important Subject Matter

So Moving: Acting, Direction, and the Writing

Very Impactful Material

Just finished the audio book!

Loved it!

On a scale of 1 to 10, it rates a 13


Towne Street Theatre returns to the stage with the Deborah Charles Literary Reading Series – at TST, we bring Books to Life! 

On Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 4:00 pm, Towne Street will present a staged reading performance of FAILURE TO PROTECT, the latest courtroom thriller by best-selling author Pamela Samuels Young. Towne Street Theatre, Artistic Director, Nancy Cheryll Davis directs the TST Acting Ensemble at the LGBTQ Center, The Village of Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038.

In addition to a talk-back session, moderated by Marsha Smith, with the author, director, and cast, there will be a book signing immediately following the performance.
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OCTOBER 9th at 4PM
LGBTQ Center
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038

About the Book

The author of the award-winning thriller Anybody’s Daughter explores the bullying epidemic and its devastating aftermath.  When the classroom is no longer a safe space for her child, an outraged mother is determined to seek justice for her bullied daughter. Enter hard-charging attorneys Angela Evans and Jenny Ungerman. From the start, the two lawyers face more than an uphill battle. An ambitious school principal is far more concerned about protecting her career than getting to the truth. She flat out denies any knowledge of the bullying and prefers to sweep everything under the rug. But just how low will she go?  As the battle enters the courtroom, the attorneys fight hard to expose the truth. But will a massive coverup hinder their quest for justice?

About the Author

Pamela Samuels Young is an attorney and award-winning author of eight mystery novels. Her most recent courtroom drama, Abuse of Discretion, tackles a troubling sexting case that gives readers a shocking look inside the juvenile justice system. Her thriller, Anybody’s Daughter, won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Fiction and was a Top Ten pick by In the Margins, the best books for at-risk teens. It was also the first book of our Literary series in 2014. Pamela formerly worked as Managing Counsel, Labor and Employment Law, for Toyota and spent several years as a television news writer and associate producer. The former journalist and retired lawyer is also a natural hair enthusiast and the author of Kinky Coily: A Natural Hair Resource Guide. Pamela received her bachelor’s degree from USC and also earned graduate degrees from Northwestern University and UC Berkeley School of Law. The Compton native is a frequent speaker on the topics of sex trafficking, online safety, fiction writing, self-empowerment, and pursuing your passion.


For Pamela’s full bio and to read excerpts of her books, visit

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Meet The Cast

Meet The Production Team

OCTOBER 9th at 4PM
LGBTQ Center
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038


Parking is available in our underground facility, located across the street from The Village at 1118 N. McCadden Place. It’s the first driveway north of Santa Monica Blvd on the east side of the street. Above the entrance is the word PARKING spelled in rainbow letters.

Turn left at the bottom of the driveway, proceed to either P1 or P2,  and find a parking spot.

At the north end of P1 and P2  is a bright green wall with large white letters: ELEVATOR TO PLAZA. Take the elevator to Level 1R. That lets you out in the Bayard Rustin Plaza. The entrance to The Village is directly across the street.


To ensure the safety at our events, we encourage and require all guests to wear a face mask. If you or anyone in your household are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, we ask you to please stay home to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff. Note that guidelines are subject to change as local, state, or federal guidance may evolve prior to the event. We will make you aware of any changes as far in advance as we can.

It will be a year in November since our amazing Advisory Board Chair Deborah Charles passed away.
September 7th would have been her 70th birthday.

As we celebrate her beautiful life with unending love, we are thrilled to announce that the Literary Series has been renamed in her honor. It will now be The TST Deborah Charles Literary Series.


Deborah was an integral part of TST and in particular, the Literary Series since it's inception in 2014.


Our first Live Literary Reading in two years is one month away and it is fitting that the author is Pamela Samuels Young, whose award winning book, Anybody's Daughter was the first book we brought to life.


We hope you'll join us to celebrate Deborah on this day, and experience another one of Pam's enthralling books, Failure to Protect on October 9th.

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