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"Yellow Means Caution" to have international premiere!

"Yellow Means Caution" to have international premiere!
​Excited to announce that my ten minute play, Yellow Means Caution, will have its international premiere at Short+Sweet Manila next weekend! This is the first of my plays to go up outside of North America, and I couldn't be more thrilled. I've been in touch with the director, and hope to get a few pictures of the production. I'm particularly e...
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"The Anniversary Issue" survives another week, returns Oct. 22 with new episode!

"The Anniversary Issue" survives another week, returns Oct. 22 with new episode!
It was almost one-thirty in the morning Sunday when we heard host Victor Isaac enthusiastically announce the words we were praying to hear.... "Coming back next week... THE ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!!!" We were tired. We were sore. Our adrenal glands had been running on tilt all day. My mind had been spinning for a solid week. But in th...
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Photos from The Anniversary Issue, Ep. 1!

Photos from The Anniversary Issue, Ep. 1!
Big thanks to Aaron Francis from Sacred Fools for snapping these awesome pics from our first episode. Episode 2 goes up tomorrow night at 11:30. Will you be there?
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Guest speaking for Surviving the Business at Cal State LA

Guest speaking for Surviving the Business at Cal State LA
​Last Tuesday night, I had the sincere pleasure and honor of being a guest speaker for a class called "Surviving The Business" at Cal State LA. It's an MFA-level course taught by my friend, mentor and former professor, Brad Lemack. Brad is an industry powerhouse. He's been a professional talent manager for decades, and he literally wrote the b...
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"The Anniversary Issue" survived our first week at Serial Killers!

"The Anniversary Issue" survived our first week at Serial Killers!
This past Saturday night, The Anniversary Issue hit the stage at Sacred Fools for its first week of Serial Killers, and took it by storm. So proud of Graydon, Denise, Mark, Seth and Josef - they all did a bang-up job. Also, I'm grateful for Fools Corey and Sofia, the resident SK tech gods, for being so awesome and helping us make the show look...
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Super Sidekick: The Musical is going up in Decatur, IL!

Super Sidekick: The Musical is going up in Decatur, IL!
​So, I got a thrilling little message in my inbox last week. Super Sidekick: The Musical is going up in Decatur, IL!The Golden K of Decatur Kiwanis Club is mounting a production at Millikin University's Albert Taylor Theatre on October 22nd and 23rd! Tickets are only $6 for adults, $4 for children and are available for purchase at the box offi...
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Something Awesome This Way Comes

Something Awesome This Way Comes
The latest incarnation of a Theatre Unleashed play development group (Writer's Den) has been going for just over a year(!!!) now. The purpose of the group is to work together to improve ourselves as writers, and to develop new work for the TU stage. Originally, the idea would be for the members to bring in their individual projects f...
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The Nevermore Set

The Nevermore Set
I've spent the better part of the last week covered in sawdust and sweat, building out the set for Theatre Unleashed's latest show, Nevermore by Matt Ritchey! We open Thursday, and when you look around and marvel at how the space has transformed, take a second and think about how it was a complete mess (see cover photo above), only a few days befor...
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Conquering the Caves of Doom (AKA TU's Storage Unit)

Conquering the Caves of Doom (AKA TU's Storage Unit)
​I know you come here for... well, I'm not sure why you come here, honestly, but most of the time I try to share fun stories about developing new plays, or working on exciting new projects. But sometimes I need to share the mundane, because it's exciting to *me.*This Saturday, a handful of intrepid TU folks managed to clean out and reorganize the c...
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Getting Dramatic

Getting Dramatic
Last Monday, we had our first special guest speaker at Writer's Den - Dramatists Guild SoCal Regional Rep Josh Gershick! Josh was very kind to come in to our group and share his wealth of insight and knowledge on a wide range of topics about playwriting, including contracts, collaborative agreements, copyright, parody/fair use, what ...
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StageCrafts L.L.C.

StageCrafts L.L.C.
Jenn and I have registered a new L.L.C. with the state of California, and we've signed paperwork on something really exciting. Look for an announcement in November!
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The Anniversary Issue returns!

The Anniversary Issue returns!
After an exciting, fun-filled romp at the inaugural Short+Sweet Hollywood festival, The Anniversary Issue will return to the stage on Saturday, October 8th at 11pm, as a part of Sacred Fools' cult-classic late-night short play series, Serial Killers! That's right. Serial Killers. Every week, five shows enter. Three shows leave.&...
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What a month!

What a month!
It's been a minute since I last had a chance to post an update. I'd love to go more in-depth, but don't have the time right now, so I'll hit the highlights real quick:Porn Rock's extension at TU was a complete success. We couldn't have been happier with the results. Such a fun show. The producers are looking for another theatre interested in p...
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Ep. 19 of the Theatre Unleashed Podcast: PORN ROCK

Ep. 19 of the Theatre Unleashed Podcast: PORN ROCK
This week's episode of the Theatre Unleashed podcast features guests Lawrence Meyers and Fred Keller. They talk about the story behind PORN ROCK: An Unintentional Comedy, the process of transferring a show like this to a smaller space, trying to get the real Dee Snider to see the show(!!!), what it's like adapting a congressional tra...
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Town Hall: Actor's Equity Association & our 99-Seat Theatres

Town Hall: Actor's Equity Association & our 99-Seat Theatres
[Update: Got a better cover photo for the article, courtesy of Brian T. Finney.]Last night, I dragged myself down to the L.A. Theatre Center downtown for the Town Hall on AEA & Our 99-Seat Theatres, sponsored by L.A. Stage Alliance. Yeah, I said dragged. I'm not going to lie - I'm tired of this. I've been tired of this. I can't i...
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Jenn and I on The Fanbase Weekly!

Jenn and I on The Fanbase Weekly!
Last night, Jenn and I were guests on the geek news roundtable podcast, The Fanbase Weekly! TFW is produced by our friends Barbra and Bryant Dillon, who run an independent comic book label, Fanbase Press. They gave us an awesome opportunity to plug everything going on at Theatre Unleashed, then we got to talk about the recent casting rumors for Spi...
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Building a better community.

Building a better community.
​Today, representing the Theatrical Producers League of Los Angeles, I took a meeting with my friends at the LA Stage Alliance and LA Theatre Network. The topic? Not In Our House, a Chicago-based movement that sprung up as a response to physical, mental, and sexual abuse against artists in intimate Chicago theaters. Specifically, it ...
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Shooting with The Starving Artists Project

Shooting with The Starving Artists Project
​This past Wednesday, I got some new headshots taken through The Starving Artists Project. This is such a cool concept.The SAP, lead by photographer Michael J. Bezjian, produces press portrait sessions and then donates the rest of their day to providing up-and-coming artists with low budget photography. They leverage the power of brands a...
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"The Anniversary Issue" at Short+Sweet Hollywood!

"The Anniversary Issue" at Short+Sweet Hollywood!
Excited to announce that Theatre Unleashed will be presenting my 10 minute play, The Anniversary Issue at Short+Sweet Hollywood in September!Short+Sweet, the world's largest 10-minute theater festival is coming to Hollywood with a three week season at the Stella Adler Theatre, commencing September 8. The program runs for three w...
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Back from the wilderness!

Back from the wilderness!
​Spent the weekend at a vacation home in Frazier Park with members of the Theatre Unleashed Writer's Den. Managed to edit 80 pages of The Young Argonauts while I was there, and meditate on a few other projects. It was a glorious weekend. Laid back and fun. Such wonderful company, too. Thank you to Jim, Lisa, Joe, Greg M., Brandie, Eric and Ben...
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