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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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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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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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"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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Conversing Quarterly

Conversing Quarterly
​About two weeks ago, I got to sit down with some of my fellow Managing and Executive Directors in the Los Angeles theatre community and talk shop. We met at Sacred Fools at 10am on a Saturday morning (an ungodly hour by theatre people standards). Girded with coffee and bagels, we discussed non-profit administration, tax laws, g...
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Gone Writin'

Gone Writin'
​I'm headed off to Frazier Park this afternoon with members of Theatre Unleashed's Writers Den. We're taking a weekend away from the world in a really nice vacation home, and writing. I've got four separate script ideas I want to work on and start fleshing out (including cranking out a third draft of The Young Argonauts). There's wifi at the h...
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Illuminating Passages: Classics Remixed

Illuminating Passages: Classics Remixed
I had the pleasure of doing the lights for Theatre Unleashed's latest show, Passages: Classics Remixed. Five one-acts written and directed by company members (some brand-new to those respective fields) and featuring a cast of talented folks that are 100% new to our stage. Proud to add some new pics and a new credit to my design portfolio and r...
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The Latest news from The Argo

The Latest news from The Argo
​It's a miracle what deadlines can do for a busy person. Last Sunday, I messaged a bunch of my friends and asked them to come and do a reading of The Young Argonauts - the new play Mike and I are developing. There was one little loose end, though - I only had two-thirds of a second draft done when I put out the invite. So, after some serious c...
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Radio, Radio

Radio, Radio
​If you know anything about me, then you know I spend a lot of time in my car waiting for people. I try to use that time productively, whether by reading, running lines or even writing. But it's tough to do all of that stuff while the car is actually, y'know, in motion. So, what do I do to keep my mind from wandering to dark places when I'm al...
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Reunited and it felt so good!

Reunited and it felt so good!
​Last week, members of the 2014 Fringe tour cast of Friends Like These reunited for a special public reading of the official Acting Edition script. This marked the first time the final, published edition of the script was performed aloud.The event was recorded and video will soon be made available to producers considering Friends Lik...
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And all this other stuff, too.

And all this other stuff, too.
So, as I mentioned in my last post, I did just get cast in PORN ROCK. But there's been a ton of other stuff happening, too. First off, TU's latest show, Passages: The Classics Remixed opens next weekend. Five brand new one-acts featuring classical characters, completely reimagined. Looking forward to this one! I'll be in the space th...
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We're Not Gonna Take It!

We're Not Gonna Take It!
I'm thrilled to announce that I've been cast as Dee Snider, of Twisted Sister fame, in the re-mount of PORN ROCK: AN UNINTENTIONAL COMEDY by Lawrence Meyers.What is PORN ROCK? Well...In 1985, Tipper Gore and 3 other women with strong ties to Washington politicians formed the Parent's Music Resource Center (PMRC). They wanted to slap warni...
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Game. Changer.

Game. Changer.
​After a year's worth of work...
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A Reunion Reading of FRIENDS LIKE THESE

A Reunion Reading of FRIENDS LIKE THESE
We are excited to announce a special staged reading of Friends Like These at Theatre Unleashed, featuring the 2014 Fringe Tour cast!The reading will be of the final, newly-published edition of the script, and the event will be shot on video.This reading is free to attend."Friends Like These"by Gregory Craftsdirected by Wendy Gough Sorokafeaturing:G...
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