Deck over and build a park on the 101 Freeway? Yes please!
So proud to join Martha Dempson and the Open Fist Theatre Company for the Sunday in the Park with Friends performance at this years Hollywood Central Park Gala. Donate @ https://hollywoodcentralpark.org/get-involved/donate for a better vision of the future!
As of May 30th of 2018, when Illinois became the 37th state to ratify, the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is only one state away from ratification! The ERA would provide basic civil and human rights to all Americans equally under Federal law, regardless of sex.
Equal Means Equal & the Heroica Foundation present five performances of Harold Pinter’s one-act play “The Lover” starring Kamala Lopez and Joel Marshall. Directed by Martha Demson.
Equal Means Equal is the only national organization focused on completing ratification of the original Equal Rights Amendment. Please join us and support our work at www.equalmeansequal.org
All proceeds from the play will go to support Equal Los Angeles, CA Means Equal’s programs and campaigns to ratify the ERA and are 100% tax deductible. Suggested donation: $100/person
Rita House is a private club; seating is limited and by invitation only. Refreshments will be served. Special guests to be announced…
Since 2013, Dan has been an associate Lighting Director with Illumination Advocates Inc. providing production rendering and CAD services for multi camera television and live events. Recent productions with Lighting Designer Josh Hutchings include All in- Ricky Martin at the Park Theatre, Las Vegas, games shows such as Lets Make a Deal, $100,000 Pyramid, and Beat the Clock, and live productions such as America’s Got Talent at Radio City Music Hall, AGT Judgment Week NYC 2014, and iL Divo- A Musical Affair at the Marquis Theatre, NYC.
Written and Directed by: Catherine Butterfield & Ron West
Starring: Lane Allison, Josh Banday, Tisha Terrasini Banker, Kiley Eberhardt, Bjørn Johnson, Dylan Maddalena, Paul Mischeshin, Beth Robbins, Emily Tuñon, & Micah Watterson.
A liberal journalist working for a right wing news program. An octogenarian stressing about the future of the planet. High level government leakers in love. A dry cleaner who might be our next president. What do they have in common? They are all stuck in this strange new post-election world we live in. “Welcome to Your Alternative Reality” is: the antidote to the low level thrum of anxiety running through all our lives. A bracing tonic of laughter and lunacy that will take the edge off your week, it’s a series of interwoven one acts and sketches about this bizarre new reality we find ourselves in.
(No performances on July 28th and 29th)
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm. Sundays at 7 pm.
The Complex at Atwater Village Theatre 3269 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039
Open Fist Theatre Company presents Mednick’s entire “The Gary Plays” series in one epic production beginning May 4 at Atwater Village Theatre. Longtime Mednick collaborator Guy Zimmerman directs.
The Gary Plays runs May 4 through June 4 with performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 12 p.m.; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Preview performances take place April 26 through April 30 on the same schedule.
Part 1 (Tirade for Three, Girl on a Bed), Part 2 (Gary’s Walk, Out of the Blue) and Part 3 (DaddyO Dies Well, Charles’ Story) perform on a rotating basis on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with all three parts performed on Sundays. Go to www.openfist.org to view a complete schedule. Tickets are $30 for each two-play part, or $50 for a series pass (all three parts/six plays). Previews are $15 for each two-play part or $30 all three parts.
Atwater Village Theatre is located at 3269 Casitas Ave in Los Angeles, CA 90039. On-site parking is free. For reservations and information, call (323) 882-6912 or go to www.openfist.org.
REVIEWS AND PRESS-
- AMERICAN THEATRE | Murray Mednick Stages L.A.’s Interior Sprawl in ‘The Gary Plays’
- FOOTLIGHTS- Open Fist’s Anti-Hero
- PAUL MYRVOLD’S THEATRE NOTES-“The Gary Plays” at Atwater Village Theatre
- ONSTAGE LOS ANGELES- OPEN FIST! THE GARY PLAYS!!
- STAGE RAW- THE GARY PLAYS – PART 3: DADDY O DIES WELL & CHARLES’ STORY
- KPFK 90.7 FM LOS ANGELES- GARY PLAYS INTERVIEW (MP3)
BOTH: A Hard Day’s Silent Night will perform this year at 24th Street Theatre 1117 West 24th Street Los Angeles, CA 90007
(Exit 10 freeway at Hoover and head south a few blocks)
Limited parking available in theatre parking lot across the street- Additional street parking available
Thru May 24, 2015, Thurs- Sat 8pm, Sun 7PM @ the Matrix Theatre
7657 Melrose Ave. LA, CA 90046- tix at www.piedpipersla.com
- HUFFINGTON POST- ‘Pied Pipers’ Bring Their Lower East Side Idealism to L.A. | Gina Hall
- JOE STRAW- Joe Straw #9: The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side by Derek Ahonen
- LASPLASH- Piped Piper Theatre Review – Utopian Revisited Or Is It? | Splash Magazines | Los Angeles
- SMASH CUT REVIEWS- Play Review: “The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side” | Smash Cut
Overtone Industries presents the first half hour of ICELAND, an upcoming musical theatre work by Overtones’ artistic director/composer/actress O-Lan Jones and singer/songwriter Emmet Tinley, at REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival July 24-26, 2014. ICELAND tells the story of Vaya (Cesili Williams – The Color Purple the Musical), a woman who plans an escape from her unfulfilling life by flying to northern Iceland, only to have her plane malfunction on the way. She escapes in a parachute, landing in a fanciful world full of “sea dragons, mermaids, monsters, fragments of life, and unfinished things.” Mundur (David O), the airline clerk who sent Vaya on her way, sets out to rescue her before the memories of her real life disappear. Featuring a twenty-person cast, including two soloists, a choir and chamber orchestra, ICELAND is “a modern love story, set in a mythical and timeless world, where elemental forces and ancient creatures challenge the hero and heroine on an archetypal journey.” The finished work is expected to premiere in 2016.This half hour preview of the multidisciplinary work will close each night of Program One of the NOW Festival, which includes the dance productions Saana/The Foreigner by Wilfried Souly and Still from Rosanna Gamson/Worldwide.
Lighting Design by Terry Enroth & Dan Reed Limited Return Engagement! Six Weeks Only! Jan 18 – Feb 22 at the GREENWAY COURT THEATER 544 N Fairfax Hollywood, CA (Just South of Melrose) CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS $25 | $20 Students/Seniors (WITH ID ONLY)
- LATIMES- Review: ‘The Dead’ at the Greenway Court Theatre
- BROADWAYWORLD- Reviews: Open Fist Theatre Company’s Must-See Musical, James Joyce’s THE DEAD
- CULTURE SPOT LA- Open Fist Theatre Company’s Production of James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’ at the Greenway Court Theatre
- EDGE LOS ANGELES- James Joyce “The Dead”
- LA BITTER LEMONS- THE DEAD (GREENWAY COURT): 100% – SWEET
Photos by Jessica Palopoli
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
October 1th to November 16th, opens October 5th
In this Pulitzer Prize finalist, two US Marines and an Iraqi translator are thrust into a world of greed, mystery and betrayal after an encounter with a now-deceased but still very pissed-off tiger. The streets of war-torn Baghdad are filled with ghosts, riddles and wry humor in this groundbreaking play that explores the power and perils of human nature.
- ‘Bengal Tiger at Baghdad the Zoo’: Lessons learned – SFGate
- ‘Bengal Tiger’ weaves Iraq tale | Theater | San Francisco | San Francisco Examiner
- Lions on the Prowl: ‘Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo’ at San Francisco Playhouse | Stark Insider
- Joseph’s Bengal Tiger prowls the SF Playhouse stage | Chad Jones’ Theater Dogs
By Mike Leigh Directed by Amy Glazer
May 21st to July 6th Press Opening, May 25th
Tues/Wed/Thurs at 7pm Fri/Sat at 8pm, Sat Mat at 3pm
Momma told me not to come. This biting, hilarious, disco infused satire of British suburbia in the 70’s is a party only Mike Leigh could conceive. Stolen straight from real life, these friends test the strength of the ties that bind.
- SF Gate- ‘Abigail’s Party’ review: Fine diversion – SFGate
- Examiner.com- Review: ‘Abigail’s Party’ at San Francisco Playhouse – San Francisco Theater
- SF Theater Blog- “Abigail’s Party” ☼ ☼ ☼ BANG
- TheatreStorm- Review: ‘Abigail’s Party’ at San Francisco Playhouse | TheatreStorm
- ForAllEvents.info- ABIGAIL’S PARTY a dynamic resurrection at SF Playhouse
I would like to offer a very large thank you to Lighting Designer Matt Ford and Magic Lantern Creations Inc. for having me out as a Lighting Director on the 1st ever PBS broadcast of the 2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting from Washington DC. Thanks aslo to Matt Hudson and Dave Mikutsky, and for hard workin’ gaffer Ronnie Skopac, Mike Smallman and John Ellar for being the pros the are, and to Kristi Foley and everyone at Bounce Inc for this tremendous honor and opportunity.
The entire show can be streamed from 90 Years Of Tradition | The National Christmas Tree. Local broadcast schedules can be found at Broadcast Schedules | The National Christmas Tree.
Photos By Matt Ford
DIRECTED BY SCOTT PAULIN
Produced by Martha Demson
Nov. 2 – Dec. 15, 2012
A blistering and darkly comedic deconstruction of corporate power in the age of Occupy Wall Street and internet porn by the award-winning playwright and director Guy Zimmerman. One of Los Angeles’ leading theatrical voices, Zimmerman delivers a searing indictment of the current neo-liberal mores in a story involving intrigue after hours in an office in downtown Los Angeles. In return for the CEO position at his LA-based corporation, Bentham offers his daughter to the sinister McGivern. McGivern’s two female cohorts have very different ideas, and the play takes unexpected twists and turns on the way to an explosive denoument.
Schedule- Sunday June 17 2012, 3:30 PM, Tuesday June 19 2012, 6:30 PM, Sunday June 24 2012, 3:30 PM
6209 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038 (map) Box Office 323 – 818-823-1008
“Balcony scene” Below – Gretchen Johnson as Marianna. Above – Livia Reiner, Kathleen Kelso, Octavia Leclerc-Jones. Photo: Emily Brooke Sandor
March 23, 24, 30, 31 2012 – at 8 p.m.
9635 Venice Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232