Big Art Labs- Smashlabs Stage


Big thanks to Kenny Abney and Crunchy for bringing me in to design and hang the rep plot for the Smashlabs (3.0?) stage.  Can’t wait to see a show in there soon!

BIG ART LABS– Explaining ourselves

651 CLOVER ST LOS ANGELES, CA 90031  (323) 559-3505

42nd Street at Bridges Auditorium


The quintessential “backstage” musical, Forty -Second Street traces the history of a Broadway musical comedy, from casting call to opening night. With entertaining tap numbers and underlying romantic twists, 42nd street is where Broadway dreams can become reality and is a great show for the entire family.

Forty-Second Street will run May 26th-May 28th at 7:30 pm with a 2:00 pm matinee on May 28th.

Bridges Auditorium is located at 450 N. College Way, Claremont.

Between Us Chickens at Atwater Village Theatre

Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave.Atwater Village. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 2 p.m. Sundays. Ends June 19. $15. (323) 644-1929 or


DaddyO Dies Well- Padua Playwrights at the Electric Lodge

More info at DaddyO Dies Well :: Padua Playwrights



Huge photo gallery courtesy of pix courtesy Pixie @ Pixie Vision Productions-

Gunfighter Nation Presents the LA History Project

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Pio Pico, Sam Yorty and the Secret Procession of Los Angeles

A dark meditation on the unseen forces that shape the universe that is El Lay. Historical, feverish, and anarchic –the LA History Project lives in the border regions between apocalypse and epiphany… Pio Pico the early ubiquitous godfather of so cal, and Sam Yorty, the race baiting crafty backroom matador who served to usher in modern  Los Angeles. A dark mass performed over the living corpse of our current necropolis and home.

Written and performed by Gunfighter Nation
Opening September 17th at The Lost Studio, playing Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30pm through October 2nd.

The Existents at The Open Fist Theatre Company


Book by Douglas Crawford and Jason Wooten, Music and Lyrics by Ty Taylor,  Directed by Martha Demson

A new rock musical at the Open Fist as part of the First Look Festival Of New Plays

Performances:  Saturday July 31at 8pm, Sunday, August 1 at 7pm, Saturday August 14 at 8pm, Thursday August 19 at 8pm, Friday August 20 at 8pm.  Sunday, August 1 and August 22 @ 7pm.  Matinee performances;  Sunday August 15th @ 2pm & Sunday August 22 @ 2pm

Full Photo Gallery @ Existents at Open Fist Review- The Existents
StageSceneLA Review- The Existents

StageSceneLA Best of 2009-2010 Outstanding Lighting Design

Cirque Berzerk at The Forecastle Festival, Louisville KY

Cirque Berzerk at the Forecastle Festival

Cirque Berzerk packed the truck and headed to Kentucky for the Forecastle Festival, and rocked the crowd for 3 days straight with 40 min shows in the small tent.   It doesn’t get better than this!

All photos from the fabulous photo gallery by sariot @  Forecastle Photos: March Madness and Cirque Berzerk « BLUELINE

Overtone Industries- Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands

After seven years in development, non-profit organization Overtone Industries is set to launch their site-specific theatricale, Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands, with two weeks of performances in Culver City opening Thursday, July 8, 2010. There will also be preview performances the week before the opening. The contemporary opera integrates art installation, dance, voice, live and recorded music, projected video, costuming, community participation, and theater.

Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands takes the audience on a journey with working class Tom and aristocratic Sue, who have lost their identities. The couple reclaims their story by means of a device that allows them to inhabit the “lands” that hold the pivotal experiences of their lives embodied in songs, dances, pledges of allegiance, and rituals indigenous to those turning points.

Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands was conceptualized by Director O-Lan Jones in an extensive collaboration that involves twenty one librettists, eleven composers, Costume and Scenic Designer Snezana Petrovic, Musical Director David O, and many others.

The performances will run from Thursday, July 8 to Sunday, July 18, 2010 with five weekly performances (Thursdays through Sundays, 8:00 pm nightly with 2:00 pm matinees on Sundays). Additional preview performances will run from Thursday, July 1 to Sunday, July 4, 2010

LA Times Opera Review- Opera review: ‘Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands’ in a vacant car dealership | Culture Monster | Los Angeles Times

LA Times Photo Gallery-  ‘Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands’ –

LA Weekly Article- Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands – Overtone Industries – Los Angeles – Events

Black Coffee at Theatre 40

THEATRE 40 will open it’s 2010-2011 season with BLACK COFFEE, AGATHA CHRISTIE’S first staged mystery and the only one to feature her most memorable character, HERCULE POIROT. Christie’s thriller marks the start of Theatre 40’s 45th Season opening in their Reuben Cordova Theatre on the Beverly Hills High School Campus on July 7th, 2010.

Performance Times — Sunday Matinees: 2:00 PM
Wednesday thru’ Saturday Evenings: 7:30 PM
July 7th to August 1st, 2011

Photos by Ed KriegerStage Scene LA Review- Black Coffee Black Coffee Theatre 40 Offers a Delectable Black Coffee 2010/07/12

Downtown Social Hour @ Abundant Sugar

An intimate evening of amazing performance, specialty cocktails, music and wonderful socializing in a unique downtown venue.

Underground but way above average… The  new speakeasy.

This is a Private Event.  8 Performances are scattered about the evening and include Singing, Comedy, Aerial, Burlesque,and Dance. THERE IS NUDITY.  No photography of the performances.

DJ: Pumpkin will be hard at work between acts and after the show so you can take to the floor. Attire:….what does one wear to socialize? Casual? Evening? …Bear Suit? Cash Bar: Beer, Wine, Cocktails, and Specialty Drinks created by Cynthia Washburn Ticketing: $20 online. Ticket sales close 2 hours before doors. Check website for ticket availability at the door for $25.

Dates: June 16- 20, 8pm Location: 618A Moulton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Kabinet Theatre at The Alexandria Hotel

6175_144878561426_144869411426_3832512_1690578_n.:THE WANDERING MARIONETTES:. danse/acrobatiques/interactive theatre {cirque berzerk, wanderingmarionettes.netWith A Special Performance By :SUPER TALL PAUL music/improv/juggling {heliosjive.comDance To The Sounds Of: .:PUMPKIN:. dark organic/eclectic electronic/avant pop {, wandering marionettes} listen: :JESSE WRIGHT: & Special Guests progressive/tech/funk { glitch-hop/dubstep {} & Kabinet Residents SEDA and ANDREW ORBIT downstairs in The Gorbals all night long.

Doors open 8PM Performances 9PM til 12AM After party @ The Gorbals 1AM Saturday, June 12th, 2010

The Alexandria Hotel  501 S. Spring St.Los Angeles, CA 90013

Gunfighter Nation } Short Plays about the Alamo

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May 28th and 29th at 10:30pm
Los Angeles, CA, 90025
Phone: 310.477.2055
Admission $20.00
Links to a two part interview about Gunfighter Nation-  Playwright and Times Quotidian contributor Rita Valencia speaks with Gunfighter Nation Artistic Direct John Steppling about his motivations to form the new Los Angeles based laboratory theater group…
Part 1- Times Quotidian
Part 2- Times Quotidian

The Ice Breaker @ Theatre 40

Photos by Ed Krieger

Now Opening- the LA Premiere of The Ice-Breaker by David Rambo.

Opens May 12- June 6 Wed- Sat 8pm, Sun Matinee 2pm.  THEATRE 40 is a professional Theatre Company performing in the Reuben Cordova Theatre on the Campus of Beverly Hills High School at 241 Moreno Drive – adjacent to Century City just off Little Santa Monica Blvd. The theatre is air-conditioned, there is disable access and ample FREE indoor parking. For RESERVATIONS: 310-364-0535