Great Forest Challenge- VIRSIX at the Great Wolf Lodge

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Many thanks to Eric Gradman and Christian Chaudhari at VIRSIX for having me to up to light the new Great Forest Challenge at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound WA.   Its an innovative and immersive take on the themed attraction- a sort of walking dark ride crossed with a full scale life-sized video game that was great fun to do.    I hope it’s a much of a success as it appears to be!      Congrats, all!

Overtone Industries- The Woman in The Wall

“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.

Masonic Lodge
9635 Venice Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
map/directions

Big Art Labs- Smashlabs Stage

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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

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

http://www.overtoneindustries.org/

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’ – latimes.com

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

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 http://downtownsocialhour.com

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 {pocketunderground.com, wandering marionettes} listen: http://soundcloud.com/pumpkin :JESSE WRIGHT: & Special Guests progressive/tech/funk {pocketunderground.com:JUPIT3R: glitch-hop/dubstep {jupitermusic.net} & 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

Kabinet Theatre- The Wandering Marionettes at the Alexandria Hotel

Join us tonight for our new “monthly theatrical affair” at the lovely Alexandria Hotel in Downtown LA.

Kabinet Theatre
Saturday, February 20th, 2010
The Alexandria Hotel
501 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles CA 90013
8pm – 1230am, 21 & up
{performances 9pm – 12am}
Reception at THE GORBALS 1230am – 2am
Directions

Tickets will be $25 at the door, with a limited number of discounted presale tickets available soon online through our website http://wanderingmarionettes.net

Clown Show For Bruno & The Destruction of the 4th World at ARTSHARE LA

ZOO DISTRICT and the PADUA PLAYWRIGHTS present a mini-festival of evenings of work by Murray Mednick.

CLOWN SHOW FOR BRUNO Produced by the Padua Playwrights Directed By Guy Zimmerman
THE DESTRUCTION OF THE 4TH WORLD Produced by the Zoo District Directed By Kristi Schulz and Brian Frette

ARTSHARE LA Mar 26- Apr 19
Show map of 801 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Performed on alternating nights on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays @ 8:00pm
Performed together on Sat @ 5:00pm and 8:00pm. w/ screenings of GIRL ON A BED and other films to follow (opens March 28).
More info @ paduaplaywrights.net

The Padua Playwrights presents The Neo-Sacred Revival at ARTSHARE LA

This show was a real treat to design- the pictures don’t do this show justice at all.

The premise of this show was to have 9 artists have their artwork or sculptures be the source of inspiration for 9 short one act plays.   We instituted a rhythm where each art piece would be showcased as a cue its own, allowing people to take in a consider the piece before fading into the scene written about it.

I found the relationship unfolding onstage to be enjoyable on many many levels and I do hope that Padua returns to this multi-playwright/ multi- artist concept soon.

LA DECOMPRESSION FESTIVAL 08

The 6th Annual LA DecompressionMusic & Arts Festival
October 4th Noon to Midnight Los Angeles State Historical Park 1245 N. Spring Street,Los Angeles, CA 90012
5 Stages of Live Entertainment, Tons of Arts and Activities for all ages
$10 in costume$20 in street wear (children under 12 free)
Complete info, photos, schedule, parking info at www.la-burningman.org

Huge photo gallery after the jump…

A Thousand Words- Padua Playwrights at ARTSHARE LA

Previews take place June 6th, 7th and 8th. The show opens Friday, June 13th, and continues through June 29th. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm. General admission tickets are $20, with preview tickets only $15.

Art Share L.A. / 801 East 4th Place / Los Angeles, CA 90013 / (213) 625-1766