Christmas Under The Stars- Gladys Knight & Friends

“Christmas Under the Stars with Gladys Knight and Friends will be airing Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Mountain Time Zone) on BYUtv.
BYUtv is available on Dish (ch. 9403), DirecTV (ch. 68) and many other cable systems across the country, including Comcast (ch. 647 in many markets) so please check your local listings.  You can also watch a live stream of the program at byutv.org.
Thanks again to Ron Weisner Entertainment for bringing me on for such a wonderful show!

Welcome to Your Alternative Reality w/ the Open Fist Theatre Company

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.

Opening night: June 30th, Runs: June 28th- August 12th
(No performances on
July 28th and 29th)
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm. Sundays at 7 pm.
General Admission: $20  Students, Seniors, & Veterans: $15

The Complex at Atwater Village Theatre  3269 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039 

The Gary Plays

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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.

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REVIEWS AND PRESS-

Foote Notes- Two Plays About Harrison, Texas at the Open Fist Theatre

DIRECTED BY SCOTT PAULIN

Produced by Martha Demson

Nov. 2 – Dec. 15, 2012

Reviews

The Black Glass- Padua Playwrights and the Open Fist at the Hollywood Fringe Central Mainstage

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

Reviews

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

Dancing with the Stars: Schnick Schnack LED

I had the unique opportunity to oversee the installation of over 1900 Schnick Schnack B-250 and C-250 LED units provided by VER and distributed by TMB into the precarious new main staircase and lovely new 360˚ balcony rails on Dancing with the Stars.   Many thanks to Lighting Designer Simon Miles at VX Inc and Susan Tesh at VER for bringing me on and having me wrap my head around this project, to Jolynn Schmitt, Victor Cruz, Matt Cotter and Mo Duleasis for the smooth install process onsite, and to Melanie Lekaj, Tommy Stephanson and Stephanie Kilburg at TMB for walking the fine line between customs and customer service to pull this off.

And congratulations to James Yarnell on an truly incredible set design…

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 www.atwatervillagetheatre.com.

Reviews

DaddyO Dies Well- Padua Playwrights at the Electric Lodge

More info at DaddyO Dies Well :: Padua Playwrights

Reviews

CIRQUE BERZERK AT CLUB NOKIA

Huge photo gallery courtesy of pix courtesy Pixie @ Pixie Vision Productions-  http://www.pixieonline.com