Cindy Marie Jenkins is a Storyteller and Outreach Nerd from Los Angeles. She's currently a Write-at- Home-Mom in Orlando for cool reasons that require multiple NDAs to explain. She reviews fairy and myth re-tellings and generally writes about being a book nerd at DwarfandGiant.com , a blog of The Last Bookstore. Her current project is a re-telling of Hamlet from Horatio's point-of- view and The Oresteia from Electra's. Cindy divides her personality into twitter accounts such as @CindyMarieJ, @FauryFolkMyth & @ParentingNerd. Find her other opinions at CindyMarieJenkins.com.

The Problem with Nonprofits and Software (part 1)

The year is 2010. I sit in the Antaeus office, likely working through academy auditions or casting for an upcoming reading. Downstairs in the library, sounds of hope and peer encouragement mingle with the Salesforce training. I can hear a tangible optimism, a desire for all those development, general...

What Theaters Need to Know: Courting Parents

With so much to battle in our world today, theatre is a proven way to create empathy in children’s minds, and I appreciate everyone who wants to open their doors to families. Putting that desire into practice, however, is a lot more complicated than you may think.

I’ve been...

Audience Building Part 2: Start From Scratch

This post was originally published in Ms in the Biz on September 26, 2014. Colin requested we re-post them here. If you have questions, please comment and I’ll answer.

This is the second in a series of Audience Building articles, where I go into depth on the sticking points, the places where I see...

Audience Building Part 1: Know Thyself / Know Thy Audience

\This is the first in a series of Audience Building articles that were originally posted on Ms in the Biz. Colin requested we re-post them here. If you have questions, please comment and I'll answer as quickly as possibly. 
I don’t just want to give you a punch list of how...

Help an MFA Director Pay Her Actors (More)

I don't usually go beyond a share or donation, even when I see a really amazing project that is raising money.

There's something different about Naomi Bennett's indiegogo campaign, though. When she told me about it, I asked what I always ask:

Why do you need the money?

Because let's face it, most plays...

BURQ OFF! Trailer: What does it take to evolve past the veil?

 
Paprika Productions Presents Limited Run of NYC Hit
BURQ OFF!
A British Pakistani’s Muslim Autobiographical One Woman Play
What does it take to evolve past the veil?
Thursday – Saturday, July 17-19 at 8pm
Elephant Stages. 6322 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles 90038.
FOR TICKETS
BURQ OFF! is a jaunty tour through madly opposing worlds.
The glowing...

Latino Alliance Now Convening: Navigating Currents in American Theater

The LTA/LA presents our 2nd Annual Convening: Navigating Currents in American Theater at East Los Angeles College on August 2nd, 2014. Register online at: www.LTALA.org

We are honored and proud to have Mark Valdez, Executive Director of the Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET), deliver this year's keynote address. NET was created...

BURQ OFF! What does it take to evolve past the veil? July 17-19th

 
Paprika Productions Presents Limited Run of NYC Hit
BURQ OFF!
 

A British Pakistani’s Muslim Autobiographical One Woman Play

What does it take to evolve past the veil?

Thursday - Saturday, July 17-19 at 8pm

Elephant Stages. 6322 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles 90038.

FOR TICKETS

BURQ OFF! is a jaunty tour through madly opposing worlds.

The glowing...

The Encore Producers' Awards: The Lemon Lounge episode 5

ENCORES: The Lemon Lounge Episode 5
The Lemon Lounge connects you with live art to enjoy

#LEMONLOUNGELA ENCORE PICKS from the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival:
JACQUETTA SZATHMARI's PICKS
-Linden Arden Stole the Highlights

-Death By PowerPoint
@jfrobinson

-The Mermaid Who Learned How to Fly
@KylaVictoria

Runner up-

Boss 
@j_monce
COLIN MITCHELL'S PICKS
-NO HOMO
@nohomoplay

-The Importance of Being Ernest
@queerclassics

-The Cave: A...

POTLUCK PICKS: The Lemon Lounge Episode 4

POTLUCK PICKS: The Lemon Lounge Episode 4
The Lemon Lounge connects you with live art to enjoy
 

Host

Cindy Marie Jenkins, Storyteller & Outreach Nerd dedicated to connecting audiences with the arts, @cindymariej

Guests

Enci is a proud Mother of 2 1/2 year old Sydney, she is an Artist and the publisher of Bitter...

TEEN PICKS: The Lemon Lounge Episode 3

TEEN PICKS: The Lemon Lounge Episode 3
The Lemon Lounge connects you with live art to enjoy

Host
Cindy Marie Jenkins, Storyteller & Outreach Nerd dedicated to connecting audiences with the arts, @cindymariej
Guests
Kristine Ngo, is an incoming first-year at UCLA and an alumna of CTG's Student Ambassador program.  A self-proclaimed pun enthusiast,...

Drama/Trauma On Stage: The Lemon Lounge Episode 2

DRAMA / TRAUMA ON STAGE: The Lemon Lounge Episode 2
The Lemon Lounge connects you with live art

Host

Cindy Marie Jenkins, Storyteller & Outreach Nerd dedicated to connecting audiences with the arts, @cindymariej

 

Guests

Teresa Jusino, a freelance writer whose pop culture writing can be subscribed to at BeaconReader.com, and has appeared...

Pop Culture On Stage: The Lemon Lounge episode 1

POP CULTURE ON STAGE: The Lemon Lounge Episode 1
The Lemon Lounge connects you with live arts.

Host

Cindy Marie Jenkins, Storyteller & Outreach Nerd dedicated to connecting audiences with the arts, @cindymariej

Guests

Teresa Jusino, a freelance writer whose pop culture writing can be subscribed to at BeaconReader.com, and has appeared in such...

Lemon Lounge LA Picks: Fringe Previews

The Lemon Lounge is an online talk show dedicated to matching audiences with the arts. Our Correspondents* jumped into the Hollywood Fringe Festival, and here are our #LemonLoungeLA Picks based on Previews! More in-depth reactions on the first episode, which airs this Sunday.

Watch all Lemon Lounge episodes here.

The Story, Target Audience &...

The Lemon Lounge, an Arts Talk Show to Build New Audiences, Launches This June

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS CONTACT:
Lemuel H. Thornton III
lemonlounge@bitter-lemons.com
919.621.9887

The Lemon Lounge, an Arts Talk Show to Build New Audiences,
Launches During 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Cindy Marie Jenkins and Bitter Lemons partner to produce internet talk show, debuting in June 2014 to connect new audiences to local live performance.
 
LOS ANGELES, CA (May, 2014)...

Limited Engagement of The Elephant Man at historic St. John's Episcopal Cathedral

Date: December 30, 2013 For Immediate Release
Press Inquiries Contact:  Patricia McKee at patriciamckee@netzero.net or 612-770-4881
Illustration by Wug Laku, used by permission
 
Tony Awarding-winning play The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance opens January 30 for a limited engagement at historic St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral in Los Angeles.  The church’s Romanesque revival...

Dates Set & Applications Open for Directors Lab West 2014 (also for Choreographers)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2014
DIRECTORS LAB WEST 2014
DATES SET AND APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE 2014 LAB
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Directors Lab West Steering Committee is pleased to announce the dates for the fifteenth annual Directors Lab West.  The 2014 Lab will take place May 17-24th in residence at the Pasadena Playhouse.  The...

Comment on Arts Ed article to show these stories matter

Request this morning from Danielle Brazell of Arts for LA:
Danielle Brazell
Friends, will you do me a huge favor: Click the link below and comment on Mary's latest story on Arts for LA's candidate forums. We need to send a message to KPCC that this type of coverage is important.
LA...

Theatre Company or Creative Center?

I love following East LA Rep's progression from a theatre company to producing center, including how it gave more (literal & figurative) space for their artists to create and collaborate with other companies. 

Save this date to see what they have to offer!

-CMJ

 

SAVE THE DATE

EAST LA REP presents: THE INDEPENDENTS,...

Define Different Receives Best Writing Nom & Wins Best of Fringe Extension

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Keaton Talmadge

Email: keatont@gmail.com

 

DEFINE DIFFERENT RECEIVES BEST WRITING NOM, WINS BEST OF FRINGE EXTENSION!

 

July 1, 2013 – Define: different, written & performed by Keaton Talmadge (nominated for Spirit of the Fringe Best Writing) will have an Encore performance as part of the Best of Fringe Extension.

 

** RANKED #3...

Latino Theater Alliance/Los Angeles Encuentro

Sometime early in my first eleven years in Los Angeles, I got onto the magical "Jesus Reyes Email List". For years,

Photo from LA Times Story. Back row from left: Armando Huipe, Raquel Sanchez, Cynthia DeCure, Jorge Huerta. Front row from left: Sara Guerrero, Sylvia Bush,...

Gracie & Rose: Untold LGBT Story Given More Life in BEST OF FRINGE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Cindy Marie Jenkins
outreachnerd@gmail.com - (323) 552-3333 (for media only)
GracieandRosesoloshow.com
Best of Extensions Site
@AnastasiaCoon
#GracieNRose - #HFF13 - #LAthtr
Facebook/GracieAndRoseASoloShow

EXTENDED -
2 more chances to visit
GRACIE AND ROSE
July 10 & 24 @Theatre Asylum - Elephant Space
 
Los Angeles, Calif. (July 5, 2013) ---- We are thrilled to announce that GRACIE &...

Last Call for Fringe

In case you want to take the last few hours of Fringe and make them count, here are my suggestions:

JESUS RIDE. Schlitt creates a festive environment from moment one, assuring everyone that we’re all welcome and here for a good story. From the bobble heads to the well-integrated montages, he...

Fringe Thoughts: Weeks 1 & 2

IT'S IMPORTANT TO LEAVE AS WELL. This was simply delicious. I have no idea if it translates beyond the theatre community or anyone whose trade lies in the art of pretending, but I loved it. The script stayed one step ajead and I just enjoyed the ride. Morrison, Marden...

Let's Fringe! Thursday Broadcast

Thursday, June 20 @12:15pm
Double Bind
Right Mistake Productions
“Double Bind” a world premiere play by Blake Abramovitz.
Sam (Clark Freeman), an intellectual and a poet at heart, has settled down with the beautiful and serious-minded Laura (Ceri Bethan) and a real job. But their life is upended by Frank (Blake Shields), a...

Fringe Thoughts: Week 1 (to be con.)

CLEANER THAN BLOOD is a real gem in this year’s festival. With a tight script full of secrets, the staging or characters could easily get lost. Not a problem here. Every move is deliberate, and every reveal well paced. I agree with people who say CTB is a thriller,...

Fringe Previews Thoughts

These are re-posted (mostly intact) from the Hollywood Fringe Festival site.  I try to express what rattles around my head for a few days after seeing each piece.
The Fire Room
through June 29th at Actors Company
Fringe is the time when I find new artists to follow the rest of the...

Let's Fringe! Thursday Broadcast

Thursday, June 13 @11:20am
Untitled: we're doing a play
Equal Acts Productions
It’s two weeks to opening night and there’s no play, but who cares when love triangles, mistaken identities, and a hangman’s noose are involved?! Come see what our moms are calling the “funniest play ever written!”

To submit your Fringe...

Let's Fringe! Previews & Comp Swamps

What happens when the Fringe Festival kicks off? Nothing short of madness.

Previews began June 5th & here are some of my adventures (there was a snafu in the middle. Sorry Gregory Abbott of the Viola Door Mountain Company. I'll get yours up soon):

In order of appearance:

Theatre Asylum

Not Another...

Let's Fringe! Last of the Sneak Peeks

The Press Night team take a well-deserved break.

Take me to the Poorhouse.

A middle class African girl dreams of becoming poor to have “soul” and win the heart of her classmate ♥.

I know Take me to the Poorhouse travels to the 2013 United Solo Festival this fall...

Let's Fringe! Saturday Broadcasts

Saturday @6pm
Daddy
All families have secrets, but some secrets are considerably worse than others. When Julia Furnow gets a call that her father’s liver has exploded while driving on the highway, killing a bus full of special needs children in the process, she must travel back to her family home...

Let's Fringe! Friday Broadcasts

@5:30pm
The Beating
Fierce Backbone
Should a parent ever strike a child? What if it’s not their own child? Is it a right of parents everywhere to strike any child? What if they deserve it? Should the government be involved?

The jury has been summoned, the lawyers’ antics begin, and the judge holds...

Let's Fringe! Thursday Broadcast

Thursday, June 6 @10amPT
That's Funny, You Didn't Sound Black on the Phone
Big Guns Big Tobacco
A 2010 Hollywood Fringe Festival “Best Comedy” Nominee

A politically incorrect one-woman comedic tale of a non-conformist black girl in extreme rural Maryland who almost “gives up on black people”, takes the Official Preppy Handbook as...

Let's Fringe! Wednesday Broadcast

Wednesday, June 5 @10:30am
The Pokemusical
Color and Light Theatre
The Pokemusical is a lovingly satirical exploration of the world of pocket monsters! The brainchild of two Baldwin Wallace University students, the Pokemon adventure of a lifetime is now being brought to life upon the stage! Join Ash, Misty, Brock, Pikachu, and...

Let's Fringe! Tuesday Broadcasts

Tuesday,  6/4 @10am
The Blood They Shed
Slingshot Media
The Blood They Shed is a Broadway-style, one-man show written by Aaron White, Co-Director of the NAACP Award winning play, THE DANCE: The History of American Minstrelsy (featured in Cincinnati Fringe Festival, 2008).

The Blood They Shed is a coming of age theatrical experience...

Let's Fringe! Monday Broadcasts

Monday, June 3 @11am
Cleaner Than Blood
Ensemble Theatre
Award-winning playwright Jen Silverman and director Alexander Thomas Scott bring you a night of revenge, identity and fate that spins wildly out of control.
Opens June 11th at the Lounge Theatre.

1pm
Me Love Me
ensemble company
A new play about a man, his girlfriend, his biological clone, and their poor...

Funding Fridays Fringe Edition 2: Gracie & Rose

 Friday May 31

Funding Friday: Fringe Edition!

Host: Cindy Marie Jenkins
Guests: Anastasia Coon & Che'Rae Adams of Gracie & Rose*
Have questions about crowd-funding, fund-raising or the Fringe? Ask in the comments below or tweet to @CindyMarieJ

Want to be a guest on Funding Friday? Put your link in the comments with a Friday you're available. Watch more...

Let's Fringe: Town Hall Teasers

Navigate the Hollywood Fringe Festival! First two are dark but they get better.

Quick teasers I shot at the last Fringe Town Hall, asking artists to pitch their show in 20 seconds. Some really did it:

'

Ceremony w/ Michael Kass
Brilliant Traces
Bobbywood by Bill Ratner
A Man of No Importance (musical)
The Real...

NY Film Academy Acting Instructor Premieres GRACIE & ROSE at Hollywood Fringe Festival

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Cindy Marie Jenkins
outreachnerd@gmail.com - (323) 552-3333 (for media only)
Website  | Fringe Site | Facebook | @AnastasiaCoon
#GracieNRose - #HFF13 - #LAthtr
 
New York Film Academy
Acting Instructor
Premieres GRACIE & ROSE
at Hollywood Fringe Festival 
June 13-29 @ Art of Acting LA
 
Los Angeles, Calif. (May 29, 2013) ---- In her interview with Joe Hui published...

Let's Fringe! White Hot Broadcast

Let's Fringe! coverage begin this week!

To submit your Fringe show for an interview, please comment below or contact me.
Wed, May 29th @12:15pm
White Hot
The Vagrancy
“WHITE HOT is bleak terrain, a buried cesspool of self-loathing and unseemly, sadistic yearnings in love.” – Craig Lucas, New York Theatre Review
Come be emotionally invaded....

The Playwrights Union Presents Fourth Annual Reading Festival of New Work

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
www.playwrightsunion.com
Media Contact:  Jennifer Haley
323.301.0727 | jenhaley1000@gmail.com

 
THE PLAYWRIGHTS UNION PRESENTS THEIR:
FOURTH ANNUAL READING FESTIVAL OF NEW WORK
Los Angeles, CA

The Playwrights Union, a network of Los Angeles theater artists writing for stage, tv and film, hosts its fourth annual Reading Festival of New Work May 18 and 19 at...

GRACIE & ROSE live off the land, love off the grid

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Cindy Marie Jenkins
outreachnerd@gmail.com - (323) 552-3333
GracieAndRoseASoloShow
@AnastasiaCoon & @CindyMarieJ #GracieNRose - #HFF13

GRACIE AND ROSE
live off the land & love off the grid
in Anastasia Coon’s solo show
premiering
at Hollywood Fringe Festival
June 13-28 @ Art of Acting LA
Los Angeles, Calif. (May 8, 2013) ---- Anastasia Coon presents the full-length Los...

Trouble w/ Trees: Last Weekend for "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel"

This summary sounds pretty interesting. Since I couldn't make it to the show (this is last weekend), I did a Q&A with the Director/Producer Richard Pierce.
CMJ: Based on your mission statement: “A collaborative and diverse company of artists committed to educating and inspiring the community through the celebration of...

Funding Friday: Fringe Edition!

Friday May 3
5:30pmPT/8:30pmET
Live Broadcast
Funding Friday: Fringe Edition!

Hosted by Cindy Marie Jenkins

Guests include: Fund-raising Consultant Michael Kass

Lily Mercer & Allie Costa: Before a Fall

Danielle Ozymandias: The Other F Word

Matthew Hill: Jason <3 Medea, a fresh look at an ancient love story

 

Have questions about crowd-funding, fund-raising or the Fringe? Ask in the comments below...

How do we respond to need? "The Baby Dance" Broadcast

THE BABY DANCE Broadcast
This interview aired live Feb. 24th on CMJ's Arts Outreach Channel.
If you'd like to schedule a Broadcast interview, contact me.

Lisa Clifton (Co-Producer/Rachel) A proud member of Theatre of NOTE since 2003, some of Lisa’s area stage highlights include:Up by Bridget Carpenter, Spring Dance by Horton Foote, The Holy Mother of...

Need to Converge?

Since 2009 I travel to Indianapolis almost every May and attend The Indy Convergence. Here my comfort zone does not even exist and many projects in my head got the opportunity to converge with musicians, opera singers, dancers, puppeteers, and soon - scientists! Recently they even started building a...

#LAthtr News Bit - Hollywood Fringe & #ShitBenHillSays

UPDATE 3:03pm: Fringe's Social Media Manager, Rachel Stoll, made it really easy to get in on this action. Make Your Own Ben Hill Meme.

You can find a lot of news by following the #LAThtr hashtag on twitter (see it here even if you don't tweet), and sometimes a gem...

Behind the Scenes of 53rd LA County Arts Holiday Celebration

I was invited to attend a rehearsal for the 53rd Annual LA County Holiday Celebration, presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Christmas Eve. 
Basically, twenty groups performing  each get twenty minutes to fine tune everything involved, with Executive Producer Laura Zucker and Producer Adam Davis there to ensure they...

ARTMageddon intro w/ Diana Wyenn [Beyond the Blurb]

ARTmageddonLA instigator Diana Wyenn on why she felt the need for a citywide initiative during LA's CARmageddon II weekend: Sept 29-30.
artmageddonla.com/
Facebook.com/ARTmageddonLA

Twitter.com/ARTmageddonLA

Take a look! You can see the map of events near you.
 

---

NOHO: Watch an interview with Sally & Anne of "New Short Fiction Series," Sept 30

SOUTH LA: Watch...

Watch Live-Stream of Post-Fringe Town Hall

Wednesday is Wild Card Day for Beyond the Blurb & this week I'm live-streaming the Post-Hollywood Fringe Town Hall.

Join into the conversation! Obviously it's better if you can attend, but this video will be available after the event as well. It will simultaneously be streamed on the...

In Case You Missed It - Beyond the Blurb Specials

Outreach Tip of the Week
On Twitter, when people use the abbreviation ICYMI, that means In Case You Missed It.

People use it often to re-post a blog entry or video at a different time of day to catch more people's eyes. What's the best time of day for you to read...

Sister Cities at TST & Trans-Media Artist Check-in [Beyond the Blurb]

Monday

4pm
Sister Cities presented by Towne Street Theatre
THE BLURB

Lawyer Carolina, writer Austin, teacher Dallas and college studentBaltimore, are four sisters with varying lifestyles and viewpoints – living independently throughout the U.S. At mother Mary's request, they all come home, and an unpredictable chain of events re-defines their sisterhood forever.

"Funny, funny, funny! But touching, too.
I knew we were in for a...

Bloody Bloody Monday: Andrew Jackson & Macbeth [Beyond the Blurb]

Monday

12pm
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
THE BLURB

Color and Light Theatre Ensemble will be presenting Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, a new breed of rock musical tracing the chaos-riddled life of the seventh president of the United States. This tongue-in-cheek jaunt through the early 19th century reveals the eerie modern-day parallels between Jacksonian government...

Bonus Beyond the Blurb: N.O.W. Festival at REDCAT

Bonus!

Wednesday 8/8
5:30-6:45pm
Live from REDCAT‘s N.O.W. festival,
I’ll interview all three artists in a row!
Watch Week 1's interviews
Watch Week 2's interviews

The 9th annual New Original Works Festival closes with works by Emily Mast,...

Beyond the Blurb Recap

 Recap
 Since Monday's Beyond the Blurb Broadcasts are located in the Bay Area or within a book of essays, I thought it's a good time to Recap and bring you up-to-date on the whole series.

The idea arose from the 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival. I'd searched for better ways to spotlight artists and nonprofits...

Bonus Beyond the Blurb: N.O.W. Festival at REDCAT

UPDATE: wifi is not playing nice today, so videos will be uploaded soon.
Bonus!

Wednesday 8/1
5:30-6:30pm* uploaded soon
Live from REDCAT‘s N.O.W. festival,
I’ll interview two* artists in a row!
Watch Week 1's interviews

NICK+JAMES: LAKE
As part of an ongoing investigative dance project, experimental choreographers Nick Duran and Jmy James Kidd repurpose movement stored in their bodies from throughout...

Beyond the Blurb of N.O.W.Festival at REDCAT

Bonus!

Wednesday 7/25
5:30-7pm
Live from REDCAT's N.O.W. festival, I'll interview all three artists (plus some bonuses) in a row!

5:30 pm Sean Griffin/Opera Povera

5:45 pm George Lugg/CalArts REDCAT Associate Director

6:15 pm Susan Simpson

6:30 pm Jesse Bonnell/Poor Dog Group

Subscribe for Behind the Scenes of Dress Rehearsals
 
POOR DOG GROUP: THE MURDER...

Beyond the Blurb of "Voices in my Head"

Monday

2:00pm
Bill Ratner's Voices in my Head
The BLURB
VOICES IN MY HEAD: A LIFE traces the strange path that led to Ratner’s becoming the disembodied voice of a generation. Follow this middle-class orphan, liberated by a crystal radio set, through the shadowy world of electronic imagery in a media-mad nation. Meet a wicked stepmother, the mystery...

Beyond the Blurb of "Twylight Zone" & "Macbeth" & Bonus!

11am
Live Performance series continues
The Twylight Zone
THE BLURB
LOS ANGELES - Twylight Zone: the 6th dimension (a parody) is the inaugural stage production from Four Letter Theatre Co. Based off four episodes of the classic series, Twylight Zone: the 6th dimension lovingly parodies the show so many know and admire: The...

Beyond the Blurb of "Satan" & "Twylight Zone"

UPDATE 5:30pm: Twylight Zone's interview is re-scheduled for Thursday at 11a.m. Follow for updates. 

Monday, July 16

2:00pm
Live Performance Series continues
Mr. Satan Goes to Wall Street
THE BLURB
NEW YORK - MR. SATAN GOES TO WALL STREET is a new street-theater musical comedy by the award-winning guerrilla-theater company the Imagination Liberation Front. Mr. Satan...

Beyond the Blurb of "Doomsday Cabaret"

Friday, July 13

9:30pm
Best of Fringe series continues
Doomsday Cabaret
THE BLURB
 DOOMDSAY CABARET! A Rock Musical of Apocalyptic Proportions is all about the apocalyptic freaks and geeks who are on the fringes of society praying for the world to end. They all get together on 12/21/2012 for what they think will be...

Thursday: Beyond the Blurb of "Anaconda" & Watts Village Theatre Company

 
Thursday, July 12

6:30pm
Best of Fringe series continues
Sarah Doyle of Anaconda
THE BLURB
ANACONDA is a play that I wrote this year after the Penn State scandal broke. I was miffed at the public outrage that followed their hero getting fired for putting a school's rep before the wellbeing of sexual abuse victims....

Monday's Beyond the Blurb: Zenith Ensemble on "Rise"

mission of beyond the blurb:
connect technology with the arts
and the arts to their audience
Subscribe on You Tube http://bit.ly/BeyondBlurb
Behind the scenes on Facebook Facebook.com/BeyondTheBlurb
Notifications so you don’t miss a segment @OutreachNerd
Submit your work or event to Beyond the Blurb

~
BEYOND the BLURB
Best of Fringe series
Monday, July 9th
6:30pm

THE BLURB
RISE is an original play written by Cal Barnes that will make it's world premiere...

Friday's Beyond the Blurb: Jackie Loeb & Sherlock Holmes

Let me tell your story!

After having such a blast with the Let’s Fringe! live interviews, I will continue Beyond the Blurb and connect technology with the arts.

Today we continue the
Best of Fringe series
6:15pm Jackie Loeb has So Much to Celebrate
THE BLURB
Jackie Loeb in SO MUCH TO CELEBRATE!
Turning 40, relocating to Hollywood, A belated Christmas...

Thursday's Beyond the Blurb: The Lights are Off

Let me tell your story! After having such a blast with the Let’s Fringe! live interviews, I will continue Beyond the Blurb and connect technology with the arts.

Today we continue the
Best of Fringe series
 
6:0opm The Working Theatre presents The Lights are Off
Matt Soson - Writer/Director/Producer, Rachel Lien - Actress, David Hemphill - Assistant Director/Co-Producer
THE BLURB
The...

Monday's Beyond the Blurb: Theatre Asylum & Doma Theatre

Let me tell your story!

After having such a blast with the Let’s Fringe! live interviews, I will continue Beyond the Blurb and bring you more insight into people, events and nonprofits.
4:30pm Matt Quinn on Best of Fringe at Theatre Asylum

THE BLURB

 
 BEYOND 
Monday, July 2nd
4:30pm
Watch below (video visible at interview time)

~
6:30pm Doma Theatre's team...

Let's Fringe! special Friday live interview

Guest on today's live interview, Caroline Sharp

The point of these Let's Fringe!  interviews was always to illuminate artists doing interesting work and find commonalities between them. Along the way I started questioning how the majority of female characters are portrayed, and am a bit overwhelmed...

Let's Fringe! Thursday live interview schedule

Only 1 interview today, but it's a goodie. Stay tuned for some videos of the Fringe prom last night....

10am

Ellen Warkentine of Epic Futurists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Let's Fringe! Wednesday live interview schedule

Stay tuned for 3 interviews today (updated 10:15am), and please also check out my guest-blogging for LA FPI this week about Women on the Fringe.

9am

Claudia Restrepo, playwright and actress in Reconstruction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6pm

Brooke Forbes from Natasha: Mail Order Bride

 

 

 

 

 

 

6:30pm

Samantha Evans, Hollywood Fringe Intern

favorite book: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
whatever...

Let's Fringe! Tuesday live interview schedule

I'm slowing down a bit to enable some reflection, organization and guest-blogging for LA FPI this week. I have one schedule interview and may do some on the fly later tonight. There are a lot of impromptu events at the Fringe......

5:00pm

Ezra Buzzington from Fringe Film

 

 

Be sure to check out...

Let's Fringe! Monday live interview schedule

Be on the lookout for 3 interviews on Monday. You can tune in right here and watch live under each  image. Check @LABitterLemons for updates on the times.

11am

Ian Garrett from the Center for Sustainable Practices in the Arts to discuss The CSPA Fringe Festival Award for Sustainable Production , "designed to reward sustainable practice...

Let's Fringe! Saturday live interview schedule

Stay tuned for 5 interviews today. Watch below at or near the appointed times, and check @LABitterLemons for updates.

 

10am

Ciera Payton of Michael's Daughter

Website

HFF site

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:30pm

Alex Scott of Nostalgium

HFF page

 

 

 

 

 

1pm

Creative team behind Richard Parker

HFF site

 

 

 

 

 

3:30pm

David Wisehart of Virginia City

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8:30pm

Ryan Fabian from Everything Else is War...

Let's Fringe! Friday live interview schedule

Be on the lookout for 4 interviews today. You can tune in right here and watch live under each show’s image. Check @LABitterLemons for updates on the times.

 

10:30am

Andrew Potter from The Road to High Street

Review: http://madtheatrics.blogspot.com/2012/06/road-to-high-street.html

Teasers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwJz-0ZLTBw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMhhzs_GGQU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0UUz2B4tUE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzrCDMXFLyg

 

2:00-3:00pm

Interviews with Fringe Volunteer Director Liz Steele

 

 

 

 

4pm
Ehrin Marlow & Bjorn Johnson of Queerdo

 

 

 

 

7:30pm Mark Moore...

Let's Fringe! Wednesday live interview schedule

Be on the lookout for 4 interviews today. You can tune in right here and watch live under each show’s image. Check @LABitterLemons for updates on the times.

10am

Cheryl Francis Harrington

http://hff12.org/765

 

 

 

 

11am

Nikki Brown of Lost and Found

@RivetingNikki

http://hff12.org/847

Watch the teaser (last one)

 

 

3:30pm

Steve Julian, Robert Keasler & Drew Hellenthal of Altarcations

http://hff12.org/920

If you have...

Let's Fringe! Tuesday's live interview schedule

Be on the lookout for 5 interviews today. You can tune in right here and watch live under each show’s image. Check@LABitterLemons for updates on the times.

UPDATE 2:45pm: Queerdo will interview on Friday at 4pm due to technical complications on CMJ's end. It's a traveling coverage circus sometimes.

11am

Erika Jenko of...

5 Myths about the Hollywood Fringe Festival Budget

Now in their third year, the Hollywood Fringe Festival has an ambitious Kickstarter campaign to raise $20,000 - and it’s possibly not going to make it.

We all hear about the success stories, the million dollar+ campaigns, but who wants to talk about projects that don’t get funded?

If you watch...

Let's Fringe! Monday's live interview schedule

Be on the lookout for 3  interviews today. You can tune in right here and watch live under each show’s image. Check@LABitterLemons for updates on the times.

MONDAY

10:00am Kiersten Lyons of Crushed

@kierstenlyons

Watch the teaser

11:00am Butt Kapinski for Red Bastard & Bon Voyage Butt

Watch the teaser

10:00pm Creative team of Reconstruction

 [youtube...

Let's Fringe! Sunday interview & teaser schedule

Sunday:

Be on the lookout for 4 teasers and 2 interviews. You can tune in right here and watch live under each show’s image. Check@LABitterLemons for updates on the times.

TEASERS

 

 

 

Deanna Fleysher from Bon Voyage Butt: a pre-Montreal showing

 

 

Gaelika Brown, writer and one of three performers in Sex Talk

Watch more at their...

Let's Fringe! Saturday teaser & interview schedule

Saturday:

Be on the lookout for 4 teasers of upcoming interviews. You can tune in right here and watch live under each show's image. check@LABitterLemons for updates on the times too. All the teasers will be in one blog post for ease!

UPDATE: Live interviews today

10:00pm Wendy Gough from The Divine Madness...

Let'S Fringe! teaser for "Making Love Over There"

Test & teaser with Dana Murphy who produces Making Love Over There
Their live interview will be broadcast Tuesday, June 12th at 4pm. Tune in right here or subscribe on You Tube.

Here is the teaser we made at Fringe Central Station yesterday!
...

Let's Fringe! live interview post-preview with "The Last Five Years"

Live interview with Director Peter Berube, Stage Manager Christopher Ramirez & Cast (Aly French, Nate Aylworth) of The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown*.
They came to Fringe Central Station (6314 Santa Monica Boulevard) directly after their first preview. That's commitment. Many many thanks for the incredibly helpful Hollywood Fringe Festival staff...

Let's Fringe! live interview with Thom Vernon from "The Drifts Live"

WOW, is all I can say after the privilege of meeting and talking with Thom Vernon, who wrote a novel about four people caught in The Drifts  and now experiments with their voices onstage.
I still haven't quite processed everything from just under an hour with him. If his show...

Let's Fringe! Sneak Peek of Theatre Unleashed's "25 Plays Per Hour"

I just spoke with Gregory Crafts of Theatre Unleashed, live from their rehearsal room. We got a sneak peek of their premiere 25 Plays Per Hour, just one of four shows they offer at this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Crafts also discusses T.U.'s partnership with LA Food Bank: bring at...

Let's Fringe! live interview with Naomi Bennett of "Tearing the World Apart"

 Live interview broadcast on Google+ & You Tube
Have more questions about "Tearing the World Apart"? Comment below.
Show page on Fringe site
 
Learn more about the show:
NotJustTheater.org
Show page on Fringe site

Collaborators on Twitter:

Catherine Weiss (performer) @catherinefweiss
Mercedes Manning (Collaborator) @screami_mimi
Gao Ya (Composer) @yythemeowmeow
Carrie Newell (performer) @carrie_newell...

Let's Fringe! teaser for "25 Plays Per Hour"

Tuesday at 9:00pm I will broadcast an interview live with Gregory Crafts and the creative team behind Theatre Unleashed's 25 Plays Per Hour.

Sounds like we'll get a sneak peek of their premiere performances too, live from their rehearsal at the Latvian Community Center!

Gregory and I broadcast a teaser this morning, which you...

Let's Fringe! live interview with Zenith Ensemble

Yesterday we embarked on live interviews with Fringe artists via Google+ Hangouts. Watch the intro here and enjoy our first Broadcast, live from Theatre Asylum! Interview begins at the 3 minute mark.
See the full schedule and send your comments/suggestions.
...

Let's Fringe! Live interviews with Hollywood Fringe Festival Artists

UPDATE: Please check the schedule frequently. (Schedule of interviews and my Fringing is here)
Saturday, June 9th
Lots of teasers. Tune in here for updates and all the live broadcasts in one post.
Friday, June 8th
12:00pm - Live interview with Elissa Weinzimmer of Tape. 
1:00pm - Live interview with LIna Alfinito of Confessions...

On the Fringe: InterTweets Take Two

Last week we held our first 2011 InterTweets (interviews held entirely over Twitter using a hashtag), and this afternoon is the next round! See here for a transcript of all three InterTweets last week, although you have to read from the bottom up. I heard many times that people...

On the Fringe: InterTweets Tonight

Update: You can view a transcript here. Remember to read the transcript from the bottom (last page) to the top.

InterTweets are back!
For last year's Hollywood Fringe Festival, I met so many wonderful artists on Twitter that I wanted to honor the medium. Thus with a...

VOICES FROM CHORNOBYL - this is for thousands of years

AWARENESS EVENTS for the
25th ANNIVERSARY of CHERNOBYL
LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL READINGS
TO HELP SPREAD AWARENESS OF THE DISASTER
AND HELP CHILDREN IMPACTED
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS LATER.
Voices From Chornobyl is a play that explores the many impact and health implications of the Chornobyl disaster that changed the world. The play’s intention is to help the...

Dennis Baker and LASA Bring the New Play Arena to LA

It’s a big tent,” says David Dower, Associate Artistic Director at Arena Stage, in his first annual report of the American Voices New Play Institute (AVNPI ). ”We’re hoping that you will engage us wherever you can.”

It’s difficult to find a platform not in use...

The Ovation Awards Tonight: Live-Tweeting and Hashtag

L.A. Stage Alliance announced their hashtag for tonight's Ovations Awards is #OvationLA . The hard-working staff will be live-tweeting on top of running the ceremony smoothly, and all of the #LAThtr crew will surely rub down their...

Atwater Village a New Arts Destination

Atwater Village
"between the river and the tracks"

It's shaped like a banana and borders the 5 freeway. Neighboring areas include Elysian Valley, Glassell Park, Glendale, Griffith Park, Los Feliz and Silver Lake.

Atwater Village is where you meet new friends at the Farmer's Market and conduct ongoing conversations with your...

Unifying LA theatre through Twitter: #LAThtr

L.A. isn't a theatre town.

L.A. has too much of a sprawl for real community.

Reviewers don't go to our shows.

Where's Theatre Row?

They're as familiar as knock-knock jokes: the excuses, the realities, the rants, the obstacles. The "beating down" of L.A. theatre that I've heard...

Pink & Pagan: more on the Fringe

The Hollywood Fringe Festival "is about theatre and the love of theatre and there is no place else I'd rather be than in a theatre....to tap into that collective was an important buoy," says Dylan Jones, creator and star of Pink Champagne, just one...

2nd InterTweet focusing on Hollywood Fringe shows

Wednesday, June 16th, from 12-3pm I will interview 4 different theaters and a representative from the Hollywood Fringe Festival (invited), and hold the entire interview live on Twitter.

You can join us by following the hashtag #InterTweet , and you don't have to...

ImaginAction

Augusto Boal survives as one of my theatrical and community heroes. I've had his books on my shelf for at least twelve

years and re-read at least every six months for inspiration. When writing an interactive show based on the interviews from Imagine...

Outreach Week Continues with Inter-Tweet (archive)

Maybe I was sick of editing interviews into a cohesive article, maybe I just wanted to try it, maybe it's just a cool gimmick. I don't suppose that matters in the end, because it was pretty fun and helpful: a live, uncensored interview about using Twitter for Outreach conducted...

InterTweet today! Here's who is involved......

Today at 5pm Pacific time I will live-interview two artists on Twitter.

Just follow along using #InterTweet . Looking up the history of interviews on Twitter, I found two politicians who had done it and one Mashable story where it ranks #9 in Extraordinary Twitter updates.  Here we go!

Rachel Stoll,...

Outreach: How do you do it?

I'm asking  producers, artists or theaters to please contact me for a story in the works about Outreach. Please email cindy@cindymariejenkins.com with the following information by Sunday night to be included.

Please respond! I've already gotten some great responses from CTG, LA Stage Alliance, the Hollywood Fringe Festival and The...

Need Data to Help Win Grants?

Who wouldn't read further than this headline?

I was incredibly intrigued, and since the event is actually restricted to Community partners of KidsData and First 5 projects, I wanted to cover it in case any reader of Bitter Lemons could use the information.

Too many artists and organizations write grants without...

You Call it Madness. I Call it Brilliant.

Watts Village Theater Company and their collaborators bravely invited me into their last production meeting for their Meet Me @Metro event.

Although it gave me insight into the process, it in no way prepared me for the moving experience (literally and figuratively) I had at their event.

In honor of a...

My evening with Noel Coward & Stephen Fry

Through a series of Antaeus-related projects, I keep in touch with The Noël Coward Society and specifically with their Los Angeles events.  I had the great honor to find out about An Academy Salute to Noël Coward before tickets were sold out.

Yes, Noël Coward ("The Master")...

Guerrilla Warfare

If you were alive last month, you know the Pasadena Playhouse announced it's closing last month.

So much for being the State Theater of California. There is nothing in a name, after all, Jules.

Same day news: according to the Arts For LA website, The City of Los Angeles Budget...