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NEWS RELEASE —BRIMMER ST. THEATRE CO. NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR 2015 BLUEPRINT SERIES

CALLING ALL PLAYWRIGHTS!
BRIMMER STREET THEATRE COMPANY’S
2015 BLUEPRINT SERIES
NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

Brimmer Street Theatre Company logoBrimmer Street Theatre Company’s seventh annual Blueprint Series is now accepting submissions, with a deadline of August 24 to submit applications. The Blueprint Series provides opportunities for playwrights to work with the BSTC ensemble, in collaboration with other artists, to develop new plays.

The BSTC Blueprint Series focuses on developing work from the ground up (completed scripts are not eligible for this program). Projects will be selected by the BSTC ensemble based on the concept of a play, including genre, plot, cast, along with other elements. Duration of the development process is ten weeks, at the conclusion of which the company may offer further studio development, a public reading, or even a full production of a play that has been built during the process.

Past Blueprint Series projects have included Pack up the Moon by Christina Cigala (produced by BSTC in 2013), All Your Hard Work by Miles Brandman (produced by BSTC in 2012), 1969 by Damon Chua (produced by GatChu Productions and Rogue Machine Theatre in 2012), Leiris/Picasso by David Jette (produced by BSTC in 2010), and more.

Brimmer Street Theatre Company is a non-profit ensemble theatre that creates and produces new works of theatre in order to cultivate artists and engage audiences in Los Angeles. By working from a select core of talented artists, BSTC aims to produce a unique brand of American theatre that is rooted in a common experience and driven by their commitment to building better theatre that is challenging, extraordinary, and inspiring.

Applications for the 2015 Brimmer Street Theatre Company Blueprint Series may be downloaded at http://www.brimmerstreet.org/blueprint/, and submission deadline is Monday, August 24 at midnight. Those interested in participating as collaborative artists, including actors, directors, designers, and producers, should email info@brimmersteet.org.

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07-21-15

NEWS RELEASE — HWD FRINGE FESTIVAL ‘ENCORE! PRODUCER’S AWARD’ PERFS OF QUEER CLASSICS’ “THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (AN EXPLORATION OF GENDER EXPRESSION)” ADDED SAT 7/18 & SUN 7/19 at 7:30pm

2015 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL
ENCORE! PRODUCER’S AWARD WINNER

QUEER CLASSICS PRESENTS
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
(An Exploration of Gender Expression)
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DIRECTED BY CASEY KRINGLEN

TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY
JULY 18 & 19 AT 7:30PM
THE OTHER SPACE AT THE ACTORS COMPANY

Queer Classics - Taming of the ShrewThe Queer Classics production of William Shakespeare’s controversial and often polarizing commedia dell’arte comedy The Taming of the Shrew is the winner of a 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore! Producer’s Award. This unique re-imagined exploration of gender expression in the comedic style of I Love Lucy will play two additional performances on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19 at 7:30pm.

Conceived and directed by Casey Kringlen, the cast features Shaan Dasani, Ryan Leslie Fisher, Suzanne Fortin, Julie Rei Goldstein, Gordon Meacham, Dawn Medina, and Angel Payne, and from last year’s critically acclaimed production of The Importance of Being Earnest Bobby Gutierrez, Jeffrey Masters, and Philip Orazio. Lighting design is by Dan Weingarten and the stage manager is Amber Bruegel.

In the Queer Classics version of modern times, Kate and Petruchio might identify as trans*, but the 1950s are a completely different world. In this new and sexy adaptation, the lead lovers explore their expression of gender in a time before there were labels to define it.

Queer Classics is dedicated to sharing classic stories re-imagined through a queer lens — art for the LGBTQ community and its supporters. Visit www.queerclassics.com.

Tickets for the Encore! Producer’s Award performances of Queer Classics’ The Taming of the Shrew (An Exploration of Gender Expression) are $15 online and may be obtained at http://www.theencoreawards.com/projects/2349. Admission price at the door is $20. The performance running time is 90 minutes.

The Other Space at The Actors Company is located at 916 N. Formosa Avenue in Los Angeles, 90036. Street parking is available.

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07-10-15

L to R — Shaan Dasani & Julie Rei Goldstein. Photo by Casey Kringlen.

NEWS RELEASE — COEURAGE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS LA PREMIERE OF “FAILURE: A LOVE STORY” BY PHILIP DAWKINS — 7/24 at 8PM

COEURAGE THEATRE COMPANY
LA’S ‘PAY WHAT YOU WANT’ THEATRE COMPANY
PRESENTS
THE LOS ANGELES PREMIERE OF
FAILURE: A LOVE STORY
BY PHILIP DAWKINS
DIRECTED BY MICHAEL MATTHEWS
OPENS FRIDAY, JULY 24
AT GTC BURBANK

Failure Twitter BannerCoeurage Theatre Company, LA’s ‘Pay What You Want’ Company, has announced the third production of its 2015 season, the Los Angeles premiere of Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins. Directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews, there will be three preview performances on July 18, 22, and 23 at 8pm and opening is set for Friday, July 24 at 8pm. Failure: A Love Story will play through August 29 at GTC Burbank.

The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Joseph V. Calarco, June Carryl, Cristina Gerla, Kristina Johnson, Margaret Katch, Denver Milford, Gregory Nabours, Kurt Quinn, Brandon Ruiter, Nicole Shalhoub, Neil Taffe, Gina Torecilla, and Brittney S. Wheeler. Scenic design is by JR Bruce, lighting design is by Matthew Denman, and costume design is by Allison Dillard. The stage manager is Emily Abbott.

Failure: A Love Story chronicles the lives, loves, and deaths of the three Fail sisters and the one man who fell in love with each of them. Set against the backdrop of 1920’s Chicago, this touching, whimsical tale explores the impermanence of life and the permanence of love.

There will be preview performances on Saturday, July 18, Wednesday, July 22, and Thursday, July 23, all at 8pm. Opening is set for Friday, July 24 at 8pm. The running schedule is Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm with the following exceptions: no performances on Thursday, August 6 or Saturday, August 15; added performances on Sundays August 9 and 23 at 7pm. The engagement will end on Saturday, August 29. All seats are available on a Pay What You Want basis, and may be reserved online at https://coeurage.secure.force.com/ticket, or by calling (323) 944-2165.

GTC Burbank is located at 1100 W. Clark Avenue in Burbank, 91506. Street parking is available.

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06-25-15