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NEWS RELEASE — 3rd Annual LA STAGE Day — SATURDAY 5/16 AT CAL STATE LA

LA STAGE ALLIANCE 3RD ANNUAL
LA STAGE DAY
A DAY-LONG COMMUNITY EVENT
FOR PERFORMERS, DESIGNERS, ADMINISTRATORS,
STUDENTS, VENDORS, BOARD MEMBERS,
AND PATRONS OF THE ARTS
ON THE CAMPUS OF
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LOS ANGELES
SATURDAY, MAY 16

LA Stage DayLA STAGE Alliance has announced its third annual LA STAGE Day, a day-long community event for the greater Los Angeles performing arts community. Generously hosted by California State University Los Angeles, the activities will take place on the campus of CSULA on Saturday, May 16, from 9am – 5pm.

An inspiring, all-day event held at Cal State LA, LA STAGE Day brings together artists, administrators, board members, funders, and members of the community for a series of workshops, creative sessions, and panel discussions. This year’s keynote speaker will be Ben Cameron, program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

“It being such an impassioned time for our community, we hope that LA STAGE Day serves to unify and strengthen our common goals,” said Terence McFarland, CEO of LA STAGE Alliance. He continued, “One of the most inspiring speakers in the sector, Ben Cameron of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, will kick us off as our opening keynote, discussing the current state of the field and what it takes to be resilient in these times. With concurrent tracks in marketing, leadership and artistry, there’s something for everyone with which to walk away feeling, inspired, empowered, and connected.”

Speakers and session leaders scheduled to participate include (in alphabetical order) Jenny Byrd, Andy Crocker, Mark Doerr, Meg Fister, Ashley Dunn Gatterdam, Kiki Ramos Gindler, Sara Guerrero, Paula Holt, Tina Kronis, Matt Lehrman, Jay McAdams, Ted Russell, Seema Sueko, Elizabeth Tobias, Pamela Vanderway, and Paul Vandeventer. The schedule of the day’s events can be found at lastagealliance.com/lastageday.

LA STAGE Alliance, a non-profit organization empowering artists and engaging audiences since 1975, is dedicated to building awareness, appreciation, and support for the performing arts in Greater Los Angeles by strengthening the sector through community building, collaborative marketing, audience engagement, professional development, and advocacy.

Current partners include LA County Arts Commission, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, United Scenic Artists Local USA 829, I.A.T.S.E., and Cal State LA.

LA STAGE Day is from 9am—5pm on Saturday, May 16. To become a supporter of LA STAGE Day, for up-to-the-minute information, and to purchase tickets go to lastagealliance.com/lastageday.

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04-15-15

NEWS RELEASE — QUEER CLASSICS PRESENTS “THE TAMING OF THE SHREW” (AN EXPLORATION OF GENDER EXPRESSION) AT 2015 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL

QUEER CLASSICS PRESENTS

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
(AN EXPLORATION OF GENDER EXPRESSION)
CONCEIVED & DIRECTED BY CASEY KRINGLEN

AT 2015 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL
SIX PERFORMANCES ONLY
THE OTHER SPACE AT THE ACTORS COMPANY

QueerClassics.com LOGOFollowing last year’s critically acclaimed sold-out production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Queer Classics will re-imagine William Shakespeare’s controversial and often polarizing commedia dell’arte comedy, The Taming of the Shrew. Conceived and directed by Casey Kringlen, this unique exploration of gender expression in the comedic style of I Love Lucy comes to the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival for six performances only.

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.

Performance dates and times are as follows — Saturday 6/6 at 7pm (press preview); Thursday 6/11 at 10:30pm; Saturday 6/20 at 2pm; Sunday 6/21 at 3:30pm; Friday 6/26 at 9:30pm; and Sunday 6/28 at 10am. Running time will be 80 minutes.

This production of The Taming of the Shrew is part of the City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival. For more information, visit www.weho.org/pride.

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.

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04-09-15

NEWS RELEASE — “ACTING DEAD” WEB SERIES WINS FOUR INDIE SERIES AWARDS

WEB SERIES ACTING DEAD
WINS FOUR INDIE SERIES AWARDS
AT CEREMONY HELD AT EL PORTAL THEATRE
IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
ON APRIL 1, 2015

Acting-DeadActing Dead, a web series created by Brian Beacock and produced by Beacock, Susan Bernhardt, and Paul Nygro, won four Indie Series Awards (ISA) at the sixth annual ceremony, held on April 1 at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, CA. Acting Dead is the semi-dark tale of the world of Hollywood Zombies in which actors Tate and Alex, trying to get cast in any number of ever-growing zombie-based TV shows and movies, actually become … zombies.

Nominated for 10 ISAs, Acting Dead took home four: Best Writing for a Comedy (Beacock), Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy (Galya), Best Guest Actor in a Comedy (Vogt), and Best Comedy Series. The ceremony was hosted by Acting Dead’s own Eric Martsolf.

Brian Beacock and Susan Bernhardt are known for their earlier web series, the critically acclaimed McCracken Live! (Beacock) and Miss Behave (Bernhardt). Acting Dead, a ‘Zom-Com’ which has been gleefully described as Shaun of the Dead meets Arrested Development, features Beacock, Jillian Clare (Alien Abduction), Chris Galya (Disney’s Jessie), Patrika Darbo, Nygro, and John Yelvington. There are guest appearances by (in alphabetical order) Lori Alan, Cocoa Brown, Debbie Gibson, Carolyn Hennesy, Sean Kanan, Christine Lakin, Eric Martsolf, Mitch Silpa, Peter Allen Vogt, and John J. York.

Acting Dead may be seen on JTS.TV or at www.actingdead.com. The production team is now preparing the second season and will be appearing at festivals and conventions throughout 2015.

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04-08-15

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