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NEWS RELEASE — “FAIRY TALES AGAINST HUMANITY” AT HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL — THREE PERFORMANCES ONLY

FAIRY TALES AGAINST HUMANITY
CREATED AND DIRECTED BY
JP KARLIAK
THREE PERFORMANCES ONLY
IN THE 2016 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL
AT THE LOUNGE THEATRE

Fairy Tales Against HumanityFairy Tales Against Humanity, a new comedy show created and directed by JP Karliak, will play three performances at the Lounge Theatre on Santa Monica Boulevard as part of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival, it was announced today. Fairy Tales Against Humanity is set to run on Sunday 6/19 at 5:45pm; Thursday 6/23 at 7:45pm; and Sunday 6/26 at 3:45pm.

The show features an accomplished cast of comedians (in alphabetical order) — Amanda Barnes, Gillian Bellinger, JP Karliak, Danny Lutman, Andy McDuffie, Chris McGowan (co-producer), Alain Pierre, Matthew Schlissel, Travina Springer, Amanda Tate, and Michael Tauzin. In addition, special guests will include video game voice-over star and dungeon master of Geek & Sundry’s Critical Role Matthew Mercer (6/19); Rotten Tomatoes Senior Editor Grae Drake (6/23); and the hilarious host of LOGO’s Cocktails and Classics Drew Droege (6/26).

Like children’s theatre gone horribly wrong, Fairy Tales Against Humanity is a new half-improvised, half-scripted show making its world premiere at the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival after a workshop production at Second City Hollywood. A cast of improvisers will take fairy tales and fables — and with suggestions from the audience and special guests — twist them into hilarious abominations that would make Mother Goose cry. Plenty of audience participation and surprises await. Running time is 90 minutes.

Creator and director JP Karliak is a voice-over artist, writer, and solo performer. He is the voice of Wile E. Coyote in the Cartoon Network series Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Prod., and has played multiple heroes and villains for Marvel. On-Camera work includes Real Husbands of Hollywood and Ringer. LA theatre appearances include The Mistakes Madeline Made, The Girl, the Grouch & the Goat, Into the Woods, and Inherit the Wind. A graduate of the USC School of Theatre, iO West, and Second City Training Center, Karliak has written numerous short films and plays which have been produced in venues around the country. His full-length solo show, Donna/Madonna, garnered awards at the United Solo, New York International Fringe, and San Francisco Fringe Festivals.

Tickets for Fairy Tales Against Humanity are $15 and may be obtained online at http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/3738 or by calling (323) 455-4585. The Lounge Theatre is located at 6201 Santa Monica Boulevard (at El Centro), in Hollywood, 90038. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/ftahcomedy.

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06-01-16

NEWS RELEASE — “THE GENTRIFICATION CYCLE” in the HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL

SAMOVAR SUBWAY ENSEMBLE PRESENTS
THE GENTRIFICATION CYCLE
TWO SHORT PLAYS BY G.D. KIMBLE
JEN TRIES VACATION
AND
LOCOMOTIVE REPAIR IN THREE EASY STEPS
DIRECTED BY CHRISTINA CIGALA
FIVE PERFORMANCES ONLY
IN THE 2016 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL
AT THE DORIE THEATRE @ THE COMPLEX

Gentrification CycleSamovar Subway Ensemble has announced a Hollywood Fringe Festival production of The Gentrification Cycle, two short plays written by G.D. Kimble and directed by Christina Cigala. Jen Tries Vacation and Locomotive Repair in Three Easy Steps will feature (in alphabetical order) Jon Gentry, Emily McLeod, Suzan Mikiel, Adam Tomei, Brian Wallace, Claire Winters, and Allison Youngberg. There will be five performances at the Dorie Theatre @ The Complex in Hollywood — Friday 6/3 at 7:30pm (press preview); Thursday 6/9 at 9pm; Thursday 6/16 at 7pm; Thursday 6/23 at 10:30pm; and Friday 6/24 at 6:45pm. Total running time will be 70 minutes.

In Jen Tries Vacation (West Coast premiere) an affluent couple discovers a landscape of magical manifest destiny: the inner city. Locomotive Repair in Three Easy Steps (world premiere) asks the question, “What if Chekhov wrote one more short, morphine and vodka fueled act of Three Sisters?” The Prozorov sisters are in the same place we left them, though a bit more broken than before. The glue of ennui has begun to slip and whether they like it or not things are finally going to change …

G.D. Kimble is an actor, playwright, and director. He is a native of Louisiana, where he was a founding member of both GreenDoor Productions and Pass-The-Hat Theatre. He has served as assistant director on Broadway for Terence Rattigan’s Man & Boy (2011) and Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink (2014). Kimble is the author of several other plays including Megiddo, What Passes for Comedy, and The Girl from the Thing. After a successful run at The Glass Eye in NYC, his play Two Irishmen Are Digging a Ditch opened the Neil LaBute New Theater Festival in St. Louis. It later returned to New York for its off-Broadway debut.

The creative team includes Brad Harris (set design and assistant director), Brandon Baruch (lighting design), Natascha Snellman (costume design), and James Ferrero (sound design). Fight choreography is by Dane Oliver, the stage manager is Erica Criddle, and Allison Youngberg is the producer for Samovar Subway Ensemble.

Tickets for The Gentrification Cycle are $15 and may be obtained online at http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/3401 or by phone at (323) 455-4585. The Dorie Theatre @ The Complex is located at 6476 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, 90038.

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05-25-16

NEWS RELEASE — FULL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE BLANK THEATRE’S 24th ANNUAL YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

ANGELIQUE CABRAL, CHRISTOPH SANDERS,
JR BOURNE, SHARON LAWRENCE, SCOTT LOWELL, ANGEL PARKER,
LENNY JACOBSON, JESSY SCHRAM
AND MORE SET TO PARTICIPATE IN
THE BLANK THEATRE’S
24TH ANNUAL YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL
JUNE 2—26

Young Playwrights Festival 2016More than 40 actors have been set to participate in The Blank Theatre’s 24th Annual Young Playwrights Festival, including Angelique Cabral (Life In Pieces), Christoph Sanders (Ghost Whisperer, Last Man Standing), JR Bourne (Teen Wolf), Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue), Scott Lowell (Queer As Folk), Angel Parker (Lab Rats, American Crime Story), Lenny Jacobson (Nurse Jackie, Big Time in Hollywood, FL), and Jessy Schram (Nashville, Veronica Mars, Falling Skies). Twelve winning plays by young playwrights aged 16—19 from seven different states will be presented during this year’s festival at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, running from June 2—26.

Other notable performers appearing in Festival plays are (in alphabetical order) Max Adler (Glee), Juliette Angelo, Cole Bernstein, Grace Bethany, Scarlett Byrne (Harry Potter, Falling Skies), Jake Cherry (Night at the Museum), Deborah S. Craig (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Paul Eiding, Jen Eldridge, Chase Ellison, Julie Ann Emery (Fargo, Better Call Saul), Elisha Henig, Eric Ladin (American Sniper, The Brink), Casey McCormick Leach, Ethan Lee, Mackenzie Lintz, Oliviana Marie, Austin Mincks, Amir Mitchell-Townes (Girl Meets World), Eric Nenninger (Wet Hot Summer, First Day of Camp, Generation Kill), Lily Nicksay (Boy Meets World, The Blank’s A Singular They), Tim Peper, Cait Pool, Hannah Prichard (The Blank’s A Singular They), Sarah Jo Provost, Jazz Raycole, Jordan Rivera, Will Ropp, Sloane Morgan Siegel, Ben Stillwell (Teen Wolf, Murder in the First), Jennifer Stone (Wizards of Waverly Place), Kitty Swink, and Joey Voccia.

The Blank Theatre’s 24th Annual Young Playwrights Festival runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm, beginning June 2 and running through June 26 at the Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Boulevard (at Highland), in Hollywood. Each week’s program includes three plays. Tickets are $20 for adults and $14 for students. Festival Passes, which include one ticket for each week, are $68 for adults and $48 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at www.theblank.com or by calling (323) 661-9827.

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05-25-16