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NEWS RELEASE ▪︎ THE BLANK THEATRE SOIRÉE 2018 ▪︎ MEET TONY AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT STEPHEN KARAM ▪︎ SATURDAY 6/23

HOLLYWOOD’S BLANK THEATRE
CELEBRATES 26 YEARS OF THE
YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL
THE BLANK SOIRÉE 2018

AN INTIMATE AFTERNOON WITH
TONY AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT OF THE HUMANS
STEPHEN KARAM

SATURDAY, JUNE 23

Hollywood’s Blank Theatre has announced The Blank Soirée 2018, an intimate afternoon with Stephen Karam, the Tony Award-winning playwright of The Humans. The event will take place from 2–5pm at Denenberg Fine Arts, a private art gallery in West Hollywood.

Join Tony Award-winner Stephen Karam (a three-time YPF winner) for an exclusive party celebrating 26 years of The Blank Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival. Chat with Stephen and other special guests over cocktails at an exclusive West Hollywood private art gallery. Hear Stephen discuss his career and how YPF encouraged and inspired him. The Blank Soirée is a benefit to support The Blank Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival and the Future of Theatre.

The Blank Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival, now in its 26th year, is the only professional nationwide competition for playwrights 9 to 19. Winning playwrights are given mentors, and 12 winning plays are given productions with professional actors and directors in a month-long Festival. This year’s YPF is now running through June 24 at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood.

Tickets are $250 for general admission and $500 for VIP tickets, which include an exclusive private reception at 2pm with Stephen Karam and special guests, a full bar, and two premium reserved seats for the Young Playwrights Festival. Ticket info and more information are available online at www.TheBlank.com/Soirée or by calling (323) 871-8018. The Blank Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization.

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06/11/18

NEWS RELEASE ▪︎ TALENT MANAGER PAULO ANDRÉS NAMED BOARD CHAIR OF HOLLYWOOD’S BLANK THEATRE

TALENT MANAGER
PAULO ANDRÉS
NAMED BOARD CHAIR
OF HOLLYWOOD’S BLANK THEATRE

Paulo AndresTalent manager Paulo Andrés has been named The Blank Theatre’s new Board Chair, it was announced today by Daniel Henning, Founding Artistic Director.

Paulo Andrés is partner at Rothman/Andrés Entertainment, a boutique talent management company based in Studio City. The company serves a small, select group of working actors. His non-profit experience includes being a board member and eventual Board President for Common Ground (now called Venice Family Clinic). Andrés also served as a board member on Century of Compassion, an organization dedicated to making this century the most compassionate ever.

Said Founding Artistic Director Daniel Henning, “I am so looking forward to beginning this new journey with Paulo as The Blank’s Board Chair. His sensibilities and experience will help us reach new heights and new audiences. As he moves from board member to Chair, we are very lucky to have him on our team for this exciting time in our history.”

More information is available at www.theblank.com. The Blank’s 2nd Stage Theatre is located at 6500 Santa Monica Boulevard (on Theatre Row at Wilcox), in Hollywood, 90038.

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08-18-17

Paulo Andrés.

NEWS RELEASE ▪︎ MORE THAN 50 ACTORS SET TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BLNK THEATRE’S 25th ANNIVERSARY YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

MICHAEL GRANT TERRY, JANINA GAVANKAR,
LENNY JACOBSON, JENNIFER STONE
AND MORE SET TO PARTICIPATE IN
THE BLANK THEATRE’S
25TH ANNIVERSARY
YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL
JUNE 1–25

More than 50 actors have been set to participate in The Blank Theatre’s 25th Anniversary Young Playwrights Festival, including Michael Grant Terry (Bones, NCIS, Grimm, CSI), Janina Gavankar (The Mysteries of Laura, The Vampire Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy), Lenny Jacobson (Nurse Jackie, Frequency, Big Time in Hollywood, FL), and Jennifer Stone (Wizards of Waverly Place). Twelve winning plays by young playwrights aged 17, 18, and 19 from six different states will be presented during this year’s festival at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, running from June 1–25.

Other notable performers scheduled to appear are (in alphabetical order) Tess Aubert, Paris Benjamin, Luke Benward (Ravenswood, Good Luck Charlie), David Bloom (Wet Hot American Summer), Tor Brown, Elena Campbell-Martinez, Nick Cardiff, A.B. Cassidy, David Castaneda, Kate Connor, Kimberly Crandall, George Baron Dalton, Shannon Dang, Mark Daugherty, Cecile Del Rosario, Ming-Wei Cyprian Fasquelle, Lainnie Felan, Jessie Franks, Tim Gabriel, Evan Holtzman, Alyssa Jirrels, Tim Jo (The Neighbors, Glory Daze), Stephanie Jones, John F. Knight, Elizabeth Knoweleden, Bethany Joy Lenz (Dexter, One Tree Hill, American Gothic), Mallory Nakamura Low, Ross MacKenzie, Jamie McRae, Megan McGown, Madison McLaughlin (Arrow, Chicago PD, Modern Family), Kate McNeil (NCIS: Los Angeles, Mad Men), Jamie McRae, Eve Moon, Marguerite Moreau (Wet Hot American Summer, Parenthood), Toyin Moses, Kaori Neville, Gabriela Ortega, Lizzie Peet, Cait Pool, Hannah Prichard, Cameron Protzman, Laura Seay, Emma Shannon, Hojo Shin, Ben Stillwell, Wyatt Stromer, Debra Sullivan, Jack Terbush, Larry Van Buren, Roxy Wood, Jeff Witzke, and Bridger Zadina.

The Blank Theatre’s 25th Anniversary Young Playwrights Festival runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm, beginning June 1 and continuing through June 25 at the Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Boulevard (at Highland), in Hollywood. Each week’s program includes three plays. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. Festival Passes, which include one ticket for each week, are $80 for adults and $50 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at www.theblank.com 0r by calling (323) 661-9827.

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05-30-17