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Colin Mitchell

COLIN MITCHELL: Actor/Writer/Director/Producer/Father, award-winning playwright and screenwriter, Broadway veteran, Marvel comics scribe, Van Morrison disciple, Zen-Catholic, a proud U.S. Army Brat conceived in Scotland and born in Frankfurt, Germany, currently living in Los Angeles and doing his best to piss off as many people as possible.

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #13: "Total Novice"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #13: “Total Novice”

And our thirteenth submission for the Trailer Park Award: Total Novice:

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #12: "In Food Empire"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #12: “In Food Empire”

And here is the twelfth submission for our Trailer Park Award: In Food Empire:

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #11: "The Navigator"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #11: “The Navigator”

And the eleventh submission for the Trailer Park Award: The Navigator:

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #10: "Rock and Roll's Greatest Lovers"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #10: “Rock and Roll’s Greatest Lovers”

And the tenth submission for our Trailer Park Award: Rock and Roll’s Greatest Lovers:

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #9: "Friends Like These"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #9: “Friends Like These”

And the ninth submission for our Trailer Park Award: Friends Like These:

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #8: "Denim on Denim II: Roadhouse of Cards"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #8: “Denim on Denim II: Roadhouse of Cards”

And the eighth submission for our Trailer Park Award: Denim on Denim II: Roadhouse of Cards:

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #7: "Fancy: Secrets from My BootyDoir"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #7: “Fancy: Secrets from My BootyDoir”

And the seventh entry for the Trailer Park Award: Fancy: Secrets from my BootyDoir:

"No Homo" is Almost a Homo Run

“No Homo” is Almost a Homo Run

I haven’t written a lot of straight up features on individual shows at this year’s Fringe – really only this one and this one – the reason being that I’m just way too busy with my own shows and a multitude of other duties. Though all the shows I’ve been seeing are most definitely up […]

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #6: "Death by Powerpoint"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #6: “Death by Powerpoint”

And here is our sixth Trailer Park Award Submission: Death by Powerpoint:

Bitter Lemons gets Some Love from The Hollywood Reporter

Bitter Lemons gets Some Love from The Hollywood Reporter

The article is about the Fringe, but we were surprised and humbled to be asked to say a few words about the Lemon and my show and our relationship to the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Here’s the snippet: Actor-writer-director Colin Mitchell is reviving his one-man show, Linden Arden Stole the Highlights, about a gangster on the lam […]

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #5: "Man Up"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #5: “Man Up”

And here is our fifth submission for the Trailer Park Award: Man Up:

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #4: "Romeo and Juliet In Hell"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #4: “Romeo and Juliet In Hell”

And here is our fourth submission for the Trailer Park Award: Romeo and Juliet in Hell:

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #3: "The Super Gay Asian Cabaret"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #3: “The Super Gay Asian Cabaret”

And here’s the third submission for our Trailer Park Award: The Super Gay Asian Cabaret.

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #2: "Moby Alpha"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #2: “Moby Alpha”

Heres’ the second submission for our Trailer Park Award: Moby Alpha.

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #1 "Star-Cross'd"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #1 “Star-Cross’d”

Over the next few days we’re going to roll out all those that submitted their Hollywood Fringe Teaser Trailers for our Second Annual Trailer Park Award (TPA). Feel free to chime in on your favorites. The award is sponsored by both Bitter Lemons and Combined ArtForm and will be handed out on June 29th at the […]

Big Props to Brimmer Street's "The Perfect Game" [Updated with Evidence]

Big Props to Brimmer Street’s “The Perfect Game” [Updated with Evidence]

If you missed it, I threw out the first pitch for Brimmer Street’s second “performance” of The Perfect Game yesterday and managed to throw out something else in the process- My back! No, no, it was all make believe, folks, not to worry, I just wanted to add a little silly theatricality to the proceedings, not […]

Critics Panel Roundup

Critics Panel Roundup

  Though the crowd was small, they were most definitely mighty. And the panel was too. Many thanks to Steven Leigh Morris, Jason Rohrer, Pauline Adamek, Bill Raden and Frances Baum Nicholson (Anthony Byrnes? Calling Anthony Bynres?) for attending and adding their passion, wit and wisdom to the lively encounter. The event was recorded and […]

A Special Thanks to Matthew Quinn and Theater Asylum...

A Special Thanks to Matthew Quinn and Theater Asylum…

…for hosting our very lively critics panel yesterday morning. Mostly because I forgot to give him a shout out at the freakin’ panel! Heh. Matt and his gang have been doing an incredible job over there and we are most grateful to them for allowing us to do our thing yesterday. We recorded the event […]

The Saturday Saying

The Saturday Saying

“There are many groups that have grown up with the Fringe and become very successful,” says Mitchell. “And there’re a lot of young producers who have emerged out of the Fringe. It’s kind of an opportunity to cut your teeth in a very concentrated area in a very concentrated time as a producer. It’s like […]

NewsFlash: Steven Leigh Morris Added to Critics Panel, Sunday, June 22, 10:30am, Theatre Asylum

NewsFlash: Steven Leigh Morris Added to Critics Panel, Sunday, June 22, 10:30am, Theatre Asylum

We’ve managed to procure the incredibly high speaking fee that has satisfied Steven’s lust for wealth and power and he has finally decided to join us for this lively event tomorrow. No that’s not what happened! Actually many crossed wires have been sorted out and schedules have come into alignment and our final surprise panelist, […]

Critics Panel Lineup Set, Sunday, June 22nd, 10:30am, Theatre Asylum

Critics Panel Lineup Set, Sunday, June 22nd, 10:30am, Theatre Asylum

Yes, that’s right, I said 10:30am on a Sunday. To talk with theater critics? Yes, but not just ANY theater critics, these theater critics: Bill Raden, LA Weekly, Stage Raw Frances Baum Nicholson. Pasadena Star News, Stage Struck Review Jason Rohrer, Stage and Cinema Pauline Adamek, ArtsBeatLA, LA Weekly, Stage Raw, Los Angeles Drama Critics […]

See a Snippet of Linden Arden at the "Pick of The Fringe" Tomorrow Night, Friday, 8pm, Theatre Asylum

See a Snippet of Linden Arden at the “Pick of The Fringe” Tomorrow Night, Friday, 8pm, Theatre Asylum

I have been asked to throw down some Linden Arden at Pick of the Fringe tomorrow night along with the artists of 5 other shows. Should be fun. Come check it out if you want to get a teaser for some of the shows that people have been buzzing about. Here’s the lineup: Linden Arden […]

Live Band Karaoke with the Moon Units at Hollywood Fringe Tonight!

Live Band Karaoke with the Moon Units at Hollywood Fringe Tonight!

This is always a highlight of the Fringe for me. Wish they did it more often but these guys are busy! Basically you got the bad ass musical talents behind Lost Moon Radio churning out the grooves and then you have some of the most talented (and some less-so) singers in LA Theater getting a […]

I Hate Opera, But not this One: The Cave: A Folk Opera

I Hate Opera, But not this One: The Cave: A Folk Opera

The Cave: A Folk Opera. That’s my Fringe baby right now. I’m a little bit harried and hustled right now or else I’d get a little bit more in depth, but this little gem playing over at the 3 Clubs is my fave show so far. Beautiful music, lush melodies, dark and sexy, the story […]

Critics Raving, Tickets Still Available for Tonight's Performance of "Linden Arden Stole the Highlights"

Critics Raving, Tickets Still Available for Tonight’s Performance of “Linden Arden Stole the Highlights”

A couple of the critical folks have chimed in on my show Linden Arden Stole the Highlights and the word so far is good: “Mitchell’s performance is suffused with geniality that lurches unexpectedly into flashes of rage and madness — it’s a fascinating if inscrutable acting turn that’s not just “organic” and believable, it also […]

LemonMeter Delays

LemonMeter Delays

Apparently my crackerjack staff of associate editors and personal assistants and copy writers have decided to take leave without telling me on this the busiest month of the year for us here at Bitter Lemons. Wait. I don’t have a crackerjack staff of associate editors and personal assistants and copywriters. It’s just moi. And Enci […]

The FringeMeter is Live on the Lemon! [UPDATED]

The FringeMeter is Live on the Lemon! [UPDATED]

It has returned, bigger, stronger, more reliable, shinier, smarter. And of course cooler. Much, much cooler. It’s the FringeMeter! Just in time for its proud parents to dote upon its magnificence. Those parents would of course be the Hollywood Fringe Festival and Bitter Lemons. For those of you unschooled in the art of the FringeMeter… It’s […]

I Don't Want to "Support" your Show I Want to "Enjoy" It

I Don’t Want to “Support” your Show I Want to “Enjoy” It

It’s become so embedded in the lexicon that we probably don’t even notice its insidious nature anymore (if we ever did): “Come on out and support my show! Support this company! Support live theater! Support Los Angeles Theater! Support! Support! Support!” Well, I’m here to tear the smiling clown mask right off that bitch and […]

Hollywood Fringe Previews Begin Tonight!

Hollywood Fringe Previews Begin Tonight!

It is on! Starting tonight, June 5th, and running right up until the Opening Night Party on June 11th, you can catch a bunch of Fringe shows as they preview their wares. It’s a good time to get radically reduced discounts on shows, oftentimes getting comped straight up, as it’s an opportunity for productions to […]

My Other Fringe Show "Out My Window" Opens this Friday, June 6, 7pm, Theatre Asylum

My Other Fringe Show “Out My Window” Opens this Friday, June 6, 7pm, Theatre Asylum

Yes, it’s true I am actually involved with ANOTHER show besides the one I’ve written and am performing in, Linden Arden Stole the Highlights (tickets almost gone for opening!), I am playing the role of Herr Director on this one. Its opens this Friday, June 6th, 7pm at Theatre Asylum. It’s a beautiful piece written […]