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The Encore Producers' Awards: The Lemon Lounge episode 5

The Encore Producers’ Awards: The Lemon Lounge episode 5

ENCORES: The Lemon Lounge Episode 5 The Lemon Lounge connects you with live art to enjoy #LEMONLOUNGELA ENCORE PICKS from the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival: JACQUETTA SZATHMARI’s PICKS -Linden Arden Stole the Highlights -Death By PowerPoint @jfrobinson -The Mermaid Who Learned How to Fly @KylaVictoria Runner up- Boss  @j_monce COLIN MITCHELL’S PICKS -NO HOMO @nohomoplay […]

POTLUCK PICKS: The Lemon Lounge Episode 4

POTLUCK PICKS: The Lemon Lounge Episode 4

POTLUCK PICKS: The Lemon Lounge Episode 4 The Lemon Lounge connects you with live art to enjoy   Host Cindy Marie Jenkins, Storyteller & Outreach Nerd dedicated to connecting audiences with the arts, @cindymariej Guests Enci is a proud Mother of 2 1/2 year old Sydney, she is an Artist and the publisher of Bitter Lemons, […]

TEEN PICKS: The Lemon Lounge Episode 3

TEEN PICKS: The Lemon Lounge Episode 3

TEEN PICKS: The Lemon Lounge Episode 3 The Lemon Lounge connects you with live art to enjoy Host Cindy Marie Jenkins, Storyteller & Outreach Nerd dedicated to connecting audiences with the arts, @cindymariej Guests Kristine Ngo, is an incoming first-year at UCLA and an alumna of CTG’s Student Ambassador program.  A self-proclaimed pun enthusiast, she likes […]

Drama/Trauma On Stage: The Lemon Lounge Episode 2

Drama/Trauma On Stage: The Lemon Lounge Episode 2

DRAMA / TRAUMA ON STAGE: The Lemon Lounge Episode 2 The Lemon Lounge connects you with live art Host Cindy Marie Jenkins, Storyteller & Outreach Nerd dedicated to connecting audiences with the arts, @cindymariej   Guests Teresa Jusino, a freelance writer whose pop culture writing can be subscribed to at BeaconReader.com, and has appeared in […]

Pop Culture On Stage: The Lemon Lounge episode 1

Pop Culture On Stage: The Lemon Lounge episode 1

POP CULTURE ON STAGE: The Lemon Lounge Episode 1 The Lemon Lounge connects you with live arts. Host Cindy Marie Jenkins, Storyteller & Outreach Nerd dedicated to connecting audiences with the arts, @cindymariej Guests Teresa Jusino, a freelance writer whose pop culture writing can be subscribed to at BeaconReader.com, and has appeared in such outlets as […]

Lemon Lounge LA Picks: Fringe Previews

Lemon Lounge LA Picks: Fringe Previews

The Lemon Lounge is an online talk show dedicated to matching audiences with the arts. Our Correspondents* jumped into the Hollywood Fringe Festival, and here are our #LemonLoungeLA Picks based on Previews! More in-depth reactions on the first episode, which airs this Sunday. Watch all Lemon Lounge episodes here. The Story, Target Audience & Drink Special were written by […]

Comment on Arts Ed article to show these stories matter

Comment on Arts Ed article to show these stories matter

Request this morning from Danielle Brazell of Arts for LA: Danielle Brazell Friends, will you do me a huge favor: Click the link below and comment on Mary’s latest story on Arts for LA’s candidate forums. We need to send a message to KPCC that this type of coverage is important. LA County school board […]

Theatre Company or Creative Center?

Theatre Company or Creative Center?

I love following East LA Rep’s progression from a theatre company to producing center, including how it gave more (literal & figurative) space for their artists to create and collaborate with other companies.  Save this date to see what they have to offer! -CMJ   SAVE THE DATE EAST LA REP presents: THE INDEPENDENTS, Vol. […]

Latino Theater Alliance/Los Angeles Encuentro

Latino Theater Alliance/Los Angeles Encuentro

Sometime early in my first eleven years in Los Angeles, I got onto the magical “Jesus Reyes Email List”. For years, he’s served as a great resource for opportunities and tickets. More than that, he’s unknowingly been my personal ambassador to tons of work I might otherwise not have known existed. Somewhere in there, I […]

Last Call for Fringe

Last Call for Fringe

In case you want to take the last few hours of Fringe and make them count, here are my suggestions: JESUS RIDE. Schlitt creates a festive environment from moment one, assuring everyone that we’re all welcome and here for a good story. From the bobble heads to the well-integrated montages, he captivates an audience of varying […]

Fringe Thoughts: Weeks 1 & 2

Fringe Thoughts: Weeks 1 & 2

IT’S IMPORTANT TO LEAVE AS WELL. This was simply delicious. I have no idea if it translates beyond the theatre community or anyone whose trade lies in the art of pretending, but I loved it. The script stayed one step ajead and I just enjoyed the ride. Morrison, Marden and their tip top, dedicated ensemble […]

Let's Fringe! Thursday Broadcast

Let’s Fringe! Thursday Broadcast

Thursday, June 20 @12:15pm Double Bind Right Mistake Productions “Double Bind” a world premiere play by Blake Abramovitz. Sam (Clark Freeman), an intellectual and a poet at heart, has settled down with the beautiful and serious-minded Laura (Ceri Bethan) and a real job. But their life is upended by Frank (Blake Shields), a charismatic but […]

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Fringe Previews Thoughts

These are re-posted (mostly intact) from the Hollywood Fringe Festival site.  I try to express what rattles around my head for a few days after seeing each piece. The Fire Room through June 29th at Actors Company Fringe is the time when I find new artists to follow the rest of the year. Otherwise I […]

Let's Fringe! Previews & Comp Swamps

Let’s Fringe! Previews & Comp Swamps

What happens when the Fringe Festival kicks off? Nothing short of madness. Previews began June 5th & here are some of my adventures (there was a snafu in the middle. Sorry Gregory Abbott of the Viola Door Mountain Company. I’ll get yours up soon): In order of appearance: Theatre Asylum Not Another Teen Solo Show […]

Let's Fringe! Last of the Sneak Peeks

Let’s Fringe! Last of the Sneak Peeks

Take me to the Poorhouse. A middle class African girl dreams of becoming poor to have “soul” and win the heart of her classmate ♥. I know Take me to the Poorhouse travels to the 2013 United Solo Festival this fall  and has dreams of further touring. The writing already impressed me at their living room reading. […]

Let's Fringe! Friday Broadcasts

Let’s Fringe! Friday Broadcasts

@5:30pm The Beating Fierce Backbone Should a parent ever strike a child? What if it’s not their own child? Is it a right of parents everywhere to strike any child? What if they deserve it? Should the government be involved? The jury has been summoned, the lawyers’ antics begin, and the judge holds court as […]

Let's Fringe! Wednesday Broadcast

Let’s Fringe! Wednesday Broadcast

Wednesday, June 5 @10:30am The Pokemusical Color and Light Theatre The Pokemusical is a lovingly satirical exploration of the world of pocket monsters! The brainchild of two Baldwin Wallace University students, the Pokemon adventure of a lifetime is now being brought to life upon the stage! Join Ash, Misty, Brock, Pikachu, and the rest of […]

Let's Fringe! Tuesday Broadcasts

Let’s Fringe! Tuesday Broadcasts

Tuesday,  6/4 @10am The Blood They Shed Slingshot Media The Blood They Shed is a Broadway-style, one-man show written by Aaron White, Co-Director of the NAACP Award winning play, THE DANCE: The History of American Minstrelsy (featured in Cincinnati Fringe Festival, 2008). The Blood They Shed is a coming of age theatrical experience about a […]

Let's Fringe! Monday Broadcasts

Let’s Fringe! Monday Broadcasts

Monday, June 3 @11am Cleaner Than Blood Ensemble Theatre Award-winning playwright Jen Silverman and director Alexander Thomas Scott bring you a night of revenge, identity and fate that spins wildly out of control. Opens June 11th at the Lounge Theatre. 1pm Me Love Me ensemble company A new play about a man, his girlfriend, his biological clone, and their […]

GRACIE & ROSE live off the land, love off the grid

GRACIE & ROSE live off the land, love off the grid

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Cindy Marie Jenkins [email protected] – (323) 552-3333 GracieAndRoseASoloShow @AnastasiaCoon & @CindyMarieJ #GracieNRose – #HFF13 GRACIE AND ROSE live off the land & love off the grid in Anastasia Coon’s solo show premiering at Hollywood Fringe Festival June 13-28 @ Art of Acting LA Los Angeles, Calif. (May 8, 2013) —- […]

Funding Friday: Fringe Edition!

Funding Friday: Fringe Edition!

Friday May 3 5:30pmPT/8:30pmET Live Broadcast Funding Friday: Fringe Edition! Hosted by Cindy Marie Jenkins Guests include: Fund-raising Consultant Michael Kass Lily Mercer & Allie Costa: Before a Fall Danielle Ozymandias: The Other F Word Matthew Hill: Jason <3 Medea, a fresh look at an ancient love story   Have questions about crowd-funding, fund-raising or the Fringe? Ask in […]

How do we respond to need? "The Baby Dance" Broadcast

How do we respond to need? “The Baby Dance” Broadcast

THE BABY DANCE Broadcast This interview aired live Feb. 24th on CMJ’s Arts Outreach Channel. If you’d like to schedule a Broadcast interview, contact me. Lisa Clifton (Co-Producer/Rachel) A proud member of Theatre of NOTE since 2003, some of Lisa’s area stage highlights include:Up by Bridget Carpenter, Spring Dance by Horton Foote, The Holy Mother of Hadley New York by Barbara […]

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Need to Converge?

Since 2009 I travel to Indianapolis almost every May and attend The Indy Convergence. Here my comfort zone does not even exist and many projects in my head got the opportunity to converge with musicians, opera singers, dancers, puppeteers, and soon – scientists! Recently they even started building a community arts center in Haiti. You […]

#LAthtr News Bit – Hollywood Fringe & #ShitBenHillSays

UPDATE 3:03pm: Fringe’s Social Media Manager, Rachel Stoll, made it really easy to get in on this action. Make Your Own Ben Hill Meme. You can find a lot of news by following the #LAThtr hashtag on twitter (see it here even if you don’t tweet), and sometimes a gem crosses our collective paths. Last […]

Behind the Scenes of 53rd LA County Arts Holiday Celebration

Behind the Scenes of 53rd LA County Arts Holiday Celebration

I was invited to attend a rehearsal for the 53rd Annual LA County Holiday Celebration, presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Christmas Eve.  Basically, twenty groups performing  each get twenty minutes to fine tune everything involved, with Executive Producer Laura Zucker and Producer Adam Davis there to ensure they give the best performances for […]

ARTMageddon intro w/ Diana Wyenn [Beyond the Blurb]

ARTMageddon intro w/ Diana Wyenn [Beyond the Blurb]

ARTmageddonLA instigator Diana Wyenn on why she felt the need for a citywide initiative during LA’s CARmageddon II weekend: Sept 29-30. artmageddonla.com/ Facebook.com/ARTmageddonLA Twitter.com/ARTmageddonLA Take a look! You can see the map of events near you.   — NOHO: Watch an interview with Sally & Anne of “New Short Fiction Series,” Sept 30 SOUTH LA: […]

Watch Live-Stream of Post-Fringe Town Hall

Watch Live-Stream of Post-Fringe Town Hall

Wednesday is Wild Card Day for Beyond the Blurb & this week I’m live-streaming the Post-Hollywood Fringe Town Hall. Join into the conversation! Obviously it’s better if you can attend, but this video will be available after the event as well. It will simultaneously be streamed on the Hollywood Fringe Festival Facebook page. —-From the […]

In Case You Missed It - Beyond the Blurb Specials

In Case You Missed It – Beyond the Blurb Specials

Outreach Tip of the Week On Twitter, when people use the abbreviation ICYMI, that means In Case You Missed It. People use it often to re-post a blog entry or video at a different time of day to catch more people’s eyes. What’s the best time of day for you to read blogs or watch videos? […]

Sister Cities at TST & Trans-Media Artist Check-in [Beyond the Blurb]

Sister Cities at TST & Trans-Media Artist Check-in [Beyond the Blurb]

Monday 4pm Sister Cities presented by Towne Street Theatre THE BLURB Lawyer Carolina, writer Austin, teacher Dallas and college studentBaltimore, are four sisters with varying lifestyles and viewpoints – living independently throughout the U.S. At mother Mary’s request, they all come home, and an unpredictable chain of events re-defines their sisterhood forever. “Funny, funny, funny! But touching, too. I knew we were in for a […]

Bloody Bloody Monday: Andrew Jackson & Macbeth [Beyond the Blurb]

Monday 12pm Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson THE BLURB Color and Light Theatre Ensemble will be presenting Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, a new breed of rock musical tracing the chaos-riddled life of the seventh president of the United States. This tongue-in-cheek jaunt through the early 19th century reveals the eerie modern-day parallels between Jacksonian government and our […]