June 29, 2007

street art

Thank you, Daily Creator, Louise Pearson, for reminding us to look closely at the world around us for inspiration, humor and art!

June 28, 2007

sergio barrios

Daily Creator, Sergio Barrios, is a very talented designer working in NYC. He just sent me photos of his newest dresses and I thought they were so beautiful I wanted to put them up for everyone to see.

update on me

Remember that book proposal from last July? Well, finally, almost a year to the day later - we have a publisher meeting! I’ll be in NYC the week of July 9th and busy with publisher and publicity meetings as we negotiate moving the book forward toward publication in 2008. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I was last in NY.

I would love to meet up with my NY friends while in town. Shoot me an email and let me know if you're there that week.

Tisch West is wrapping up a full year of LA programming and I will be stepping down as the Chair in July. We accomplished a lot and I’m proud of everything we made happen. I’m actually looking forward to attending a Tisch West event because I want to and not because I’m running it!

I’m most excited about my new TV show, THE WIDOWS, which is a one-hour drama set in the coal fields of WV. A recent group of widows have to deal with the Hollywood invasion after the highly publicized deaths of their husbands in a mining accident. CAA has come on to rep the project. Fox and CBS are interested and I am totally excited about it. I am hoping we will be able to shoot in WV in the Fall – we just have to find our buyer and connect talent but I feel confident that this script will find it’s home. It would really be a dream come true to be able to write in my OWN voice for my OWN show and be able to reach a national audience.

My new play, HOW CISSY GREW, had a well-attended reading in May and it looks like the show is moving toward production. We are hoping to keep the production out here in LA so we can keep our wonderful cast attached.

That's what is doing out here in LA - shoot me an email and let me know what you're up to.


teaching the arts

* Assistant Professor of Theater History Azusa Pacific University (California) (date posted: 6/25/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000511698-01&pg=e

* Performing Arts Faculty New York University (New York) (date posted: 6/27/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000512971-01&pg=e

arts writers grant

The Creative Capital Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant is a three-year pilot program designed to support writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project-based grants issued directly to individual authors. The first program of its type, it was founded in recognition of both the financially precarious situation of arts writers and their indispensable contribution to a vital artistic culture.For information on the 2006 grantees click here.

In its first year, the Arts Writers Grant Program issued awards for books, articles, and experiments in new and alternative media. This round, it introduces a new grant category for short-form writing (texts of 1,000 words or less). In addition, the program seeks an increased engagement in the coming grant round with article-based projects and with art of the current moment. Of particular interest are articles that identify and explore pressing issues in the contemporary visual arts. Also of interest are texts that illuminate the value contemporary art holds for all viewers through its ability to complicate and enrich our understanding of our world and ourselves and to offer a space of freedom from and critical engagement with prevailing norms.

Through all its grants, regardless of topic or category type, the Arts Writers Grant Program aims to honor and encourage:

Writing about art that is rigorous, passionate, eloquent and precise

Writing about art in which a keen engagement with the present is infused with an appreciation of the historical

Writing about art that is neither afraid to take a stand, nor content to deliver authoritative pronouncements, but serves rather to pose questions and to generate new possibilities for thinking, seeing, and making

Writing about art that is sensitive to both the importance and difficulty of situating aesthetic objects within their broader social and political contexts

Writing about art that does not dilute or sidestep complex ideas but renders accessible their meaning and value

Writing about art that challenges creatively the limits of existing conventions, without valorizing novelty as an end in itself

The Creative Capital Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant is spearheaded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as part of its broader Arts Writing Initiative and administered by Creative Capital.

The Arts Writers Grant Program is spearheaded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as part of its broader Arts Writing Initiative and administered by Creative Capital. Grants are awarded on an annual basis in amounts ranging from $3,000 to $50,000. If you would like to receive automatic updates on the Arts Writers Grant Program, click here to join Creative Capital’s e-mail list.

voice and vision retreat in ny

Voice & Vision is proud to offer its 7th annual Summer Theater Intensive (STI) at Bard College this July 15-29.

STI is a multi-disciplinary training program for early career theater artists, including undergraduates and recent college graduates, graduate students, and emerging theater artists of all disciplines (actors, writers, directors, dancers, puppeteers, etc.). Students work alongside resident artists developing new works at the concurrent ENVISION Retreat. The community setting encourages dialogue and association between resident and student artists and a sharing of ideas and experiences.

The Mabou Mines Theatre Company will provide intensive performance workshops on developing physical approaches to character, adapting text to theater, and the opportunity to experiment with innovative theatrical ideas. In the afternoon, each student will participate in the development of an experimental theater work inspired by the tales of 1001 Arabian Nights. The project, led by Ruth Maleczech and Sharon Fogarty of Mabou Mines, an Obie-award winning ensemble, and Theodora Skipitares, Obie-award winning director and puppeteer, will be given a public performance at the culmination of the Retreat. Additional workshops, readings, and events, including attendance at performances at Bard SummerScape are offered over the course of the two-week Retreat.

STI Alumnus remembers: “I gained a broader, more diverse understanding of what theater is and means. I came away with more and more approaches and techniques for my own work and, most importantly, wonderful new relationships.”

Limited work-study opportunities remain for qualified applicants. Spaces are filling up fast!

More information and an application are available on our website: www.vandv.org/student.html or call 212-268-3717.

June 26, 2007

creative writing workshop


Gently set aside your critical mind and join your Self on an exciting retreat within. We invite you to share a rare opportunity:

A Workshop in the Art of Creative Writing
with Elana Golden
and instructor-in-training, Panteha Haverim Aronson

at The Writing Studio an aesthetic and peaceful setting where you will be individually nurtured to write from a place of freedom and explore your unique style. Feedback and group discussions are supportive, constructive, and meant to inspire.

Sunday, July 8, 2007
10:45am to 5pm
(Workshop begins promptly at 11am)
Includes a light vegetarian lunch

Located in Hollywood, near the intersection of La Brea and Melrose (exact directions to be received upon registration)

Early registration - $100.00 by June 29.
After June 29 - $120.00.

For more information, please contactPanteha at pantuvia@gmail.com or (310) 943-9186 orElana at elanaji@earthlink.net or (323) 936-2601

Spaces limited to ten women.

The Source of your Creativity is Boundless Elana Golden, writer, film director, teacher, founded The Writing Studio in 2000 and has taught hundreds of classes to new and established writers. A student of eastern philosophy, peacemaker and healer, Elana creates workshops that nurture the soul and are an exceptional educational experience in the art of writing. She holds a BFA in Film from New York University and MA in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

A student of classical Jewish wisdom, Panteha Haverim Aronson’s childhood love for creative writing hid from fear of failure through much of her years of academic writing. With Elana's guidance, Panteha has emerged as a writer with a confident voice and distinctive story. The practice of non-judgment and active presence she garners in writing often bleeds into the rest of her life’s work, including mothering and building a new home in Israel.

extras needed on friday


Casey Stangl is looking for background people of all shapes, sizes and colors for her short film that is part of AFI's Directing Workshop for Women. No pay but you'll be fed! All you have to do is walk down a block of Ventura Blvd.

Date: Friday, June 29
Call time: 3:00 Will wrap by 10 pm at the latest

If you can attend, contact:
Deirdre Murphy


June 18, 2007

Free Public Reading - June 24

The Echo Theater invites you to a FREE public reading of

by Adam Bock

with: Lucas Fleischer - Laura Kachergus - Kit Pongetti - John Prosky

directed by Chris Fields

Sunday, June 24 @ 11:30 am

The Zephyr Theater
7546 Melrose
(btw Vista & Gardner)

street parking available

sculpture at the moma


I didn't expect to be lifted in a caress, but that is exactly what I felt upon entering Richard Serra's sculpture named Intersection II in the garden at MOMA. I stood transfixed, allowing the feeling of weightlessness to both calm and energize me.

The giant steel curves enveloped me in a cocoon like safety while the open sky invited me to live fully, courageously. Then I discovered the acoustics, the tonal center of the piece shifting from one tone to another as I sang long tones, finding the wandering points of resonance between the dynamic steel ribbons.

June 15, 2007

new from nyu - reading series

Tisch Grad Actor Robin Weigert (Deadwood) and James Avery (Fresh Prince of Bel Air) star in the fourth reading in the “New From NYU” series at The Odyssey. Limited tickets available – reserve today.

NYU Writers Lab West presents "New from NYU"THE FURNITURE OF HOME

Following Hurricane Katrina, a motley group of survivors plot their escape from New Orleans , but their plan becomes more urgent when a stranger, with nothing left to lose, arrives.

Written by
Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder (MFA, Dramatic Writing)

Directed by
Andrew Borba (MFA, Acting)


Robin Weigert (MFA, Acting - Deadwood)
James Avery (Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
Arnell Powell (MFA, Acting)
Bill Heck
Sam Pancake

Monday, June 18th
8 pm - Reading
9:30 pm - Private Post Show Party (free wine, beer, munchies)

The Odyssey Theatre
2055 South Sepulveda Blvd. (north of Olympic)

Free Parking in Lot or Street

RSVP: nyuwriters@yahoo.com

$10 at door GETS YOU IN to the private post show party!
All money made atthe door supports the programming of NYU WRITERS LAB WEST.

NYU Writers Lab West is a network of NYU Tisch School of the Arts alumni working as professional playwrights, screenwriters and television writers. The Lab exists to increase the visibility of Tisch writers working in the entertainment industry by creating and implementing the NYU New TV Writers& Actors Showcase, the New From NYU Series as well as numerous workshops ,panels, retreats and publishing opportunities. First and foremost, wesupport one another as artists. If you would like to know more about NYUWriter's Lab West, contact: nyuwriters@yahoo.com

International Intensive: Practical Methods of Theatre Training

August 27 - September 1, 2007 Donetsk, Ukraine

PARTICIPANTS: actors of dramatic, physical, musical and dance theatres, dancers, choreographers, directors, stage designers, playwrights, script writers.

Participation fee:495 EUR by payment before July 1st, 2007(by payment before August 1st - 595 EUR).

The fee covers attendance of the programme, accommodation (five nights) and the transfer from Donetsk Airport on arrival day.

VENUE: Donetsk Theatre of Opera and Ballet.

To register, please send your CV and a brief letter of motivation to info@iugte.com
For more details, please visit:

"To make difficult habitual, habitual - easy, easy - beautiful", this is the greatest inspiration and the mastery of a performer in self-improvement. Participants will gain hundreds of interesting ideas and effective devices for practical work on the stage, starting from methods of individual training to creation of a performance in creative group. This is an excellent chance to investigate possibilities and to reconsider stereotyped views.

June 07, 2007

teaching the arts

* Faculty, Technical Theatre Miami Dade College (Florida) (date posted: 6/1/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000510225-01&pg=e

* Instructor of Theatre and Dance Millikin University (Illinois) (date posted: 6/1/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000510191-01&pg=e

* Vocal Instructor and Performer State University of New York at Fredonia (New York) (date posted: 6/4/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000509886-01&pg=e

June 06, 2007

nyfa listings - june deadlines for artists

Shih Chieh HuangDin Dong (2006)
Mixed media installation
Shieh Chieh is a 2007 NYFA Artists' Fellowship winner in Computer Arts

June 11

NYFA’s upcoming “Managing An Artistic Life” conference is focused on dancers, choreographers, and the dance community. Along with Dance/NYC, Dance Theater Workshop, Joyce SoHo, and The Field, the conference will offer practical, financial, and goal-setting advice while providing space to think critically and talk openly about what members of the dance community need to support their vision. NYFA offers a variety of professional development workshops, panels, and conferences for artists working in all disciplines. The workshops provide artists at all experience levels with professional development on a wide variety of aspects concerning their life, art work, and professional career in the arts. The conference will take place in New York City and admission is $25 per person. For more information on how to register, call 212.366.6900 x338 or visit www.nyfa.org/learning.

June 15

The Bitter Oleander publishes writing indicative of 21st century consciousness and perception. Winners of The Bitter Oleander’s poetry contest receive a $1,000 cash award and publication in the Fall 2007 issue. There is a $10 application fee. For details on how to apply, visit www.bitteroleander.com.

New England Writers has three upcoming awards for writers in the categories of free verse, short fiction, and nonfiction. First place winners in free verse and short fiction receive $300 and publication in the Anthology of New England Writers. The winner of the nonfiction award receives publication and $200. Each competition charges a small fee. For more information on each competition, visit www.newenglandwriters.org.

June 16

Squeaky Wheel/Buffalo Media Resources is an artist-run arts center supporting new media art. The Buffalo-based organization oversees two upcoming residency programs. Its Local Artist Access Residency offers equipment access residencies to media artists living in Buffalo or Erie County. Residents receive 40 hours of free access to digital editing systems and two free days of access to a full production kit. Squeaky Wheel’s Digital Filmmaker Residency awards one month of unlimited access to 16mm production and post-production systems, the G5 Final Cut Pro digital editing system, and digital video cameras. Travel costs and housing are covered by Squeaky Wheel. A $1,000 stipend is made available to all residents, who should be experimental filmmakers interested in using new technology but lacking funding to do so regularly. Terms of residency include teaching a workshop and curating a screening. To apply, visit www.squeaky.org.

June 30

Held once every three years, the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition was created by the International Trumpet Guild to honor a man that was one of the world's greatest brass teachers. The grand prize is $10,000. All trumpeters under the age of 31 are eligible to apply. There is a $50 application fee. For an application, visit www.trumpetguild.org.

To search for additional deadlines for the month of June and beyond, visit http://www.nyfasource.org/.

go see a play in dallas, tx!

Allison is a wonderful writer! If you're in TX, check it out!

End Times
by Allison Moore
Directed by Tina Parker
June 8 - June 30

Kitchen Dog Theatre
Dallas, TX

Drought, disease, plagues of grasshoppers and the collapse of the economy. Is it the end of the world or just life in the Dust Bowl? Janie, a fierce farm wife, struggles to hold on to her Panhandle homestead and her deep faith—but both come at a steep price.


international festival in greece

The 3rd International Festival of Making Theater (In.F.o.Ma.T.) 2007 will be held in Athens, Greece, July 8th – 15th 2007.

During a whole week of creative interaction, Theater Makers from all over the world will have the opportunity to share and get acquainted with new working methods and ideas, regarding the following three sectors: Acting, Movement and Voice.

English will be the official language of the festival.
For more information visit www.toc.gr


The Theater of Changes invites, actors, directors, drama school students, dancers, choreographers, singers, acting, voice and movement teachers and finally all those with a vivid interest in performing arts to participate in the 3rd International Festival of Making Theater (In.F.o.Ma.T.), which will be held July, 8th-15th, 2007, at the Theater of Changes, 19A 3rd Septemvriou str, 104 32, Athens, Greece.

All those interested in participating should send their application form. After the application form is filled just press the "submit button". The cost of participation is 250 Euro.* (Details regarding ways of payment shall be sent by e-mail once the participant has been approved) When the payment is settled a final approval will be emailed. No final approvals will be sent after June 30th.

June 04, 2007

international theatre conference

July 30 - August 2, 2007 Bovec, Slovenia

Welcome to the annual international conference-festival THEATRE METHODS 07 Between Tradition & Contemporaneity

Participants: actors, directors, dancers, choreographers, teachers, playwrights, stage designers, script writers, theatre critics, journalists, cultural managers. "Theatre Methods" is the annual professional conference-festival bringing up the question of the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts. It is unifying artists from all over the world interested in the research of theatre methods between tradition and contemporaneity.

Programme: workshops, master classes, works in progress, readings, lectures and discussions.

Participation fee:
585 EUR by payment before July 1st, 2007(by payment after July 1st - 730 EUR)

The fee covers attendance of all conference events, accommodation, meals, free access to swimming pool and fitness club.
The meeting will take place in the Julian Alps at the picturesque mountain resort Bovec .

To register, please send your CV an a brief letter of motivation to info@iugte.com

For more details, please visit :

June 02, 2007

trailer for new film - must see!

Daily Creator AW has released a trailer for her upcoming film - a must see. AW was invited to her 10 year high school reunion and sent a stripper in her place instead - check out the clip for the hilarious results:


or you can view & befriend AW at: http://www.myspace.com/irememberandrea

congrats to daily creator wm

Daily Creator WM is very talented and quite funny - check out his new, upcoming show.

My animated series, "Rick and Steve The Happiest Gay Couple In The World" (I voice Rick plus a few others), is coming out July 10th at 10:00pm on Logo! If you're wondering if you have Logo, you probably do. If you have Comedy Central, you should have Logo if you are in a major city. Otherwise order Logo you homophobe!

Some fun websites to tide you over until July 10th:


www.happiestgaycouple.com - this site will have preview clips starting on June 12th

I also voiced a supporting role on a new video game (Blue Dragon) that should be out in August, so you might want to go ahead and buy an XBox 360 now. Here's a little article about the game: http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/rpg/bluedragon/news.html?sid=6166915

Good times!

two teaching jobs in the arts

* Assistant Professor of Theater History Azusa Pacific University (California) (date posted: 5/28/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000508735-01&pg=e

* Faculty position in Theatre Design/Technical Direction Northwestern College (Iowa) (Iowa) (date posted: 5/29/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000509749-01&pg=e

summer playwriting intensive


Do you want to rediscover the joy of writing for yourself in a supportive environment? Do you have a play you're dying to write? The desire to create but no structure or deadline to hold you accountable?

Brooke Berman and Anne Garcia-Romero will lead a four week eight session workshop this June and July designed to lead you to the creation of a first draft of a new play. Participants will develop both the musculature of authentic, connected writing and the structural tools to write a play.

Wednesday evenings will be devoted to in-class writing exercises - this will act as the spine of the class, opening each writer's voice and connection to source material, accessing the deeper mind and imagination to create rich play material. Saturday afternoons, writers will share pages with one another and receive feedback and support.

This workshop is perfect for writers at all levels who want to immerse themselves in the experience of writing a play.

The workshop will be limited to 10 writers.

WHEN: June 13 to July 7, Wednesdays 7-9pm, Saturdays 12-2pm

WHERE: The Fountain Theater, 5060 Fountain Avenue, LA, CA 90069, http://www.fountaintheatre.com/

COST: $300

QUESTIONS: Please contact Anne at agaro@aol.com

Anne Garcìa-Romero's plays have been developed and produced most notably at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, Arielle Tepper Productions' Summer Play Festival, The Mark Taper Forum, and South Coast Repertory. She's taught at Cal Arts, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, Wesleyan University and Macalester College. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama and is a member of New Dramatists. Her play Earthquake Chica opens this June at Borderlands Theater in Tuscon, AZ.

Brooke Berman's plays have been produced at the Humana Festival, Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, The Second Stage in NYC, The Play Company, Naked Angels and The Ohio Theater; developed at Arielle Tepper's SPF, The National Theatre in London, The Royal Court Theatre in London, Williamstown Theater Festival, Soho Rep, ASK, Cleveland Playhouse, Clubbed Thumb, New Dramatists and numerous other places. She has been teaching creative process for 9 years and has taught playwriting at Eugene Lang College, University of Rochester, New Dramatists in NYC as well as through guest artist programs in the NYC public school system. Brooke is a graduate of the Juilliard School. Her play Hunting and Gathering opens next winter at Primary Stages in NYC.

Both Brooke and Anne are resident playwrights at New Dramatists, a national organization that supports the work of playwrights. Both Brooke and Anne have studied with Maria Irene Fornes