Thursday, May 29, 2014

"THE GRINDER" KICKED WHAT? MUCH ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was brought to tears by the performances of my cast and the response from the audience with their thunderous standing ovation and how they embraced us all!  I can't begin to explain this night... We were SOLD OUT weeks ago and folks were on a wait list and even calling me on the day of as I was in tech rehearsal.  The pictures will tell it all. Scroll down through the photos and check out the video clip below of a scene with Michelle, Bill Barry, and Christiana.  Feeling so grateful...
Wow! Oh what a night! The cast and moi!


Stellar!


Post show poses with the cast! Me with T-Valada-Viars, Christiana Blain, Bill Barry, and Bill Russo

Post show poses with the cast! Me with T-Valada-Viars, Christiana Blain, Bill Barry, and Bill Russo

Post show poses with the cast! Me with T-Valada-Viars, Al Roffe, Christiana Blain, Bill Barry, and Bill Russo
Intermission! Kudos to a wonderful audience!

My friend Douglas Murphy schmoozing during intermission


Al Roffe who played "Romano", and Bill Russo who played "Lou"

Post show audience! 

A grateful audience! Thank You All!

Intermission

Post show schmoozing!


The video clip of a scene with Michelle Lamelza, Bill Barry, and Christiana Blain


Friend and supporter of my work, Delilah Lloyd

Me and the cast!  A wacky moment?

The amazing audience!



Sunday, May 25, 2014

MEMORIAL DAY 2014




Wednesday, May 21, 2014

"THE GRINDER" WAIT LIST SUGGESTS ADDING ANOTHER SHOW...

Checked the wait list for "The Grinder" and it definitely warrants another show as I cannot accommodate the 50+ folks wanting tickets for May 28th.  I wish there was availability at the venue the following night.  However, there is the following week.  It is a tough decision to make. Stay tuned...


Thursday, May 15, 2014

THE GRINDER SOLD OUT 2 WEEKS AFTER GOING ON SALE! WAITLIST!

I'm pleased to announce that "The Grinder" has been sold out the past 2 weeks.  Folks, including my friends and family, can't get a ticket.  Was willing to add another show but the venue is booked the day following the performance.  But no worries... "The Grinder" will return early next year with the run of the entire trilogy.

Tickets for the 2nd play in the trilogy, "Silk Stockings and a Bible", go on sale early June for its August 20th performance.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A FULL CALENDAR OF ARTSY STUFF IS A GIFT!!!

The month of May kicks off the beginning of a year full of projects from readings, festivals, to theatre and film productions.  The staged reading of play #2 in my trilogy on May 3rd was a success.  The rehearsals for my sold out May 28th production of play #1 are fantastic!  The staged reading of play #3 is set for July 12th.  The production of play #2 is August 20th.  And the production of play #3 is in October.  What a way to spend the year!  Look for the full production of the trilogy with all 3 plays in a single run in early 2015!  Getting ready to roll up my sleeves to set the pre production of my screenplay adaptation of my Off Broadway mystery thriller  in motion...

MEET THE CAST OF "WILD CHILD"!!!

Casting is complete for play # 3 in the trilogy, "Women You Thought You Knew", about party animal Susan Li who is undermined by family and friends.  "Wild Child" is set in the Disco Era and when Susan befriends a strung out, shell shock Viet Nam veteran lives are changed forever... Look for the staged reading in August in Chinatown!
Joy Song plays free spirit "Susan Li"

Steve Barkman plays "Vet", the shell shock veteran


Joel Quinones as makeup artist and Susan's hang out buddy "Herman"
China L. Colston as "Christi" Susan's fake ass friend 

Jan Mishuzumi plays Susan's "Aunt Carol"

Susan Yung plays Susan's mom, "Muquin"

Andrew Hsu plays Susan's obnoxious brother "Peter"

Monday, May 5, 2014

WOW!!! WHAT A WEEKEND!!!

Wow!  What a whirlwind of a weekend!  "The Grinder" sold out within 2 weeks of going on sale and 4 weeks before performance AND the staged reading of "Silk Stockings and a Bible" and wine and cheese schmoozing after was a blast!  Thanks to all who bought tickets and to all who attended the reading!  "The Grinder" may have to add another show... Stay tuned!

The cast of "Silk Stockings and a Bible" and me!



Thursday, May 1, 2014

70% OF TICKETS ALREADY SOLD WITH 27 DAYS TO GO!!!

Ticket sales for "The Grinder" have been steady from the very first week!  Thanks all for your support! The cast is talented, and ready, willing and able to make you laugh as well as cry!  27 days to go and only a few tickets left...  Get yours today!
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