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Improv Theater

Wheelhouse: iO West’s New Premier Harold Team!

This is a wheelhouse, I think. We don't have a graphic yet. Apologies.
This is a wheelhouse.
We don’t have a graphic.
Apologies.

The iO West theater in Hollywood has completely overhauled its improv programming.  Beginning January 8th, three premier teams will perform the theater’s flagship form, The Harold: King Ten, Heyday, and the team I am privileged to play on, Wheelhouse.

The players are Tommy BechtoldFrank Caeti, Tom Christensen, Chris GorbosKyle MoreJustin Michael TerryLynn TrickeyErik Voss & Danielle Weeks.  Coached by Dave Hill

This is a major change for the theater, which for years had 9 house teams, give or take.  Following the dissolution of all but one (King Ten), Artistic Director James Grace designed the smaller, sleeker Wednesday night lineup.

Tuesday nights have been reprogrammed as well.  14 teams will alternate weekly on the main stage, leaving the Del Close Theater for good.  New classes and independent shows will fill the space, presumably.

Wheelhouse with Heyday (followed by King Ten)
Every Wednesday @ 8 PM
iO West Main Stage (6366 Hollywood Blvd, LA, CA 90028)

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Joining “The Cartel” @ iO West

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Tonight, I will perform with The Cartel for the first time!  The shows are part of iO West’s Harold Night lineup on Tuesday nights, 9:30 PM.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with some veteran improvisors. I will be joining Ernie MaciasLaura DavisDrew CoolidgeChris GorbosTommy BechtoldErik Voss,Lauri Roggenkamp Muretta Moss, & Justin Uretz.  Coach Andy St. Clair has the unenviable task of keeping us all on our best behavior.

This will be my 5th team at iO West, having previously worked with Natural 20, Ripley, Fairfax Prep (a.k.a. Kitty Porn), and Moxie.

Commercials Film Television Theater

New Agency: elev8!

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Sound the trumpets: the wonderful ladies at elev8 will be  joining my team! Nicole St. John (theatrical) and Kylie MacKenzie (commercial) will be negotiating on my behalf,  working alongside Colin Harp and TJ Stein at Stein Entertainment Group.

elev8 Talent and Literary Agency
Nicole St. John, Theatrical
Kylie MacKenzie, Commercial
489 South Robertson Boulevard
Suite 206, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Tel 310 734 8688
Fax 310 734 8669

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New Management: Stein Entertainment Group!

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I’m happy to officially announce that I will be working with Colin Harp at Stein Entertainment Group, headed by TJ Stein!  This is an exciting new development, just in time for the upcoming episodic season.

With the addition of Stein and the momentum from last year’s success with 2 Broke Girls, Happy Endings, and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, this will be a very exciting year!

Stein Entertainment Group
Colin Harp, Manager
(323) 822-1400
8285 W. Sunset Blvd., #2
West Hollywood, CA 90046

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WGA Writer Access Project Invitation

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Performing in the WGAW Diversity Showcase

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On Tuesday, the Writers Guild of America, West will showcase works by the 2013 Writer Access Project Honorees.  I will be on stage, working once again with writer and friend Geetika Lizardi (Outsourced).  Last year, Geetika was kind enough to use me for her script reading at iO West.

There is a fantastic description of the diversity program here on the WGAW website.

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2013 Writer Access Project Honorees
Rear: Thomas Wong, Michael DiGaetano, Dawn Comer Jefferson, Joey Manderino, Joseph Neustein, & Leslie Valdes
Front: Sherry Carnes, Geetika Lizardi, Lena Waithe, & Margaux Froley
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Closing Night of “Happy Face, Sad Face!”

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It’s us versus The Oscars; I have a feeling we’ll win.

Tonight, we wrap on our six-week run of the original play Happy Face, Sad Face at The Lillian Theater in Hollywood.  It’s been a great ride.

I’d like to thank writer RJ Colleary, director Kathleen Rubin, and producer Russell Boast for believing in my before, during, and hopefully after the run.

The cast and crew were are amazing to work with as well.  I truly enjoyed playing with my (fake) wife Krizia Bajos, my (fake) mistress Sarah Agor, my (fake) dad Thomas F. Evans, my (fake) mom Perry Smith, and some cop that kept interrupting the show by the name of Eddie Alfano.  And, of course, Rob Locke deserves all of the positivity he received for his performance in the show.

I will miss being told to stop touching anything and everything that doesn’t belong to me by our talented and professional stage manager, Rebecca Schoenberg.

Cheers, to the future!

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“Happy Face, Sad Face” Gala Invitation

From the producers of Happy Face, Sad Face:happy-face-sad-face-gala-invitation

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“Happy Face, Sad Face” Postcard

The official postcard (front & back) from the producer of my upcoming play, Happy Face, Sad Face!

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And, I have a NEW new mom in the play: Perry Smith!

Happy Face, Sad Face
Opening Night Gala
Saturday, January 19th, 2013
8:00 PM at The Lillian Theatre

Writer: Bob Colleary
Director: Kathleen Rubin
Cast: Tom ChristensenKrizia BajosThomas F. Evans, Perry SmithRob LockeEddie Alfano, & Sarah Agor
Producer: Russell Boast
Stage Manager: Rebecca Schoenberg

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Tickets Now on Sale for “Happy Face, Sad Face”

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Head over to BrownPaperTickets.com and buy your tickets “Happy Face Sad Face,” opening mid-January!

This will be my first time performing at The Lillian Theatre, and all of our first times performing playwrite Bob Colleary‘s new work.

We are knee-deep in rehearsals with director Kathleen Rubin. Everyone is a joy to work with, and I’m particularly excited about the involved set we are using.  Lots of ins and outs, ups and downs, to add to the intrigue :)

Happy Face, Sad Face
Opening Night Gala

Saturday, January 19th, 2013
8:00 PM at The Lillian Theatre

Writer: Bob Colleary
Director: Kathleen Rubin
Cast: Krizia BajosTom ChristensenThomas F. EvansKaren KalenskyRob LockeEddie Alfano, & Sarah Agor
Producer: Russell Boast
Stage Manager: Rebecca Schoenberg