UCLA TFT Alumni Newsletter - October 7, 2016
UCLA TFT Alumni Newsletter
October 7, 2016
Welcome to the TFT Alumni Newsletter 
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News and TFT Alumni Events
Melissa Finell's (MFA '15) Sensitivity Training Screening 
Friday, November 4th at 7:30PM. James Bridges Theater, TFT
Geeta Malik Chosen as an Academy Nicholl Fellowship Winner
Geeta Malik (MFA '07) has been selected by the The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee as a winner of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting  for her film script, "Dinner With Friends".  A total of 6,915 scripts were submitted for this year’s competition. 

The 2016 winners are (listed alphabetically by author):

Michele Atkins, “Talking About the Sky” (Seattle, WA)
Spencer Harvey and Lloyd Harvey, “Photo Booth” (Balgowlah, Australia)
Geeta Malik, “Dinner with Friends” (Los Angeles, CA)
Elizabeth Oyebode, “Tween the Ropes” (Sunnyvale, CA)
Justin Piasecki, “Death of an Ortolan” (Los Angeles, CA)

The fellows will each receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read on Thursday, November 3, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. For the fourth consecutive year, an ensemble of actors will be reading selected scenes from the winning scripts.

Teshome Gabriel Memorial Award Endowment
From: www.tft.ucla.edu.

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT) is honored to announce the endowment of the Teshome Gabriel Memorial Award, made possible by a generous gift from his widow, Maaza Woldemusie and his children Mediget and Tsegaye Teshome. The Teshome Gabriel Memorial Award was established in 2010 to support graduate and doctoral candidates in Cinema and Media Studies and their research/travel in the area of emerging and diaspora cinemas, or the study of film, television and technology and their relation to social change in Africa.

Teshome H. Gabriel began teaching Cinema and Media Studies at UCLA TFT in 1974 and was closely associated with UCLA's African Studies Center. Gabriel was an internationally recognized authority on Third World and post-colonial cinema, and was a pioneering scholar and activist.

"He was a brilliant, gracious, elegant and generous man," said Teri Schwartz, dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. "Teshome was a consummate professional and a truly beloved faculty member at TFT."

Gabriel's books include Third Cinema in the Third World: The Aesthetic of Liberation and Otherness and the Media: The Ethnography of the Imagined and the Imaged. He also published numerous articles and was founding director of several journals, including Emergencies and the Ethiopian Fine Arts Journal. Gabriel's influential 1990 essay "Nomadic Aesthetic and the Black Independent Cinema" received an Opus Award from the Village Voice for "charting out a genuinely new theory of black cinema." The term "nomadic aesthetic," which Gabriel coined, has come to be widely used in critical discussions of the art, music and literature of the Third World. "The principal characteristic of Third Cinema," Gabriel wrote, "is not so much where it is made, or even who makes it, but rather, the ideology it espouses. The Third Cinema is that cinema of the Third World which stands opposed to imperialism and class oppression in all their ramifications and manifestations."

This award is one of several hundred funds that support UCLA TFT students and their training.

Posted: October 6, 2016

Alumnus David Harris New VP of Development at Gunpowder & Sky
From The Wrap:

Gunpowder & Sky Beefs Up Executive Team With Hires From YouTube, MTV (Exclusive)

Digital studio Gunpowder & Sky co-founders Van Toffler and Floris Bauer are expanding its executive team.

David Harris (MFA '07), formerly vice president of development at MTV’s digital-focused arm, MTV(other), will be vice president of development. Meerkat’s Laura Prangley will join him on the development as director.

Alumni Film A Spark of Nerve Screening at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

A Spark of Nerve, will be screening at the Los Angeles World International Film Festival at the Crest Westwood Theater on Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 7 p.m.

Loren Schaller ('14) is one of the main characters highlighted in the documentary.  Her paralysis becomes the framework of this extraordinary story of medical innovation and personal triumph.  

Trailer available at www.sparkofnerve.com

The opening of the film is performed by another 2014 TFT graduate, Chelsea M. Fryer

Tickets for the Crest Westwood theater.    https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/807?siteToken=76RRaxYgpE6Vixj7UgPWew==

"The Musical Man" to Play Rockwell This Fall

Glenn Rosenblum ('82) makes his solo Los Angeles Cabaret Debut at the Rockwell Table and Stage 1714 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90027 on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 8 PM.

Rosenblum crafts an endearing Valentine to Broadway's Golden Age, the larger -than-life stage Legends and the Long Island Lad obsessed by it all. This tune-filled show includes songs by John Kander and Fred EbbJerry HermanBetty Comden and Adolph GreenJule StyneAnthony Newley and Stephen Sondheim.

IF YOU GO:

Glenn Rosenblum is THE MUSICAL MAN

Monday October 24, 2016 8 PM

Rockwell Table and Stage, 1714 N Vermmont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027

TICKETS: www.rockwell-la.com or 323-669-1550

Prices $25, 20, 15, plus a two-item minimum

Alumna Captures LA’s Pigeon Rolling Community
in New Documentary Pigeon Kings
The Daily Bruin interviewed TFT alumna Milena Pastreich (MFA '12), who spent five years filming her first documentary “Pigeon Kings” about pigeon fanatics in South Central Los Angeles. 
TFT Attendee Makes SNL Debut as Cast Member
TFT attendee Mikey Day made his debut as an SNL cast member this past Saturday. He has been a writer on the show for the past three years.

Read about Mikey and the other new cast members at The Hollywood Reporter.
Stan Against Evil Premiere
Wednesday, October 19th @ Hollywood Forever
FREE

Complimentary Kogi food truck, In N’ Out Burger and Donut Friend will be provided for all Stan fans. The evening will also feature a Q&A with the cast and creator and a special Halloween themed photo booth.

NOTE: This show is free. To help us track attendance, you must get a ticket for admission.
Free Screening:
Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang  (China, 2016)
Monday, October 10th at TFT
UCLA FTV Archive Presents:  Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang  (China, 2016)

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald chronicles the making of the rip-across-the-sky fireworks of world-renowned contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang. This portrait of an artist’s process fuses family and history to Cai’s spectacularly expressive art of gunpowder pyrotechnics.

DCP, color, in English and Mandarin with English subtitles, 76 min. DIR: Kevin Macdonald.

Co-presented with the UCLA Confucius Institute.

Event info can be found here.

Please note: this screening takes place at the James Bridges Theater.

Larry Cedar Stars in Orwellian
Alumni Production of The Country Wife
September 17 - October 23 at King's Road Park
The wickedly satirical comedy, The Country Wife, written in 1675 by William Wycherley, directed by TFT alumna Suzanne Hunt ('00) and starring alumni Lonni Silverman ('05), and Kathy Bell Denton (MFA '76) is being produced by the Classical Theatre Lab and the City of West Hollywood

The Country Wife
September 17-October 23 
Sat/Sun at 3 pm
King's Road Park 
1000 N. King's Rd. West Hollywood.

Admission is free.  
NYC: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, as written and performed by the NY Neo-Futurists, is an ever-changing attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. Based on the original concept by Greg Allen and the Neo-Futurists (founded 1988, still the longest running show in Chicago). The single unifying element of these plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty. The NY Neo-Futurists appear as themselves on stage, speaking from personal experiences. Each short play is written by a performer, honed by the ensemble, and randomly collaged with twenty-nine other plays. Each week, these plays shift as ensemble members add new plays to the existing body of work. Each night of performance, the NY Neos aim to create an unreproducable living newspaper of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental. Running for 12 years now, part comedy, part storytelling, part absurdism- a wholly original East Village landmark.

"..the theatrical equivalent of channel surfing," The NY Times 

"Best Theater of 2015," Forbes.

Dates: every Friday & Saturday, 10:30pm at The Kraine Theater (85 E. 4th St.). Tickets: $19 pre-sale, door price $13 + the roll of a dice. More info at www.nynf.org 

TFT alumnus Alex Vlahov joins the cast for performances for the next four weeks 9/16 + 17 to 10/7 & 8

2017 National Playwrights Conference
Now Accepting Applications
About the National Playwrights Conference

Each year a community of professionals gathers in the serene setting of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in order to support playwrights and new works for the theater. The National Playwrights Conference strives to create a supportive environment that empowers playwrights to their own process and to experience the play with a professional company.

In the years since its inception the National Playwrights Conference has developed more than 600 plays.  During the Conference, playwrights live on the grounds of the O'Neill for a full month and each engages in a week-long process of rehearsals culminating in two script-in-hand public readings.  Up to eight playwrights are selected for this intensive laboratory each summer.  Conference playwrights represent a wide range of experience from those working on a first play to Broadway veterans; directors and actors have also worked on and off Broadway, in film, and in regional theaters, and represent emerging artists and seasoned professionals.  Virtually every major American playwright has been part of the Conference, including Julia Cho, Rebecca Gilman, Regina Taylor, John Guare, Israel Horovitz, David Henry Hwang, David Lindsay-Abaire, Adam Rapp, Lanford Wilson, Wendy Wasserstein, and August Wilson.

In addition to writers selected for staged readings, the Conference serves as a retreat for several writers-in-residence working independently on special projects.  Recent summers' residents include Alfred Uhry, Lisa Loomer, and Tracy Scott Wilson, David Auburn, and Sam Hunter.  Conference participants also have access to discussions with special guests.  Past speakers have included playwrights Edward Albee, Ed Bullins, Romulus Linney and Paula Vogel as well as Eugene O'Neill biographers Arthur and Barbara Gelb.

Submission Info can be found here.
Tom Nunan's Screenwriting Workshop "Script to Career"
October 8-9 at UCLA

UCLA TFT Family!! 

Directors, Producers, Writers! Our very own Oscar-Award Winning Producer, UCLA Professor Tom Nunan is hosting a very unique screenwriting workshop called "SCRIPT TO CAREER." Learn how to develop and write the right kind of scripts, and how to effectively market yourself and your material to get your script sold!!! Event includes a Networking Night!

Sat. & Sun. Oct. 8-9 at UCLA!

Normally $495, Tom is lowering the cost for UCLA Students and Alumni to $99!!        

Use discount code: UCLAS2C 

http://scripttocareer.com/

Around the World in 80 Days
at The Matrix Theatre

Danger, romance and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show, as 5 actors portraying 39 characters traverse 7 continents in Mark Brown's adaption of one of the greatest adventures of all time. The original amazing race!

Fri & Sat @ 8; Sun @ 3
September 9 - October 16

The Matrix Theatre
7657 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(just East of Fairfax)
(323) 960-4429 

UCLA TFT ALUMNI: Use code 410 for $10 off! 

Tix: https://www.plays411.com/newsite/show/play_info.asp?show_id=4524
Show website: http://www.allisonbibicoff.com/aroundtheworld.html

Directed by Allison Bibicoff ('90).

The Beauty, The Banshee & Me
at the Whitefire Theatre
Michael Allen Angel ('87) directs the West Coast Premiere of  The Beauty, The Banshee & Me at the  Whitefire Theatre beginning  September 15.

The Beauty, The Banshee & Me opens for press on  September 15 and continues through 
October 23. Performances take place  Thursdays at  8 p.m., and  Sundays at  3 p.m. All tickets are  $25, The  Whitefire Theatre is located at  13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423. For reservations and information, call  (323) 960-1055 or go to  www.plays411.com/banshee.
Job Listings and Available Services

Production Assistant / Personal Assistant / Administrative Assistant

A motivated Personal/Creative Assistant is needed to support an A-List online creator. The individual who assumes this role will assist in both professional and personal aspects of this influencer’s life, and duties will take place out of their home as well as the creator's home.  

The ideal candidate for this job will be sharp, organized, able to juggle multiple tasks, have acute attention to detail, willingness to work hard, and a positive, can-do attitude. This is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates and/or executive and personal assistants who are ready to take their careers to the next level.  Ability to film and use a camera, and interest in production and entertainment is a strong plus.

The candidate who takes on this position can expect to be completely immersed among entertainment industry professionals, and must be able to conduct themselves with the utmost professionalism and poise. This celebrity has high standards but is known to be kind, generous and fair.

Daily tasks will include the following: 

  • Scheduling appointments 
  • Arranging complex travel itineraries
  • Overseeing schedules and managing calendars 
  • Interfacing with high level industry contacts 
  • Running errands 
  • Coordinating Shoots
  • Potential Travel

Qualified candidates will have: 

  • The ability to wear many hats and prfioritize tasks
  • Strong organisational skills 
  • A detail-oriented and proactive nature 
  • A positive and calm demeanour 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • A strong focus on maintaining confidentiality at all times 

Please send your resume in PDF for immediate review.

colette@bigfra.me

stanton@bigfra.me

Various Assistant Level Positions

Grandview | Automatik, is currently looking for a sharp, ambitious assistant with at least one year of agency/management experience to work for a manager in the Talent Department. Organization and the ability to multitask in a fast paced environment is essential. Should have interest in representation and enjoy the opportunity to creatively evaluate potential clients and material. Responsibilities include phones, scheduling, travel, reading, interfacing with clients, etc. Knowledge of major players (agents, managers, producers, writers, directors, & actors) is vital. Resumes: rachel@grandviewla.com. 9/30

STX Entertainment is looking for an assistant to provide high-level administrative support to the President of Non-Scripted and Alternative Programming. As the ideal candidate, he or she is personable, extraordinarily detail-oriented, sharp and able to juggle multiple tasks. Potential room for growth. Discretion and good judgment are a must. Email resumes to recruitment@stxentertainment.com 9/30

Looking for a manager’s assistant with comedy knowledge. Candidates should be able to handle client travel, advancing standup shows, scheduling for 35 clients, and tracking projects on breakdowns. A knowledge of up-and-coming comedians/writers would be a plus! Resumes: A.Smith@bep-la.com 9/30

Silver Lining Entertainment, a full service talent management and production company, is seeking an assistant to a manager. Ideal candidates will have at least two years of related industry experience (internships do not count), preferably at an agency or management company. This position requires an elevated degree of multi-tasking, a sharp focus for details and the ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, client-driven environment. Literary, creative marketing and strategic thinking are also characteristics that go into this position. We are looking for someone with a very strong work ethic, a desire to assume a leadership role and someone interested in growth within the company. Please send resume and cover letter to SLEasst@yahoo.com 9/30

Kapital Entertainment is seeking an Assistant to support two high-level Executive Producers. Ideal candidate must be motivated, detail-oriented, organized, have excellent communication skills, thick skinned and have great multi-tasking skills. Responsibilities include heavy phones, managing phone sheets, scheduling, logging / tracking submissions and coverage. Must have at least one year of assistant experience at an agency, management or production company. Please submit cover letter and resume to cbuck@kapital-ent.com. 9/30

We are an entertainment production and development company looking for a dynamic, outgoing individual to be the 2nd assistant to the President. Candidate must be proactive, able to handle heavy/multiple phone lines, heavy meeting scheduling, strong communication skills and thick skinned. Entertainment experience and working in a fast pace environment with changing priorities is a must. Email resume to careers@nwe.com 9/30

Literary Management/Production Company seeking assistant. Candidate must be extremely detail oriented and able to handle heavy phones calls, juggle multiple calendars, and other administrative duties. Looking for someone who is specifically interested in the television business and who is motivated, professional, organized, and computer literate. Must work well under pressure. Please send resume to masstresumes@gmail.com 9/30

PodcastOne is seeking a full time executive assistant needed to support the overall vision, mission and mandates of a fast growing, private, audio-on-demand media company based in Beverly Hills. Responsibilities include supporting the day-to-day operations of the Executive Offices / CEO, scheduling and prioritizing internal/external meetings, monitoring calls and maintaining call sheets, preparing outgoing mail and correspondence ,organizing and maintaining confidential/critical documents, etc. 4+ years of assistant experience ideal, as well as experience/ familiarity with media businesses, as well as proficiency in Microsoft office. Resumes/inquiries to Cherri Bell cherri@courtsidellc.com 9/30

Top literary management company seeks highly motivated assistant to two managers. Ideal for candidates who ultimately want to be a manager or a producer. This is a great opportunity to be part of a quickly growing company with A-list clients in a team environment. Applicants must be able to communicate clearly and multitask. Responsibilities include standard assistant duties – such as scheduling, rolling calls, researching, reading, etc. Our assistants participate in staff meetings and have opportunities to contribute creatively. Desk experience ideal though not required. Please email resumes to litassistant2016@gmail.com. 9/30

Studio 71 seeks a Talent Coordinator for three busy Talent Managers working with top tier and developing digital talent. This role is for a high potential, right hand with top notch communication and organization skills to keep highly active managers on track as they secure opportunities for their clients. Please send qualified resumes to mayster@studio71us.com. 9/30

Looking for an Assistant to the VP of a new film development and financing company. We recently financed our first film, Hitman’s Bodyguard, with Ryan Reynolds, and have more than half dozen other projects in development with A-list writers and talent attached. We need someone who can handle all the usual assistant duties, phones, scheduling, admin support, coverage, etc. But more importantly, we need someone with a strong creative acumen to assist in development. Someone who wants to be a part of a growing company that’s developing and financing big, blockbuster films. At least 6 months of assistant experience preferred. Definitely room for growth. Please email cover letter, resume and references to cristalassistant@yahoo.com. 9/30

The Gersh Agency in Beverly Hills seeks an Assistant to a Talent Partner. 1-2 years agency/management experience is required. Responsibilities include rolling calls, providing administrative and client support including reviewing material, generating and scheduling auditions as well as coordinating with casting directors, managers and publicists. Ideal candidate will be personable, extremely detail-oriented, motivated, have excellent communication skills, calm under pressure and have an excellent work ethic. Bachelor’s degree is required. Those looking to become an agent preferred. Email resume and cover letter to hr@gersh.com 9/30

Boutique Entertainment Law Firm seeks an Executive/Legal Assistant to support two Associate Attorneys. Candidate should have the ability to multi-task, anticipate needs and remain calm in high-pressure situations. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills with an attention to detail. Ability to maintain a high-level of confidentiality. Take ownership of projects, following through from start to finish. Capable of prioritizing time-sensitive projects in a professional and polite manner. Responsibilities include heavy phones and client interaction, scheduling, filing, etc. Must have a minimum of 2-3 years desk experience at a law firm/ agency/management or similar entertainment company. Bachelor’s degree preferred. M-F. 9:30am – 6:30pm. Salary DOE/ Benefits. Please email cover letter and resume deanna@balentlaw.com 9/30

The Voiceover Department is looking for a self-motivated individual with a strong work ethic. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a must! Seeking a computer savvy, energetic, multitasker with the ability to remain professional and focused in a detail oriented, fast paced environment. Responsibilities include handling a heavy volume of phone calls/emails, scheduling, filing and recording/directing daily in-house voiceover auditions. Must have the ability to foster a supportive rapport with clientele, as well as keep calm in high pressure/quick turnaround situations. The ideal candidate would be okay working long hours and is interested in growth and longevity with the company. No actors please. Email resumes to talentagencyinfo@gmail.com 9/30

Various Personal Assistant Positions

We are seeking an Executive Assistant for two board members in the entertainment and education industries. We are looking for a responsible Personal Assistant to support a husband and wife duo in their new office in Brentwood. This person will provide administrative support to the office. Manages all administrative tasks, including phones, scheduling, filing, calendar, courier, for the two Partners. Organizes and maintains efficient workflow system, composes memos and correspondence on behalf of the Partners and greet clients, filmmakers, talent, agents etc. This person should type 60 wpm and be efficient working in Microsoft office. Must be technically savvy and have knowledge with modern tech devices. To apply, please send resume to careers@warnerbros.com with subject line “Personal Executive Assistant”. 9/27

Celebrity seeking part time personal assistant, knowledgeable in health and wellness, fashion, great with computers, word press, social networking and the food industry. Errands will be required. Salary negotiable. Send resume to: educatedpeoplewanted@gmail.com 9/23

Personal assistant needed for busy actor / artist photographer in his early 20s. Must be highly organized, computer proficient and social media savvy. The right candidate will have production experience, own a car, be trustworthy, reliable and discrete. Seeking someone who has flexible hours, is available to travel and can start as part time / freelance and grow into full time. Job duties include scheduling, script coverage, keeping the actor on track with all engagements, preparation and staying 1 step ahead at all times. Pay is negotiable upon experience. Please send resumes to: assistantgig2016@gmail.com 9/23

Seeking a part-time professional personal assistant. Must be highly experienced as a personal assistant. Must love dogs. Tasks include moderate bookkeeping, medical billing, taking care of dogs, very light cooking, light laundry, supervising all house vendors, house-sitting. Must be able to take charge, anticipate problems, and get it done with minimal supervision. Great at researching, being thorough, and being a critical thinker. Based in Studio City. Resumes and references to greatpersonalassistant1@gmail.com 9/20

Lionsgate Spring 2017 Internship Applications

These internship opportunities are for current students and recent grads (up to 6 months out of school).

California School of the Arts: San Gabriel Valley, Duarte, and Los Angeles County
Multiple Positions Available

NOW HIRING: Eight fabulously talented conservatory directors/chairs who will be pioneering brand new arts programs at a brand new school!

Orange County School of the Arts is opening a sister school, California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley in the 2017-2018 school year

There is no admin credential or teaching credential required for any of these positions. The ideal candidate has a professional background in their artistic field and is familiar with the educational practices related to their field. We are looking for motivated artists and educators who are excited about the opportunity to build something special from the ground up. If that's you or if you know someone who would be perfect, please share far and wide!

Currently Hiring:

Chair of Dance
Chair of Instrumental Music
Chair of Theatre
Director of Classical Voice
Director of Creative Writing
Director of Integrated Arts
Director of Production and Design/Production Manager
Director of Visual Arts

The application window for these positions closes on Friday, October 14th.

Promotions
25% Off All Tickets to "For the Record: Scorsese" at The Wallis

Sep 21 - Oct 16

The Wallis and For The Record production of

FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE

American Crime Requiem

http://thewallis.org/ftr

Enter code "FAF" in the promo box for 25% off tickets

For The Record returns to Los Angeles to celebrate legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese. The acclaimed For The Record series is a unique, genre-bending form of live entertainment turning the soundtracks of iconic filmmakers into thrilling immersive theatrical concerts. American Crime Requiem explores over 40 years of Scorsese's storytelling, his passion for music and the people who make it. The show stars an eclectic mix of artists from the worlds of music, stage and screen performing an epic setlist from GoodFellasCasinoThe DepartedThe Wolf of Wall Street and more. Part rock concert, part drama, part nightclub. All LEGENDARY!

Starring 
James Byous, Carmen Cusack, Lindsey Gort, Dionne Gipson, Olivia Harris, Doug Kreeger, Justin Mortelliti, Jason Paige, Zak Resnick, B. Slade, Pia Toscano, John Lloyd Young

THIS PRODUCTION CONTAINS SCENES WITH STRONG VIOLENCE AND VERY STRONG LANGUAGE.
GUNSHOTS WILL BE FIRED DURING THIS PERFORMANCE. THIS PRODUCTION ALSO USES ATMOSPHERIC HAZE EFFECTS, STROBE LIGHT EFFECTS AND HERBAL CIGARETTES
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR AGES UNDER 18.

Venue: BRAM GOLDSMITH THEATER 

Half-Off Tickets to The Actors' Gang Production of 1984

Thank you so much for fostering the performing arts! We're inviting everyone at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, & Television to The Actors' Gang Theater in Culver City to see: 

Orwell's 1984, September 8 through October 8, 2016  

We would love to see groups from UCLA in the audience for this production and we're offering discounted ticket prices. Bring colleagues, friends, family and be part of The Actors' Gang Season of Justice!
If you would like to buy tickets please visit: www.theactorsgang.com
 

Use Discount Code: ucla 

Take a look at our promo video for the show!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yrE4t-fKEc

I wanted to pass on a message from our Artistic Director, Tim Robbins, about our current show. Here is Tim:

Please come see our new production of George Orwell's 1984 that I have directed at the Actors Gang. We have toured around the world with this production and recently returned from a successful run at the Spoleto Festival in Italy. Although we have done this play before and wish it would cease to be relevant we have recently recast and reimagined it for these Trump/NSA/reality show times.  1984 opens September 8, and runs for 12 performances.  I hope you can join us.

Tim Robbins

CTG Presents
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and  A View From The Bridge
The Young Vic Production of Arthur Miller’s
A View From The Bridge
Directed by Ivo Van Hove

2016 Tony® Award Winner—Best Revival of a Play, Best Director

Tickets Start at $25!  Including stage seating, providing a unique opportunity to get an intimate view steps away from the action.
Don’t miss an unforgettable, intimate experience of A View From the Bridge. Our onstage seating offers a unique opportunity to get an unobstructed view steps away from the action. 
Direct from sold-out runs on the West End and Broadway comes A View From the Bridge in a searing revival from director Ivo van Hove, delivering “the stuff of Broadway legend” ( New York Post). Arthur Miller’s tale of a Brooklyn longshoreman obsessed with his 17-year-old niece and his raging jealousy over her love of an immigrant will leave audiences feeling “ridiculously blessed to have been a witness to the events you just saw” ( The New York Times).
August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
By August Wilson
Directed by Phylicia Rashad
With Greg Bryan, Keith David, Jason Dirden, Damon Gupton, Matthew Henerson, Nija Okoro, Lamar Richardson, Ed Swidey, Glynn Turman, Lillias White

Mark Taper Forum
135 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Special $35 Ticket Offer
Use Code: MRARTS
www.CenterTheatreGroup.org/promo

*Valid now through September 18 for selected seat locations.  Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers.  Excludes Sunday, September 11. Handling fees may apply. Subject to availability.

Blazing lyrical and emotional force…The spellbinding sound of a great American artist singing the history of his culture from the stage, creating a long, beautiful song out of unfathomable suffering. -- Charles Isherwood, Variety
Ambition and art collide with the business of the blues in this red hot play filled with music that made the '20s roar. An American masterpiece, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is set in 1927 Chicago during a recording session at a white-owned studio with the legendary singer—inspired by real-life Mother of the Blues Gertrude "Ma" Rainey. Tony Award® winner Phylicia Rashad directs this groundbreaking play with a powerhouse cast led by Lillias White (Broadway’s Fela! and Once on This Island), Keith David (OWN’s Greenleaf, Broadway’s Jelly’s Last Jam), and Glynn Turman (HBO’s The Wire, Showtime’s House of Lies) all returning to the Taper from Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.

Extraordinary! Ma Rainey rides on the exultant notes of the blues! -- Newsweek
Complimentary Tickets to the Laugh Factory, Hollywood
The last few months of Supply and Demand shows at the Hollywood Laugh Factory were such a success that the club has extended the run through December! If you haven't been yet, you've missed many sold out shows, Dane Cook and Tom Papa dropping by, and performances by Whitney Cummings, Jerrod Carmichael, Iliza Schlesinger, Tommy Johnagin, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Alazraqui, Steve Hofstetter, Erik Griffin, Godfrey, Neal Brennan, and more!
 
If you already have tickets, great! If not, the shows are every Wednesday through December. We have 50 complimentary tickets to each one - then they go to $5, $10, $15, and $20 as the show sells out. The Laugh Factory is supporting these shows in a big way, encouraging their most famous comedians to drop by and do surprise sets. Grab the complimentary ones before they're gone and go to as many shows as you want. To get your complimentary tickets, visit:
 
http://www.comedysupply.com/calendar.cfm?VenueID=1
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