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Epic Weekend of Wonder

Let’s see if I can possibly give you the vibe of this weekend in photos. Details on each event below.

FRIDAY

Deb & Jay at 24th ST Theatre asked me to take part in their KPFK interview about "Walking the Tightrope"

Deb & Jay at 24th ST Theatre asked me to take part in their KPFK interview about “Walking the Tightrope”

After KPFK, I jetted off to Wondercon! Tickets courtesy of my fabulous Wedb Series Watch co-hort Patty Jean Robinson. Click image for more coverage as we post.

After KPFK, I jetted off to Wondercon! Tickets courtesy of my fabulous Web Series Watch co-hort Patty Jean Robinson. Click image for more coverage as we post.

SATURDAY

Everyone staring at their devices is a great sign when you run a Twitter workshop! More on this soon & click image for upcoming classes.

Everyone staring at their devices is a great sign when you run a Twitter workshop! More on this soon & click image for upcoming classes.

Had to stop into 24th ST Theatre to say hi between shows & see some friends. (Photo by Lindsay of Expressing Motherhood).

Had to stop into 24th ST Theatre to say hi between shows & see some friends. (Photo by Lindsay of Expressing Motherhood).

I came home to my husband hosting Tabletop Day with many friends. I won Zombie Dice! Makes sense, since I felt like a zombie on Saturday night.

I came home to my husband hosting Tabletop Day with many friends. I won Zombie Dice! Makes sense, since I felt like a zombie by Saturday night.

SUNDAY

Back to Wondercon: This attendee told creators of Husbands the Series that their work inspired her to create her own transgender superhero.

Back to Wondercon: This attendee told creators of Husbands the Series that their work inspired her to create her own transgender superhero.

...And here is my post-Con to-do list. Look for reviews & write-ups on Web Series Watch & The Comics Observer.

…And here is my post-Con to-do list. Look for reviews & write-ups on Web Series Watch & The Comics Observer.

I learned so much from friends, old and new, this weekend. Everyone’s creativity and drive inspires me to better my own work.

Thank you. 

DETAILS

The Geek Supremacy Project

I had a blast talking with Gregory Hall about everything geeky – from He-Man to Shakespeare, history, mythology, 24th ST Theatre and griffithmarketing for self-producers. 

Have a listen. Would love your thoughts!

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Some Things Change, Some Things Stay the Same

One of my favorite sites reviews one of my favorite plays.

pLAywriting in the city

By Raquel Sanchez
Staff Writer

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“She looked like an ordinary woman, but inside beat the heart of a tightrope walker.” Imagine you are told your grandmother, whom you love dearly, is gone because she joined the circus to walk the tightrope. What kind of imagery does this concoct? A childlike mind might envision clowns and acrobats, cotton candy, and ice-cream cones or the wonder of that grandmother in a sparkly dress, carrying a pink umbrella while walking a tightrope. How could my grandma pass up on such a grand opportunity? But in the midst of these visions, the following thought might also emerge: How can grandma just leave me behind?

Death is a delicate topic for adults to confront, but how is it shared with children?  When a pet dies, how often have we heard parents tell their children, “Oh Miffy ran away,” or “Goldie left for the pet farm…

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Veterans Day: the Reality of Stories

At a wedding right after “The Hurt Locker” premiered, my husband Dan spoke with a family friend on leave from the military. This friend didn’t understand why anyone would want to watch a movie like “The Hurt Locker,” why we would want to see that story on screen. Dan explained that we have no idea what daily life is in the military is like, and especially not those specific stories.

That’s all it took for the family friend to understand. He never considered that we, artists in Los Angeles, might want to get a glimpse of understanding his work.
I think it really hit him in a positive manner.
Yesterday I saw La Razon Blindada, the production that transferred from 24th ST to Rubicon Theatre Company. I knew the basic premise: two political prisoners meet every Sunday at 3pm and cannot move from chairs or remove their hands from the table (true story). To sustain their sanity, their reason behind bars (thus the title, which translates to The Armored Reason), they tell each other stories. Read more….

My 1st Dia de los Muertos !

I began as Outreach & Marketing Director for 24th ST in August, and have been looking forward to tonight ever since:

Their 7th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival!

My job is to document and pull stories from this major community event to weave into the overall 15th Anniversary Story-line.

Here are all the ways you can keep in touch with my adventures tonight:

Twitter ~ Facebook ~ YouTube (quick uploads to mine then more on 24th ST’s) ~ Instagram @cindymariej (all tagged #24thST) ~ Pinterest ~ Tumblr

September in Outreach

I’ll be the first to admit that September was insane. Here’s why:

SEPTEMBER OUTREACH HIGHLIGHTS:

WHAT: Ban This! Book Signing

WHERE: at the Cypress Park Library

HEARD ABOUT IT FROM: Art Meza @CypressParkLAPL

WHY IT WAS RAD: “I listened, I learned, I read, and it saved my life.” -Adrianna Simone

There was a live-blog here before I had fought with my former domain host, but hope to re-create it in the near future. In the meantime, check out the Pinterest pictures on my board “Good Reading”.

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WHAT: By Appointment w/ Luis Alfaro 

WHERE:  East LA Rep

HEARD ABOUT IT FROM: Jesus Reyes, Artistic Director of East LA Rep who asked me to live stream

WHY IT WAS RAD: “All that art requires of you is to change.” If you need any sort of encouragement or inspiration, listen to Luis for just a few minutes.

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WHAT: Theatre Through an Interpreter [Video Series & Talkback]

WHERE: 24th ST Theatre

HEARD ABOUT IT FROM: Part of my Outreach Consulting

WHY IT WAS RAD: After a performance in Spanish w. English super-titles, we talked about communicating through English, ASL & Spanish – in all three languages at once! [Video available soon] Read Audience Response.

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WHAT: ARTmageddonLA

WHERE: Across Los Angeles

HEARD ABOUT IT FROM: Diana Wyenn asked me to run Social Media Strategy w/ Jim Halloran

WHY IT WAS RAD: Refocused negative energy from Carmageddon II into a movement towards local art; a movement for audiences and artists alike.

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WHAT: DIY Day at the Broad Humor Film Festival. Co-panelist Erika Cervantes from Comediva & I talked to filmmakers on the importance of social media even before you have a product (but not before you have content).

WHERE: The Electric Lodge in Venice

HEARD ABOUT IT FROM: LA FPI (Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative)

WHY IT WAS RAD: A selection of quotes from other panels:

“Auditioning is its own genre of acting.”

“Silk is our enemy, cotton is our friend.”

“Isn’t there a button where you can take out the airplane in my shot?”

“I wrote for Friday the 13th, the series. I can kill six people an hour.”

“We believe that filmmakers should be able to live through their art.”

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UPCOMING OCTOBER OUTREACH

WED 10/4 at 4pm – The Bechdel Test Talks with Etta Devine & Caroline Sharp

MON 10/8 at 2pm – Indy Convergence Artist Check-in w/ Ellen Denham

WED 10/10 at 10am – Web Series Watch w/ Patty J. Robinson

SUN 10/14 – MON 10.15 – NASA Social at Goldstone Deep Space Network!

TUES 10.16  at 9am – Outreach Nerd w/ Rachel Stoll

Full Calendar available

YouTube channel

Facebook.com/theCMJstories

Remember your 1st time?

24th Street Theatre hired me to handle their Outreach/Marketing for the 15th Anniversary Season, now in full swing.

There are many reasons why this work excites me, not the least of which is the fact that my job is to tell the stories coming out of this amazing theatre every single day.

One highlight, though, is the 1st time campaign. We want people to feel welcome bringing their kids to 24th ST for their first experience of theatre, and so our friends & staff are telling me about their 1st times.

Remember yours? Share it!

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