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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

Special Needs Transition: podcast

I work with The Help Group to increase their outreach online. One of their programs, Advance LA, is relatively new with many social skills events and transitional efforts for the young adults and parents alike.

Follow @AdvanceLA & http://www.advancela.org for more

I first met Gloria Perez-Walker through Art Meza of the Cypress Park Library, all on Twitter. She’s a wonderful, honest spirit who uses her own experiences to aid parents navigating the autism world. A few weeks ago I answered a tweet where she asked about after school programs, and connected her to Dr. Amy Griffiths, Director of Advance LA.

They had a great interview, and it’s interesting to know what’s out there even if you don’t need the services.

By the way, is it incredibly cool that part of my job is to attend their Halloween events and tweet about them? I think it is.

Listen to internet radio with Advocacy for Busy Parents on Blog Talk Radio. 
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If you like this post, tomorrow’s Funding Fridays highlights the creators of Stay Then Go, a film about how autism affects the family. Watch the video.

Some great Shakespeare happens all the time in Los Angeles, and my client 24th ST Theatre has a very special engagement mentioned.

Shakespeare in LA

Looking for a way to get your Shakespeare fix now that summer is over? Check out what’s happening around Southern California below.

Advent Theatre has several more performances of Twelfth Night to benefit The North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry happening at First Christian Church of North Hollywood. Directed by Brett Elliott and Jason Rennie, performances run through October 14th (Friday, Saturday evenings, Sunday matinee). Ticket prices: General Admission $20, Students & Seniors $15, and Groups of 8 or more.

Griot Theatre of the West Valley previews Julius Caesar tonight and will continue its run through November 11, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Post-show discussions will be held with the actors and director following the performances on October 14 and 28. Bethel Encino 17500 Burbank Blvd. Encino, CA 91316. If you’re in Hollywood you can catch New American Theatre’sJulius Caesar at the McCadden Place Theatre through October…

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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

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