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Build a Sustainable Arts Career – live stream w/ Diane Rodriguez

east la rep logoEAST LA REP invites you to:

by appointment with Diane Rodriguez
March 6, 2013 @ 8pm pst
@ EAST LA REP’s office, 1350 San Pablo St. LA CA 90033
(in the Legacy LA compound – parking available in the gated lot)

by appointment, is held on select dates during EAST LA REP’s Office Hours, and features a special guest(s) discussing topics of particular interest. It is moderated by Juan E. Carrillo, Creative Director.

It is open and free to the public and streamed live via Cindy Marie Jenkins beginning at 8pm pst. 

For our upcoming appointment we are proud to present:diane rod
Diane Rodriguez, performer, writer, director, producer
With her topic of interest, “Sustaining a Career” staying in it for the long haul….

Diane is an Obie Award winning theatre artist who directs, writes and performs. She is Associate Producer and Director of New Play Production at the multiple Tony Award winning Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles and is an Associate Member of Cornerstone Theater. For ten years she was a Resident Artist and Director of the Mark Taper Forum’s Latino Theatre Initiative, a comprehensive Latino play and audience development program.

Diane most recently directed premieres of Erik Patterson’s Sick for Playwrights Arena and Cave Quest by Les Thomas at East West Players, both in Los Angeles. She directed Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel at City Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA and John Belluso’s Pryetown for City Theatre and Playwrights Arena in Los Angeles; Nilo Cruz’s Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams at Victory Gardens in Chicago, and Dan Guerrero’s Gaytino (World Premiere) at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Developmentally, she has directed works by Kirsten Greenidge, Octavio Solis, Cherrie Moraga, Polly Penn, and Nilo Cruz.

For nearly ten seasons, she was a leading actress for the seminal company, El Teatro Campesino. At the Mark Taper Forum she originated the roles of Zoila in Lisa Loomer’s Living Out and Minerva in Luis Alfaro’s Breakfast Lunch and Dinner. She has appeared in over twenty-five film and television projects. She was a founder of the comedy group, Latins Anonymous.

She is an anthologized writer, and has written special features for the Los Angeles Times Calendar Section. She wrote the book and was Supervising Director for Barbie Live: The Princess Adventures a Mattel Toy, Inc. production that premiered in Buenos Aires and Latin American in 2008. Her latest play is titled, Living Large in a Mini Kind of Way. She lives with her husband in Echo Park.

EAST LA REP is collaborating with Cindy Marie Jenkins and streaming live by appointment with Diane Rodriguez on her site, Beyond the Blurb @ 8pm pst. If the tech Gods are not on our side, we promise to record and post the appointment on Beyond the Blurb and it will be included on the EAST LA REP YouTube channel.

Office Hours @ EAST LA REP
1350 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles, CA. 90033

Wednesday evenings…7:30-10:30
Hosted by Juan E. Carrillo
The office is open just for you.
Come to the library if you want a quiet area to work in.
Come to our office if you want to socialize, share, or create.
Come to the “big space” if you need room to fly.
Meet new people, find a home, network or just hang out.
Contact Juan: 323-649-9981 or henryeastla@gmail.com

EAST LA REP a creative center that puts the people, art, culture and history of East L.A., front and center.

More Time to Fringe!

 If you followed me last June, you know I am a huge fan of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Along with infusing a sense of community into the arts scene, it also encouraged me to try new methods of outreach. The Let’s Fringe! interviews conducted through Bitter Lemons LA & Google+ Hangouts last year sparked the Arts Outreach Channel now in process.

The main issue many have with the Festival is they don’t have time to see as much as they’d like. Enter the relentless Fringe Staff with their announcement that the dates are extending! Here’s the release with all the info.

Even if you aren’t in Hollywood, follow their online platforms. Everyone can take a lesson or two in galvanizing artists from these folks.

And stay tuned for some announcements regarding Fringe on my end…….you might want to press “Follow this blog.” Just a suggestion!


Hollywood Fringe Festival Press Contact:
Stacy Jones Hill
Communications Director
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
For Immediate Release
Hollywood Fringe Festival Extends 2013 Dates to Include Additional Week
Hollywood, CA– The Hollywood Fringe Festival (www.hollywoodfringe.org) announced today that the fourth annual festival will be a week longer than the three previous fests. The fourth annual festival will take place June 13th-30th after a week of Previews taking place June 6th-11th. The festival is now one of the largest uncensored performing arts festivals in the country, and extending the length will expand opportunities for both artists and audience members. The festival sold 25,000 tickets in 2012, giving back all $200,000 to participating artists and venues. Festival organizers feel confident that an additional seven days of Fringe will help to keep ticket sales growing at a steady pace.
“Since 2010, we’ve made it our mission to include all types of artists and arts supporters, adopting a ‘come-one-come-all’ mentality meant to unite us in our endeavors to create. A very special community has emerged, one that encourages and cherishes the work of others,” says Ben Hill, Hollywood Fringe Festival Director. “This supportive community is part of the reason our attendance has increased dramatically from year to year. By adding an additional week for Fringe 2013, we hope that we can provide a wider range of entertainment for audiences while also welcoming more producing groups into our already-diverse pool of performing artists.”

Hill and other organizers behind the Hollywood Fringe are planning to host a number of Town Halls and Workshops to assist venues, participants and other community members prepare for the festival. The first of these Town Halls will focus on the Registration process and will be held on January 17th at 7:00pm atTheatre Asylum. Those that can’t attend the event are encouraged to listen to recordings that will be posted on the Hollywood Fringe blog.

Registration for the Hollywood Fringe opens February 1st and closes on April 1st. The event is open and non-curated; any artistic group able to book a venue within the festival’s boundaries may register. Registration for the festival is a three-step process. The first step is the creation of a project page (http://hollywoodfringe.org/add_project) on the festival’s site. Second, the project must be booked at a participating venue within the festival’s boundaries. Once the venue deal has been completed, groups can complete registration by paying the registration fee. The first two steps can be started before February 1st. Read more about the registration process here.
Traditional theatre spaces as well as temporary or DIY spaces are encouraged. Venues can list their space on the festival’s website starting today. Participants may attempt to book a venue that has already signed up, or they may bring their own venue. All registrations complete before April 1st will receive placement in the Festival’s Guide, which will be distributed throughout Hollywood and greater Los Angeles starting May 2013. Registrations completed after that time will be included in listings on the Fringe’s website.
Key Dates for 2013:
November 1st- Venue Sign Up Open
February 1st- Registration Open
April 1st- Registration Deadline for Guide Inclusion
June 6th-11th- Fringe Previews
June 12th- Fringe Opening Night Gala
June 13th-30th- 4th Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival
June 30th- Fringe Award Ceremony & Closing Night Party
The organization needs volunteers and interns throughout the year. Any interested persons may learn more here:http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/learn/index/132
Want more information? Contact the festival at support@hollywoodfringe.org or by visiting the website at www.HollywoodFringe.org.
Follow @hollywoodfringe on Twitter (or use the #hff13 hashtag), become a fan of our facebook page, or check us out on tumblr.

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