A friend of mine’s been working on her own adaptation of The Papin Sisters story, better known as the sisters in Jean Genet’s The Maids who [spoiler alert] end up killing their mistress.
But this looks to be an entirely different production…….I’ve seen Naomi’s past work, and admire her imagination, story-telling and ensemble work. As an added bonus, all the ticket sales go directly to her actors and team, some of whom have been workingon this show since January.
Here’s a taste:
Our New (Acro)Door from Diavolo: Architecture in Motion
As you may have notice in our pictures and videos over the last couple days, we have a new door! But not just any door, this one comes to us courtesy ofDiavolo: Architecture in Motion and is fully equipped to handle the acrobatics and high-flying skills of our ensemble!
though some people still tend to doze off on from time to time…
But in the end, we just end up hanging out.
All in all, our ensemble and production team have been working tirelessly to get ready for our opening night. So, if you are in the L.A. area, and haven’t got your tickets yet – seating is very limited!
Is it harder for two comedians to survive an apocalypse or Hollywood? Diani & Devine spent five months making their initial video (below) & release 1 or 3 new ones every day. You also may just see a familiar face in #Apocatips #14 .
Michael Kass is an award winning storyteller, writer and actor whose experience ranges from work with folks like Tony Award winning director Mary Zimmerman to telling naughty tales for five drunk guys in a bar. He’s a regular at storytelling venues around Los Angeles like The Moth, Taboo Tales, Spark Off Rose, Storyworthy and others. Ceremony, premiering at the Hollywood Fringe Festival this year, is his first stab at a full length solo performance.
In addition to his creative work, Michael also works with nonprofits to develop strategies for sustainable growth, fundraising and communications. He has been privileged to work with clients including Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company, Pasadena Playhouse and up ‘n coming LA companies like Theatre Dybbuk and Lower Depth Theater Ensemble.
“THE SELLING” is a supernatural comedy about a real estate agent trying to sell a haunted house written and produced by Gabe and co-produced by Etta. It premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2011 and has played at over 25 festivals since then. It won both the Audience and Jury Awards for Best Feature at the Friar’s Club Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Tallgrass Film Festival, the Best Feature, Actor, and Director awards at the Idyllwild Film Festival, and swept the Los Angeles Comedy Festival awards for Best Feature, Actor, Ensemble, Screenplay, Director, and Best of Fest.
It stars Gabriel Diani, Jonathan Klein, Janet Varney, and Etta Devine. With Nancy Lenehan and Barry Bostwick as “Father Jimmy.”
They ran 2 successful Kickstarter campaigns which resulted in publishing Huck Finn: The Robotic Edition as well as screenings of their film festival hit “The Selling” in major cities nationwide. Currently they’re creating fundraising videos making a nonprofit theatre company stand out from the holiday crowd and their web series Mary Olson is not to be missed.
What does it take to make your Kickstarter goals? How to prepare? What to expect? Find out!