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Varda, BrendaWHAT:
SHINE: Monthly storytelling series features true stories of positive change.
January theme is “Outside the Box”
Performances by professional and amateur storytellers
Live music by singer/songwriter Brenda Varda
Produced by Jen Bloom, Sara Mayer and Isabel Storey.
Presented by Santa Monica Repertory Theater, Storey Productions and YWCA Women’s Partnership.
Thursday, January 23*, 7:30-9:30pm.
Doors open at 7:30 pm for Guest Storyteller signup, live music and mingling. Stories start at 8:00 pm.
Series continues monthly
*Note: This is not the third Thursday of the month
YWCA Santa Monica/Westside, 2019 14th Street, Santa Monica 90405.
For more information, www.smywca.org or 310-452-2321.
Those interested in becoming a Guest Storyteller are encouraged to visit www.StoriesBloom.com in advance for monthly theme and guidelines.
ADMISSION: $5-10 Donation
FREE and plentiful parking on-site and street

New musical – one night only

What do you get when you take one part rock-and-roll-tomfoolery, one part crazy-characters, one part whiskey and stir? “Things to Ruin” a theatrical rock concert featuring the songs of Joe Iconis coming to SoCal for one night only: January 11, 2014.

A C&L Special Event

Emily Arkuss, Jeff Buco, Ben Burch, Samantha Eve, Ari Gwasdoff , Josh Hillinger, Tyler Ledon, Katharine McDonough, Jamie Mills, Kelsey Schulte, Kristofer Sundquist, Joanna Syiek
Jennifer Lin MD’ing / on the keys
Tim Thavirat on the drums
Mike Wendland on guitar
Directed by Joanna Syiek
Stage Manager: Taylor Wilkerson
Assistant Director: Mitchell Webb

New Play at the Bootleg

Day Trader

Bootleg Theater &

Small American Productions



A World Premiere Play

by Eric Rudnick

Directed by Steven Williford+

Cast: Brighid Fleming*, Tim Meinelschmidt*, Danton Stone* and Murielle Zuker*

With: Dianna Aguilar, Victoria Hannath & Tymica Spiller

Set by Stephen Gifford^

Lights by Jared A. Sayeg^

Costumes by Michele Young

Projections by Adam Flemming^

Sound by Ivan Robles

Stage Managed by Ash Nichols

Assistant Stage Managed by Madison-Margaret Huckaby

A comedy writer in a career freefall becomes convinced that he deserves

more, and sets out to write his own Hollywood ending. Truth proves

stranger than fiction as he implicates his family, his best friend, and a

bewitching young woman to get what he thinks he’s got coming. Seduction,

suspicion, and suspense become intertwined in a twisted tale of comic noir

that leaves no one unscathed.

Opens January 11 at 7pm and runs through February 16

 Thursday – Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm

Box Office & Bar open 1/2 hour before show

General Admission $25

Students & Seniors $20


*Denotes member of one of the 4A Unions

^Denotes member of USA, United Scenic Artists

+Denotes member of SDC, Stage Directors & Choreographers Union

Address:  Westlake  ~ handicap accessible

Bootleg Theater 2220 Beverly Blvd. LA 90057 213.389.3856 bootlegtheater.org

Parking: $5 in the church parking lot (Praise Christian Fellowship Church), catty corner across from the Bootleg Theater, enter on Roselake Ave.  There is also ample street parking.

Transportation: 14/37 and 200 buses

Metro provides Bus transportation to the Bootleg Theater, now Metro Rail operates till 2AM on Fridays and Saturdays. For your best route or more info, visit the Metro Trip Planner atwww.metro.net or call (323) Go Metro or (323.466.3876).

Ask: As you’re on your way, ask us anything @DayTraderPlay or at 213-389-3856.

Storytelling: The Kiss

Dusting off an old story for tomorrow night. If you want to hang and hear some artists Kiss & Tell, come on by!

Bright Stories of Positive Change
7:30-9:30 Third Thursday of Every Month
Listen to true stories from professional and amateur storytellers.  If you’d like, sign up for a chance to share your own!
Doors open at 7:30 for Guest Storyteller sign-up, music and mingling.
Stories and guest storyteller drawing start at 8.
YWCA Santa Monica/Westside
2019 14th Street Santa Monica, CA 90405
$5-$10 Suggested DonationImage
Please visit www.StoriesBloom.com for monthly theme and guidelines.
February 21 Theme: The Kiss
Live Music: Janice Anderson
February’s Invited Storytellers: 
Princella Baker * Deana Barone * Jen Bloom * Eric Bloom
Stacie Chaiken * Shannon Esra * Cindy Marie Jenkins * Frank Mundo

Trans-Media Prep for Project1979: Jackson Edition

Tonight I’m the Online Storyteller for Project1979: Jackson Edition. Alice works hard to connect the stories she gathers from YOU to every city, town, country she visits & performs.

My job is to connect wherever she is to the world online & create even more conversation online to integrate into real-time as well as future project1979 editions.
Join us tonight: 8pm PT & 9pm Jackson Wyoming time! The link to watch will post here: http://project1979.wordpress.com/
Or follow @Project1979 & on Facebook

Here I outline some of the ways Alice & I prepare for a Trans-media Storytelling experience and hurdles we faced/overcame.


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