Tuesday, 14 April 2009 00:00
CREATIVE GREEN SUSTAINABLE LIVING WORKSHOPS
Saturday, May 2nd, 10:00 am
Composting 101: Carrot Tops, Castings, and Creative Re-Use
Saturday, May 9th, 10:00 a.m. (in honor of Mother's Day)
Wednesday, May 27, 7:00 p.m.
Energy Efficiency: It's Easier Than You Think
PlaceAll Shades of Green
Saturday, May 30, 1:30 pm
(held at a private residence in Eagle Rock/Glassel Park)Cost $35
Thursday, 19 August 2010 17:00
John earned an Advanced Associates Degree from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City where he was also a member of the prestigious Academy Company. In 1996, he made his Off-Broadway debut in the US premier of English playwright Dusty Hughes’ campus drama “Bad Language” in the role of Alistair. Once relocated to Los Angeles, John gained employment working in television production and development with such companies as Spelling Television and Jim Henson as well as numerous other film and television projects.
In 2007, after what seemed an eternal hiatus, John returned to his acting roots in “The Touch” and followed that with the supporting role of ‘Ben’ in “MOM”. He can be seen currently in the recurring role of ‘Guy’ on the web-series “We Have To Stop Now” and was most recently cast in the lead of Film McQueen’s new full-length feature “Meth Head,” Which he has also signed on as co-producer.
John is also writing a one man show based on his life.
West Hollywood Gay Men's Forum
The City of West Hollywood will host the "Gay Men's Forum: Dialogue and Workshops" on Saturday, May 2, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Fiesta Hall at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood. This FREE day-long event will focus on the theme: "Where We've Been. Where We Are. Where We're Heading" and will include contemporary experiences of gay men, panel discussions featuring a range of perspectives from the Gay community, special performances and interactive workshops. The event is free.
"Where We've Been. Where We Are. Where We're Heading" is the premise of the
West Hollywood Gay Men's Forum," said West Hollywood Councilmember John Duran.
"The rationale for these three premises is simple. We cannot understand why we
face the things we face as gay men if we don't understand our
nncontemporary history, and that's why we'll start the day with a theatrical
performance by Michael Kerns and fellow actors, which will walk us from the
biggest stepping stones in LGBT history from Stonewall days to Prop 8.
The Gay Men's Forum will also feature panels focusing on a variety of issues impacting gay men's lives. Some of these issues include life in the circuit party and drugs, apathy and political involvement, intimacy issues and relationships for gay men, nurturing up and coming gay leaders, HIV positive v. HIV negative: a divided community, and more.
The forum is being held in collaboration with the City of West Hollywood's Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board, community organizations and the City's Social Services Division.
To RSVP, please call (323) 848-6381. For more information, please contact Corey Roskin, Hernan Molina or Larissa Fooks at (323) 848-6460. For the deaf and hard of hearing, please call ( 323) 848- n6496.
here to view pictures from last year's Gay Men's Forum
Wednesday, 11 August 2010 17:00
Tanya H. Ko was born in Korea, and immigrated to the United States in 1982.
In 1987, she won first place in the Echo's Literature Contest in Poetry and second place in the Christian Literature Contest in Poetry.
In 1993, her first book of poetry, Generation One Point Five, was published critical praise.
Mother's Diary from Generation One Point Five, her first collection of essays, was published in 2002.
The Korean Journal of Dallas, Texas, placed the book on their "Recommended Reading " list.
Her latest book, Yellow Flowers on a Rainy Day documents the journey of a young woman from courtship through marriage to motherhood nwith all of the surprises of life included.
In simple and touching poetry, the author speak s about the frustrations and joys of raising children.
The words go straight to the heart.
She lives in Racho Palos Verdes with her husband and three children and a dog.
Her web site is www.poet.or.kr/tanyako
and you can hear her on radio every other TTuesday at AM1650 around AM:10:10-10:35 (enjoy her in Korean)
The Ocean and Me
Before this live,
Maybe I was water.
When I stand in front of the ocean,n
I am so peaceful.
When the waves
come to me,
I throw myself to the
water and I become water.
When I stay in the water for one hour,
my heart becomes like an ocean;
my soul, soft like babe seaweed.
I don't say anything
but the sea knows.
Even thought the sea doesn't say anything,
I was the sea.
When I stand
in front of the ocean,
I become blue water.
Monday, 16 August 2010 17:00
Monday, 09 March 2009 22:40
The Renal Support Network is producing a play called Who Lives? to open in Los Angeles at the Pico Playhouse on March 12, 2009 for World Kidney Day. The play will run from March 12 - 29, 2009. This production will serve as a platform for discussion, education and outreach on the importance of prevention of chronic kidney disease, the miracle of dialysis and organ donation awareness.
Monday, 09 March 2009 10:51
I remember the first time I saw Renley's picture on the front page of the Globe. He and the “Wolf” had been trading headlines for some time. One week it was Renley Dumont, the sharp tongued prosecutor with little regard for standard court tact, getting found in contempt yet again. The next, it was the latest kill by the bloodthirsty “Wolf of Hyde Park”, so named because of the neighborhood where the killer liked to dispose of the savagely slain victims. There was no clear connection to be made by the average reader at that point, but I knew something was amiss. Little did I know the day I finally met Renley in person would be the day I discovered the truth. For Boston, it was a scorcher, one of the rare days that got over 90 degrees, nnand Renley had just finished fighting a fire among the press...
“Once again, I do not advocate going above the law, even if it is ineffectual at times.” Renley adjusted a pair of coke bottle glasses resting upon his hawkish nose and magnifying his eyes ridiculously. “The statement I made yesterday was a temporary error in judgment. The laws we have in place are there for a reason, they serve us more often than not. The occasional individual that slips through the cracks is no reason to demolish the entire structure.”
The lack of conviction in his voice was obvious. Everyone present on the steps of the courthouse had to know he was simply covering his ass, nothing more.
“So you think today's judgment was one of those occasions?” A reporter said, thrusting a microphone towards him.
“It's not for me to make that judgment. The jury found for the defendant, Mr. Simms, and I accept that.”
“But do you believe they found in error?” Another reporter shouted. It was a silly question. He was just fishing for an angry response.
“I'm the prosecutor. Are you really going to ask me that? Again, what I believe is irrelevant in light of the court's decision. The jury is made up of human beings, so it is susceptible to error. We can only hope to honor justice more times than we fail. Thank you very much.”
Renley ignored the rest of the questions as he made his way through the press gang to a cab waiting for him on the curb.
He did a double take when he sat down and found me already seated within.
“Who are you?” Renley made it sound like an accusation.
“Allen Derby,” I said, holding out my hand. “I was told I could interview for the assistant's job personally.”
Renley quickly nodded his head, holding his own hand up not to shake, but to stop me from talking.
“Yeah, now I remember. You're the young hotshot from Iowa or whatever. I hope you realize, Allen, that whatever favor you cashed in will only get you so far. I don't let just anyone join my team. I don't care who you know.”
“I am confident I will be a...”
“Save it. Words only count in ncourt, kid.” He clicked open his briefcase and pulled out some choice papers. “Have you been following this trial?”
“Well then, you must be at least partially aware of what we're up against. These mob guys have a lot of money, and they can buy some pretty convincing friends.”
He wasn't physically
impressive, his small frame and angular features coupled with pale skin and
greasy black hair, made him appear frail and sickly. His quick, precise
movements told another story, however. The more I watched him, the more I
realized that he had an uncanny awareness of the world around him, regardless of
where he was looking. The thick lenses of his glasses must have hampered his
peripheral vision. Nevertheless, he was never caught off balance by a sharp turn
from the driver, even when
was buried in
files. There was something
else, too. He possessed a rare natural confidence and determination that was
hard to miss and always present in the way he moved and spoke. I couldn't help
but admire the strange little man. To be continued
Published in Writers
Wednesday, 04 March 2009 00:00
MAKIN’ HAY by Matthew Goldsby is a rollicking but thought-provoking show making its WORLD PREMIERE at Actors Co-op on Friday, February 27. With a colorful palette of country music, this fun-loving musical examines the ecstasy, misery, joy and agony of love.
Performances areFridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM. Saturday matinees are scheduled on March 7 and March 14 at 2:30 PM. MAKIN’ HAY closes Sunday, April 5, 2009.
For reservations, all you need to do is call the box office at (323) 462-8460. If you want to save a little money, come with a group of six or more and the box office will cut you a special deal! Plus, the theatre is really easy to find. And the parking is FREE!
Actors Co-op’s Crossley Terrace Theatre is nlocated at 1760 N. Gower Street, Hollywood, CA 90028, on the campus of Hollywood Presbyterian Church, one block north of Hollywood Boulevard, just off the Gower Street exit of the 101 Hollywood Freeway. Free, well-lit parking is available on Carlos Street (1/2 block east of Gower).
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Tuesday, 03 March 2009 00:00
Opening night March 6th, @ 8 PM! "Backstage Grease" is the new show written and directed by Pennkin Wright. This wonderful comedy with singing, dancing, laughter and truth was written, directed, and produced on a shoestring budget. It's a great show, with a great cast! A fine example of L.A. theatre. Come and see for yourself!
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Sunday, 01 March 2009 21:23
by Christopher Durang
-opens February 20 and runs Fridays and Saturdays through March 7th.
-Showtime is at 8pm at the Actor's Playpen Theater, 1514 N Gardner St in WEHO (off Sunset).
& nnbsp; & nbsp; -Tickets are $15 advance/$20 at the door and can be purchased onlie at,
www.plays411.net/beyond or call 323.960.7721
Bruce and Prudence are deeply into therapy. Prudence's macho therapist is urging her to be more assertive while Bruce's wacky female therapist wants him to meet women by placing a personal ad. She does not fully comprehend that Bruce has a male lover who is not pleased by Bruce's desire to date a woman: Prudence. Bruce doesn't know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and Prudence doesn't know what to make of her unpredictable new boyfriend. They do learn to live beyond therapy in this delightful Off Broadway hit that moved successfully to nBroadway.
"Offers the best therapy of all: guaranteed laughter." Time.
Starring: David Llyod Smith, Erin Stegeman, Jackson Gutierrez,
Beth Johnson, Babak Motzavi,
Director: Richell Morrissey
& nnbsp; & nbsp; Stage Manager: Lainie King
Set Designer: Morgan Stewart
See you there! (FREE JELLO SHOT OPENING NIGHT IF YOU MENTION THIS EMAIL!)
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