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9/20 Portrait of a Soul (PCW New Works)

09/18/2016

This Tuesday, September 20th, we will be reading another play in our New Works Series, PORTRAIT OF A SOUL by Elisa Manzini.

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Elisa Manzini is a playwright from Los Angeles, CA. She is a member of the Actors Studio and has had plays produced by the Greenway Theatre. In her new work, PORTRAIT OF A SOUL, a woman shows up at a famous painter’s home asking him to paint her portrait. There is only one problem…he doesn’t paint portraits. Over the next few days, their worlds begin to unravel In front of one another. Both looking to heal from their individual pasts with a moment of artistic expression, they find that maybe what they are both in search of, is closer than they ever imagined. 

WHERE:
The Complex, MC Studio (located upstairs)
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood 90038

WHEN:
Tuesday, September 20th
7:00pm

PARKING:
Please try to be on time by taking into account Rush Hour Traffic and Parking. There is metered parking in the area, and after 7:00pm, the meters are FREE. Parking is usually more available North of Santa Monica, on surrounding streets like Wilcox and Lexington.

ADMISSION:
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.

CAST:
DAVE – Lucas Alifano*
CHARLOTTE – Azo Safo*
STEVE – Sam Coffman

*Play Club West VIP

9/6 Wigfield

09/04/2016

This Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 6th, we will be reading the play WIGFIELD written by Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert, adapted for the stage by Pamela Eberhardt.

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WIGFIELD is about the small Can Do town that just May Not. Pompous and Passionate Author Russell Hokes is sent out on a mission by his book publishers to write a story about the disappearing American main streets. The brave lives of small town residents in middle America. He stumbles upon the “town” Wigfield and its kooky and equally passionate residents. Will they survive the governments shut down of their town? Will they be heard by the powers that be? Are they an actual town? 

WHERE:
The Complex, Dorie Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood 90038

WHEN:
Tuesday, September 6th
7:00pm

PARKING:
Please try to be on time by taking into account Rush Hour Traffic and Parking. There is metered parking in the area, and after 7:00pm, the meters are FREE. Parking is usually more available North of Santa Monica, on surrounding streets like Wilcox and Lexington.

ADMISSION:
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.

CAST:
RUSSELL HOKES – Travis James Riner*
PLAYERS A & I, UDELL, FLEET HOLLINGER – John Ross Clark*
PLAYER B, JULIAN, JUDGE – Christine Cronin*
PLAYER C, CINNAMON, RAVEN – Emily Clark*
PLAYER D, RAJA CHUHAS – Azo Safo*
PLAYER E, HYPERION 1, HOYT, DOTTIE – Pamela Eberhardt
PLAYER F, CARLA, THEA – Hannah Doty*
PLAYER G, LENARE, SAWYER – Adam Aguilar
PLAYER H, ELEANORE, ENNIS – Juliette Gao
PLAYER J, DONNIE, MAE ELLA – Tiffany Brain*
HALSTEAD, DILLARD – Teresa Waxer
FARBER, HYPERION 2, NARRATOR – My-Ishia Cason-Brown*

*Play Club West VIP

8/30 Drop Dead Gorgeous

08/28/2016

This Tuesday, AUGUST 30th, our weekly cold readings FINALLY return! This week it’s the 1999 mockumentary film DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, written by Lona Williams.

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DROP DEAD GORGEOUS is a 1999 American dark comedy film directed by Michael Patrick Jann and starring Kirstie Alley, Ellen Barkin, Denise Richards, Brittany Murphy, Kirsten Dunst, and Amy Adams in her film debut. Shot in a mockumentary format, it follows the contestants in a beauty pageant called the Sarah Rose Cosmetics Mount Rose American Teen Princess Pageant, held in the small fictional town of Mount Rose, Minnesota in which various contestants begin to die in suspicious ways.

WHERE:
The Complex, Dorie Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood 90038

WHEN:
Tuesday, August 30th
7:00pm

PARKING:
Please try to be on time by taking into account Rush Hour Traffic and Parking. There is metered parking in the area, and after 7:00pm, the meters are FREE. Parking is usually more available North of Santa Monica, on surrounding streets like Wilcox and Lexington.

ADMISSION:
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.

CAST:
MEGHAN ALLISON* – Amber Atkins, Tina, Pregnant Fry Girl
EMILY CLARK* – Becky Leeman, Colleen, Female Reporter #2
TERESA WAXER – Loretta, Fry Girl #1, Janelle Betz, Terry, Female Prisoner
AZO SAFO* – Annette, Mary Johnson, Female Mourner # 1, Leslie Miller, Cathy
SAM COFFMAN – Hank Vilmes, Adam West, Pat, Brett, Tammy Curry, Rocker Kid #2, Twin Officer #2
STEPHAN EARLY* – Elderly Man/Mayor, Lester Leemen, Molly Holward, Pastor, Mr. Melchoir, Super, Male Reporter
CHRISTY BELL* – Gladys Leeman, Iona Hilderbrandt, Chloris, Jean Kangas, Miss Minneapolis
KATE PURNELL* – Iris Clark, Twin Officer #2, Lisa Swenson, Connie, Tess, Female Reporter #1
CHRISTINE CRONIN* – Male Pageant Announcer, Harold Vilmes, Mrs Howard, Tony, Rocker Kid #1, Scott
ABBEY VEFFER – Mr. Howard, Documentarian, Twin Officer #1, John, Mr. Larson, Fireman #1

*Play Club West VIP

8/23 3rd Annual UA Gala!

08/21/2016

TICKETS http://uagala.eventbrite.com

3rd Annual UA Gala

The Unknown Artists’
THIRD ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA

The Unknown Artists bring you our 3rd annual fundraising gala, featuring a silent auction, a refreshment hour (snacks and drinks), and cabaret performances, including a sneak peek of the shows in our upcoming season. Join us at the Dorie Theatre at the Complex on August 23rd, and help us continue our goal of making Unknown Artists known!

Dorie Theatre at the Complex
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90038

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23rd
Refreshment Hour & Silent Auction begin at 7:00pm
Cabaret Performance at 8:00pm

TICKETS
$20 Online, Cash at the Door
http://uagala.eventbrite.com/

Featuring performances by…

Lucas Alifano*
Meghan Allison*
My-Ishia Cason-Brown*
Cody Clark*
Emily Clark*
Christine Cronin*
Pamela Eberhardt
Juliette Gao
Oscar Gubelman*
Vincent Perez*
Tripp Pettigrew*
Andy Ramirez
Azo Safo*
Sunshine Marie Smith
Amanda Spinella
Whitney Tenney

With Gayle Bluemel on the Piano!

*Company Member, The Unknown Artists

After the Fall (Limited Engagement)

08/15/2016

The Unknown Artists Present:
AFTER THE FALL
by Arthur Miller

TICKETS AT http://uaafterthefall.eventbrite.com/

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Often called the most autobiographical of Arthur Miller’s plays, “After the Fall” probes deeply into the psyche of Quentin, a man who ruthlessly revisits his past to explain the catastrophe that is his life. His journey backward takes him through a troubled upbringing, the bitter death of his mother, and a series of failed relationships. One of these, an ill-fated marriage to the charming and beautiful Maggie, who went from operating a switchboard to become a self-destructive star – a singer everyone wanted a piece of. With tremendous psychological acuity and depth, and a brilliant, dreamlike structure, “After the Fall” draws on Miller’s own life – the story of a man striving to comprehend his feelings for his friends, family and the women he has loved.

WHEN:
August 19th – September 3rd
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT (6 Performances)

WHERE:
The Complex, Dorie Theater
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood 90038

TICKETS:
$20 online, $25 at the door
http://uaafterthefall.eventbrite.com/

CAST:
QUENTIN – Andy Hirsch^
MAGGIE – Meghan Allison*
MOTHER – Christy Bell*
FATHER – John Ross Clark*^
HOLGA – Heather Lynn Smith, Whitney Tenney (8/27)
MICKEY – Jim McCaffree
LOU – Skip Pipo
FELICE – Kate Purnell*
ELSIE – Azo Safo*
DAN/ENSEMBLE – Brett Chapin
CARRIE/ENSEMBLE – Juliette Gao

CREATIVE TEAM:
DIRECTOR – John Ross Clark*^
PRODUCERS – Meghan Allison*, Emily Clark*
COSTUME DESIGN – Abbey K. Veffer
LIGHTING/MULTIMEDIA DESIGN – Martyn Tyler
SET DESIGN – Cody Clark*, John Ross Clark*^
MASTER CARPENTER – Dan Ames
CREW – Adam Aguilar
GRAPHIC DESIGN – Leslie Ranne

*Company Member, The Unknown Artists
^Appearing courtesy of the Actor’s Equity Association

7/26 The Shawshank Redemption

07/24/2016

This Tuesday, JULY 26th we will be reading the 1994 film, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, written and directed by Frank Darabont.

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THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont, and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Adapted from the Stephen King novella “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption,” the film tells the story of Andy Dufresne, a banker who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murder of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. During his time at the prison, he befriends a fellow inmate, Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, and finds himself protected by the guards after the warden begins using him in his money-laundering operation.

WHERE:
The Complex
**M.C. THEATRE FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY**
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood 90038

WHEN:
Tuesday, July 26th
7:00pm

PARKING:
Please try to be on time by taking into account Rush Hour Traffic and Parking. There is metered parking in the area, and after 7:00pm, the meters are FREE. Parking is usually more available North of Santa Monica, on surrounding streets like Wilcox and Lexington.

ADMISSION:
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.

CAST:
PAT LENTZ* – Red Redding
BRANT ROTNEM – Andy Dufresne
CHRISTINE CRONIN* – Brooks Hatlen/Tommy
AZO SAFO* – Capt. Hadley/all the other guards/Man #2
BRIAN SNYDER – Heywood/man #1/Man #3
JOHN ROSS CLARK* – Warden Norton/ all the other convicts
KATE PURNELL* – Bogs/D.A./Manager/Chaplain/ Fat-Ass
KASHUNA PERFECTED – Judge/Blatch/Doctor/Tower Guard/Teller/Parole Officer
JULIETTE GAO – Wife/Reporter/Beth/Projectionist/The batter

*Play Club West VIP

7/19 A Mighty Wind

07/16/2016

This TUESDAY, JULY 19th, we will be reading the 2003 film A MIGHTY WIND by Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy.

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A MIGHTY WIND is a 2003 American mockumentary comedy film about a folk music reunion concert in which three folk bands reunite for a television performance for the first time in decades. The film was directed, co-written and composed by Christopher Guest. The film is thought to reference the 2003 tribute concert to folk music producer Harold Leventhal that reunited several of the folk groups that Leventhal had managed. More broadly, the film is a parody of the American folk music revival of the early 1960s and its personalities. Guest co-stars and reunites many of his company of actors from “This Is Spinal Tap,” “Waiting for Guffman,” and “Best in Show” for this film.

WHERE:
The Complex, Dorie Theater
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood 90038

WHEN:
Tuesday, July 19th
7:00pm

PARKING:
Please try to be on time by taking into account Rush Hour Traffic and Parking. There is metered parking in the area, and after 7:00pm, the meters are FREE. Parking is usually more available North of Santa Monica, on surrounding streets like Wilcox and Lexington.

ADMISSION:
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.

CAST:
DAN AMES – Mark Shubb/Johnny/Deputy Mayor
CHRISTY BELL* – Jonathan Steinbloom/Leonard Crabbe/Newscaster
GAYLE BLUEMEL – David Kantor/Assistant/Matt
CODY CLARK* – Mitch Cohen/Tony/Wally Fenton
EMILY CLARK* – Alan Barrows/Jerald/Amber Cole
JOHN ROSS CLARK* – Jerry Palter/George Menschen/Martin Berg
CHRISTINE CRONIN* – Sean Halloran/Lawrence E. Turpin/Elliott Steinbloom
PAMELA EBERHARDT – Mickey Crabbe/Mike LaFontaine/Blues Musician
AZADUI SAFO* – Laurie Bohner/Naomi Steinbloom/Lars Olfen
SUNSHINE SMITH – Sissy Knox/Dr. Mildred Wickes/Announcer
BRIAN SNYDER – Terry Bohner/Steve Lang/TV Director

*Play Club West VIP