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1/31 A New Brain

01/26/2017

This Tuesday, JANUARY 31st, we will be continuing our bi-monthly Musical Symposium with a reading of A NEW BRAIN by William Finn and James Lapine. Spend the evening with us, drinking wine, and singing along!

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Gordon Schwinn, a talented young songwriter, works at his piano to meet a deadline. Gordon is irritated because he must write a song about Spring for a children’s television entertainer who dresses as a frog. He takes a break from his writing and meets his friend Rhoda at a restaurant. During lunch, Gordon clutches his head and falls face first into his meal. Rhoda calls an ambulance, and Gordon is taken to the hospital. He learns that he has a brain tumor and fluid build-up in his brain. Gordon needs an operation, and if he doesn’t have it, he could die or never regain the use of his faculties. While in the hospital, Gordon contemplates his situation. His greatest fear is dying with his greatest songs still inside of him; and so from his hospital bed, and in while in a coma, and all throughout his ordeal, he begins writing the songs. 

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, January 31st
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:
There is a suggested donation ticket price of $5 for our Musical Symposiums
There will also be WINE to purchase for a suggested donation.

CAST:
GORDON SCHWINN – Tripp Pettigrew*
MR. BUNGEE/DR. JAFAR BERENSTEINER – Jeff Scot Carey*
MIMI SCHWINN – Emily Donn
RHODA – Emily Clark*
ROGER DELLI-BOVI/THE MINISTER – Andy Ramirez
RICHARD – Lucas Alifano*
LISA – Pamela Eberhardt*
WAITRESS/NANCY D. – Meghan Allison*

*Play Club West VIP

Play Club West: The Actor’s Batting Cage

01/23/2017

PCWESTWHO WE ARE:
Play Club West is a weekly cold reading group, offered by The Unknown Artists, a theatre company in Los Angeles that has been producing new and established works in the area since 2011.  Play Club West fosters a community of actors, writers, and performing artists by sponsoring readings of new and established works.  We strive to enhance the performing arts community of Los Angeles by offering weekly cold readings and staged readings.

All Play Club West cold readings are FREE for actors, playwrights, and audience members.

 

WHAT WE DO:

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Real Women Have Curves

COLD READINGS – Plays, Screenplays, TV Episodes, One Acts, and 10 Minute Plays presented every TUESDAY night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Vagina Monologues

STAGED READINGS – Play Club members are offered the opportunity to direct and/or act in staged readings, with limited rehearsal and memorization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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100 Minutes of Obsession (10 Minute Plays Night)

NEW WORKS NIGHTS – Playwrights can submit their material to Play Club West for readings (cold or staged), complete with feedback.  We also offer playwrights the opportunity write new material on a theme in our 10 Minute Plays based on a theme in our 100 Minutes New Works Fests.

 

 

 

 

 

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

MUSICAL SYMPOSIUMS – Every other month we present a reading of a musical, with little to no rehearsal beforehand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHERE & WHEN:
The Complex, Dorie Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood 90038
Every Tuesday Night, 7-10pm

 

WHAT’S COMING UP NEXT?:
FEBRUARYBlack Playwrights Month, including a Staged Reading of “FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE / WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF” by Ntozake Shange.
MARCHWomen Playwrights Month, including a TBD Musical Symposium.
APRIL – The start of our bi-monthly PLAY CLUB CABARET, featuring our best PCW performers, and a sneak peek of our upcoming Fringe Show.

 

HOW TO SIGN UP:
ACTORS: Email your headshot and resume to uaplayclubwest@gmail.com
PLAYWRIGHTS: Send a pdf of your script to uaplayclubwest.submit@gmail.com

Play Club West sends emails every Wednesday to our mailing list for casting of our weekly cold readings. People of color & women are encouraged to submit, but we are looking for ALL ethnicities and genders! Remember, only those on our exclusive email list are invited to participate in readings!

 

FIND US ON THE INTERNET & SOCIAL MEDIA:
Official Website: uaplayclubwest.wordpress.com
Facebook: facebook.com/playclubwest      
Twitter: @PlayClubWest

1/24 Moonstruck

01/23/2017

This Tuesday, JANUARY 24th, we will be reading the screenplay to the 1987 film MOONSTRUCK by John Patrick Shanley.

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MOONSTRUCK is the story of Loretta Castorini, a Sicilian-American widow, who is an accountant in Brooklyn Heights, New York, where she lives with her family: her father Cosmo who is a successful plumber, her mother Rose, and her paternal grandfather. One day she meets her fiancé Johnny Cammareri’s brother, Ronny, with whom she shares a whirlwind romance. Written by John Patrick Shanley, the playwright famous for DOUBT, the film is about traditions, family, and finding your true love. This is widely considered a breakout role for Cher, who won an Academy Award for Best Actress for the film. 

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, January 24th
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:
MELISSA BRANDZEL – Loretta
JOSH CALVIN – Ronny
CHRISTY BELL* – Rose
JOHN ROSS CLARK* – Cosmo
DAVID O’HARA – Johnny, Eddie, Lowell, Priest, Jimmy
PAT LENTZ* – Mona, Ava, Patricia, Bonnie, Barbara
TERESA WAXER – Rita, Crone, Vesta
SAM COFFMAN* – Perry, Bob, Gregory
STEPHAN EARLY* – Raymond, Mook, Rocco, Irv, Al (the bartender)
ADAM BRIGGS – Zito, Florist, Voice, Attendant, Old man (grandfather)
MICHAEL BRANDON FALK – Shy Waiter, Bobo, Felix, Harvey, Al Conti
MY-ISHIA CASON-BROWN* – Chrissy, Ruby, Lotte, Lucy, Sheila, old woman, Nancy
AZO SAFO* – Stage Directions

*Play Club West VIP

1/17 Real Women Have Curves

01/16/2017

This Tuesday, JANUARY 17th, we will be reading REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES by Josefina Lopez.

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REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES by Josefina Lopez is set in a tiny sewing factory in East Los Angeles in September 1987. It’s marked by the issues of gender politics and the Latina immigrant experience. The story is told from the point of view of Ana, the youngest employee at the factory. Ambitious and bright, Ana yearns to go to college, but doesn’t have the money. The action follows the course of a summer at the factory, as the women talk about their lives, loves and deepest desires while attempting to meet impossible production deadlines.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, January 17th
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:
ANA – Kate Purnell*
ESTELA – Azo Safo*
CARMEN – Teresa Waxer
PANCHA – My-Ishia Cason-Brown*
ROSALI – Raquel Rosser

*Play Club West VIP

1/10 9 to 5

01/10/2017

This Tuesday, January 10th, we will be kicking off 2017 with a reading of the hit film 9 TO 5, written by Colin Higgins and Patrcia Resnick.

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“9 to 5” is a 1980 comedy film directed by Colin Higgins, written by Higgins and Patricia Resnick, and starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Dabney Coleman. The film concerns three working women living out their fantasies of getting even with, and their successful overthrow of, the company’s autocratic, “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” boss.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, January 10th
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:
EMILY CLARK* – Violet Newstead
AZO SAFO* – Judy Bernley
MEGHAN ALLISON* – Doralee Rhodes
JOHN ROSS CLARK* – Franklin Hart
JOSHUA CALVIN – Norman Lane, Strell, Josh, Doctor, Tinsworthy
CHRISTY BELL* – Margaret, Missy, Medic 1, Policeman
ANDY RAMIREZ – Meade, Dick, Detective, Janitor
JAIME SORIA – Maria, Dwayne, Medic, Cop
MELISSA BRANDZEL – Roz Keith, Buffie
MY-ISHIA CASON-BROWN* – Barbara, Bob, Chester Hinkle, Betty, Medic 2, Hinkle

*Play Club West VIP

12/20 6th Annual Festivus Show

12/20/2016

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**DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE!! Enter code “FEST6” to get $5 off!!**
Tickets at http://uafestivusshow.eventbrite.com/

For the 6th year in a row, it’s time for the Unknown Artists to bring you an LA Snow Day, full of slightly off-kilter holiday cheer! Join us on December 20th for our annual holiday cabaret, complete with refreshments, drinks, and some amazing performances to get you in the Festivus (for the rest of us) Spirit.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20th
Schmoozing Hour 7:00pm
Showtime 8:00pm

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

Featuring performances by…
Meghan Allison
Jeff Scot Carey
Cody Clark
Emily Clark
John Ross Clark
Christine Cronin
Pamela Eberhardt
Pat Lentz
Vincent Perez
Tripp Pettigrew
Andy Ramirez
Travis James Riner
Azo Safo
Whitney Tenney

Featuring Graham Jackson on piano, and hosted by Emily Clark is Slightly Dramatic and Gerald the Great!!!

12/13 A Christmas Story

12/10/2016

This Tuesday, DECEMBER 13th we will be reading the classic holiday film, A CHRISTMAS STORY by Jean Shepherd, directed by Bob Clark.

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A CHRISTMAS STORY is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film based on the short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of author and raconteur Jean Shepherd, based on his book “In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash.” It’s the 1940s, and a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, December 13th
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:
OLD RALPHIE (NARRATOR) – Jeff Scot Carey*
YOUNG RALPHIE – Emily Clark*
MOTHER – Jaime Soria
FATHER (THE OLD MAN) – John Ross Clark*
RANDY – Abbey Veffer
FLICK/CHRISTMAS TREE MAN/FREIGHT MAN/HEAD ELF/WAITER 3 – Jim McCaffree
SCHWARTZ/KID WITH GOGGLES/RADIO ANNOUNCER/WAITER 2/STAGE DIR. – Azo Safo*
SANTA CLAUS/SCUT FARKUS/BURGLAR/WAITER 1/NEIGHBOR – Steve Early*
MISS SHIELDS/GROVER DILL/WICKED WITCH/CHINESE OWNER/RANDOM KID – Teresa Waxer

*Play Club West VIP