Gearhead and the Realbot (Feb 21-Mar 8, 2014)

RESERVE your TICKETS at http://gearheadandtherealbot.eventbrite.com/

Gearhead

The Unknown Artists Present…
GEARHEAD AND THE REALBOT
A Space O̶d̶y̶s̶s̶e̶y̶ Hoedown by BOB SIMPSON
Directed by MATT RITCHEY

FEBRUARY 21 – MARCH 8, 2014
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 7pm & 10pm

DORIE THEATRE at THE COMPLEX
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038

TICKETS - $20
http://gearheadandtherealbot.eventbrite.com/

ABOUT THE SHOW:
Gearhead and the Realbot is a wacky, science fiction comedy and playwright Bob Simpson’s homage to awesome, terrible, and terribly awesome science fiction films and television shows, particularly from the 1950s and 60s. The play takes us through a day in the lives of the crew of the spaceship, Pomegranate Fizz, as they explore the galaxy and try desperately to not blow themselves up. The show contains a smorgasbord of goofy characters, from the inept and overly-masculine captain, to the shell-shocked first mate, to the gentle but probably an axe murderer doctor, to her sweet and annoying son…you know, the one the producers put on the show to appeal to kids but actually appeals to your carnal desire to see a child run over by an Abrams tank. And don’t forget the villain, whose desire to take over the universe is rooted in the fact that…I don’t know…it’s Wednesday? Lots of laughs, lots of cool special effects, and a sock puppet…Gearhead and the Realbot has it all.

PRODUCTION TEAM:
DIRECTOR – Matt Ritchey
PLAYWRIGHT – Bob Simpson*
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Travis James Riner*
LIGHTING DESIGN – Jeff Brewer
SET DESIGN/PUPPET DESIGN – Cody Clark*
GRAPHIC DESIGN – Katrina Rennells
SOUND DESIGN – Martyn Tyler
COSTUME DESIGN – Meghan Allison*
STAGE MANAGER – Jim Niedzialkowski*

CAST MEMBERS:
HOWARD BATCH, GEARHEAD – Tory N. Thompson
MARIGOLD, THE REALBOT – Amy Bartlett*
PROFESSOR ZELLIUS ZEE – Andy Kenareki*
LIEUTENANT VARLA SOLIN – Emily Clark*
CAPTAIN HAWK MANTHICKET – Schoen Hodges
CORPORAL HOLLY HENDERSON – Tiffany Brain*
THE DOC – Sabrina Carmichael
TIMMY – Paul Reese
ENSIGN ANCILLARY KARACTER – Cody Clark*
COMMANDER BURT PHILBIN – John Ross Clark*#
HONK/FOOD FABRICATOR – Travis James Riner*
GOD – Katrina Rennells

* Company Member, THE UNKNOWN ARTISTS
# Member of Actors’ Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

1/9 Slingr & The Unknown Artists: A Fundraiser & Karaoke Extravaganza

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The Unknown Artists is opening the 2014 season with something special — an evening of karaoke and a preview of our upcoming production, Gearhead & the Realbot!  We’re partnering with a brand new app for the event called Slingr. Checking in with Slingr lets your friends at home make donations — or send you a drink or two — in real time. Seriously, this exists.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9TH
8:30pm-1:00am

MICHAEL’S BAR AND GRILL
2825 W. Olive Ave
Burbank, CA 91505

Admission is $10 at the door, but we’re giving a 50% discount to anyone who downloads and checks in with Slingr. Just show us you have the app on your phone when you arrive. All donations plus 10% of all food and drinks ordered that night (both in-person and sent through Slingr) are going to help Unknown Artists.

Kick off the New Year with some of the most talented performers you’ve never heard of, and help us raise some funds for the company. Whether you plan to come or not, be sure to download the Slingr app from your app store before the event. It’s free, and it’s awesome.

12/16 – 3rd Annual Festivus Show

The Unknown Artists Present…
Play Club West‘s 3rd Annual FESTIVUS

Tickets at http://www.playclubwestfestivus.eventbrite.com

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Enjoy an LA Snow Day with Play Club West and The Unknown Artists!  For the third year in a row, we bring you our annual Holiday Fundraiser, this year, at M Bar in Hollywood!

MONDAY, DECEMBER 16th
Cocktail Hour 7:00pm
Show 8:00pm

M Bar and Restaurant*
1253 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90038
*In the mini mall next door to El Floridita on the southwest corner of Fountain and Vine.  The bar has NO SIGN.

Tickets are $15 pre-sale
$20 at the door (Cash Only)
Reserve your tickets at http://www.playclubwestfestivus.eventbrite.com

Featuring performances by…
Lucas Alifano
Meghan Allison
Gayle Bluemel
Anna Bowen
Cody Clark
Emily Clark
Donna Noelle Ibale
Jeni Incontro
Andy Kenareki
Pat Lentz
Vincent Perez
Tripp Pettigrew
Kate Purnell
Travis James Riner
Whitney Tenney

Late Bloomers Fundraiser Concert (Nov 3)

The Unknown Artists are thrilled to be presenting a FUNDRAISER CONCERT for our Second Season. Please join us on Sunday, November 3rd, for a performance by the Late Bloomers at Grove Theater Center, on the set of our current production of LYSISTRATA, A RE-IMAGINING.30152_399819672115_8170155_n

WHERE:
Grove Theater Center
1111-b West Olive Ave
Burbank, CA 91506

WHEN:
Sunday, November 3rd
7:00pm

TICKETS:
$20 at the door (CASH/CHECK only)
To reserve seats, email iamanunknownartist@gmail.com

WHO ARE THE LATE BLOOMERS?
Dan Ames, Gayle Bluemel, Ross Johnsen and Scott Shepherd are the LATE BLOOMERS, an acoustic folk-rock band, and have been performing together since 2006. Now two married couples, they cut their teeth on the music of Dylan, Neil Young and Paul Simon while still in high school in the sixties. They have since found their own sound by not only putting their individual stamp on favorites from that era, but by performing many new original tunes as well.

They have individually been part of the Pasadena and LA music scene for many years and have played with other bands such as Smokewood, Touch Candy, The Shakin’ Snakes, Blind Ross, RetroActive and Accelerator and are now enjoying their collaboration as the LATE BLOOMERS.

Lysistrata, A Re-Imagining (Oct 24-Nov 9)

TICKETS at http://ualysistrata.eventbrite.com
Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/605205286205769/

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The Unknown Artists Present
In Association with Framework Theatre Project

LYSISTRATA, A RE-IMAGINING
Sex. War. Blackmail. Let the games begin.
BOOK BY Alicia Tycer
DIRECTED BY Joshua Hsu

October 24 – November 9, 2013
Thur, Fri, Sat at 8pm (except for Thur 10/31)
Matinee – Sat 11/9 2pm

Grove Theater Center
1111-b West Olive Ave
Burbank, CA 91506

TICKETS at http://ualysistrata.eventbrite.com
$15 pre-sale
$20 at the door (CASH/CHECK ONLY)

CREATIVE TEAM:
PLAYWRIGHT - Alicia Tycer
DIRECTOR - Joshua Hsu
STAGE MANAGER - Jim Niedzialkowski
SET DESIGN - Christopher Sousa-Wynn
SOUND DESIGN - Christine Macedo
LIGHTING DESIGN - Nick Saiki
COSTUME DESIGN - Meghan Allison
GRAPHIC DESIGN - Katrina Rennells
PRODUCERS - Emily Clark, Travis James Riner
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - Amy Bartlett
MUSIC DIRECTOR - Emily Clark

CAST:
LYSISTRATA - Cady Zuckerman
MAGISTRATE - Lucas Alifano
CLEONICE - Mercedes Manning
MYRRHINE - Caitlin Reilly
HERALD - Matt Harrison
CINESIAS - Travis James Riner
CASSANDRA - Liesel Hanson
TIRESIAS - Paul Reese
FEMALE CHORUS - Meghan Allison, Kate Purnell
MALE CHORUS - Bryce Marck, Ryan Stroud

LYSISTRATA, A RE-IMAGINING is a Guest Production at GTC Burbank.
For more information on GTC Burbank check out www.gtc.org

RSO, ETC. (Aug 27)

$15 pre-sale, $20 at the door
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The Unknown Artists Present…
RSO, ETC.

A cabaret fundraiser, and kick-off party for our second season, featuring (mostly) the music of Ryan Scott Oliver!

Tuesday, August 27th
Skinny’s Lounge
4923 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood

Doors open at 7pm
Show starts at 7:30pm
Ages 21+ ONLY

TICKETS http://rsoetc.eventbrite.com
$15 pre-sale
$20 at the door (CASH ONLY)

STARRING:
Meghan Allison
Amy Bartlett
Anna Bowen 
Cody Clark
Emily Clark
Pamela Eberhardt
Oscar Gubelman
Carson Scott Higgins
Donna Noelle Ibale
Jeni Incontro
Von Cleve Lewis
Tripp Pettigrew
Katrina Rennells
Travis James Riner
Bob Simpson
Whitney Tenney

BAND:
Dan Ames 
Gayle Bluemel
Ian Meltzer
Cassie Nickols

3.2.1 Festival (May 31-June 9)

Tickets at http://ua321festival.eventbrite.com
$15 per play, $20 Double Feature Package – 2 plays in ONE NIGHT

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The Unknown Artists’ 321 Festival
3 Plays, 2 Weekends, 1 Act

May 31 – June 9, 2013

The Magic Mirror Theater
4934 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood 91601

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, MAY 31stMatt & Ben 7pm, Snakeskin Suit 8:30pm
SATURDAY, JUNE 1stSnakeskin Suit 7pm, Devour 8:30pm
SUNDAY, JUNE 2ndDevour 7pm, Matt & Ben 8:30pm
FRIDAY, JUNE 7thSnakeskin Suit 7pm, Matt & Ben 8:30pm
SATURDAY, JUNE 8thMatt & Ben 7pm, Devour 8:30pm
SUNDAY, JUNE 9thDevour 7pm, Snakeskin Suit 8:30pm

mattandbenMATT AND BEN
Written by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers
Directed by Nicole Dominguez
Stage Managed by Cody Clark
Lighting Design by Nick Saiki

Written by the hilarious best friend duo Brenda Withers and Mindy Kaling, “Matt & Ben” is a satire on the pre-paparazzi, pre-fame friendship between Oscar-winning screenwriters and actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, as played by two women. When the screenplay for ‘Good Will Hunting’ drops mysteriously from the heavens, the boys realize they’re being tested by a higher power.  Facebook Event

Starring Amy Bartlett and Emily Clark

PERFORMANCES
Friday, May 31 at 7:00pm
Sunday, June 2 at 8:30pm
Friday, June 7 at 8:30pm
Saturday, June 8 at 7:00pm

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Written by J. Holtham
Directed by Joshua Hsu
Stage Managed by Travis James Riner
Sound Design by D.A. Strawder
Lighting Design by Nick Saiki

Lily’s new boyfriend is funny, charming, more than a little goofy and…the devil. No, really, Satan. Lucifer. The font of all evil. But he’s not really that bad. Or is he? Does he have a diabolical plan for Lily’s soul? Or does he just want to win her heart? As she falls deeper and deeper, and her friends get more and more worried about her heart and her immortal soul, Lily has to face her own inner demons…and maybe a few outer ones, too. Facebook Event

Starring Tiffany Brain, Oscar Gubelman, Jeni Incontro, and Ben Montague

PERFORMANCES
Friday, May 31st at 8:30pm
Saturday, June 1st at 7:00pm
Friday, June 7th at 7:00pm
Sunday, June 9th at 8:30pm

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Written by Chelsea Marcantel
Directed by Emily Clark
Stage Managed by AJ Jimenez
Lighting Design by Nick Saiki

Anaïs von Windsor is a tabloid queen from the moment she’s born, but nothing can top her confession to the triple-murder of her ex-boyfriends. Unless of course she’s making it up. Through a series of non-linear vignettes, we are exposed to both sides of Anaïs: the hard-partying attention-whore she’s proud of, and the frighteningly wounded young girl she tries so hard to ignore. But does deciding for ourselves whether or not she’s a monster get us any closer to the truth? Facebook Event

Starring Meghan Allison, Anna Bowen, Cody Clark, Andy Kenareki, Kate Purnell, Caitlin Reilly, and Travis James Riner

PERFORMANCES
Saturday, June 1 at 8:30pm
Sunday, June 2 at 7:00pm
Saturday, June 8 at 8:30pm
Sunday, June 9 at 7:00pm

Tickets for all three shows at http://ua321festival.eventbrite.com