30 August 2009


I'm sure we'll have an official press release out in the next few days, but I feel like bragging. Theatre Unleashed has a home: The Sherry theatre in North Hollywood!

From our inception, we've been a nomadic group. Our first meetings were in a living room, then a Dennys in Hollywood. Erin and Jenn generously opened the doors of their tutoring operation in Sherman Oaks for company meetings, auditions, and some rehearsals. We began renting rehearsal spaces from churches -- Tracing Sonny and Pin-Up Girls were both rehearsed in the basement of St. Stephen Episcopal, a gorgeous gothic cathedral-like church on Wilshire.

We've bounced around Los Angeles -- from K-town to Venice to Silverlake to Hollywood -- with myriad fundraisers, fringe shows and mainstage productions. We've produced most of our mainstage shows in the Magnolia corridor (at The Whitmore/Lindley, The Avery Schreiber and The Sherry) so North Hollywood feels more like home than any other neighborhood we've been to.

It feels a bit strange to have a "home," but residency was inevitable. Linda celebrates five years at the Avery Schreiber in September. Maybe we can do a combo "Happy Anniversary, Linda/TU House Warming" party. We're a gregarious bunch that needs little excuse for a party, but we really should celebrate!


I am very excited about this project! It's our next late night show, running in rep with Gregory Craft's Friends Like These (more on that, real soon!)

This is just a taste of what we have in store next month. I'll be posting more about this going forward, but I thought it would be best to get the "who, what, where" out of the way first!

Directed by Andrew Moore
Produced by Theatre Unleashed


Theatre Unleashed is digging into the Pulp Graveyard to exhume lost classics from the golden age of comic books. Pre-Comics Code horror, crime and war stories in all their sensational glory! Romance, science-fiction and adventure stories that delight! Theatre Unleashed brings all of this to you in the fashion of Readers Theatre, a curious hybrid of live stage and radio drama. Each week, a new anthology of stories and vintage advertisements is brought back from the dead for your viewing pleasure. Come down to the Pulp Graveyard. You never know what you may find…or what may find you!


Sept. 12-Oct. 17
Saturdays, 10:30 p.m,
*Meet and greet with artists after each show
**Immediately following Saturday performances of
The TU original Friends Like These


The Sherry Theatre
11052 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601


General Admission: $10
*$5 for repeat audiences
*$20 for both Friends Like These
and Pulp Graveyard


For further information, please call: (818) 849-4039
Or check out our website at: www.theatreunleashed.com

11 August 2009

Vote for Manifestations!

One of the shorts featured in Theatre Unleashed's "Something Awesome Animated Short Festival" is in the running for the Reel 13 Shorts Competition. The winner will be aired on PBS in New York!

I fell in love with this short when first screening it, earlier this year. The artist, Giles Timms has created a kaleidoscope of life, love and longing. Welsh composer Ceri Frost's music provides an aural treat as tasty as the visual.

Click here to watch Manifestations and VOTE!