Let’s Get it on June 2013

 

Special Fundraiser for the JET Studio – 5126 Lankershim Blvd., NoHo Arts District, CA 91040 MAP

JET Studios is available for casting, class, screening and special event rental.  Call 818-309-5972 for more info.

PARKING:
Ample Parking on streets Paid Parking Lot – Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – entrance ¼ block north of Magnolia on Lankershim – handicapped accessible

Public Parking Lot: On Magnolia Blvd near Bakman – handicapped accessible

THREE PERFORMANCES ONLY –

Fri. June 7
Sat. June 8
Mon. June 10
+ No performance on Sunday, June 9+
at 8 PM

Running Time: 90 min

$15.00

SEVEN Original Plays:
– Gospel according to Bowser by Dan Borengasser
– The Last Egg by Ron Burch
– Woman: Revised by Trish Cole
– Lost and Found by Richard Martin Hirsch
– Mrs. Jansen Isn’t Here Now by Steven Korbar
– LA 8 AM – Mark Harvey Levine
– Falling for Love by Felix Racelis

with Jeremy Guskin, Warren Hall, Dwight Hicks, Cathleen Johnson, Mai Kobayashi, Jennifer Mancini, Yoshi Murakami (June 7 &10), Doan Nguyen (June 8), Joyce Sindel, Judith T., Michele Tannen, Josh Polizzi, Shay, Kanae Watabe & Patrick Williams.

 

THE LAST EGG by Ron Burch

with Cathleen Johnson and Warren G. Hall

LA 8 AM by Mark Harvey Levine

with Mai Kobayashi, Canae Watabe, Josh Polizzi and Shay

MRS. JENSEN ISN’T HERE NOW by Steven Korbar

with Michele Tannen and Patrick Williams

LOST AND FOUND by Richard Martin Hirsch

with Judith E. and Dwight Hicks

 

INTERMISSION

 

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BOWSER by Dan Borengasser

with Jeremy Guskin, Jennifer Mancini, Warren G. Hall, Yoshi Murakami, Doan Ngyuen, Mai Kobayashi

FALLING FOR LOVE by Felix Racelis

with Josh Polizzi and Warren G. Hall

WOMAN: REVISED by Trish Cole

with Michele Tannen, Dwight Hicks, Joyce Sidel, Shay, Patrick Williams

 

 

BIO –

Playwrights –

DLB 072709Dan Borengasser (The Gospel According to Bowser) who enjoys speaking of himself in the third person, has written numerous award-winning stage plays and screenplays.  A number of stage plays of Borengasser’s have been produced and/or have received staged readings.  Three plays – A.R@UNI.GOV, The Kindness Of Strangers and Sense & Insensibility – have been published.  The ten-minute play – The Gospel According to Bowser – has been produced across the country, from New York to California, as well as in Australia, New Zealand and India.  Three radio plays have been produced and broadcast on KUSF Radio in San Francisco, Broadcast Services for the Blind, the Shoestring Radio Theatre website and the Public Radio Satellite System.  Borengasser’s confidant he has other noteworthy accomplishments, but, for the moment, they escape him.

Ron Burch playwrightRon Burch (The Last Egg) lives in Los Angeles, where he works as a screenwriter, and is very happy to have just sold a TV show to MTV.  Over the past year, his plays have been produced in the UK, Seoul, NYC, Los Angeles, and at over 20 different theatres across the country.  His short play THE BABY was published in Smith & Kraus’s The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2011, and his new full-length play, THE BRIDGE, was recently read at The Skylight Theatre in Los Angeles.   Ron’s flash-fiction collection, MENAGERIE, will be published by Aqueous Books in 2014.  For more information, please visit www.ronburch.net and http://lifesbitchslap.blogspot.com.

Trish ColeTrish Cole (Woman: Revised) is a tomboy poet and playwright whose work often explores the intersect of social construct, gender, and identity. Her stage plays have been produced in New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, and regionally in Maryland. She is the recipient of the 2010 MCTF Excellence in Original Script Award, the 2013 MCTF Outstanding Original Play Award, the 2013 Watermelon Festival Best Script Award, the author of the 2011 MCTF festival winner, and a 2011 Bakeless Literary Prize Finalist. Trish is excited to be included in “Let’s Get It On…for ten minutes.”

 

Richard Martin HirschRichard Martin Hirsch (Lost and Found) received the 2010 Stanley Drama Award for his new play, The Restoration of Sight.  His plays have seen numerous readings and productions in the Los Angeles area as well as in New York City (Abingdon Theatre; Access Theatre; Kraine Theatre; Emerging Artists Theatre); Chicago (AbbieFest); Boston (Boston Theatre Works); Spokane (Spokane Civic Theatre); Omaha (Shelterbelt Theatre); Columbus (Raconteur Theatre); and others.  In 2012, his drama, The Closeness of the Horizon, received its World Premiere at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles. Other produced plays include: Before We Go Home, part of the Moving Arts’- conceived Car Plays at the La Jolla Playhouse and REDCAT; London’s Scars (Ovation Recommended), at the Odyssey Theatre; The Concept of Remainders (Ovation Award nomination and L.A. Weekly Theatre Award nomination, for playwriting) at the Chandler Studio Theatre (for The Production Company); Atonement (L.A. Weekly Theatre Award nomination for playwriting) at Theatre 40; The Monkey Jar at Theatre 40; and The Quality of Light (Ovation Award nomination; Garland Honorable Mention for playwriting) at the Long Beach Playhouse.  Richard currently is writing and producing a new webseries, FLIP and GLIB (and the Theory of Everything), as well as adapting his play, FAST, LIGHT, and BRILLIANT, for the screen, to be produced later this year.   He is a proud member of Ensemble Studio Theatre (LA).

Picture-Steven KorbarSteven Korbar (Mrs. Jensen isn’t Here Now)  Steven’s full-length and one-act plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and throughout the United States and Canada. His drama, “Table for Four”, was published in Smith and Kraus’ “Best Short Plays of 2010”; as was his comedy “Mrs. Jansen Isn’t Here Now”. Other productions include “I Understand Your Frustration” at the Turtleshell Theatre NYC, “Let Go” at Future Ten in Pittsburgh, “Hard” at Elephant Stageworks in LA, “Circles” at Shelterbelt Theatre in Omaha and “What are You Going to Be?”,  which won the “Merce” award at the 2011 10-minute play festival at the Secret Rose Theatre in LA.

mark harvey levine Mark Harvey Levine (LA 8 AM) has had over 900 productions of his short works all over the world from New York to Seoul to Sydney to Cairo.  His work has been translated into Portuguese, French, Hebrew, Japanese, Arabic, and American Sign Language!  Evenings of his short plays have been produced in Amsterdam, Sao Paulo, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Indianapolis, Columbus and other cities.   He can be found online at www.MarkHarveyLevine.com, and in real life in Pasadena with his lovely wife and son.

 

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Felix Racelis (Falling for Love) is an LA-based playwright with fifteen produced one-acts. His Uncommon Threads won First Place in Fire Rose Productions’ Ten-Minute Play Festival and Forever Fog was a finalist in Theatre Forty’s One-Act Contest.  His short plays have been performed throughout Los Angeles and also in New York and San Francisco.  JAC Publishing & Promotions has published Forever Fog and A Quintessential Evening: Five Short Plays by Felix Racelis. His full-length drama, As Straw Before the Wind won Fifth Place in the Writer’s Digest Competition – Playwriting Category.  Manimal Crackers, Felix’s full-length transgender dramedy was also read at Celebration Theatre.   Felix is currently at work completing a full-length dark comedy, Suicide Interruptus, which has had readings at FirstStage Los Angeles and at New York’s HBO Theatre under the auspices of the New York Television Academy. Felix is a member of FirstStage Los Angeles and ALAP.

 

Actors:

Jeremy GuskinJeremy Guskin received his Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University and completed a second MFA in Acting from the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia. He has also studied at the National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neil Center, HB Studios in NY, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and the Stanislavski Summer School at Harvard. Jeremy is the star and one of the creators of Shakespearience, the most popular educational theatre program in California. Jeremy’s credits include: Film: The Heroes Of Color City, Get Dead, Art School Confidential, Pulse, Simone; TV: General Hospital (recurring), Raising Hope, The Mentalist, ‘Til Death (recurring), Breaking In, The Finder, Aspen (lead), Blackout, Life, No Ordinary Family, Alias, NCIS, Six Feet Under, NYPD Blue, Roswell (recurring), ER; Voice-over (Cal Phil; Audiobooks; Animation); Theatre: Nothing Sacred (South Coast Rep), You Can’t Take It With You (Antaeus), Uncle Jermy’s Smyle Hour (Open Fist Theatre); The Curse Of Ravensdurn (The New Comedy); Rock N Roll (Open Fist). Jeremy was born and raised in New York City.

warren g hallWarren G. Hall is happy to be back on stage!

 

 

 

Dwight Hicks

Dwight Hicks signed with the San Francisco Forty Niners in 1979, as a free safety. And was voted by his peers as the team’s defensive captain from 1983-85. Dwight’s outstanding play led him to four consecutive Pro Bowl appearances. He also led his team in interceptions in 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1983. In 1981 Dwight played a pivotal role in the 49ers first Super Bowl victory. In 1984, the unstoppable “Dwight Hicks and the Hot Licks” (the entire secondary) made the Pro Bowl and won Super Bowl XIX (the second of two Super Bowl rings for Dwight). He was selected by the San Francisco Chronicle as a member of the 49ers “All Time Team”.
After a phenomenal career on the field, Dwight is now creating a successful career in the entertainment industry. He co-anchored and added his football expertise to the Bay Area’s highly rated KTVU-FOX 49er’s post game show The Point After. Now residing in Southern California Dwight devotes most of his time to acting. His talent has won him roles in several feature films, including Armageddon with Bruce Willis; The Rock with Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage; Jack starring Robin Williams and Bill Cosby and now he is proud to add Virginia to his film credits. Some of his television credits include How I Met Your Mother, The O.C., The Practice, X-Files, Nash Bridges.
Dwight often appears at fund raising events for charitable organizations and participates in celebrity golf tournaments. Dwight is also sought after as a motivational speaker with positive results for corporations utilizing his talent.

 Cathleen Johnson Cathleen Jonson

 

 

Mai KobayashiMai Kobayashi is from Torrori, Japan.   After graduating from high school, she came to the United States to learn Theatre arts.  After gradiating college in San Diego, she moved to Los Angeles.  She was working as an Stage Manager but simultaneously, continued her acting training.  Recently, she has been focusing on her acting career.

 

 

Yoshi MurakamiYoshi Murakami is a member of Arigato Kai.

 
Doan Nguyen Phuc Doan After got his Associate degree at Tri-C College, Phuc Doan transferred to the mechanical engineering program at Cleveland State University. During a short vacation in New York, Phuc got in touch with his artistic side and decided to drop out of school to pursuit the craft of acting. Ever since, he has studied at Stella Adler theater, Larry Moss studio, and now Play house West. This is his third times working with the best Japanese director Kaz Matamura! Phuc loves theater and would bring his best to make a great show or Kaz will kick his bottom;)

 

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Josh Polizzio trained in acting in the back alleys of the worst hotel in France, learned literature and science from a Russian gambler with a trigger finger .learned the arts and psychology from Saturday morning cartoons , but he’s always learning . Thanks for coming ! And supporting the arts .

 

 

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Shai After traveling the world, Shai landed in Los Angeles with a fresh look and massive amounts of raw talent. A newcomer to stage acting, Shai is excited to be involved in her first professional show. Appearing in two plays on this evening’s program, Shai looks forward to more opportunities in theater.

 

JoyceSindel_headshot-theatre100x150Joyce Sindel  is pleased to participate in “The Revision of Womon” at the J.E.T.Theater.  She has appeared at the Sierra Madre Playhouse in “The Wizard of Oz”(the Witch of the West), “Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Twtichy Witch) and (Evil Witch) Halloween Show”(Sexy Witch).  Television credits include The World’s Worst Tenant (Naughty Nana).  Internet YouTube credits include BubalaPlease (Game Day, Doris), Pound House (Doug’s Mom), Funny or Die (Puma-elder woman).  Thanks to Kaz, Michele  and the whole amazing cast.

 

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Judith T. is a product of The Group Theatre having trained with such pioneers as Lee Strasberg, Herbert Berghof and the acclaimed Broadway actress Anne Jackson. Training in LA include The Stellar Adler, The Beverly Hills Playhouse and the Groundings-beginners, Hey, I saw your’ commercial. Most recently she wrote, produced and performed her solo show “The Menopause  Crack-Up” to rave reviews. She took her solo show to the Indy Fringe festival.  Seeking legit representation

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Michele Tannen  is a native of Southern California, and some of her stage credits include playing Lois Wilson in “Bill W. and Dr. Bob,” Nurse Nella Larkin in “The God Committee,” Barbara in “Social Security,” Sarah in “Beau Jest” and Hannah in “The Rabbi and the Shiksa.”  She appears in numerous television shows and films and just completed shooting the drama “Pani’s Box.”  Michele is featured in TV, radio and print commercials for Honda/Acura, The City of Oxnard, TotalFlex Fitness, Nebraska Medical Association and many more.  She is thrilled to be a part of this show and to support the JET Theater and the arts in the San Fernando Valley.

DSC_6786 Kanae Watabe – After completing her complusory education, she started learning singing techniques of pops and Jazz.  She enjoys meeting artists who inspire her.  She made her stage debut in Yuzuru with Arigato Kai in 2012.

characterPatrick Williams “I studied acting at Florida State University School of Theater, and drove from Florida to California to pursue it in 1992, in a 1973 Dodge Dart. You can see clips of me from movies and television on You Tube.  I die about halfway through the movie Killers, and at the end of Portrait of the Soul. I had several close calls in the play Murder at the Howard Johnson, and I expect to be beheaded in the upcoming webisode 5 of The Epic Adventures of Sandwich Head. I’m hoping to live through this production, and try to revive my career. I would like to thank any, and all, of my friends that came out to support me.”