Thursday, April 24, 2008

my take on sarah marshall

(This post is from the blog of the Mother of Invention Acting School in San Francisco ( an acting class in San Francisco for serious, motivated students.)

I haven't been to a movie in eons, but the promotional stuff for Sarah Marshall piqued my interest, I thought it might be a good bet. And it was. It's not the greatest movie you'll ever see, it has its share of cliches and implausibilities, but I did want to mention that I thought Mila Kunis was fantastic. I hadn't seen much of her before, and I thought she showed a high level of skill and honesty in bringing some rawness to a raunchy comedy. Check it out.


Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Jeremy Shortlived

(This post is from the blog of the Mother of Invention Acting School in San Francisco ( an acting class in San Francisco for serious, motivated students.)

Longtime MoIer Jeremy Mascia is acting in this thing called ShortLived, sort of a playwright's reality show. Info below.

I'm in a play called Shortlived; after a successful debut last weekend I would like to let everyone know about it.

(press release)

PianoFight Productions presents a night of fully staged, short plays, by a myriad of writers, where each piece is scored by the audience. The two lowest scoring pieces are then replaced two weeks later by two brand new fully staged shorts. The writer who's script(s) receive the longest run / highest raw score will be offered a four week run of an original full length play, to be produced by PianoFight, in Studio 250 at Off-Market.

The opening piece to every performance is an actual audition of someone we've never met, to become a member of PianoFight's company.

- Line-ups and results will be posted on
- Anyone who brings a script to be considered for "ShortLived" will only pay half price to see the show
- Someone from the audience could end up being a writer for "ShortLived"
- The audience will choose the writer of a full length PianoFight production
- All submission of all formats/styles (under 30 pages) will be considered
- So far, all writers have responded to submission calls on CraigsList
- Go fuck yourself.
- Just kidding. Wanted to make sure you were still paying attention

Contributing Playwrights:
Megan Cohen, Richard Ciccarone, Geneva Lorraine Fiore, Luz Gaxiola, Brett Hursey, Ashley Perryman, Rob Ready, Chelsea Sutton, Dan Williams and more to come …

Bennie Bell, Diana Brown, Christy Crowley, Victor DeLucie, Heather Goddard, Stefanie Goldstein, Nina Harada, Jennifer Jaleh, Kat Kniesel, Jeremy Mascia, Eric Reid, Rob Ready, Farrah Saunders, John Steen, Dan Williams and more to come …

Gabi Patacsil, Rob Ready, Eric Reid

Audience Reviews:

"I thought that the event was a highly creative one. The plays were mostly excellent (two, I thought, were mediocre), but the audience got to vote on the plays! Nice involvement. I thought they were thoughtfully staged and acted as well." 4/4 stars

"Hilarious! Super acting to boot! Can't wait to see it again in a few weeks to see how it has morphed." 3/4 stars

Hope you all can make it out (i don't want to be voted off just yet), or if you have a short, contribute.

More info:

Tickets at

OK, have a good one.


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Hector in Streetcar Named Desire

Hi all,

I heard from Hector Osorio that he is in Marin Theater Company's production. He says:

"Hi everyone, here's the info on my next show. Opening night is tonight and it runs almost through the end of April. I play Pablo, one of Stanley Kowalski's poker buddies.

Marin Theatre Company Presents:
A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Jasson Minadakis
Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece is about a torrid romantic triangle set in 1940’s New Orleans. The immortal, fragile Southern Belle Blanche DuBois arrives at her sister Stella’s French Quarter row house. Here she encounters the sensual, sweat-stained Stanley Kowalski. Passions erupt and lives hang in the balance when genteel Southern culture collides with frustrated, roiling urban desire.

Performances: Tuesday through Sundays
April 1 - April 20, 2008

Boyer Theatre
397 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Tickets: Previews: $29
Performances: $29 - $47
Click here to go to the box office. "

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