Neva Hutchinson – Raptured: The Disappearance and Discovery of Aimee Semple McPherson

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This week I spoke with the multi-talented writer and actor Neva Hutchinson about her new play (which I directed), “Raptured: The Disappearance and Discovery of Aimee Semple McPherson”, playing through November 3rd, 2018.

Raptured: The Disappearance and Discovery of Aimee Semple McPherson

Location: The Phoenix Theatre

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3603593

Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets

Neva’s Web Site

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Alex Bennett – Iconic Radio Personality

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Alex Bennett is an American radio personality and talk show host, known for his mix of left-wing politics and humor. He currently hosts a show Tues-Fri on GABNet.net at 10 pm ET.

Bennett was born in San Francisco and adopted his on-air name as a tribute to his late father, Alexander Schwarzmann.

Alex Bennett’s Biography

Alex Bennett’s Audio Biography

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Jennifer Marshall – Stranger Things Actor and More

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Today’s episode features Jennifer Marshall who plays the character Susan Hargrove (Max’s Mom)  in the huge Netflix TV show, “Stranger Things”. We talk about all kinds of interesting topics within the world of acting and television. This was a lot of fun. Enjoy!

Mini Bio for IMDB:

Born in Denver, Colorado, Jennifer Marshall is the eldest of three children. She grew up in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, and attended Pomona High School before a death in the family prompted the family to move to Carbondale, Colorado. This small ski town nestled in the Roaring Fork Valley between Aspen and Glenwood Springs was her home for the next three years and living there solidified her decision to join the military after high school.

In high school, she played basketball for the Roaring Fork Lady Rams, was a Varsity cheerleader, a member of the Speech and Drama team for a short time (before her coach would not allow her to participate and play basketball during the same season), editor of the high school newspaper, part of the yearbook staff, state Vice President of HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America), sang in show choir and honor choir, and was a frequent face in the annual school musical.

One month after graduating high school, Jennifer joined the United States Navy and was shipped off to boot camp in Great Lakes, Illinois. She spent nearly five years in the Navy and was stationed on San Nicolas Island, the most remote of the California Channel Islands, and later, on the USS Roosevelt, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier home ported in Norfolk, Virginia. She was honorably discharged from the Navy as a Petty Officer Second Class. While in the military, she worked as an aircraft handler, in aviation supply, and was a member of the Ships Security Defense Force Team as well as the Repair Locker Fire Team. She earned a Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, among other awards. She has spoken positively about her life in the military and has mentioned returning to military reserve service in the future.

Jennifer graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Wesleyan College with a double major in International Politics and Spanish and a minor in History. As of 2013, Jennifer is seeking her graduate degree through American Military University.

As of 2013, Jennifer lives and works as an actress in sunny and beautiful Los Angeles, California.

 

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Mugzy Brady – Hip Hop Artist from Australia

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Born on the 22nd of January 1991 Mugzy had to fight through his adolescent years. Struggling with deep internal stress, he found inspiration in Eminem after his first encounter with Hip-Hop when he heard the song ‘The Way I Am’. Mugzy felt that he could strongly relate to the lyrics in Eminem’s songs & began to change his image to be a true representative of the Hip-Hop culture.
As he developed his style and studied Hip-Hop, he found further inspiration from the legends: 2 Pac, Biggie, 50 Cent, DMX, & searched further into the roots of Hip-Hop to re-discover artists like Public Enemy, NWA & Nas.
Drawing inspiration from the masters of Hip-Hop & armed with the knowledge earned through years of hardship, Mugzy’s rap speaks of truth. A raw truth. A truth that will resound with teenagers that have had to endure self doubt & lack of confidence.
Mugzy emerged from the shadow through Hip-Hop & found a way to express himself through his music by embracing the culture.
Mugzy’s style is a blend of grit, raw lyrics, aggression and abrasiveness. Mugzy will tell it how it is. 
Based north of Sydney, Mugzy will not shy away from any challenge to perform on any stage.
There are a lot of performers in the scene that prefer to stay in closed groups, but Mugzy is open to collaboration with all artists that are fighting for their dream & are willing to have a go in a spirit of mutual respect.
You can expect Mugzy to continue representing the Hip-Hop Culture, never backing away from any challenge well into the future.

http://www.reverbnation.com/mugzy187
https://soundcloud.com/mugzy-brady
https://twitter.com/Mugzy187
http://www.youtube.com/user/MugzyBrady

 

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Carly Ozard (Opening Music)

David Rosen – Musician/Composer for Film and TV

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My guest today is David Rosen. David is a musician who has written music for numerous films, TV shows and commericals.

David Rosen – an Award-Winning Composer and Producer with over 12 years of industry experience!
Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, David has been working on numerous projects since 1999. While his passion expands across a wide span of genres, David is most notably known for his electronic and new age sounds, which are sometimes infused with a little hip-hop and rock. He works with clients from all across the globe.
The son of world-famous record collector Rich Rosen, music has been part of David’s life since the very beginning. For him, it’s not only a profession but a way of life. What began as just a personal hobby quickly transformed into a full-blown obsession that’s resulted in a rewarding and ever-evolving career. David is always looking for new opportunities to grow in his art.

 

David’s Web Site

 

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Opening music by Carly Ozard.

 

 

Anne Galjour – playwright, actor, producer, and playwriting teacher

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-k74di-970832

Great discussion with Anne Galjour, playwright and actor, whose new play “Get Gandhi – A Seriously Radical Feminist Comedy”, preiveiws tonigt at Z Below in San Francisco. All information is below.

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Inspired by the writings of radical feminist philosopher and theologian Mary Daly, #GetGandhi – A Seriously Radical Feminist Comedy Is a world premiere, multi-character play written by award-winning playwright and actor Anne Galjour focusing on Mahatma Gandhi’s infamous experiments in brahmacharya, or celibacy. Gandhi would have a young woman disrobe and sleep with him completely naked as a test to prove his seminal continence and his purity of spirit. Gandhi never saw anything wrong with this practice, but a small coven of old school
bra-burning San Francisco feminists do. They plot to avenge these sex crimes. They set out for the Gandhi memorial statue, located on the Embarcadero in San Francisco, to rip it from its base, and drag it up Market Street in the middle of the night.

The play focuses on the women, their families, the backlash from their Generation X children as well as the conflict that is fueled from opposing responses to the revered hero’s celibacy experiments. To Bob, the male character who is a longtime practitioner of Gandhi’s principles of nonviolence, his hero is flawed. To his female counterparts, this flawed prince of peace is an imposter and sexual abuser. #GetGandhi explores the themes of sexual assault and the removal of statues of historical figures once deemed heroic.

#GetGandhi is extremely timely as it extends critical conversation on these issues. It is meant to be a forum that opens up dialogue in the Bay Area and beyond. As each character in the play views Gandhi’s actions through a different lens it is hoped that diverse audiences will engage in the debate.

#GetGandhi bring together some of the finest Bay Area theatrical writing and acting talent on one stage. SF favorite monologist and playwright & professor Anne Galjour (Alligator Tales, Hurricane) returns with this timely World Premiere, joined with gifted actors: Jeri Lynn Cohen (Word for Word, Magic), Patricia Silver (Word for Word, Z Collective), and Howard Swain (Aurora, ACT), Miranda Swain (ACT) and Lyndsy Kail* (Center Rep). (Miranda Swain is the daughter of Howard Swain and Nancy Carlin.) To top it off #GetGandhi is directed by renown director, actor and teacher Nancy Carlin (Shotgun, Marin Theatre Co.) We are all in for a treat with this playwright, director and stellar cast.

* The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Z Below – 470 Florida St. (17th & Mariposa Sts.) in SF 94110

Tickets $25; $15 for Student with valid ID;

– Fri. Aug. 10 – 8:00 pm (Low Priced Preview ($15); Wed. Aug. 15 – (pay what you can.)
http://www.zspace.org/getgandhi?spektrix_bounce=true or 415- 218-5223

CAST

– #GetGandhi – A Seriously Radical Feminist Comedy features Bay Area actors:

Jeri Lynn Cohen* (Helen); Patricia Silver* (Miriam); Lyndsy Kail* (Rebecca);
Howard Swain* (Bob); Miranda Swain (Maya). #GetGandhi is directed by Nancy Carlin**.

* The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers USA.

** The Director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

TECH CREDITS:
Toni Guidry (Stage Manager); John Mayne (Set Design); Kate Boyd (Lighting Design);
Cliff Caruthers (Sound Design); Michelle Mulholland (Costumer);

August 10 – 28, 2018 – Limited Engagement — 13 Performances Only!

Preview (1) Friday August 10 – 8:00 pm (No Press at Previews Please)

Opening Night: Sat. Aug. 11, 2018 – 8:00 pm

Performance Dates: August 10 – 26, 2018

Jake Shimabukuro – Straight White Men – School of Rock – Angels in America

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What a couple of weeks! I have been to three fabulous plays and to a concert featuring one of the best ukulele players in the world.

Jake Shimabukuro (http://jakeshimabukuro.com/

Marin Theatre Company (https://www.marintheatre.org/

Young Jean Lee (http://youngjeanlee.org/

School of Rock – Broadway (https://us.schoolofrockthemusical.com/)

Berkeley Rep (https://www.berkeleyrep.org/)

Amios West (https://www.amioswest.org/)

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Opening music by Carly Ozard (http://carlyozard.com/).

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John Fisher of Theatre Rhinoceros – Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-r2j6s-936ffe

Today I spoke with John Fisher, the Executive Director of Theatre Rhinoceros, the longest running queer theatre in the world. John directed the award-winning musical  – Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

After last year’s (2017) sold-out run, and the most successful show in the 40-year history of Theatre Rhinoceros is thrilled to be presenting – BY POPULAR DEMAND – an encore production for 2017/2018 Season of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – The Musical. Priscilla has a book by Australian film director/writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott’s 1994 Oscar-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of.

With a dazzling array of over-the-top costumes, extraordinary headdresses, A FULL SIZE BUS – ON STAGE, and a hit parade of dance floor favorites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS. SYNOPSIS: The Musical follows two drag queens and a transsexual (Tick, Adam, and Bernadette), who buy a run-down old bus (they call Priscilla) and set out on a road trip across the Australian Outback when one of them, Tick, is invited by his ex-wife to perform his drag show at her faraway resort. However, Tick is hesitant to tell his friends, Bernadette (a former performing icon whose best days are behind her) and Adam (a rambunctious young troublemaker), his own personal reasons for taking the trip. During their journey, the trio encounters an array of Australian citizens, some of who aren’t receptive to their lifestyle, including incidents of homo and transphobia, while widening comfort zones, finding new horizons, and strengthening their own friendship. 

Performances: Extended run to July 7, 2018

Location: Gateway Theatre – 215 Jackson St., (at Battery St.) SF, CA 94111 

Tickets: Available online from Brown Paper Tickets (http://bit.ly/priscilla_tix)or call the box office at 1-800-838-3006.

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Shotz! – The Tony Awards – Summer Broadway Sensations

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-g9cjk-933425

AMIOSWEST WAS FOUNDED  in 2012 as the West Coast outpost of Amios.  Amios (Art and Music in our Souls) was founded in 2009 by alumni of the National Theatre Conservatory. Since its inception Amios has worked with over 500 artists to produce more than 300 original short, one-act and full-length plays in New York City, San Francisco, Boston and Los Angeles.

 

Here’s the Next Performance of Shotz

THE MOON ALSO RISES

July 11th

 

Dramaturg: Jess Thomas
Producer: Christopher Robin Magee

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            THE PARAMETERS ARE…

 1. Relate to the theme “The Moon Also Rises” 2. One character must experience disgust  3. Include the word “gingivitis” or mention a stone fruit

We’re bringing Shotz to the 4th Street Theater in Berkeley. This time around, proceeds for the performance will benefit The Moonrisers. This fantastic theatre company, started by Christopher and Michael Magee, is a group of misfit Missoulians, writing, acting and producing homegrown original theater in the Bay Area.

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CARLY OZARD

Powerhouse Entertainer and actress Carly Ozard has had solo shows at The Rrazz Room, Feinstein’s at the Nikko, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Stage 72 at the Triad and The Metropolitan Room. She works in musical theatre, cabaret, and as a FEMcee for various events. An exceptional vocalist with comic and dark sides showcasing a repertoire that includes Musical Theatre, Contemporary Pop, Classic Rock and Electric Dance Music. A newly budding songwriter and cover artist, she just released her debut recording Universal Child on iTunes and CDBaby. Having acted as head judge of The Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco as well as a judge for The Voice of Vallarta and the San Francisco Cabaret Competition, Carly has been part of every community she has performed in. Carly has shared stages with Charles Strouse, Klea Blackhurst, Rita Moreno, Leslie Jordan, Maureen McGovern, Miranda Sings! and more. She is a two time Burner at Burning Man, a proud member of AEA and The New York City Friar’s Club, and she is reinventing herself and expanding her fan base! Carly Ozard performs regularly in San Francisco and is based out of New York.

http://carlyozard.com/