The improv theater that launched the careers of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey wants to showcase female performers in Los Angeles next month.
At iO West, performing improv feels nothing like work. Actors Lucas Neff, Echo Kellum, and the rest of the Odd Man team know that improvisation is an essential skill for actors.
This week we want to catch the screening of “Titanic” at the Los Angeles Theatre; get “Up Close” with Jonathan Groff; take some workshops at the L.A. Scripted Comedy Fest; read “Mad as Hell”; and see drag queens “compete” in “Pageant”!
Backstage member Smaranda Luna is an Equity and SAG-AFTRA actor who moved from Romania to the States and earned her MFA at the University of Texas at Austin.
Head over the river and through the hipsters to Brooklyn’s The Brick—home of “mad experimenters of theater”—for “I’m Miserable But Change Scares Me”; check out the L.A. Women’s Theater Fest; pick up a copy of “The World of Musicals”; and hear the “New Voices ...
Festivals are great for networking, even if you’re only there to attend. Making connections is even easier when there’s a bar involved.
Marissa A. Ross has become something of a master of the new media crossover. She turned her blog, "Tangents & The Times," into a Web series and now is turning her follow-up Web series, “Wine Time,” into a live show.