Saturday, July 30, 2011

Adventures In Fliering

I decided to make an adventure out of dropping off casting fliers for SOS. The weather has been so nice lately in Los Angeles that I thought I would go by bicycle. Here was my route:

I started in Koreatown (where I live) and made my first stop The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) at 9th and Grand Street in Downtown Los Angeles.

Maybe the flier would strike the interest of a costume enthusiast! You never know. I put up a flier in the cafeteria between ads for roommates and women's wear sales. 

I had an overdue library book so my next stop was the downtown Central Library at 5th and Fig.

View from the top floor of the Central Library

I returned my book, dropped off a flier, and headed through the 2nd street tunnel to the Bob Baker Marionette Theater at 2nd and Glendale.

This place is great. I've been to see the Halloween "Spooktacular" show and it is absolutely delightful.  I'm so happy that the Bob Baker Theater exists. Highly recommend visiting if you get the chance.

There wasn't a show going on, but the backdoor was ajar and a lady inside was nice enough to take my flier to put up.

My ride

Next, I biked north to Silverlake Boulevard where I stopped into the store YOLK.  I dropped off a flier and bought my friend a baby shower gift. 

I continued north on the west side of the Silverlake Reservoir. It was about noon by this time and absolutely gorgeous. Sunny with a nice breeze.

Silverlake Reservoir

This is where my bike route got tricky because I wanted to drop off a flier at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater on Franklin. Traffic was backed up and Franklin gets pretty narrow. When I got up to UCB I didn't feel much like leaving a flier. I got intimidated, UCB seems very cool to me. Also, I stole a DVD there one time a LONG time ago. I decided to keep biking.

Last stop for fliering was Rocket Video on La Brea. Rocket is run by my pal Jeff Miller who is graciously helping me out with the show. He also puts on fun events at Rocket like Match Game and movie nights.

By then I was STARVING! I walked down the street from Rocket to Susina Bakery where I got this ridiculously delicious piece of cake.

And ate it all before hopping on my bike and returning to Koreatown.

I totally enjoyed my adventure in fliering. Hoping you are able to get out and enjoy this weather too!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Now Casting for Seas of Science!

Friends! Casting for Seas of Science has begun! If you dig children’s theater and want to be a part of something totally new and original – email me! I will send you all the info you need. Feel free to pass along to anyone who may be interested. Thanks! 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

We have a space!!

Great News! The president and founder of the LA Derby Dolls has agreed to let us put on Seas of Science at the DD Warehouse! Here's an interior shot of the space we'll be using:

And a backstage/storage area:

You can check out more pictures of the warehouse itself HERE.

A little back story on how this came about: I skated with the LA Derby Dolls for about 5 years. It was a lot of fun, I made a lot of really good friends I keep in close company to this day.  I hung up my skates in 2009, happy with the experiences I had and having dodged any serious injury. In thinking of possible spaces to put on Seas of Science it dawned on me - what about the warehouse? Couldn't hurt to ask, so I gave a phone call the Derby Dolls founder and she graciously said yes! Thumbs up/green light/A-ok/yes-you-can-do-that-here. I think this will be a great fit. LADD is always putting on fun stuff like the recent Twenty Wonder Event and free community health fairs.  I've set a goal of putting on the production in the warehouse over the weekend of October 8-9th. 

Thanks LADD!!