QUEERDO - SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT A WORLD PREMIER AT THE 2012 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA ALERT FOR THEATRE EDITORS, REVIEWERS, AND CALENDAR LISTINGS
MAY 23, 2012
The world premier of Queerdo – Setting the Record Straight is set for the Hollywood Fringe Festival, this June. Written and performed by Ehrin Marlow (Crazy. Stupid. Love. , Early and Often) Queerdo is an autobiographical one-man show, about an anxious, avocado eating, Christmas carol singing, pill popping, sexually repressed twenty-something who farted.
Ehrin started the show in 2006 while attending the University of Southern California. Originally a ten-minute piece for class where he was asked to share the most secret and scary thing about his life; the story continued to evolve. In this dynamic one-man show, Ehrin discusses his life on prescription medications, mistreatment and misjudgment about his sexuality and how he learned to keep himself alive.
Ehrin teamed up with director Bjørn Johnson over two years ago and began work shopping all the material he collected in Johnson’s acting studio. The years of work by Marlow and Johnson result in the world premier of an honest and moving portrayal of a boy who didn’t fit in who turns into a man that learns to take care of himself.
Queerdo – Setting the Record Straight.
Fringe Central (Mainstage) The Open Fist Theatre
6209 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038
June 09, 2012 1:00 PM, June 16, 2012 5:00 PM, June 24, 2012 5:00 PM
Tickets are $12.00 Available at http://hff12.org/805
Written by Ehrin Marlow Directed by Bjørn Johnson
About Ehrin Marlow
Ehrin Marlow is an actor, writer, photographer, and Mac specialist. Previously he was seen in Crazy. Stupid. Love. , Torpedo Cooler a superbowl commercial for Pepsi Max, and The Open Fist production of Early and Often. For more information you can find him on Ehrin.com, Facebook, Twitter, IMDB, LinkedIn, and various Online dating websites.
About Director Bjørn Johnson
Bjørn Johnson won the LA Weekly Best Direction Award for Dutchman, and was honored to direct the critically acclaimed world premiere of Neil LaBute’s The New Testament at Open Fist theatre. Recently he was asked to step in for director Paul Mazursky, to direct the sold-out stage reading of Billy and Ray, starring Kevin Pollack. Among his other productions, Bjørn is known for his crackerjack direction in three riotous and award winning productions
at The Open Fist: Light Up the Sky, Room Service and Moon Over Buffalo. Last year, he directed, The Lady of Larkspur Lotion in the long extended production of Five Beauties: a selection of one acts by Tennessee Williams for The New American Theatre. As a performing artist, Bjørn continues to push himself and his actors to tackle projects that are challenging and scary – projects that force self-discovery and growth. Bjørn has been running his popular acting studio in Hollywood for 11 years and counting.