NOTE Panel Discussions and Workshops

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Theatre of NOTE opens its doors to all festival participants and guests as a place to kick back, relax, network, play and meet each other Monday, June 17 – through Friday, June 25th from 10a – 5pm. Workshops will be held Monday, June 21st – Thursday, June 24th starting at 330p. Writing Workshops take place 2:00pm-3:00pm Monday through Friday. ALL ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

Panel discussions and workshops are open to the public and FREE of charge. This dynamic addition to the venue’s programming is proving to be a collaborative and information way to reach out to the community and help build and maintain our Los Angeles theatre relationships and growth. For the most recent list of panelists, see

If you would like to download and print the flyer to share with creative collaborators go to where you will find the PDF of the flyer, as well as full bios of each panelist. Feel free to repost and pass it on to everyone who can benefit from these discussions. Thank you.

Monday June 21 – Friday June 25, 2010
2:00pm-3:00pm (Writing Workshops)
3:30pm-5:00pm (Panel Discussions)

Theatre of NOTE
1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Monday June 21, 2010 – Representing Reality, Diversity on Stage

What is diversity and what does it mean on our stage? Is it a social message? Is it art imitating life? Is it an educational tool? Enjoy this thought-provoking discussion with local theatre professionals and see what the message is that we make on our stage and how it affects various artistic communities. Go to for an updated list of panelists slated for this workshop. Current panelists include Joseph Stern (Producer, Matrix Theatre), Jeff Liu (Literary Manager, East West Players), Diane Rodriguez (Director, Obie Award recipient), Jon Lawrence Rivera (Founding Artistic Director, Playwright’s Arena), Dianna Fuemana (international success, The Packer).

Tuesday June 22, 2010 – Beyond the Black Box – The Journey of Playwrights & Producers

Are you a recent graduate, an aspiring writer or producer, been working in the theatre, or simply trying to find new avenues for your work? This panel explores the perspectives of LA theatre artists and producers who take their work beyond 99-seat theatre to other theatrical communities, as well as to film, web and TV. Meet playwrights and producers at various levels and hear them discuss the successes, trials and tribulations of taking their material to next level. Go to for an updated list of panelists slated for this workshop. Current panelists include Jake Broder (Award-winning Actor/Writer, Louis & Keely Live at The Sahara), Joshua Fardon (Playwright/Actor/Director), VJ Foster (Associate Artistic Director, The Actor’s Gang), Dianna Fuemana (Award-winning Writer/Producer of The Packer), Lina Patel (Playwright/Actor, semi-finalist Sundance Institute, CTG Sherwood Award finalist), Kiff Scholl (Backstage West, LAWeekly and Ovation award-winning Playwright/Actor), Sarabeth Schedeen (Producer, Louis & Keely Live at The Sahara).

Wednesday June 23, 2010 – Find Your Funding

Where’s the money? With the state of the economy and increading cuts for arts funding, where can you find the money you need to produce the work you want? Find out firsthand from different governmental, city-wide, and private funding resources about what you can do and where you can look to become a more effective fundraiser. Go to for an updated list of panelists slated for this workshop. Current panelists include Kim Zanti (Consultant, CA State Summer School for the Arts, prior Manager for Arts For All: Los Angeles County Regional Blueprint for Arts Education), John Money (Producer, of smash hits Kill Me Deadly and FILM @ Theatre of NOTE).

Thursday June 24, 2010 – Taking the Leap: Stage to TV/Film/Digital Media

One dream of the Los Angeles artist is having the flexibility to work both stage and screen. Chat with local artists who made the transition and learn what their journey was to get there. Go to for an updated list of panelists slated for this workshop. Current panelists include Seamus Dever (ABC’s Castle), Kirsten Vangsness (CBS’s Criminal Minds), Jame Eckhouse (Juillard graduate, Mark Taper Forum, Ensemble Studio Theatre, 90210 actor and director), John Billingsley (Star Trek Enterprise, True Blood), Bonita Fredericy (Chuck).

Monday – Friday June 21-25, 2010 – 2:00pm-3:00pm – Wordspace, The Daily Writing HourWorkshop: Wordspace – Write the Fringe Hour -

With all the theatre and conversations, we know you have some new ideas that are itching to travel from your brain down to your pen (or the keyboard…). Each day a W o r d s p a c e instructor will be on hand to run a short workshop, offer writing advice, and collect your contributions (virtual and written) about the fringe. Share your new ideas for work or your reflections on the festival – or experiment with the daily wordspace prompts online or at the café. Don’t let the festival go by without sharing your thoughts. Next year’s pieces may start here…

For all updates regarding Theatre of NOTE’s Hollywood Fringe Festival programming, please see

Production Team

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