Aug 19, 2009


Saturday, September 12, 2009


1) The playwriting workshops are first-come, first-serve. They run
concurrently, so you cannot enroll in both. Please specify your choice of

2) Requests for enrollment should go to EWP Literary Manager Jeff Liu at

You do not have a confirmed space in either class unless you personally
receive an enrollment form and then make the first payment on time.

3) Anyone who would like to apply for a scholarship should write to Jeff for
an application form, or download one from


This 10-week workshop is designed to help new and experienced writers start
or develop new plays into scripts that are ready to be put on stage. Each
4-hour session includes: a warm-up writing exercise, reading and discussion
of works in progress, reading assignments from dramatic literature to
illustrate and inspire writers with their work, and a closing exercise to
focus on the next week's work. The workshop culminates in readings of the
works in progress at East West Players' David Henry Hwang Theater.

September 12, 2009 - November 21, 2009
Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm
Staged Readings: December 8 - 20, 2009
Maryknoll Japanese Catholic Center
222 S. Hewitt St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fee: $400 (ACTS members $375)

Doris Baizley's recent documentary and community-based plays include: ONE
DAY/SARAH HOUSE, winner of a 2009 Santa Barbara Independent Award, PEACE
CRIMES: THE MINNESOTA 8 vs. THE WAR, produced by The History Theatre and the
U. of Minnesota in 2008, and SEXSTING, co-written with defense attorney
Susan Raffanti, winner of the Guthrie Theatre/Playwrights Center Two-Headed
Challenge Grant, produced at the Salt Lake Acting Company in 2007. She is a
founding member of LA Theatre Works and was resident dramaturg for the Mark
Taper Forum's Other Voices Programs for theatre artists with disabilities.
produced in many U.S. regional theaters including the Mark Taper Forum, the
Alabama Shakespeare Festival and ACT Seattle. She is currently working on a
play about Sister Kenny and the legacy of polio for the History Theatre in
St. Paul MN.


Through freewrites, guided exercises and revision strategies, this workshop
will guide writers to complete the first act or first draft of a full length
play. One of the approaches of this workshop is to develop writing fluency
by exploring the creative tension between creation and revision. By active
engagement in this practice, writers will discover the center of the play as
they deepen and complicate their work. Topics to cover include: narrative
pressure, structure, characterization, and subtext. Additional work
includes reading and attending plays. All participants should be willing to
start a project from scratch. The workshop culminates in readings of the
works in progress at East West Players' David Henry Hwang Theater.

Instructor: JUDY SOO HOO
September 12, 2009 - November 21, 2009
Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm
Staged Readings: December 8 - 20, 2009
Maryknoll Japanese Catholic Center
222 S. Hewitt St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fee: $400 (ACTS members $375)

Judy Soo Hoo's plays include 29 1/2 DREAMS: WOMEN WALKING THROUGH WALLS
TO LIFE). She is a recipient of the EWP/AT&T New Voices Play Award, the
Yukon Pacific Play Award, the ARC (Artists' Resource for Completion) grant
from the Durfee Foundation, and a PEN/WEST Emerging Voices Fellowship.
Excerpts of her plays have been published in BOLD WORDS: A CENTURY OF ASIAN
AMERICAN WRITING (Rutgers University Press, 2001), BEST STAGE SCENES and
BEST MALE STAGE MONOLOGUES. She is the resident playwright of Lodestone
Theatre Ensemble.

Peter J. Kuo
PR/Marketing Manager

East West Players
120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
phone (213) 625-7000 ext. 12
fax (213) 625-7111
"The Nation's Premier Asian American Theatre"


Announcing the 44th Anniversary Season:

ART by Yasmina Reza, Translated by Christopher Hampton, Directed by
Alberto Isaac ~ September 10 - October 11, 2009

PO BOY TANGO by Kenneth Lin ~ November 5 - December 6, 2009

CAVE QUEST by Les Thomas ~ February 11 - March 2010

ROAD TO SAIGON Developed and Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera, Musical
Director & Arranger Nathan Wang ~ May 13 - June 13, 2010

Save The Date - Saturday, August 15, 2009


Job Opportunity- MUSIC Teaching Artist

Job Opportunity- MUSIC Teaching Artist

P.S. ARTS is currently seeking an experienced part-time Music Teaching
Artist for our an elementary school program in Mar Vista.

P.S. ARTS was founded in 1991 and is dedicated to the restoration of arts
education in public schools providing sequential, standards based in-school
instruction for elementary and middle school students and professional
development for classroom teachers.

· Develop a sequential, standards-based curriculum in the arts
· Teach an arts discipline across multiple grade levels for an entire
school year
· Address the learning needs of diverse student populations
· Identify and plan cross curriculum connections in and across multiple
subject areas
· Submit documentation of teaching practice, including curriculum and
lesson plans
· Represent P.S. ARTS amongst multiple school community stakeholders,
including classroom teachers, parents, administration, and donors
· Apply knowledge and skills through ongoing professional development
into teaching practice

Skills, Qualifications, Requirements:
· BA degree in arts, education, community arts or relevant field of
· Minimum three years of teaching experience, preferably in low income
school communities
· Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and expertise in a specific arts
· Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of or a familiarity with the
California Framework for the Visual and Performing Arts
· Ability to work collaboratively in a school environment and with
various school community members
· Experience with/training in Orff-Schulwerk is preferred. Dalcroze
and/or Kodaly methodologies are also acceptable.


How to apply:
Please email resume and a cover letter attached as a Word document to with the subject line “Music Teaching Artist”. No
phone calls or hard copies, please.

To learn more about P.S. ARTS, please visit our website.

Aug 18, 2009

GYST's Fall 2009 Workshop

Announcing Open Enrollment for GYST's Fall 2009 Workshop:
Getting Your Sh*t Together: The Ultimate Career Boot Camp for Artists.

Contact: Tucker Neel, GYST Marketing Manager

Register now for the Fall Getting Your Sh*t Together Workshop at The
Eagle Rock Center for The Arts. If you are anywhere in the LA area and
are looking to kick-start your art career, get organized, and learn just
about everything it takes to make it in the art world, then this class
is just what you've been looking for.

Duration: Mondays (7pm - 9pm) September 21 – November 9
+ Curator Review Sunday (10am-2pm) November 15

The Eagle Rock Center for the Arts
2225 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Tuition: $250 includes a copy of the GYST software (a $150 value).

REGISTER TODAY. This class fills up very fast.
To register visit

Or send a check for the $250 tuition, made out to GYST Ink, to
4223 Russell Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027-4511

About the Class:
Getting Your Sh*t Together: The Ultimate Career Boot Camp for Artists.

Created by artist, curator, and legendary CalArts professor Karen
Atkinson, Getting Your Sh*t Together (GYST) is the often-imitated
workshop for emerging artists, and for artists who've been "emerging"
longer than they expected. Over 500 artists have graduated from GYST
since 2002 and their continued success and contributions to the art
world are what gives GYST such a great reputation.

GYST teaches you the business stuff you should have learned in art
school, but didn't. GYST values self-sufficiency and presents you with
information, skills, and strategies to make things happen without
necessarily waiting around for some arbiter of culture to validate your
work. We're not concerned with producing slick, commercialized artists,
nor is this some new age, touchy-feely "find your inner artist" crap.
GYST is a comprehensive class for artists, by artists that will teach
you bare-knuckled, practical strategies for negotiating the baffling
terrain of the contemporary art world.

Over 8-weeks, you'll create and refine your "presentation package,"
including your artist statement, bio, resume, portfolio, and more, with
the full editorial and technical support of GYST's staff.

The class culminates with Curator Speed Dating. Get real-world feedback
on your portfolio and proposals from some of the area's hottest
curators. Past curators have been LA Times Art Critic David Pagel, LA
Weekly Critic Doug Harvey, LACE Director Carol Stakenas, Artillery
Editor Tulsa Kinney, and curator and writer Shana Nys Dambrot.

Students also get a complimentary copy of the new GYST software, which
usually retails for $150. The MAC and PC based program is packed with
all the organizing tools and information resources every artist needs.
Find out more about the software by visiting

For more information visit: or
email Tucker Neel, GYST's Marketing Manager, at

"Two weeks after finishing GYST, I had a studio visit from Robert
Berman. Because I had recently gotten my sh*t together, I was able to
send him a portfolio before the visit. I think it really helped - he
offered me a solo show. Thanks, GYST! Really, thank you. I mean it."
- Alumni Cameron Gray had his first solo show (ever) in 2007 at the
renowned Robert Berman Gallery and sold several large canvases. He's
currently represented by Berman's Gallery.

- GYST Alumni Ari Kletzky was the subject of an extensive article on the
front page of the LA Times Sunday Arts section. His featured Islands of
LA project was developed over the course of our GYST workshop. Kletzky
(who has a BA in business) recently quit his day-job at a loan agency
and currently is enrolled in Cal Art's Fine Arts MFA program.

"This was PHENOMENAL! I learned more than I expected AND really
appreciated how the class helped make the idea of being an artist a
concrete, solid pursuit." –Andrae G.

"The class was motivating and inspiring. My expectations were
exceeded – the amount of info on grant writing and web design, the
night we spent talking about exhibition spaces – so much more
information than anticipated." – Megan D.

"I cant believe how affordable the class is! Seriously, the wealth
of information is worth a GAZILLION times more than the cost."
–Sasha H.

"This class was better than I expected. Writing a statement and all
the help with revisions was the biggest thing for me." – Carolyn

GYST Ink is an artist-run company committed to empowering and educating
artists so that they can take control of their practice and develop
successful and sustainable careers on their own terms. For more
information visit



Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is currently seeking applicants
for the 2010 Ford Amphitheatre Summer Partnership Program. The
Partnership Program comprises the core of the Ford Amphitheatre summer
season which runs from May through October. Accepted applicants to the
program enter into a co-producing partnership with the Arts Commission.
The Arts Commission provides significant presentation and marketing
support to participating arts organizations which, in turn, provide the
residents of Los Angeles County with a rich cultural sampling of
performing arts of the region. Performances take place at the 1,200-seat
John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, a Los Angeles County regional park

All interested County-based performing arts organizations, producers and
artists representing diverse communities, traditions, and performing
disciplines are encouraged to apply. Proposed performances can consist
of music, dance, film or a combination of disciplines.

To view the complete guidelines for the program, please visit the Ford
Amphitheatre website at
. For more information
call 323-856-5793 or email

Deadline: Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Inside Out Community Arts is now opening for rental our 18 ft x 12 ft, wood floor dance studio in Venice, complete with 18 ft of mirror on the south wall. A window faces east. Great for small yoga / dance classes, play rehearsals, and informal meetings! Free parking lot and additional side street parking available.

Pricing is $15/hr - Feel free to contact Lui at / 310.397.8820 x104 for any inquiries!

For pictures, visit:


McGroarty Arts Center in Tujunga is seeking an art instructor to teach painting and drawing to senior citizens. Classes will take place at local senior centers in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. The position will begin in September and will run for 10-20 weeks with four hours maximum instruction per week.

The qualified candidate will have an MFA, two years minimum teaching experience, a passion for teaching and the arts, and a background and/or interest in working with the elderly.

To apply for this position with McGroarty Arts Center, please submit a complete resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation or a list of references to Leslie Fischer, Program Director at or fax 818.951.5348.

Call for artists

Melrose Lightspace in West Hollywood is looking for painters, photographers, sculptors and multi-media
artists to participate in an upcoming group show. Interested artists should respond with a brief introduction
and description of your work or small sample (200k or smaller) or link to your website. A one time $75 fee will
be required to cover expenses, including postcards and a wine and cheese reception. Space is limited and artists
will be accepted first come first serve. Please feel free to e-mail with any questions and thanks.

Aug 10, 2009

Seeking Performers, Artists, Vendors, Participants for Latin American Parade/Festival

Long Beach Latin American Parade & Festival is currently seeking performers, artists, vendors and other participants!

Don't miss the excitement on Saturday, September 12 as the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) presents the Inaugural Latin American Parade & Festival!

This one-day event will feature anything and everything Latin American, including authentic Latin American cuisine, dance lessons and demonstrations, art exhibits, vendor booths and live music and performances on stage all evening long! The celebration begins at 3PM with a parade down Pine Avenue beginning at 6th Street and leading to the intersection of Elm and 1st in the East Village Arts District, where the high-energy festival will continue into the night.

The DLBA is currently seeking performers, artists, vendors and other participants for both the parade and festival components of the event. The event is sponsored and produced by the DLBA in conjunction with the Museum of Latin American Art and Council members Robert Garcia, Suja Lowenthal and Tonya Reyes-Uranga.

To access the forms for participation please go to the following links:

Parade Application:

Artist/Entertainer Application:

Vendor Application:

Unusual Suspects Theatre Co. seeks Program Manager

Reporting to the Program Director, the Program Manager is responsible for the overall management and day-to-day coordination of team based theatre programs, including but not limited to production management, administration of teaching artists, volunteer and intern recruitment, screening, and maintenance of program database. Other responsibilities include: oversight of workshop objectives; working with Program Director to develop annual program budget, new program models and to update curriculum and training policies and procedures; assisting in the coordination of effective volunteer and alumni recognition programs. The Program Manager oversees program staff contracts, program contract compliance, and reports to development department regarding program demographics and data for program overview report and budgetary planning.

Minimum Qualification: Bachelors' degree preferred. 5+ years of educational theater management

Strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience setting and achieving strategic goals within an organization. Knowledge of local community organizations and resources. Knowledge of arts education curriculum development and concepts. Interest and commitment to community and serving high-risk youth. Experience in working with a diverse group of people.
Excellent writing and presentation skills. Experience with Filemaker software preferred and Microsoft applications. People oriented and outgoing personality. Excellent organizational skills with ability to organize information for easy access. Ability to achieve goals under pressure. Flexibility and willingness to cooperate within a team environment. Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes weekends, and some evenings and holidays. We are a small, though rapidly growing, organization. Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.

The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company provides intensive theatre arts and violence prevention workshops to at-risk youth in juvenile detention centers, foster care homes, high-risk public schools and treatment facilities in the greater Los Angeles area. Our programs cultivate pride, racial tolerance and social consciousness.

Equal Opportunity Employer
• A background in Theatre production
• Experience in Arts Education and curriculum design
• Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
• Superb management and communication skills
• Ability to work within tight budget constraints
• Flexible approach to working hours and responsibilities

If you have a sincere desire to enrich lives through innovative theatre arts programming, please send a cover letter and resume along with your salary history to E-mail: Fax: 213-488-8498, or mail: The Unusual Suspects 617 S. Olive Street, Suite 812, Los Angeles, CA 90014 or visit our website for a detailed job description NO PHONE CALLS

"Write?? Know Your Rights: The Nuts and Bolts

California Lawyers for the Arts, in collaboration with V-cube Inc., is
pleased to present:

"Write?? Know Your Rights: The Nuts and Bolts

of the Google Book Settlement"
August 8-September 4, 2009

DESCRIPTION: The pending Google Book Search Copyright Class Action
Settlement has engendered international interest and comment from
authors, lawyers, publishers, librarians, booksellers, and internet
activists. In a special online seminar, California Lawyers for the Arts
volunteers Jerome Garchik, Esq., Peter Brantley, and David Weir will
explain the class action litigation background, the scope and purview of
the settlement, what books are covered by the settlement, the claim form
required for authors, agents, and publishers to claim $60-$300 per book,
and other issues. Under the proposed settlement
), authors must decide whether to
opt out of or file an objection to the settlement agreement by Friday,
September 4, 2009. This online seminar is a must for authors, publishers
and other copyright holders who want to make an informed decision on or
before September 4th.

SPEAKERS: Jerome Garchik, Esq has represented many authors and
photographers including Kay Boyle, Beverly Axelrod, Michael Walsh, and
publishers such as China Books, The Berkely Barb, and Genesis Magazine.
Jerome has been in private practice in San Francisco since 1972, and has
been a member of C.L.A. for over 25 years. He has been a moot court
coach and judge at Hastings, Bolt, and New College and an instructor on
labor law at S.F. City College. He received his Masters from Yale in
1967 and graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1971.

Peter Brantley is the Director of Access for the Internet Archive. He
previously served as Executive Director for the Digital Library
Federation, a nonprofit international association of large research and
government libraries and allied institutions. He is a regular
contributor to the O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing weblog,
and serves on the program committee for the O'Reilly Tools of Change
for Publishing Conference. Peter is also on the Board of Directors for
the International Digital Publishing Forum, the trade and standards
association for the digital publishing industry.

David Weir is a veteran journalist who has worked at Rolling Stone,
California, Mother Jones, Business 2.0, SunDance, the Stanford Social
Innovation Review, MyWire, 7x7, and the Center for Investigative
Reporting, which he cofounded in 1977. He has also been a content
executive at KQED, Wired Digital,, and Excite@home
. David has published hundreds of articles and
three books. He also has been teaching journalism for more than 20
years at U.C. Berkely, San Francisco State University, and Stanford.
Currently he is a media analyst for Bnet, where he writes a daily blog
at .

REGISTRATION: To purchase your ticket please visit

Contact Angela Mooney D'Arcy at (310) 998-5590 or email for more information;
Once your ticket is purchased, a password and links will be emailed to
you immediately so that you can access the webinar. Each ticket allows
you to view the webinar for a 24 hour period.

ADMISSION: $20 General Admission. $10 for Members of California Lawyers
for the Arts. Visit us on the web at
or contact us at (310) 998-5590
to join C.L.A. and receive the 50% discount admission for the webinar

These workshops were made possible, in part, by a grant from the City of
Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support provided
by the California Arts Council, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission,
and the California Community Foundation.

Dance Audition for Fall Season

Leaps N’ Bounds Dance & Fitness is currently seeking dancers trained in modern dance and ballet technique for the fall season. Pre-professional dancers may participate in a training program, with an opportunity to also participate in company class and rehearsals. Casting for 2nd Company may be possible at this level. We are dedicated to providing quality dance performances while using thought-provoking movement and staging to express controversial issues.

Dancers must be available to attend company classes and rehearsals – most likely to be held Wednesday evenings, Saturday afternoons and/or Sunday afternoons. Rehearsals will begin immediately. The audition date is August 16, 2009, 12 noon, at Le Studio in Pasadena. The address is: 57 Palmetto, Pasadena, CA 91109. There is a parking lot for the facility and there is also street parking available.

The production date is October 3, 2009 – morning and evening performances – other production dates TBD. All dancers will be credited for their performances and each dancer will receive a final copy of the performances.

Interested dancers should submit a resume, headshot and/or short biography to for consideration and further audition details.

Leaps N' Bounds Dance & Fitness
Sara I. Benavidez
Founder & Artistic Director
(626) 376-8874 - Mobile
(626) 799-3717 - Office

Visit our remodeled website!!!

Tag Gallery Seeks Director

Tag Gallery, an artist run gallery in Santa Monica, has an opening for the position of Gallery Director. We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, personable, with strong sales and marketing skills. Previous experience operating a fine arts gallery is required.

Applicants should know the Los Angeles art market, be able to create press releases, be versed in Photoshop and Microsoft Word, and have the ability to organize and run an office. This part-time position of 27 hours per week includes three weeks paid vacation.

A letter of interest, with a detailed resume, can be sent to TAG Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404 or Please visit us at