WE'RE BACK FOR YEAR FOUR OF THE

Best of Fringe Extensions returns for a fourth year of extended runs of the greatest hits of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, running July 2 – 28 at five Hollywood venues. Produced by Combined Artform, this year’s Extensions series features a diverse array of exceptional ensemble and solo work at Theatre AsylumThe Complex,Lounge TheatresThe Lex, and Three Clubs. With multiple shows per venue each weekend and the special deals and gatherings at Three Clubs bar, the action-packed festival atmosphere of the Hollywood Fringe Festival will continue through July.

Winners of Best of Fringe Extensions are selected by Producing Artistic Director Matthew Quinn and a selection committee of venue representatives. Winners were selected for their artistic merit and commercial potential and will use Extensions to further develop their work or explore the possibility of longer runs.  Past winners of Best of Fringe Extensions have gone on to tour nationally and enjoy extended commercial runs in the Los Angeles area.

For full schedule and ticketing www.bestofextensions.com

 

EXTENDED INTO THE HOLLYWOOD FRINGE

Do you know what a zombie looks like? Do you know how you become infected? Would you be aware of the safest place to go when the undead rise? Could you effectively kill a zombie with just a Florida orange lip balm and roll of scotch tape? The answer to these questions may be ‘yes’. The answer to these questions may be ‘no’ or the answer could just be ‘I don’t care’ – well, you should care! Because if you don’t care then you will die! And then you will rise from the dead. And then we’ll have to kill you. And then you’ll die again…. and that is just unacceptable.

-Dr. Dale Seslick – Author of “How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse” (The Book)

This is why, Combined Arform and After Dark Entertainment are bringing this life saving seminar to Theatre Asylum, opening October 31st and running as needed to ensure survival. That’s right the smash UK hit now has a U.S. version, spreading the word of the illustrious Dr. Dale Seslick creator of the School of Survival in the UK. Dr. Dale has selected Dr. Bobert Dougash to start the U.S. branch School of Survival and has assembled a crack team of zombie survivalists who will entertain as well as inform their audience, insuring the survival of the human race as we approach the apocalypse.

Featuring: Tom Ashworth, Patrick Bristow,  Jayne Entwistle, Jess McKay, Chris Sheets, Mario Vernazza, Henry Watkins and Vanessa Whitney.

Written & Created by Ben Muir, Jess Napthine, David Ash, Lee Cooper / After Dark Productions
US Version: Edited & additional material by Patrick Bristow

Directed by Patrick Bristow

Produced by Matthew Quinn / Combined Artform

PART OF THE 2013
HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL

 Shows are June 8 & 15 @ 7pm, June 18 @ 8pm, June 22 @ 7:30pm and June 29 @ 5:30pm.

TICKETS - $15

YOUTUBE VIDEO


              

                     EXTENDING THROUGH APRIL 27
                             SATURDAYS @ 9PM

“Has it ever occurred to you that your search engine might be a real person, with feelings and a sense of morality, spending all day toiling in pursuit of your every whim? It hadn’t occurred to me either. Fortunately Craig Ricci Shaynak is crazy enough to actualise such an inventive concept with his joyously playful show, I Am Google.” **** FringeGuru (UK)

Get search results from me in any language! Meet my ex-girlfriend, Twitter, her new boyfriend, Facebook and our old pal, Yahoo. Bing is not invited. You must accept cookies!

        PART OF 2013 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL

June 13 @ 2:30 PM, June 15 @ 11:00 PM,

June 19 @ 8:30 PM, June 22 @ 10:00 PM,
June 28 @ 8:30 PM, June 29 @ 2:30 PM,
June 30 @ 5:30PM

                               TICKETS - $15

                

                          www.i-am-google.com


PAST PRODUCTIONS

“Hattie…What I Need You To Know!”
written and performed by Vickilyn Reynolds

 

January 5 – February 3, 2013


 Hattie…What I Need You To Know! is a celebration of Hattie McDaniel being the first African American to win the Academy Award® in 1940. Los Angeles is getting the West Coast premier after its successful run in Harlem and Denver. Written by acclaimed actress of stage and screen, Vickilyn Reynolds, who has starred in Bring In da Noise, Bring In da Funk, The Colored Museum and Mama I Want to Sing, Hattie…What I Need You To Know! captures the essence of Hattie McDaniel’s humble beginnings in Denver and her rise to stardom in Hollywood with heart and soul.

“(Vickilyn Reynolds) She makes McDaniel such a likable presence that it’s a pleasure to spend some time in her company... When Ms. Reynolds sings “St. Louis Blues” or a snippet of a church song, the rafters shake, and the audience can’t sit still.”   - New York Times, Rachel Saltz 

Reynolds knocks out a roof-blower like “St Louis Blues and for a few minutes, we might as well be sitting alongside McDaniel in heaven.” --Denver Post, John Moore 

 

Tickets and additional information:

800-838-3006. 

www.HattieWhatINeedYouToKnow.com. 

 

 

 

EXTENDED
SEPTEMBER 14 - OCTOBER 7
FRI & SAT @ 8PM, SUNDAY @ 5PM
WED OCT 3 @ 8PM, NO SHOW SEPT. 16

CYCLES, Robert Litz’s often funny and explosive new play, makes its formal world premiere at Theatre Asylum, after a critically acclaimed, sold-out run as part of the 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Directed by Stefan Lysenko, CYCLES stars Emmy-nominated stage/screen veteran (and former president of SAG) Alan Rosenberg opposite one of L.A.’s hottest young talents, Dominic Rains.  CYCLES was named a “Best of Fringe at the Asylum” and is presented by Theatre Asylum and Combined Artform.

“This is a must see play - kudos to the wonderful script of Litz, the directing, staging and lights of Stefan Lysenko, and the stirring performances of Rains and Rosenberg.”
Bob Leggit - Examiner

“explosive” “stellar performances” “palpable on-stage chemistry” “nuanced, well-paced” 

Jesse Kemp, LifeInLA

“perfectly calibrated...Rosenberg, as a been-there-done-that real estate maven is particularly good ”

Brad Schreiber, Huffington Post

 

TICKETS -$15

 


                        

 

Opening October

Tickets $15

“Has it ever occurred to you that your search engine might be a real person, with feelings and a sense of morality, spending all day toiling in pursuit of your every whim? It hadn’t occurred to me either. Fortunately Craig Ricci Shaynak is crazy enough to actualise such an inventive concept with his joyously playful show, I Am Google.” **** FringeGuru (UK)

Get search results from me in any language! Meet my ex-girlfriend, Twitter, her new boyfriend, Facebook and our old pal, Yahoo. Bing is not invited. You must accept cookies!

                            www.i-am-google.com

 

October 12 - November 18
Running Friday & Saturday @ 8pm
Sunday @ 5pm

 



EXTENDED FOR 2 MORE SHOWS

“’Streep Tease’ offers lots of fun and laughs…Matthew Nouriel does a riotously funny take on Sara Woodruff from The French Lieutenant's Woman (complete with the foggy backdrop), and then does an even funnier version set in a Muslim country with all the customary restraints. Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada is brought to life by Cruz, who does a wickedly bitchy turn salted with just the right tinge of icy detachment. And who could forget the nun from hell, the bossy, fussy, bullying Sister Aloysius Beauvier from Doubt, here fully realized with knuckle-busting ruler, two rosaries and bonnet, by Bryan T. Donovan.”

Lovell Estell III LA Weekly

Streep Tease: An Evening of Meryl Streep Monologues performed by an All-Male Cast

Fridays at 8:00pm and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. -- Performance schedule:

Friday September 7 @ 9:30
Saturday September 15 @ 9:30pm

TICKETS - $20


HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL 2012

 

Tickets are on sale now at www.hollywoodfringe.org

PRESS WEEK OPENS ON JUNE 9th.

HOLLYWOOD FRINGE RUNS JUNE 14 - 24

Complete schedule coming soon!!!

Hope to see you at the Fringe.

         


  ACCEPTED INTO THE FRINGENYC 2012

      


Just Nominated for 2 LA Weekly Theatre Awards!!
"Best Comedy Ensemble" and "Best Adaptation".

After a sold out and critically acclaimed West Coast Premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Her Majesty's Secret Players return with an extended run of Pulp Shakespeare, produced with Combined Artform at the Theatre Asylum.

Playing Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, and Sunday's at 2:00 PM, you won't want to miss what LA Stage and Cinema hailed as "thrilling, exciting, and hysterical" and what LA Weekly gave a GO! and called "..an appealing and unexpectedly harrowing drama."

"This lively and imaginative re-invention" (LA Weekly) imagines what it might be like had the cult film “Pulp Fiction” been written by William Shakespeare.

Set in Elizabethan England, Pulp Shakespeare weaves the story of a pair of murderers, their boss’s alluring wife, and a desperate knight, all brought to life by a cast of acclaimed Los Angeles Shakespearean actors.


TICKETS

$20 Online Only

$25 at the Door.


 


Holiday Edition!


December 3rd, 10th and 17th. @ 8pm
Asylum Lab
1078 Lillian Way

 

Improvatorium is at it again! The company that brought you "Zombience" and "Hitchcocked," brings you three Saturdays of hilarious holiday short form improv at Theatre Asylum, December 3, 10 and 17th

 

In a town awash with Long Form, Cage Matches, Teams and Competitions, Improvatroium dares to stick out its improvisational neck to return to improvised scenes, songs, extended scenes, and maybe one or two of those traditional improv "games" that are now almost considered retro!  And now all with a special holiday twist!  Come be merry and fill the night with your own Ho, Ho, Ho's!

 

Directed by Patrick Bristow (Whose Line Is It Anyway? & Henson’s “Stuffed and Unstrung”), the rotating cast will feature:


For more information visit  – www.improvatorium.com

 

Combined Artform co-presents

TICKETS - $10


   

 



Improvatorium is at it again! The company that brought you "Zombience" and "Hitchcocked,"  brings you two weekends of hilarious short form improv at Theatre Asylum.
 
In a town awash with Long Form, Cage Matches, Teams and Competitions, Improvatroium dares to stick out its improvisational neck to 
return to improvised scenes, songs, extended scenes,  and maybe one or two  of those traditional improv "games"  that are now almost considered retro!
 
Directed by Patrick Bristow ( Whose LIne & Henson Alternative's puppet improv phenom, "Stuffed And Unstrung")

Each show feature a very special guest

Friday Sept 2nd - Jordan Black
Saturday Sept 3rd - Mindy Sterling
Friday Sept 9th - Tim Bagley
Saturday Sept 10th -  TBD

TICKETS


After a great run at the Hollywood Fringe Fest, “Life in the Middle Ages” was voted “Best of the Fest” and will extend its run through September.  Strictly speaking to and for those experiencing middle age, the show actually comes with the following caution, “WARNING: THIS SHOW IS RATED NC-30. ATTENDING THIS SHOW MAY CAUSE EARLY ONSET MIDLIFE CRISIS IN PERSONS UNDER THIRTY.”

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The medieval-themed, multi-media, evening equates the realizations that initiate midlife crisis with receiving a terminal diagnosis that triggers the grieving process. Using Elizabeth Kübler Ross’ five stages of grief – Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance – “Life in the Middle Ages” illustrates the midlife crisis experience. Addressing its subject matter through observation, storytelling, video and group participation, the show allows the audience to both commiserate and celebrate the universally dreaded concept of midlife crisis.

 

LA theater critics agree; this is a must-see show:

 

“Very funny insights with sincerity and humility. Still with me days later.”

Stage and Cinema

 

“Irreverent, Quip-Happy… the Audience Seemed Truly Touched.”

Backstage West

 

“Foul-mouthed, glib, self-assured, and dead on.  Ochs gives us not just illumination but coping skills if not a downright solution to our fears.”

LA Splash

 

“A brisk, funny, and ultimately uplifting show.”

LA Theater Review


TICKETS

 


 

   July 21 – August 28, 2011


(Los Angeles, CA) (July, 2011)... After a record breaking second year for the Hollywood Fringe Festival (HFF2011) the bar has been set high for Best of the Hollywood Fringe Festival (BOHFF). This year BOHFF will be featuring over twenty of the most award winning, crowd pleasing and critically awarded shows from HFF2011, reflecting a range of theatrical presentations from solo shows to full ensemble productions and musicals.

In addition we are excited to announce that Artworks Theatre (Fringe Central) and Actor’s Circle Theatre will be joining Theatre Asylum/Combined Artform in presenting the BOHFF2011, starting the week of July 21 through August 28.

Fringe On!

Best of the Hollywood Fringe will be featuring (Listed by Venue)

Actor’s Circle Theatre – 7313 Santa Monica Blvd. LA. CA 90046

Trouble With Words (* Pay What You Want) Fri. & Sat. July & August @ 8pm

Artworks Theatre & Studios- 6567 Santa Monica Blvd. LA CA 90038

A Mess of Things 8/20 @ 8pm, 8/21 @ 2pm
Another Effing Family Drama 8/20 & 27 @ 8pm, 8/21 & 28 @ 5pm
Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You 7/28-30 @ 8pm, 7/31 @ 2pm
Lost Moon Radio (*$13) 8/11 @ 8:30pm, 8/12 @ 9:30pm
The Booby Prize 7/21 - 23 @ 8pm, 7/24 @7pm
The Milford Project 8/5 @ 9:30pm, 8/6 @ 8pm, 8/7 @ 2 & 7 pm

Theatre Asylum & Lab- 6320 Santa Monica Blvd. LA, CA, 90038

4 Clowns 7/9 @ 8pm
Bean 7/24 & 31 @ 7pm
Blink & You Might Miss me 8/6 @ 7pm
Blood Fruit 8/4, 11 @ 8pm & 8/20 @ 7pm
Cowboy Mouth 8/ 6 @ 8:30pm
Evolution of a Kiss 7/30 @ 8pm
Fear Factor : Canine Edition 8/ 6 @ 8pm
Home Free / Endgame 7/ 30 @ 9:30pm
The Last of the Knott’s 8/9 @ 8pm & 8/14 @ 7pm
Life in the Middle Ages Fridays 7/22 - 8/26 @ 8pm
My Mobster 8/13, 20, 27 @ 8:30pm
Over There. Comedy is the Best Weapon 7/21 & 28 @ 8pm
Porter's Macbeth: A Parody 7/15 , 22, 29 @ 8pm
Sum of My Parts 9/3 @ 8:30pm
The Barking Pig 7/22 @ 9:30pm
The Next Best Thing 8/13, 27 @ 8pm & 8/21 @ 7pm
The Yellow Dress 8/7 @ 7pm
The Yogamerican Dream 8/18 @ 8pm
Who Loves You Baby! 7/30 @ 8pm


Schedule subject to change and shows may be added, please check
www.hollywoodfringe.org for updated schedule and ticket information.
All shows are $15. Except where noted*. General info 323-962-1632


BACK AGAIN!!!

Theatre Asylum and Lab are back for the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2011.

Press Week June 9 – 12th and
Opening June 16th and running through
June 26th

We are excited to be hosting 17 international, national and local shows for
over 100 performances.

Hollywood Fringe @ The Asylum - Schedule


Tickets range from $12 - $15.

Info & Tickets
The Hollywood Fringe Festival 2011

Box Office - 323-455-4585


RETURN ENGAGEMENT

BLINK & You Might Miss Me
Fridays @ 8pm
March 25 - April   29, 2011




LA WEEKLY REVIEW

EDGE Los Angeles

LA Theatre Review

 Splash Magazines

 Frontiers

 Showmag

A humorous look back at Larry Blum’s  personal journey in show business. Sharing engaging stories along with rare clips and photos from his long and varied career, Larry reflects on the unique opportunity he has had to experience celebrity up close and personal. Though his name may not be a household word, Blink & You Might Miss Me is his moment to take center stage once again.


TICKETS - $20

(323) 960-7612 or

www.plays411.com/blink


 

IMPROVATORIUM & COMBINED ARTFORM ARE BACK

HITCHCOCKED
Saturdays @ 8pm
Preview March 26
April 2 - May 7,2011


L.A.'s Improvatorium, which brought you "Zombience" and "Death, Lies & Alibis,"  delves into

the world of Alfred Hitchcock with their latest improvised slap in the face to a much lionized genre. Audience suggestions will propel the action throughout the evening as the cast strives to create a one time only, completely

original story in the style of Mr. H's films.  The cast is costumed in the Hitchcockian tradition, but that is the only pre-prepared aspect of the show.  

 

TICKETS - $20

(323) 960-7612 or
www.plays411.com/hitchcocked


 


 

COMBINED ARTFORM
presents

IN HOLLYWOOD

at THEATRE ASYLUM

Blink & You Might Miss Me
January 5 - February 6, 2011

 

Blink & You Might Miss Me is a humorous look back at Larry Blum’s personal journey
in show business. Sharing engaging stories, rare clips and photos from his long and varied
career, Larry illustrates the unique opportunity he has had to experience celebrity up close and
personal.

Tickets $20

Buy Tickets


 

COMBINED ARTFORM
presents

IN HOLLYWOOD

at THEATRE ASYLUM

 

IMPROVATORIUM'S


Zombie attacks got you down?  You are cordially invited to join America's favorite singing family, The Wallace's, who are still doing their annual holiday tv special in spite of the recent plague! Presented by Improvatorium and Combined Artform/Theatre Asylum.

Opens Friday, November 19th at 8pm
and runs Saturdays through December 18th.


EXTENDED - JANUARY 8th


Tickets : $15

Buy Online


WILL FRANKEN'S
TEXAS CHAINSAW YULETIDE

DECEMBER 3 – 18
Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays at 10pm.


                              

"Texas Chainsaw Yuletide" is the latest one-man show by the Bay Area's most original comedic talent, Will Franken (willfranken.com). The title comes from one of the two Christmas "albums"; ("Michael Krenford is Not Alone" being the other one) that this madcap romp through one man's deranged, yet brilliant, subconscious is based upon.


Tickets - $15

Buy Online


The SpyAnts present

Kidnapped by Craigslist: The Graveyard Shift

Written by Katie Goan
Created by Katie Goan and Nitra Gutierrez
Directed by Lori Evans Taylor

October 16 - November 13, 2010
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm
One Thursday show - November 11th at 8pm
Late Night Saturday shows - October 23rd and November 6th at 10pm
Pay What You Can (at the door) on Sundays October 24th and October 31st

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a world of anonymity? Say anything you want? Be anyone you can? Even if people think it is bizarre or disturbing? TheSpyAnts Theatre Company, celebrating their 10th Anniversary, present the long-awaited sequel to Katie Goan's and Nitra Gutierrez 's zany, kaleidoscopic play, Kidnapped by Craigslist. Lori Evans Taylor, who directed the original, takes on this new script with panache, weaving her cast in and out of the dozens of actual Craigslist's postings.

Kidnapped by Craigslist: The Graveyard Shift is an eerie and risque new comedy that explores the carnivalesque, cult-like phenomenon that is Craigslist. TheSpyAnts' alternating cast brings actual postings to life from the web site with scripted material and live music. This unique and creative one-hour play tells the true stories that are locked inside an online community that has shaped and inspired today's internet generation. There's a place for you here. There's a place here for everyone. We all have a dark side, you know.

Tickets: $20

Buy Online


 

Thurs-Sat September 30 - October 9
THE POSTION

PianoFight presents a fast paced, post apocalyptic, darkly comic thriller, The Position is the story of a shining opportunity and what people will do to get it, in a world ravaged by 80% unemployment and mass social chaos. The Position represents security and fulfillment. The Concern has selected six finalists from more than half-a-million job applicants, flown them to a remote compound, and provided them with every luxury and diversion—including golf, paragliding and skeet shooting. When they arrive, the six candidates are stripped of their clothing and identities, informed that the laws of The Nation have been suspended and that they will be recorded around the clock while they compete for the one job that they believe can give them hope in a hopeless world.

 

Still Standing World Premiere

Vitality Productions presents the world premiere of STILL STANDING by Shyla Marlin, directed by Nick Mills. Tickets are available at www.plays411.net/stillstanding

Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings at 8pm starting August 6th.

 

August / September

THE BIRTHDAY BOYS During an unheard-of infiltration of the Al Asad green zone, regarded as one of the safest bases in Iraq, terrorists capture three U.S. Marines. At a remote warehouse, bound and blindfolded, the three soldiers must struggle with fear, betrayal and even boredom, morale and humor often their only allies against an uncertain fate.


 

July - August

THEATRE ASYLUM’S
BEST OF THE FRINGE

The 1st annual Hollywood Fringe Festival has ended, but we at Theatre Asylum are not willing to let it go. So as is traditional with most fringe festivals, we will be presenting Theatre Asylum’s Best of the Fringe.  Come and see the shows with the best reviews, awards and audience raves that you may have missed during the Fringe.


www.combinedartform.com/bestofthefringe.htm  .

T-O-T-A-L-L-Y! (Winner of Top of the Fringe & LA Weekly GO!)

KILL YOUR TELEVISION. (Most Socially Aware Show,  LA Weekly GO! & Backstage Critic’s Pick) 

THE BAD ARM – CONFESSIONS OF A DODGY IRISH DANCER (LA Weekly GO! & Backstage Critic’s Pick)

THE WASTE LAND (LA Weekly GO!).

55 MINUTES OF SEX, DRUGS AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION (LA Weekly GO!).

THEY CALL ME MISTER FRY

MY PENIS – IN AND OUT OF TROUBLE.

ZOMBIÉNCE!  -

TAXI STORIES.

NANO NATION Poor Dog Group’s NANO NATION

BONNIE IN BRIGHTON.

THE WOLF GIRLS.

 MOMMY WITH A PENIS.

AIN'T WE GOT FUN.

 

 

 

 


 

JULY 5

THEATRE ASYLUM announces the winners of our

BEST OF THE FRINGE

For a complete list and ticket information click here.


JULY 1-3

Did you miss the Hollywood Fringe's Best International Production of

EXTENDED FOR 3 NIGHTS ONLY

JULY 1 - 3rd

TICKETS & INFORMATION

Presented by Theatre Asylum &
Theatre of Note

Tickets $15

REVIEWS ARE IN

LA WEEKLY'S - STEVEN LEIGH MORRIS ON THE HOLLYWOOD FRINGE

 


Hollywood Fringe Festival

June 17 - 27

 

                           


Theatre Asylum is excited to be a participating venue and has over 20 productions and 100 performances, featuring some of the most exciting local, national and international talent.

Running days and nights for two weeks, you have to check out the long list of shows playing:

Betty
Bonnie in Brighton
Burton
Bye Bye Bombay
Eat, Pray, Laugh
feeling sorry for roman Polanski
Zombience - Improvatorium
Jane Austen UnScripted - Impro Theatre
Jesus: The Guantanamo Years
Los Angelyne
Mission of Flowers
My Penis - In and Out of Trouble
Nanonation
Sex, Lies and the KKK
Sketchy Dames
Solo Workshop
Some Assembly Required
TFN- Tilted Frame
The Bad Arm
The stories of Caesar Chavez
The Waste Land
Wet Cookies

Here’s a link to the Asylum page on the Hollywood Fringe site for additional information and box office.

http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/venue/view/2

Shows are all $15 or less and run 45-75 minutes.

REVIEWS ARE IN

LA WEEKLY'S - STEVEN LEIGH MORRIS ON THE HOLLYWOOD FRINGE

 

HAPPY NEW DECADE !!!!

COMBINED ARTFORM CELEBRATES 11 YEARS

Having its start at a barber shop, performing at cafes and at a church, Combined Artform can now count as its successes four theaters in two cities and hundreds of shows over the past eleven years.

It really has been a wonderful experience and we are thankful for the venues, the shows and most of all the people who helped make it all happen. With all the ups and downs, it has always been a pleasure to work with such great producers, companies, artists and audience.

In just two years in LA, Combined Artform has already developed exceptional partners at Theatre Asylum ranging from co-productions such as "Common Air", a solo show which won an LA Ovation Award, to Impro Theatre which was picked as Best Theatre of 2009 by LA Weekly and with whom we've co-produced productions of Tennessee Williams, Jane Austen and currently Shakespeare Unscripted.

Tilted Frame continues to develop with new directors, performers and formats which include "Who Wrote This Sh!t", and our live internet show performed simultaneously between Los Angeles and San Francisco, "T.F.N." They will also be opening the new Asylum Lab (40 seat) in January 2010.

Since 2007, when Patrick Bristow starred in Combined Artform's Tuna Christmas with Mindy Sterling, he has been developing his company Improvatorium at Theater Asylum. Improvatorium features classes by Patrick and others such as Brian Clark, Ted Michaels and Heather Morgan and performances such as, "Death, Lies and Alibis" and in February of 2010 "Zombience" an improvised musical". They begin 2010 with their Short Form show, followed by the Asylum Improv Jam. We are so excited to be working with Patrick on all of his endeavors.

We're also looking forward to working more with David Razowsky and his long-form mastery in 2010. In addition, Lawrin Salazar's Los Angeles Comedy Festival is still spotlighting away at Theater Asylum and we're excited to be part of their success.

In addition, we are very grateful to David Fofi and the Elephant Theatre for having built these beautiful spaces and for their continued help and support along the way. We are also grateful to Mark Carson for helping Theater Asylum run smoothly.

Meanwhile in San Francisco, it has been a true pleasure during the past two years to work with and produce theatre with Rob Ready and Dan Williams and all the members of PianoFight. Since 2007, they have managed the Off Market Theaters and have grown PianoFight into a successful theatre company. In 2010, we're excited about our developing partnership with PianoFight at Off-Market Theaters and look forward to furthering the SF-LA connection with them.

Tilted Frame-SF keeps pushing the envelope with T.F.N - w/ Los Angeles as well as new in 2010 the Techno Improv Jam our local show followed by a open Jam.

We also continue to enjoy being a part of San Francisco's holiday tradition with David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries. Wrapping up its eighth year with John Michael Beck and David Sinaiko. It was once again a crowd and critic pleasing show and we look forward to doing it again next year.


But it's January 2010 so for now we have:

  • T.F.N. - Tilted Frame Network in San Francisco & Los Angeles. Yes, it's one show simultaneously performed in two cities.
  • Techno Improv Jam - Jam with Tilted Frame - San Francisco. Come play with our tech.
  • Impro Theatre's - Shakespeare Unscripted - Los Angeles
  • Asylum Improv Jam- with Improvatorium - Los Angeles
    A short form version of our long form tradition.

and that's just the beginning.

Please take a look around the site, sign our guest-book and come back for more.

If you've ever worked with us please check the Artists and Production page to see if we have your information; notes it is still in progress. We can add emails and will be adding more pictures later, so if you have any you would like us to put up, please send them to info@combinedartform.com.

Once again, thank you for an awesome 11 years; we look forward to continuing our adventure with you in the new decade.


Best,

Matthew Quinn

Artistic Director

January 2nd, 2010
____________________________________________________

 

December 5 - 30, 2009

Back for its 8th year in San Francisco!!

 

Combined Artform and Beck-n-Call

presents:

David Sedaris’

The Santaland Diaries


(adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello)


It’s time for San Francisco’s annual production of David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries”. Presented once again by Combined Artform and Beck-n-Call at Off-Market Theater. For the eighth year, John Michael Beck (up again from L.A.) and David Sinaiko, will alternate pulling on the striped tights to bring to life David Sedaris’ signature character, Crumpet the Elf…much to the delight of Bay Area audiences. Come see the show that critics and audiences love and keep coming back for more. Spend the holidays with Combined Artform at the Off-Market Theater.


Tilted Frame

Tilted Frame – SF \ LA

LIVE IMPROV BETWEEN SAN FRANCISCO & LOS ANGELES

  • First time in improv history
  • Live improv between two cities

Previews Thursday, October 22
Runs Thursdays October 29 through November 19, 2009

(San Francisco, CA) (September, 2009)…A TALE OF TWO CITIES—“PHONING IT IN” WITHOUT PHONING IT IN…The future is here. For over seven years Combined Artform’s Tilted Frame Improv has been working with live video and the internet to the delight of audiences in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Now we have taken the next logical step: an unprecedented live “impro-cast” between two cities four hundred miles apart!

L.A. PREMIERE

EXTENDS THROUGH JUNE 5



“Anyone with a cell phone and a moral center should
see this show.”

The New York Times

A great story, made even better! Los Angeles audiences finally get the chance to see Mike Daisey’s highly controversial The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs—in an “ethically made” version. The script, revised and updated by the author, now packs an even more powerful punch. This compelling 2.0 edition, performed by Alex Lyras (The Common Air), opens February 20 at Theatre Asylum in Hollywood, where it will continue every Wednesday at 8 pm through June 5.

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs examines the controversy of globalization through the rise and fall and resurrection of Apple, illuminating how Apple’s former CEO and his obsessions shape our lives. It follows the trail all the way to China to investigate the factories where millions toil to make iPhones and iPads, shining a light on the very human price we pay for our high-tech toys.

Wednesdays through June 5

TICKETS - $20

(800) 838-3006 or go to agonyecstasy.brownpapertickets.com/.

Presented by Combined Artform / Theatre Asylum

 

ALSO PLAYING

EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 1

Based on the renowned book by Irvine Welsh, this stage adaptation by Harry Gibson, follows a group of Scottish heroin addicts. Junkie Mark Renton (Justin Zachary), his mates Tommy (David Agranov), Sick Boy (Jonathan Roumie), Begbie (Matt Tully), Alison (Alison Walter), and other unforgettable characters, take audiences on a tour of their lives in Edinburgh. The stage version of "Trainspotting" is a 'smack-in-your-face' tale about heroin junkies that is as jolting as the movie.

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PAST PRODUCTION

 

In a small town, in the wee hours of the night, a chance encounter between two strangers in a graveyard will forever change their lives. 
When buried secrets are unearthed, shattering revelations have them questioning what they each thought they knew to be true. ALABAMA BAGGAGE draws a fine line between life and death as it examines mercy, forgiveness, revenge and redemption.
 
THEATRE ASYLUM fans get $10 off with code 410!

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WORKSHOPS IN LA

 

SOCIAL MEDIA BOOT-CAMP

Starting Jan 19th, choose from a selection of workshops designed for self-producers to hone the art of marketing their work. With bi-monthly Social Media Boot-Camps, learn how to turn your team into effective promoters, hone your pitch to the press, write a marketing strategy using your talents and create brand ambassadors to increase word-of-mouth. Cindy Marie Jenkins will run the interactive workshops, giving useful takeaways regardless of your budget or manpower.

Email for more info

 

PLAYING IN SAN FRANCISCO

 

BACK FOR YEAR ELEVEN
COMBINED ARTFORM presents

Combined Artform is back again with Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris and adapted to the stage by Joe Mantello, now in its 11th year.  David Sinaiko puts on his elf hat and boots to return to the Eureka Theatre as everyone’s favorite elf, Crumpet. No one captures the craziness of the holidays like David Sedaris. Come see the show that critics and audiences love and keep coming back for more and spend the holidays with Combined Artform at the Eureka Theatre.

 

Nominated for a SF/Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Solo Performance.

 Eureka Theatre located at 215 Jackson St in San Francisco.


Santaland Diaries runs December 19 - 29 . No Shows December 25. Showtime is 8:00pm,  additional 3pm shows December 22-24. . Tickets are $20 - $35, Opening Night-$40-$50 w/ Champagne & Pies!

TICKETS

In association with Eureka Theatre Company.


WILL FRANKEN in

TOUGH JOBBY, BOOT: TIS YULE

DECEMBER 22 @ 9:30PM

 

 “Will Franken is an astounding character comedian who makes almost everyone else in his field look like lazy chancers” (Chortle UK)


“I can't remember one moment of this show that wasn't funny. I am still laughing” (Scotsman)

“You can't take your eyes off these inspired outpourings” (UK Guardian)

Fresh from a highly successful run of performances in the UK and on his way back to England, Will Franken (www.willfranken.com) has just a brief amount of time left in this country to regale you with his patented form of one-man theatrical hilarity.

One of the 15 best reviewed performers of Edinburgh 2012 according to The British Comedy Guide (Four stars Scotsman, four stars Guardian, four stars Chortle UK, four stars Independent, four stars Times of London, four stars Sunday Times, among many others), as well as San Francisco's “Best Comedian” (SF Weekly), “Best Alternative to Psychedelic Drugs” (Bay Guardian) and “genius” (Chronicle).  

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EXTENDED
SEPTEMBER 14 - OCTOBER 7

FRI @ 8PM, SAT @ 7PM
SUN @ 3PM

Texas Loves Lyla! gets extended, again at Theatre Asylum, after a successful run at the Hollywood Fringe and Best Of.  As south Texas' #1 talk radio queen, Lyla KaRug hits the web, tackling ignorance, adult bullies, and gay teen suicide.  Jeffrey Wylie takes an irreverent and bold approach in addressing the reasons why people bully, and what we can each do in helping the victims of this terrible epidemic. Co-produced with Matthew Quinn and Combined Artform.

LA Weekly

“Wylie establishes himself as a master at milking laughs.”

Examiner.com

“The hype doesn’t even begin to cover this show!  Creative, funny, insightful.  Lyla is intelligent, witty, and played with such abandon that you cannot help but fall in love with her.”

WSWS.com

“There’s a sweetness to this piece that distinguishes it from so many 'drag' shows that revel in camp and cattiness.  Wylie inhabits this lady of the towering roller-curled red hair with nary a wink about gender—Lyla is all woman and refreshingly positive.”

 

TICKETS $15


HOUSE

by Daniel MacIvor’s
Thursday @ 8pm & Saturdays @ 8:30pm

Darkly humorous…poetic quirkiness” – LA Times
 
“Splendidly performed… keeps us tethered to empathy.  Forces us to consider life's precariousness, and how best to cope with it” – GO! LA Weekly
 
“Rogue Machine's production and Smith's performance are impeccable” – Backstage
 
“This is a strong piece of theatre” –
CultureSpotLA

TICKETS - $10


GOOD EVENING AMERICA
ONE NIGHT ONLY
SEPTEMBER 7 @ 8PM

The Best of Hollywood Fringe 2012 Solo brings viral video sensation Drew Droege back to the stage. After donning a blonde wig and noticing he bore a striking resemblance to fashion-forward star Chloe Sevigny (Big Love, American Psycho), Droege began appearing as the actress in a series of wacky stage appearances and satirical videos, which soon began making their way around the web. This one-man show by the experienced improv artist and comic performer delves into his dual life, which includes a meeting with Sevigny herself.

 

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SOLO

 

Following a wonderful July of extended ensemble shows, Combined Artform’s Best of Hollywood Fringe is back in August with the top solo shows from the Fringe.


Confessions of a Cat Lady (With a Side of Crazy) 8/10 @ 9:30 & 8/25 @ 5:30
Crushed 8/3 @ 8pm
David  Dean Bottrell Makes Love: A One-Man Show 8/4 & 25 @ 7pm
Drew Droege-  Good Evening America 8/12 @ 9:30pm & 8/19 @ 9pm
I Do Card Tricks and I'm Funny 8/11 @ 7pm & 8/25 @ 8:30pm
Leprechauns & Lies 8/4 & 17 @ 9pm
Piano Man 8/10 @ 8pm & 8/12 @ 7pm
Texas Loves Lyla! 8/11 @ 7pm & 8/24 @ 9:30pm
The Women of Tuna House 8/17 @ 7:30 & 8/19 . 25 & 26 @ 7pm
This Vicious Minute 8/11 @ 8:30pm & 8/24 @ 8pm
Voices in My Head 8/4 & 18 @ 7:30pm


Shows, schedules and tickets

Also at

www.bestofhollywoodfringe.com

      Special Performance of Carpe Noctem
August 10 @ 9:30pm


On June 24th at the Fringe Closing Awards Ceremony held at Fringe Central Station, Artistic Director and Venue Owner, Matthew Quinn announced the winners of the Best of Hollywood Fringe 2012 which will be extending selected shows at Theatre Asylum and Asylum Lab in July and August 2012.

Ensembles - Shows in July

25 Plays Per Hour

4 Clowns - That Beautiful Laugh

Anaconda

Cycles

Doomsday Cabaret

Flesh Eating Tiger

Gentle Passage

Lost Moon Radio Episode # 12

Making Love Over There

Rise

The Secret of Sherlock Holmes

Speed Merchant(of Venice)

Streep Tease

Tape

The Lights Are Off

Three Tables

Solo - Shows in August

Crushed

Confessions of a Cat Lady (With a Side of Crazy)

David Dean Bottrell Makes Love:  a One Man Show

Drew Droege- Good Evening America

I Am Google

Leprechauns and Lies

Piano Man

So Much To Celebrate

Texas Loves Lyla

The Women of Tuna House

This Vicious Minute

Voices in My Head

Family -Shows in July

 

Jessie and Danny – Songs About Everything

The Complete History of Theatre, Abridged

 

Cabaret- Shows in July and August

Carpe Noctem

Filthy Liars a Funny Magic Show

Bijan the Magijan

I Do Card Tricks and I'm Funny


Schedule and Ticketing will be available at www.bestofhollywoodfringe.com


LONESOME NO MORE IS BACK!!!

Previews - March 23-24 @ 8pm

Special Press Night - March 25 @ 8pm
March 30 - April 28
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm


Moments after their respective deaths, three strangers find themselves locked up in a single room in Sartre’s NO EXIT, faced with a maddening new world in which they can cover their eyes but never sleep

Directed and adapted by Lori Petermann
Translation by Paul Bowles
Produced by Dana Murphy and Meghan McCauley

CAST:
Jake Bern
Stephen Leonhard Sullivan
Sara Garcia
Jill Evyn

TICKETS -$20


Playing in Vancouver February 2012

BLINK & YOU MIGHT MISS ME

Larry Blum heads north to Vancouver for the
2012 Chutzpah Fesival.

TICKETS

 

IN SAN FRANCISCO

 

BACK FOR THE TENTH YEAR
10 NIGHTS ONLY
AT THE EUREKA THEATRE

Combined Artform is celebrating ten years with ten performances of Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris and adapted to the stage by Joe Mantello.  David Sinaiko puts on his elf hat and boots to return to the Eureka Theatre as everyone’s favorite elf, Crumpet.

 

Nominated for a SF/Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Solo Performance.


Santaland Diaries runs December 22 – December 30 at the Eureka Theatre located at 215 Jackson St in San Francisco. No Shows December 25. Showtime is 8:00PM, Matinee’s 3pm. Tickets are $20 - $35, Opening Night-$40-$50 w/ Champagne & Pies!

 

TICKETS

If you have problems with the above site, you can also go
HERE

or call 800-838-3006

ALSO IN DECEMBER @ THE EUREKA

WILL FRANKEN IN

“Dieter Und Sheila
At The San Francisco International
Youth Hostel”

 

 

 Renowned satirist/humorist/absurdist Will Franken (“Best Comedian” and “San Francisco's Patron Saint of Misrule”) returns to the Eureka Theatre in December for his first San Francisco appearances in over three months, presenting

“Dieter Und Sheila
At The San Francisco International
Youth Hostel”

Will Franken presents his first ever long-form holiday-themed love story, “Dieter Und Sheila At The San Francisco International Youth Hostel” – a story of thwarted romance between a shy Viennese entomology student and a promiscuous Australian girl of limited intelligence.

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Presented in Association with Eureka Theatre Company.


SEPTEMBER 2011

at
EXIT THEATRE
SF FRINGE FESTIVAL




COMBINED ARTFORM
presents

at EUREKA THEATRE
215 Jackson St

DAVID SEDARIS' SANTALAND DIARIES

DEC 21-30

Combined Artform is proud to announce the 9th year of Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris and adapted to the stage by Joe Mantello. David Sinaiko returns as everyone’s favorite elf, Crumpet and in celebration of our tenth year anniversary in San Francisco he will be back at the Eureka Theatre, with a new set and holiday fanfare.

Tickets $20-30

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Presented in Association with Eureka Theatre Company.


3 SHOW ONLY

WILL FRANKEN'S
TEXAS CHAINSAW YULETIDE

DECEMBER 21 - 23 @ 9:30 pm

"Texas Chainsaw Yuletide" is the latest one-man show by the Bay Area's most original comedic talent, Will Franken (willfranken.com). The title comes from one of the two Christmas "albums"; ("Michael Krenford is Not Alone" being the other one) that this madcap romp through one man's deranged, yet brilliant, subconscious is based upon.


Tickets - $15

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Presented in Association with Eureka Theatre Company.

OUR VENUES AND PARTNER

 

965 Mission St.

San Francisco, CA

94103

 

PianoFight

 

6320 Santa Monica .

San Francisco, CA

94103

 

Combined Artform owns and operates four theaters in San Francisco and Los Angeles. We have been produced, co-produced and rented to hundreds of shows.

Built in 2004 by Combined Artform, Off Market 2 black box theaters with multi-media capabilities for

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Starting in 2007 it was managed by PianoFight. In 2010 both companies partnered up to run Stage 205, Studio 250 and 212.

In 2007, Combined Artform expanded into Los Angeles, specifically Theatre Row in Hollywood.

They now own and operate Theatre Asylum as well as the Asylum Lab.

We hope to expand with more productions in and moving between our space with companies like PianoFight and other companies.

ARE YOU A PRODUCER?

Combined Artform is entering its 11th year as a production company. We've come a long way since the beginning.

We have a slightly updated name, a new website, and continue with our mission to bring artists and arts together in new and old ways in order to create the art of tomorrow.

Productions

We started as an improv-based multi-media company and are always testing the boundaries of the known in our productions, combining unique techniques and technologies. Among our homegrown productions:

--Tilted Frame
--Improv General Auditions
--Solo Festival

Co-Productions

With years of experience, connections, and spaces in two cities, Combined Artform brings a lot to the table when mounting co-productions. We offer a wide range of options for those companies looking to partner and share the risks and rewards of co-productions. Through the years our partner companies and productions have included:

--PianoFight
--Impro Theatre

--Santaland Diaries
--The Common Air
--Papa
--Eavesdropper

Venues

Combined Artform starting managing in 1989 at The Next Stage. In 2003 we built two theatres at Off-Market, and now operate Theatre Asylum on Los Angeles’ vibrant Theater Row. With spaces in the two major media markets of California we can offer unique opportunities to our partners and renters.

Publicity/Outreach

Combined Artform provides a full range of PR options. For those companies wishing to concentrate solely on the artistic details of their production, we offer turnkey packages whereby you can “leave the promoting to us”. With years of experience promoting shows and dealing with online ticket agencies, we think you’ll be pleased with the level of service we offer.

 
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