Thursday, March 25, 2010

NEXT STOP ... Reality TV? Screenplays? Hollywood?

"From Memories to Monologues" Writers and Actors celebrate, and are awarded Certificates of Recognition from the LAUSD's Programs for Older Adults Advisor Arlene Torluemke (Bottom, right) as History is made in North Hollywood.
Never before, through North Hollywood Adult School, have older adult writers told stories about their loved ones that they then could turn into monologues which could then be performed by Older Adult actors.
A DVD of the event is being made, and will be available.
Instructor Buddy Powell coached the actors.
Instructor/Writer and Producer Fjaere Mooney developed the event and proudly facilitated the writing workshops which lead to the original monologues.
"Tea and Tales" will publish the full monologues as well as their complete anthology in June.
Thank you to all involved. You rock.
Next stop? Hollywood.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Hollywood is Calling!

You are Invited!

"From Memories to Monologues: An Historical Performance"

When: Monday, March 22, 2010
Where: The Valley Village Senior Apartments: Clubhouse 12111 Chandler Boulevard Valley Village, CA 91607
Panel Discussion following, and then Reception

What is Going On: Members of "Tea and Tales" writing group bring personal voices of the past to life through monologues enacted by actors from "Commercial Acting" class.
Sponsored by The Programs for Older Adults, LAUSD, North Hollywood Adult School (ECC)
Space is limited, and so you must RSVP!
Please email asap, as we are filling up fast!
PRESS contacts: we would love to see you. Be in touch.
Street parking is available. If you have special needs, there are limited underground parking spaces for you. Let us know and we will do what we can to help.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I offer a dissent as to the propriety of using that word as an essay subject.
One of the main meanings of the word, according to Webster's, has to do with judicial opinion, notably from the Supreme Court.
Although I may agree with many (or none) such dissents, I am not going to discuss them on this blog.
In the meantime:

I was decent, and declined to dissent.
I dissented to descend into the cave.
I canceled, or dis-sent the message.
I neutralized- or dis-scented the odor.

And finally: I bisect da cent and get two half-pennies.

I apologize for all of the above.

Local humorist-essayist J.D. Karr is also an actor-director, and member of the LAUSD's "Tea and Tales" literary group.