Sunday, May 29, 2011

Vlog #8 - Setting the Stage, Set design for Dr. Horrible Live in San Diego


Scenic Designer, David F. Weiner in a production meeting, discussing early concepts for the set design for Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog -LIVE in San Diego


DAVID F. WEINER (Scenic Designer) is happy to work with Andy Lowe after their last collaboration with Dear Miss Breed.
He has received critical praise for his countless designs for numerous local theatres including Sledgehammer Theatre, Diversionary Theatre, and Mo'Olelo, where his design for Cowboy vs. Samurai won him a Patte Award in 2007.
David is also a regular designer with the Tony award winning La Jolla Playhouse where he designed the 2005 production of Zhivago the Musical, An Evening with Billy Crystal and His Special Guest David Steinberg and Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays which he also designed on Broadway, and the international tour.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Video Blog # 7 - Jane Lui as PENNY

Our next spotlight focuses on Jane Lui, our lovely and talented Penny



JANE LUI (Penny)
A singer/songwriter, Jane is classically trained in piano and voice. Having toured US East & West coasts, Canada, Sydney (AU), London (UK). Her cultural and musical influences have produced a sound that has critics eliciting such names as Joni Mitchell, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, and Rufus Wainwright. She has opened for performers such as Vienna Teng, Jay Nash, Jim Bianco, Kate Earl, Tom Brousseau and Jason Mraz.

She recently developed a following through YouTube, where she produces music with post-production videos to show her work as an arranger and multi-instrumentalist. In 2009 she was featured as YouTube's Unsigned Pick with over 1.5 Million views. Her second record, Barkentine, was Best Recording Nominee in the San Diego Music Awards 2008. Over $11,600 was raised directly from fans to fund her most recently released album, Goodnight Company. This is her first time acting, and is really excited to share her geeky-Whedon-Fan side.
Visit her site at  - janelui.com

Find her on Youtube at  www.youtube.com/user/LuieLand

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Video Blog #6 - Nathan Turner as DR HORRIBLE!

Our latest video blog! Meet San Diego actor Nathan Turner who will be performing as Billy/Dr. Horrible this July!

You can also find more of his work with his sketch comedy group, INTERROBANG LTD.
http://www.interrobangltd.com/

NATHAN TURNER (Dr. Horrible / Billy)
Nathan Turner is a graduate of the UCSD Theater Dept. As one of the founding members of Interrobang Ltd. he regularly does internet sketch comedy shorts.

Along those lines, he has appeared in comedy shorts with Those Aren’t Muskets and currently, Agents of Cracked. Nathan has taught Movement, Stage Combat, Shakespeare, and Audition Technique across San Diego in hopes that someone will give him an honorary doctorate.

In the mean time you may have seen him in one of these: “Pagan Play” Moving Parts Theatre, “King Lear” Vanguard Theater, “The Misanthrope” “Macbeth” UCSD Theatre, “Wozzeck” “Il Trovatore” San Diego Opera, “Romeo & Juliet” “The Merchant of Venice” Coronado Playhouse…so on so forth, ad infinitum. He would like to take this time to thank his cat, but at the moment it’s Friday and he is forced to grapple with the timeless conundrum, “Which seat can I take?”

www.interrobangltd.com

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Video Blog #5 - Spotlight San Diego!


Hi everyone! New Video Blog posted. For more information about Sponsoring this production, and the marketing and visibility we can offer your company, CLICK HERE!

Or contact DENNIS MICHAEL BOUSSARD (Associate Producer) - dennismichael@silkroadproductions.us


DENNIS-MICHAEL BROUSSARD (Associate Producer/Silk Road Productions) a New Orleans transplant, Dennis Michael founded Silk Road Productions to create exciting and dynamic events with elegance, attitude, and style. He has created a multitude of acclaimed special events and fundraisers for numerous nonprofit organizations. Earned his MBA from the University of San Diego and a Master of Pacific International Affairs from the IR/PS program at UCSD.
He was given the Asian Business Association Community Service Award, and has received several City of San Diego Special Commendation for Community Service Awards, California Legislature Assembly Recognitions for Community Service, and Congressional Recognition for Community Service Awards. He was also chosen as one of the COX Communications Asian Pacific American Heritage Outstanding Individuals and one of SDNN's Eight Great Young Asian-Pacific American Community Leaders.

ANDY LOWE (Executive Producer/Director/Stage Adaptation) was a winner of the California Young Playwrights Contest in 1994, where his play The Cultural Hyphen was praised and endorsed by playwrights David Henry Hwang and Edward Albee.
In 1995, he Co-founded the San Diego Asian American Repertory Theatre where he was the company's Producing Artistic Director. For ten years ('95-'05) he brought life to over thirty-five full stage productions, and countless staged readings. In 2001 Andy helped inaugurate San Diego's first Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Festival ('01-'03). For his work he received an official mayoral commendation, and was recognized as one of the "Top 30 most influential Asian Americans Under the age of 30" (Political Circus Magazine '01).
After receiving a grant from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program through the California State Library, Andy, with the Asian Story Theatre, developed Dear Miss Breed(’07) at the Lyceum Theatre, based on the award winning book by Joanne Oppenheim. Andy is currently employed with the La Jolla Playhouse where he serves as the Theatre in Residence Program Coordinator, and continues to independently develop theatrical projects through his own Chinese Pirate Productions brand.
(Directing credits include; Trying to find Chinatown ('98), Cleveland Raining ('99), F.O.B ('01), The Goddess Of Flowers ('02), Fentor ('03), Dear Miss Breed ('07), UCSD AATF 3, 4, 5 ('08-'10), Letters to a Student Revolutionary ('10), This Girl I Used to Know ('10). Dr.Horrible's Sing Along Blog -LIVE- will be Andy's first NON Asian American Production in 20 years...

Friday, May 13, 2011

Video Blog #4 - Captain and the Hammer

Michael Minto talks about taking on the Iconic role of CAPTAIN HAMMER for the Chinese Pirate Productions' presentation of Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog - LIVE in San Diego!!!

MICHAEL MINTO (Captain Hammer / Bad Horse Trio)

Michael Minto is returning from a long hiatus in theater, his last role being Toddy from Take Me Out at Fullerton College in 2008, Where he also performed as John Proctor in The Crucible. He performs improv regularly with Sunday Co. at NCT in SD, FOOSH at UCSD, and is currently is a student at Groundlings in LA with Kelsi Roberts (see bio please please) . He has been involved with many short film projects including Zombieman and Another Time. He is also an avid sketch writer/ performer. He loves animals, and it is likely that he’s stopped you jogging so that he could pet your dog. He is immensely grateful for being a part of this awesome team and wondrous creation. Michael’s phone number was not permitted here in this program (Call me Joss). Michael would like to extol on his mother, for showing him what it is to sing.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Video Blog #2- Musical Director Brian Hammond

Heres Teaser # 2!
And a few words from our Musical Director Brian Hammond!




BRIAN HAMMOND (Musical Director) Brian's performance credits include roles at the San Diego Rep, Sea World, Legoland and Starlight, as well as touring nationally and internationally with VEE Entertainment's Dragontales Live!.
He has musical directed numerous productions, received the 2008 Aubrey Award for Best Musical Direction, and has held teaching positions with the Coronado School of the Arts and Young Audiences of San Diego. He is currently a Teaching Artist for the La Jolla Playhouse and the Old Globe.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Video Blog #1- Director Producer Andy Lowe


Our first Video Blog is up... See what Director Producer Andy Lowe has to say about his vision for the fan driven, LIVE adaptation!


ANDY LOWE (Executive Producer/Director/Stage Adaptation) was a winner of the California Young Playwrights Contest in 1994, where his play The Cultural Hyphen was praised and endorsed by playwrights David Henry Hwang and Edward Albee.
In 1995, he Co-founded the San Diego Asian American Repertory Theatre where he was the company's Producing Artistic Director. For ten years ('95-'05) he brought life to over thirty-five full stage productions, and countless staged readings. In 2001 Andy helped inaugurate San Diego's first Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Festival ('01-'03). For his work he received an official mayoral commendation, and was recognized as one of the "Top 30 most influential Asian Americans Under the age of 30" (Political Circus Magazine '01).
After receiving a grant from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program through the California State Library, Andy, with the Asian Story Theatre, developed Dear Miss Breed(’07) at the Lyceum Theatre, based on the award winning book by Joanne Oppenheim. Andy is currently employed with the La Jolla Playhouse where he serves as the Theatre in Residence Program Coordinator, and continues to independently develop theatrical projects through his own Chinese Pirate Productions brand.
(Directing credits include; Trying to find Chinatown ('98), Cleveland Raining ('99), F.O.B ('01), The Goddess Of Flowers ('02), Fentor ('03), Dear Miss Breed ('07), UCSD AATF 3, 4, 5 ('08-'10), Letters to a Student Revolutionary ('10), This Girl I Used to Know ('10). Dr.Horrible's Sing Along Blog -LIVE- will be Andy's first NON Asian American Production in 20 years...

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