Ali MacLean’s poignant and heartbreaking take on the aftermath of a mass shooting had it’s Road Theatre debut Monday night before a rapt audience. The show, which was directed by veteran director Casey Stangl (Pasadena Playhouse, LaJolla Playhouse, Guthrie Theatre, South Coast Repertory, and the Humana Festival), and produced by Spark Theatrical, was Maclean’s first … More Wolves At The Door a Rousing Success at The Road Theatre
Ali was interviewed by Voyage LA magazine. Voyage profiles “LA’s most inspiring stories, L.A creatives and local artists”. The article discusses Ali’s writing career, her recent TV and web projects, winning the Gassner playwriting prize, gender parity, and where she sees the industry headed. You can check the article out here.
Thursday night, Billabong and Paramount Studios hosted the 4th annual Design For Humanity event to raise money and awareness for Invisible Children, a non-profit that helps children and families affected by the war in Uganda. I’ve been a supporter of Invisible Children for sometime now, as when I helped begin The Voice Project, Invisible Children … More Billabong’s ‘Design For Humanity’ Proves Hollywood Hipsters Have None
This year, South By Southwest was even more of a business trip for me. Not a search and destroy mission of boys, bands, and booze as it was for a lot of my friends. I had notes and cards, I had a freaking power point presentation…would I find the time to enjoy some aural pleasure? … More The Good, The Bad, and The Courtney – A Mini Review of SXSW
SxSw was a (not so hot) mess. If you combined the party hounds from the Super Bowl, Mardi Gras and Spring Break and confined them to a six block radius…and then tried to add some showcasing bands to the mix, you get a pretty good idea of the mayhem. I have a full report on … More South By Skulldiggery – Band of Skulls Continue To Conquer The US
I’m about to keep Austin a little bit weirder as most of the music community lends a helping hand to do every March… I will be giving a seminar this year on how to speak to the press. A few different publications have been kind enough to choose me as one of their picks of … More Working the Press – Intellectuall Intercourse and Interviews at SxSw
I’ve written many times before about the difference between a legit DJ and the hobbyists who like the idea of having their playlist heard on a Friday night for a little cash in their pocket. If it’s true that ‘Anyone Can Play Guitar’ then it’s even more true that anyone can DJ, especially when you … More Serato Is Not A Pasta – DJ Intervention Starts Now