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2/15/14

Gearhead and the Realbot (Feb 21-Mar 8, 2014)

Emily is proud to be playing Lieutenant Varla Solin in The Unknown Artists' production of GEARHEAD AND THE REALBOT, written by Bob Simpson, and directed by Matt Ritchey. Catch her in this hilarious Sci-Fi Comedy Spoof February 21 through March 8 at The Complex in Hollywood!



The Unknown Artists Present...
GEARHEAD AND THE REALBOT
A Space O̶d̶y̶s̶s̶e̶y̶ Hoedown by BOB SIMPSON
Directed by MATT RITCHEY

FEBRUARY 21 – MARCH 8, 2014
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 7pm & 10pm

DORIE THEATRE at THE COMPLEX
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038

TICKETS - $20
http://gearheadandtherealbot.eventbrite.com/

ABOUT THE SHOW:
"Gearhead and the Realbot" is a wacky, science fiction comedy and playwright Bob Simpson’s homage to awesome, terrible, and terribly awesome science fiction films and television shows, particularly from the 1950s and 60s. The play takes us through a day in the lives of the crew of the spaceship, Pomegranate Fizz, as they explore the galaxy and try desperately to not blow themselves up. The show contains a smorgasbord of goofy characters, from the inept and overly-masculine captain, to the shell-shocked first mate, to the gentle but probably an axe murderer doctor, to her sweet and annoying son…you know, the one the producers put on the show to appeal to kids but actually appeals to your carnal desire to see a child run over by an Abrams tank. And don’t forget the villain, whose desire to take over the universe is rooted in the fact that…I don’t know…it’s Wednesday? Lots of laughs, lots of cool special effects, and a sock puppet…"Gearhead and the Realbot" has it all.

PRODUCTION TEAM:
DIRECTOR – Matt Ritchey
PLAYWRIGHT – Bob Simpson*
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Travis James Riner*
LIGHTING DESIGN – Jeff Brewer
SET DESIGN/PUPPET DESIGN – Cody Clark*
GRAPHIC DESIGN – Katrina Rennells
SOUND DESIGN – Martyn Tyler
COSTUME DESIGN – Meghan Allison*
STAGE MANAGER – Jim Niedzialkowski*

CAST MEMBERS:
HOWARD BATCH, GEARHEAD – Tory N. Thompson
MARIGOLD, THE REALBOT – Amy Bartlett*
PROFESSOR ZELLIUS ZEE – Andy Kenareki*
LIEUTENANT VARLA SOLIN – Emily Clark*
CAPTAIN HAWK MANTHICKET – Schoen Hodges
CORPORAL HOLLY HENDERSON – Tiffany Brain*
THE DOC – Sabrina Carmichael
TIMMY – Paul Reese
ENSIGN ANCILLARY KARACTER – Cody Clark*
COMMANDER BURT PHILBIN – John Ross Clark*#
HONK/FOOD FABRICATOR – Travis James Riner*
GOD – Katrina Rennells

* Company Member, THE UNKNOWN ARTISTS
# Member of Actors’ Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


9/4/13

Slightly Dramatic, THE WEB SERIES

Exciting News! This Fall, Emily's popular cabaret show, SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC, becomes the basis of a new web series! Donate to our Indiegogo Campaign, and check out the Official Promo below...



The Unknown Artists and Play Club West Present:
SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC
a Jeff Scot Carey Production.

Where "The Office"... meets "Guffman"... meets "Glee"...

After years of waiting, West Covina Central Middle School is finally opening the doors of its Drama Department. And when Emily Jordan is hired away from Lone Cactus Preparatory to oversee their inaugural school year, some students are thrilled, some teachers are dubious, and some parents are downright oblivious. But no matter which position you take, one thing is undeniable: this year... things are going to get Slightly Dramatic.

From the documentary team at KVCR Public Broadcasting in San Bernardino, comes the slightly true story of slightly epic proportions in the most compelling human interest story of the new century.

Slightly Dramatic.
It's prodigious.
It's anthropological.
It's jazz hands.

And in real performance art, there's no room for Glee.


5/20/13

321 Festival (May 31-June 9)

Emily is Producing the whole festival, Directing DEVOUR, and playing Matt Damon in MATT & BEN. Get thee to the 321 Festival posthaste!!

Tickets at http://ua321festival.eventbrite.com
$15 per play, $20 Double Feature Package – 2 plays in ONE NIGHT

The Unknown Artists’ 321 Festival
3 Plays, 2 Weekends, 1 Act

May 31 – June 9, 2013

The Magic Mirror Theater
4934 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood 91601

MATT AND BEN
Written by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers
Directed by Nicole Dominguez

Written by the hilarious best friend duo Brenda Withers and Mindy Kaling, “Matt & Ben” is a satire on the pre-paparazzi, pre-fame friendship between Oscar-winning screenwriters and actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, as played by two women. When the screenplay for ‘Good Will Hunting’ drops mysteriously from the heavens, the boys realize they’re being tested by a higher power.

Starring Amy Bartlett and Emily Clark

PERFORMANCES
Friday, May 31 at 7:00pm
Sunday, June 2 at 8:30pm
Friday, June 7 at 8:30pm
Saturday, June 8 at 7:00pm

DEVOUR
Written by Chelsea Marcantel
Directed by Emily Clark

Anaïs von Windsor is a tabloid queen from the moment she’s born, but nothing can top her confession to the triple-murder of her ex-boyfriends. Unless of course she’s making it up. Through a series of non-linear vignettes, we are exposed to both sides of Anaïs: the hard-partying attention-whore she’s proud of, and the frighteningly wounded young girl she tries so hard to ignore. But does deciding for ourselves whether or not she’s a monster get us any closer to the truth?

Starring Meghan Allison, Anna Bowen, Cody Clark, Andy Kenarecki, Kate Purnell, Caitlin Reilly, and Travis James Riner

PERFORMANCES
Saturday, June 1 at 8:30pm
Sunday, June 2 at 7:00pm
Saturday, June 8 at 8:30pm
Sunday, June 9 at 7:00pm

Tickets for all three shows at http://ua321festival.eventbrite.com


2/11/13

RIGHT TOGETHER, LEFT TOGETHER (New Musical Premiere)

Reserve your tickets NOW at righttogetherlefttogether.eventbrite.com/

The Unknown Artists Presents…
RIGHT TOGETHER, LEFT TOGETHER
An original musical by Pamela Eberhardt & Will Collyer

"In a storm, no one can hear you say 'I do.'"

Book & Lyrics by Pamela Eberhardt
Music by Will Collyer
Directed by Nicole Dominguez
Music Direction by Carmen Dominguez

February 21 – March 2
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8pm
Limited Engagement – 6 PERFORMANCES

TICKETS
$20 Pre-sale at righttogetherlefttogether.eventbrite.com/
$25 at the Door (cash/check ONLY)

GROVE THEATER CENTER
1111-b West Olive Ave
Burbank, CA 91506

STARRING:
Lucas Alifano*
Jeff Scot Carey*
Emily Clark
Jeni Incontro
Tripp Pettigrew-Rolapp*
Katrina Rennells
and Bob Simpson

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

A piano-driven pop score provides the perfect backdrop to this new musical inspired by late '90s rom-coms like "Friends," "Will & Grace," and "My Best Friend's Wedding." The night before her nuptials, a bride's friends come together for a rehearsal dinner that results in a variety of couplings, un-couplings, shocking revelations and a brewing storm that threatens her trip down the aisle. Pamela Eberhardt wrote the book and lyrics and Will Collyer penned the score for this original work from The Unknown Artists

Facebook Event
Previous Workshops/Readings
Play Club West Staged Reading



Right Together, Left Together is a Guest Production at GTC Burbank. For more information on GTC Burbank check out www.gtc.org


12/14/12

Second Annual FESTIVUS!

Come see this show that Emily DIRECTED, and is performing in, alongside her husband, her brother, her mother, and father! :)

Besides featuring highlights from Play Club West's past season, and a preview of our upcoming one, there will be holiday-inspired sketches, sexy Christmas tunes, puppets, men in drag, and Drunk Santa Claus - it ain't Festivus without him!

The Unknown Artists Present...
Play Club West's 2nd Annual FESTIVUS

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18th
Cocktail Hour 7:00pm
Show 8:00pm

Skinny's Lounge
4923 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Tickets are $15 pre-sale at http://playclubfestivus.eventbrite.com/
$20 at the door (Cash Only)
(Free drink ticket with purchase)

CAST:
Lucas Alifano
Meghan Allison
Jeff Scot Carey
Cody Clark
Emily Clark
John Ross Clark
Will Collyer
Allie Costa
Jeni Incontro
Tripp Pettigrew-Rolapp
Molly Reynolds
Dana Shaw
Bob Simpson

Hosted by Travis James Riner
With Gayle Bluemel on Piano

Play Club West's OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Facebook Event
Play Club West on Twitter


10/24/12

EDGAR Limited Engagement Nov 1-4

Emily is thrilled to be wearing many hats in the World Premiere of EDGAR, namely the hats that read "Actor" and "Producer." :)

This original work started as a cold reading, then a staged reading, both with Play Club West.

Limited Engagement, FIVE PERFORMANCES ONLY November 1st-4th.

Reserve your Tickets NOW!!
$15 Online if you reserve at theunknownartistsedgar.eventbrite.com
$20 at the Door (cash/check only)



The Unknown Artists Present the WORLD PREMIERE of EDGAR

A Surrealist Comedy by Thomas J. Misuraca
Directed by John Ross Clark

November 1st, 2nd, 3rd at 8:00pm
November 3rd, 4th at 2:00pm

The Sherry Theater
11052 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood 91601

For more information go to http://iamanunknownartist.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/edgar-world-premiere-nov-1-4/


9/27/12

Emily in "A Kind of Love Story" Oct 18 & 25

Emily is thrilled to be understudying the role of "Lucy" in Sacred Fools' World Premiere play, A KIND OF LOVE STORY.

From award-winning writer Jenelle Riley comes a hilarious and heartfelt world premiere play that both skewers and pays homage to the romantic comedy genre. Mark is a nice guy who never gets the girl, while Ally can’t seem to shake the world’s worst boyfriend. Both have built their romantic ideals on Disney heroes, fairy tales and Cameron Crowe movies. As we follow their overlapping lives, we see all the ways these two are true soulmates, and wait for the moment they will find each other…or if they will.

Catch her in the show LA Weekly calls "seriously funny and endearingly sweet" on OCTOBER 18th and the 25th, both at 8:00pm.

Sacred Fools Theater Company
660 N. Heliotrope Dr, Los Angeles

For more information and tickets, go to SacredFools.org


5/20/12

When Karen Cartwright Sings...

Emily Clark is a HUGE fan of SMASH. HUGE! But the show ain't perfect, not by a long shot. Here is her homage to the show, and what always seems to happen when Katharine McPhee's character opens her mouth... to sing...


3/31/12

NYC Premiere of SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC

Emily Clark is SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC makes it's NYC Premiere on April 5th!! For tickets, go to slightlydramatic.eventbrite.com

Jacob Harvey and The Unknown Artists PRESENT

SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC
Starring Emily Clark
with Patrick Burns on the Piano
written by Emily Clark and Ryan Scott Oliver

with Special Guests Aaron Albert, Maggie Anderson, & Dawn Cantwell

THURSDAY, APRIL 5th
10:30pm
D-LOUNGE at the Daryl Roth Theatre
101 E. 15th St. NYC 10003
Union Square East

Tickets $12 online
$15 at the door
http://slightlydramatic.eventbrite.com/

This event is 21 only

Calorie-loaded Triscuts. Drug-addled boyfriends. Puppies with internal bleeding. These are only a few of the lighthearted themes Emily Clark tangles with in her hilarious cabaret show, "Emily Clark is Slightly Dramatic." This show has tickled and disturbed audiences across the Los Angeles metropolitan area with performances at Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's, Caffeinated Cabaret and Skinny's Lounge, but now she takes it to the east coast, primarily because she is banned from California. Emily Clark has appeared across Southern California in numerous productions, including "Slightly Dramatic" co-author Ryan Scott Oliver's "Out of My Head," and "Rated RSO: LA Edition," "Hair" at the Ovation award-winning Chance Theater, and the lauded musical, "Right Together, Left Together" with The Unknown Artists.


2/28/12

Slightly Dramatic VIDS

Clips from the February 21st production of SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC are now on youtube! Check 'em out!!

SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC TRAILER


THE 90'S


CLOSE TO YOU


For more clips, check out Slightly Dramatic on Youtube!


2/11/12

SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC Returns Feb 21st

Emily's fantastically hilarious Cabaret Show, SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC, returns this February in North Hollywood, featuring hilarious songs, stories, and inspiring tales for "the young people!" Get your tickets NOW!!

The Unknown Artists Present:

SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC
Starring EMILY CLARK (Out of My Head, LA Premiere; HAiR; Rated RSO)

Written by EMILY CLARK and RYAN SCOTT OLIVER
with B.T. RYBACK on the Piano

Special Guests*:
ROBYN CLARK (Gypsy with Patti Lupone),
WILL COLLYER (Parade, Mark Taper Forum),
and JENI INCONTRO (Out of My Head, LA Premiere)

*all members of The Unknown Artists' PLAY CLUB WEST

TUESDAY, February 21st
7:00pm Showtime

SKINNY'S LOUNGE
4923 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood CA 91601
818-763-6581

TICKETS $15
Email iamanunknownartist@gmail.com to RESERVE!!
CASH or CHECK accepted at the door
(Checks made out to "The Unknown Artists Inc.")



7/16/11

LA Premiere of Ryan Scott Oliver's "OUT OF MY HEAD"

The Mechanicals Theatre Group Presents:
THE LA PREMIERE OF "OUT OF MY HEAD" by Ryan Scott Oliver, book by Kirsten Guenther, musical direction by Ryan Cantwell, produced by Courtney Bell and directed by Jacob Harvey.

THE CAST INCLUDES: Company members Saro Badalian, Emily Clark, and Jeni Incontro with Robyn Clark (Gypsy with Patti LuPone), Anna Bowen (National Tour of 101 Dalmatians), and Gary Brintz (National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof)

July 29th – August 21st
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 7 p.m.
The Pico Playhouse
10508 W Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Tickets are $20 when you purchase them online at www.mechanicalstheatregrou​p.com or $25 at the door.

Click here to learn more about Ryan Scott Oliver