December to Remember!
Here's where you can find Emily performing this December...
Playing "Velma Von Tussle" in HAIRSPRAY
Taylor Performing Arts Center, Monrovia
Performing a song by Carner & Gregor at A LITTLE NEW MUSIC 10
Rockwell Table & Stage, Los Angeles
Playing "Vixen" for the 5th time in THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES
The Chance Theater, Anaheim
Play Club West's 5TH ANNUAL FESTIVUS
The Complex, Hollywood
Slightly Dramatic at the Beechman
SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC is coming back to the Big Apple!!
Featuring a book co-written by Ryan Scott Oliver (Jasper in Deadland, 35MM), Emily will bring you true-to-life tales about dead dogs, mean girls, bipolar boyfriends, and Bernadette Peters. This show has something for everyone…if you're a Broadway geek, or a gay man, or lived through the 90's. Or all of the above.
Guest appearances by Dawn Cantwell (The Last Ship), Carson Higgins (American Idol), and Jenyth Rosati, with the lovely Patrick Burns tickling the ivories.
MONDAY, MARCH 16TH 9:30pm
Laurie Beechman Theatre
407 W. 42nd St.
Downstairs at the West Bank Cafe
New York, NY 10036
$20 Cover Food/Drink Minimum
The Girl is Still Here (Feb 20-Mar 7, 2015)
On February 20th, Emily is directing, producing, and performing in the original song cycle, THE GIRL IS STILL HERE, written by Gayle Leslie Bluemel and DeVorah Ross Johnsen. This project is especially meaningful, as Emily's mother, Gayle, is one of the composers! Please come see this limited run that begins February 20th - this show is a celebration of the female experience, and a validation of why the arts matter! If you took Songs for a New World, Passing Strange, 35MM, and just a touch of Joni Mitchell, you'd have THE GIRL IS STILL HERE. :)
The Unknown Artists Present…
THE GIRL IS STILL HERE
An original song cycle by Gayle Leslie Bluemel and DeVorah Ross Johnsen
$15 pre-sale at thegirlisstillhere.eventbrite.com/
$20 at the door
FEBRUARY 20th – MARCH 7th, 2015 (LIMITED ENGAGEMENT)
ONLY SEVEN PERFORMANCES
Fri 2/20 8pm, Sat 2/21 8pm
Fri 2/27 8pm, Sat 2/28 8pm Sun 3/1 7pm
Fri 3/6 8pm, Sat 3/7 8pm
Dorie Theatre at the Complex
6476 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Meet Debe and Gayle, The Wild One and The Wise, on their road to self-discovery, drawn together in high school by their common interests in music and poetry. Through a complex song cycle, we see their lives unfold ….one the free-spirited word-smith and poet, the other the disciplined musician. Their close friendship as girls and their divergent experiences as women culminate in their glorious partnership as passionate and fearless songwriters. THE GIRL IS STILL HERE is an entertaining vision of womanhood, touched with comedy, tragedy, and emotional insight.
MUSIC & LYRICS – Gayle Leslie Bluemel & DeVorah Ross Johnsen
DIRECTOR – Emily Clark*
MUSIC DIRECTOR – Gayle Leslie Bluemel
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Amy Bartlett*
STAGE MANAGER/SET DESIGN – Cody Clark*
MULTIMEDIA/LIGHTING DESIGN – Martyn Tyler
SOUND DESIGN – Dan Ames
CHOREOGRAPHY/COSTUMES – Meghan Allison*
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT – Kate Purnell*
COMPANY MANAGER – Tiffany Brain*
GRAPHIC DESIGN – Katrina Rennells*
GAYLE THE GIRL – Danielle Wallius
DEBE THE GIRL – Quinn Gearheart
GAYLE THE WOMAN – Katrina Rennells*
DEBE THE WOMAN – Emily Clark*
GAYLE THE SAGE – Gayle Leslie Bluemel
DEBE THE SAGE – DeVorah Ross Johnsen
MALE PLAYER – Lucas Alifano**
FEMALE PLAYER – Jenny Martin
*Company Member, The Unknown Artists
**Appearing courtesy of the Actor’s Equity Association
Michelle Beauchesne – CELLO
Gayle Leslie Bluemel – KEYBOARD
Brian Boyce – DRUMS
DeVorah Ross Johnsen - GUITAR
Find “The Girl is Still Here” event on FACEBOOK and follow The Unknown Artists on TWITTER!
Here's Emily singing the "The Paris Song" from THE GIRL IS STILL HERE at The Unknown Artists' fundraising gala back in August, 2014.
Emily Clark is SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC Returns 9/26
SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC is back!!! The show that spawned a web series, and inspired an entire generation of young people returns on September 26th at The Complex in Hollywood. Catch Emily Clark in her semi-autobiographical cabaret and learn of her semi-triumphant rise to semi-stardom. Featuring a book co-written by musical theatre phenom Ryan Scott Oliver (Jasper in Deadland, 35MM, Mrs. Sharp), with Brett Ryback (Off-Broadway's Murder for Two) tickling the ivories, Emily will bring you true-to-life tales about dead dogs, mean girls, bipolar boyfriends, and Bernadette Peters. This show has something for everyone…if you're a Broadway geek, or a gay man, or lived through the 90's. Or all of the above.
Tickets at http://slightlydramaticcabaret.eventbrite.com/
The Unknown Artists Present…
Starring Emily Clark
Written by Emily Clark and Ryan Scott Oliver
with Brett Ryback on the Piano
with Special Guests Anna Bowen, Jeff Scot Carey, and Jenny Martin
Friday, September 26th
7:00pm Cocktail Hour
Dorie Theatre at the Complex
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles 90038
Tickets $15 online, $20 at the door
Slightly Dramatic FIRST SEASON Available Online
All 10 episodes of the first season of Slightly Dramatic are available on youtube NOW for your binge watching pleasure! Get in on all the drama!!
Slightly Dramatic PREMIERES JUNE 18th
The Unknown Artists' new web series, SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC, premieres online on JUNE 18th, 2014!
Check out the official trailer here…
Here's Emily's character stinger…
And, the first five minutes of the series here, in this promo…
Learn more about "Slightly Dramatic" at http://slightlydramatic.com
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
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.
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*
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.
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:
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.
It's jazz hands.
And in real performance art, there's no room for Glee.
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
Friday, May 31 at 7:00pm
Sunday, June 2 at 8:30pm
Friday, June 7 at 8:30pm
Saturday, June 8 at 7:00pm
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
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
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
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)
Jeff Scot Carey
John Ross Clark
Hosted by Travis James Riner
With Gayle Bluemel on Piano
Play Club West's OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Play Club West on Twitter
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
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...
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
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
D-LOUNGE at the Daryl Roth Theatre
101 E. 15th St. NYC 10003
Union Square East
Tickets $12 online
$15 at the door
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.
Slightly Dramatic VIDS
Clips from the February 21st production of SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC are now on youtube! Check 'em out!!
SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC TRAILER
CLOSE TO YOU
For more clips, check out Slightly Dramatic on Youtube!
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.mechanicalstheatregroup.com or $25 at the door.
Click here to learn more about Ryan Scott Oliver