This is a thank you to Colin Johnson my stage manager on My Alamo War. Colin helped set the stage, made the preshow announcement, lit the show, ran the lights, helped clear the stage, worked box office, recovered lost items, and a bunch of other things as well.

But first and foremost Colin, with his easy manner and unflappable serenity, was the calm eye of the storm whenever a tempest gale blew, the Colin JohnsonColin Johnson cavalry to the rescue whenever the hostiles gathered, a cheerful Rock of Gibraltar rising high above the intersection of Wilcox and Santa Monica.

And let me thank all those unsung heroes who gave their time, talent and patience to making the Fringe as grand as it was:

Thanks to the lovely Lorraine Zazzaretti,

to Rachel Manheimer,

to Becky Hefferman,

to Alysia Cruz,

to Brandi Johnson,

to Erica Lawrence

to Bree Cardenas

to Natasha Wells,

to Rebecca Schoenberg,

to Damian Robinson,

to Erin Davison,

to Cody Andersen,

to Ericka Bailey,

to Arron Saldana,

to Sam Murphy,

to Melissa Staroszik

to Eric Bridges

to Ashley Clark

to Leon Mayne

and Aaron Lyons.

Forgive me if I’ve overlooked you. But thanks to all of you. And what do you say, wanna do it again next year?

Shows This Week        Fringe-2016.jpg

Thursday, June 30th
8:30pm – Alien vs. Musical (Sacred Fools)
8:30pm – Smoke (Met Theatre)

Friday, July 1st
7:00 pm – Awkwardly Fabulous (Asylum @ Studio C)
8:00pm – All the Best Killers are Librarians (Sacred Fools Theater)
8:30pm – How to Be a Virgin (In 12 Morally Ambiguous Steps) (Asylum @ Studio C)
8:30pm – Groundwork (Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre)

Saturday, July 2nd
2:00pm – Bull (Met Theatre)
5:00pm – Smoke (Met Theatre)
7:00pm – A Horse with a View (Asylum @ Studio C)
7:30pm – Office Beat: A Tap Dance Comedy (Sacred Fools Theater)
8:30pm – Voices (Asylum @ Studio C)

Sunday, July 3rd
6:00 pm – Bull (Met Theatre)
8:00pm – Smoke (Met Theatre)

Wednesday, July 6th
9:00pm – 50 Shades of Shakespeare (Three Clubs)

Thursday, July 7th
8:30pm – Smoke (Met Theatre)

For the full schedule of shows and to buy tickets visit

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An award-winning L.A. playwright and rabble-rouser of note who has hoisted glasses with Orson Welles, been arrested on three continents and once beat up Charlie Manson. His first play, "Among the Vipers" was a semi-finalist in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition and was featured in the Carnegie-Mellon Showcase of New Plays. It was produced at the NPT Theater in Ashland, Oregon and Los Angeles’ celebrated Odyssey Ensemble Theatre. His following play, “The Little Boy Who Loved Monsters” was produced at The Hollywood Actors Theater, where he earned praise from the Los Angeles Times for his “…inordinately creative writing.” The play went on to numerous other productions including Berlin’s The Black Theatre under the direction of Rainer Fassbinder who wrote in his program notes of Kearney, “He is a skilled playwright, but more importantly he is a dangerous one.” Ernest Kearney has worked as literary manager or as dramaturge for among others The Hudson Theater Guild, Nova Diem and the Odyssey Ensemble Theatre, where he still serves on the play selection committee. He has been the recipient of two Dramalogue Awards and a finalist or semi-finalist, three times, in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition. His work has been performed by Michael Dunn, Sandra Tsing Loh, Jack Colvin and Billy Bob Thornton, and to date, either as playwright or director, he has upwards of a hundred and thirty productions under his belt, including a few at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater as puppeteer. Kearney remains focused on his writing, as well as living happily ever after with his lovely wife Marlene. His stage reviews and social essays can be found at and Follow him on Facebook.

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