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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sandy Hotchkiss Bio

Sandy Hotchkiss is the co-founder of the Talent To aMuse Theatre Company.  She was also the co-founder and co-director of the Wisconsin Theatre for Children, Inc. where she wrote, produced, and performed throughout the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota for years.  A small sampling of her acting work in the San Diego area includes Bessie in Marvin’s Room, Joy Gresham in Shadowlands, Mama in I Remember Mama, Jeanette in Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Toinette in The Imaginary Invalid, Rebecca the Fairy in William S Gilbert’s Foggerty’s Fairy, and most recently in Talent to aMuse’s first production at 10th Avenue as Fonsia in David L. Coburn’s The Gin Game.   

Most people though will recognize Sandy from her extensive commercial work (most recently in commercials for Sycuan, Grossmont Center and the Ford Accord as well as billboards and menus for Cocos.  She can also be seen as one of the Dancing Grannies in the Travis Pastrana video promoting the X Games in LA.

Rhiannon Jones Bio

Rhiannon recently appeared at Onstage Playhouse as the female Hyde (and five other characters) in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, directed by O.P. Hadlock. Also at Onstage Playhouse, she appeared last summer as Veronica in God of Carnage, won an Aubrey for her role as Joan in It’s Just Sex, and played Lydia Bennett in Pride and Prejudice to O.P. Hadlock’s Mr. Bennett. 

Other credits in San Diego include Cactus in A Christmas Cactus and Sara in Getting Sara Married – both at PowPAC, and Ella in Curse of the Starving Class (Triad Productions). A company member of InnerMission Productions, Rhiannon directed the 2013 production of The Vagina Monologues and appeared in Gun Control Theatre Action and as Gittel in their staged reading of Two for the Seesaw.

O. P. Hadlock Bio

With over 400 production credits in almost every aspect of theatre, O.P. Hadlock brings a unique array of experience to any theatrical endeavor.  He earned a B.A. in Acting/ Directing and a M.A. in Scenic/Lighting Design from California State University, Long Beach.

O.P., or Patrick to those who know him, lists over 40 acting performances in a vast array of roles as well as a background in dance both on stage and television.  Most recently, he has portrayed Weller Martin in The Gin Game at The 10th Avenue Theatre, Dr. Frederick Treaves in The Elephant Man at OnStage and Col. Nathan Jessup in A Few Good Men at the Lyceum.  He has directed 19 productions and written six plays, 15 screenplays, three novels and two short stories.  Well over 60 productions had their graphics and publicity designed by O.P.  He also held the position of Business and Promotions Manager for three theatres and an arts festival at C.S.U.F.

O.P. has worked as a Technical Director at a California University (C.S.U.S.B.) and a road house (East County Performing Arts Center).  He designed lighting for 50 shows, scenic design for 35 shows, costumed six shows, designed sound for over 30 shows, and crewed over 250 shows.  He studied make-up with Richard Corson.   O.P. co-founded and was technical consultant to The Rainbow Theatricans (a professional children’s theatre company that toured into shopping malls).
Since 1990, O.P. has resided in San Diego with his lovely wife, Christine, and their menagerie of pets.  When he relaxes, O.P. spends his time at his computer, reading, attending concerts and plays, live gaming, and enjoying fine food and wine.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Post Number Two

We're still testing Twitterfeed and Social RSS in the wake of news, from RSS Graffiti that they're folding.  Sad news indeed. In this post, we're placing the photo in a different place.  Having fun!

Twitterfeed vs. Social RSS

We're doing an experiment at the agency today.  We set up clients' blogs and feed them to their Twitter accounts and Facebook pages. We used to use RSS Graffiti to send posts from the blog to Facebook, but they're going out of business April 1 (hope it's a joke but we think not)

So we've set up our blog's RSS (Real Simple Syndication) feed to post to Facebook via both Social RSS and Twitterfeed.  There are positives and negatives to both (one is more free than the other, one id ad-supported, etc.). What we really are interested in, though, is what the posts look like.

This means that our Facebook Page and Twitter account are about to get a lot of posts (or not) with a lot of looks (or not) and we're going to do it all from the blog. We'll post a lot in different configurations to test the look of both products and let you know what we think. On the Blog.

And it will be sent to the... well, you get it. 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

From RecycledRecordArt

Welcome to the RecycledRecordArt.com Best Comment Contest!  In order to win, you need to qualify and then post the best comment for the item (on the list below).  Below is information on us, how to qualify, the rules, and a list of the Notebooks and Record Holders you can win by creating the best comments on them.

About RecycledRecordArt.com
At RecycledRecordArt.com, we rescue record albums from dark garages, and dank storage units, and keep them out of landfills (vinyl records are non biodegradable!) by turning them into working art.  We take album covers and up-cycle them into reusable Notebooks and vinyl records are forged into Record Holders -- Bowls, Boxes and Pencil Holders.  Record Holders and are perfect for holding small items in your office, living room, bedroom or anywhere you need to keep things. And they make excellent gifts!

How to Qualify
In order to win, you must qualify.  To qualify for the RecycledRecordArt.com Best Comment Contest, you must be willing and able to:
  • travel to Kearney Mesa in San Diego, California to claim your prize
  • help make your Record Holder shape, which entails getting hot
  • post photos and comments all over Social Media during, and after the contest
  • post good, kind, humorous and witty comments on the pages of the RecycledRecordArt products on the list below
  • Email your name and phone number to: info@recycledrecordart.com 
  • Click link(s) below to be taken to the page the item(s) you want to win
    • Once there, write a comment at the bottom of the page
    • Follow all protocols for leaving comments
  • In the comment, describe why you should be given this item free of charge
    • Share the page, and your attached comment(s) on Social Media
  • The best comment, placed (on qualifying items) during the contest dates, wins that item
    • The best comment is at the sole discretion of RecycledRecordArt
    • "There is no criteria for 'best' but I'll know it when I see it"
  • You may enter as many times as you like for as many of the items, on the list below, as you like
    • Only comments on the items listed below qualify for the contest
    • But go ahead and comment on other items too
  • You may comment as much and as many times as you like
    • Commenting in response to another person's comment is encouraged
  • All comments will be moderated 
    • Mean, Dangerous or non-clever comments will be removed 
    • Removed comments are disqualified
  • Encourage your friends to like your comments on Social Media
  • The Contest begins at 8:00 a.m. on 7/28/14 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on 9/1/14
    • Only comments made between the above dates/times will be considered
    • If someone purchase the item before that time you're out of luck
  • Winners will be announced September 2nd
    • You will be asked to contact us to schedule your processing and pick up time
What you can win
Each item has a link to its own page on RecycledREcordArt.com. To click the link of the item(s) you want to win and leave your comment(s) there.  We've sorted them by Artist, Album and Style.  Good luck and may the comments be ever in your favor!

Contest Cuties By Artist

Artist Album Style
Adams, Bryan Cuts Like a Knife 80s
Chorus Line Broadway Cast Album Musicals
Clapton, Eric Timepieces Classic Rock
Cocker, Joe A Little Help From My Friends Classic Rock
Diamond, Neil The Jazz Singer Musicals
ELO/ONJ XANADU Soundtrack Musicals
Jett, Joan I Love Rock N Roll 80s
Kool and the Gang Ladies' Night  R&B
Sister Sledge We Are Family R&B
Snow, Phoebe Phoebe Snow Classic Rock
Steve Miller Band Fly Like an Eagle Classic Rock
Van Halen 1984 80s

Contest Cuties By Album

Album Artist Style
1984 Van Halen 80s
A Little Help From My Friends Cocker, Joe Classic Rock
Broadway Cast Album Chorus Line Musicals
Cuts Like a Knife Adams, Bryan 80s
Fly Like an Eagle Steve Miller Band Classic Rock
I Love Rock N Roll Jett, Joan 80s
Ladies' Night  Kool and the Gang R&B
Phoebe Snow Snow, Phoebe Classic Rock
The Jazz Singer Diamond, Neil Musicals
Timepieces Clapton, Eric Classic Rock
We Are Family Sister Sledge R&B
XANADU Soundtrack ELO/ONJ Musicals

Contest Cuties By Style

Style Artist Album
80s Adams, Bryan Cuts Like a Knife
80s Jett, Joan I Love Rock N Roll
80s Van Halen 1984
Classic Rock Clapton, Eric Timepieces
Classic Rock Cocker, Joe A Little Help From My Friends
Classic Rock Snow, Phoebe Phoebe Snow
Classic Rock Steve Miller Band Fly Like an Eagle
Musicals Chorus Line Broadway Cast Album
Musicals Diamond, Neil The Jazz Singer
Musicals ELO/ONJ XANADU Soundtrack
R&B Kool and the Gang Ladies' Night 
R&B Sister Sledge We Are Family

Monday, July 28, 2014

Still not writing

So my client, Kevin Six, is still not writing. Instead he's fostering the work of other playwrights (http://newplaycafe.com/shows/) Kevin would rather direct three new plays than finish his Patsy Presley and the Patron Saints of Swing and Bottom's Daughter!

Because he has Goggle Alerts for all the above, this is how I choose to reach him. Passive aggressive? You have no idea!