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OCPA Studios opens its second season with a new home at Hunger Artists Theatre and a new play by Gene Fiskin, “Bread, Cheese, and Kisses” on July 23rd at 4pm. Admission is free. For complete directions on how to get to the theater, check the Hunger Artists website at http://www.hungerartists.com/.
For this informal reading, director Jill Johnson has assembled some of the finest acting talent in Orange County. Playing the part of Sal, will be Anaheim Hills resident Frank Valdez, who is no stranger to Orange County theater. Having just completed his first feature film, Rodger Loftis will appear as Stanley. David Pittman, last seen in Hunger Artists’ production of The Cantor’s Tale, plays the part of Plano. Veteran actress at Stages Theater, Patty Cumby appears as Esther. Cynthia Ryanen, a working actress for much of her adult life who earned a Best Performer award for her part in Hunger Artists’ production of Sans Merci, appears as Aubrey. These are just a few of the names you’ll see in Gene Fiskin’s “Bread, Cheese, and Kisses”.
The Orange County Playwrights Alliance (OCPA) began on April 1, 1995 with an informal meeting in an oncologist’s office in Anaheim. Since then, OCPA has become the fundamental group for playwrights in O.C., presenting staged readings and productions of plays at venues such as the Hunger Artists Theatre, the Vanguard Theatre, Rude Guerrilla Theatre Company, STAGESTheatre, Chapman University, the Curtis Theatre, and Newport Theatre Arts Center. OCPA playwrights have been produced across the United States, and have won national and regional playwrighting awards.
Hunger Artists Theatre Company was founded in 1996 and is the first Orange County based alternative theater. Located on the east end of Fullerton’s vibrant Theatre Community, Hunger Artists has transformed an industrial warehouse into an unexpected art-house gem. This intimate storefront theatre seats 50 and stages an array of alternative theatrical entertainment. The Hunger Artists have a long tradition of premiering local playwrights from Fengar Gael’s “The Cantor’s Tale” to Johnna Adams’s “Cockfighters” and “Sans Merci”. Focusing on innovative storytelling and producing thought-provoking art, The Hunger Artists pride themselves on hosting an annual playwriting festival, “Beyond Convention” to push the boundaries of traditional theater.

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contact: Ken La Salle, ocpastudios@gmail.com, 714.902.5716

OCPA Studios opens its second season with a new home at Hunger Artists Theatre and a new play by Gene Fiskin, “Bread, Cheese, and Kisses”. “Bread, Cheese, and Kisses” will appear at Hunger Artists Theatre on July 23rd at 4pm. Admission is free. For complete directions on how to get to the theater, check the Hunger Artists website at http://www.hungerartists.com/.

“Bread, Cheese, and Kisses” is about finding love at any age and realizing you may also be a little full of yourself in the process. It is filled with the kind of wry humor and one-liners and warmth that any viewer of Gene’s other work has come to expect and love. After producing advertising campaigns for more than 200 major corporations, Gene joined the Orange County Playwrights Alliance, and has since written for the enjoyment of all with plays, short stories, novels, and screenplays. He has acted and directed as well.

Directing “Bread, Cheese, and Kisses” will be accomplished director and Hunger Artists Company member, Jill Johnson. Jill previously directed The Insanity of Mary Girard for Hunger Artist’s 2006 season. Having directed the Hunger Artists 2010 season opener, Sans Merci written by Johnna Adams, Johnson directed a second show in 2010 The Ballad of Don Q or The High Adventures of “Sixgun” Q by Yale alumnus Jason Lindner. She recently directed the Hunger Artists 15th year anniversary season opener The Cantor’s Tale written by Fengar Gael.

Bringing members of the Orange County Playwrights Alliance (ocplaywrights.wordpress.com) and Hunger Artists Theatre Company (http://www.hungerartists.com/) to collaborate together on one stage is exactly what OCPA Studios @ Hunger Artists strives to do. So what better way to kick off their first season together? “Bread, Cheese, and Kisses” will appear at Hunger Artists Theatre on July 23rd at 4pm. Admission is free. OCPA Studio’s second season will extend through the end of the year, with informal readings of some of the best plays by local writers. Both organizations enthusiastically anticipate a season that will bring new and exciting theater to Orange County.

The Orange County Playwrights Alliance (OCPA) began on April 1, 1995 with an informal meeting in an oncologist’s office in Anaheim. Since then, OCPA has become the fundamental group for playwrights in O.C., presenting staged readings and productions of plays at venues such as the Hunger Artists Theatre, the Vanguard Theatre, Rude Guerrilla Theatre Company, STAGESTheatre, Chapman University, the Curtis Theatre, and Newport Theatre Arts Center. OCPA playwrights have been produced across the United States, and have won national and regional playwrighting awards.

Hunger Artists Theatre Company was founded in 1996 and is the first Orange County based alternative theater. Located on the east end of Fullerton’s vibrant Theatre Community, Hunger Artists has transformed an industrial warehouse into an unexpected art-house gem. This intimate storefront theatre seats 50 and stages an array of alternative theatrical entertainment. The Hunger Artists have a long tradition of premiering local playwrights from Fengar Gael’s “The Cantor’s Tale” to Johnna Adams’s “Cockfighters” and “Sans Merci”. Focusing on innovative storytelling and producing thought-provoking art, The Hunger Artists pride themselves on hosting an annual playwriting festival, “Beyond Convention” to push the boundaries of traditional theater.

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for immediate release

contact: Ken La Salle, ocpastudios@gmail.com, 714.902.5716

April 8, 2011 – OCPA and Hunger Artists Theatre Company join together for a second season of OCPA Studios

OCPA Studios burst onto the Orange County stage last year with readings of the newest, most innovative theater around. Now, it’s time to do it again with a bigger and bolder second season.

OCPA, the Orange County Playwrights Alliance (ocplaywrights.wordpress.com) and Hunger Artists Theatre Company (http://www.hungerartists.com/) have announced that they will join forces to bring back this new style of staged readings. Informal and Un-Staged, OCPA Studios presents premiere readings from many of Orange County’s most talented playwrights with the talented actors and directors of one of Orange County’s premiere store-front theaters, Hunger Artists.

OCPA Studio’s second season will begin on July 23rd, with dates extending through the end of the year. Both organizations enthusiastically anticipate a season that will bring new and exciting theater to Orange County.

The Orange County Playwrights Alliance (OCPA) began on April 1, 1995 with an informal meeting in an oncologist’s office in Anaheim. Since then, OCPA has become the fundamental group for playwrights in O.C., presenting staged readings and productions of plays at venues such as the Hunger Artists Theatre, the Vanguard Theatre, Rude Guerrilla Theatre Company, STAGESTheatre, Chapman University, the Curtis Theatre, and Newport Theatre Arts Center. OCPA playwrights have been produced across the United States, and have won national and regional playwrighting awards.

Hunger Artists Theatre Company was founded in 1996 and is the first Orange County based alternative theater. Located on the east end of Fullerton’s vibrant Theatre Community, Hunger Artists has transformed an industrial warehouse into an unexpected art-house gem. This intimate storefront theatre seats 50 and stages an array of alternative theatrical entertainment.  The Hunger Artists have a long tradition of premiering local playwrights from Fengar Gael’s “The Cantor’s Tale” to Johnna Adams’s “Cockfighters” and “Sans Merci”. Focusing on innovative storytelling and producing thought-provoking art, The Hunger Artists pride themselves on hosting an annual playwriting festival, “Beyond Convention” to push the boundaries of traditional theater.

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