Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Playwrights, come out, come out wherever you are!

We have just opened for submissions to our Play Reading Series at Dezart Performs.

What is cooler than having your play read in an hip art gallery!!

If you have friends, fellows, countrymen, relatives who are playwrights send 'em our way.

Dezart Performs 2nd Annual Play Reading Series – Call for Entries

Dezart Performs call for 2 – 4 person original plays for its 2nd Annual Play Reading Series. Plays may be one act or full length, no more than 4 characters, and have not been read or performed in front of an audience in the Coachella Valley. Accepting entries from December 15, 2009 through January 15, 2010 (postmarked no later than 1/15/10 please). Six to 10 plays will be selected to be read in the Play Reading Series in April 2010. The Audience Favorite will be performed as the first production of Dezart Performs Season 3 in October 2010.

Please send 2 paper copies to:

Attn: Daniela Ryan
68444 Perez Rd., Suite O
Cathedral City, CA 92234
For further info contact: Daniela@DezartPerforms.com

Dezart Performs is the performing arts arm of Dezart One Gallery, one of the hippest galleries in Palm Springs, committed to bringing cutting edge professional theatrical performance to the Coachella Valley.

Monday, February 23, 2009

"4 at 40" Performances in Los Angeles in March

Please come see me perform my one-woman show "4 at 40" in March!

"4 at 40: Mothers’ Letters to Their Daughters" a play written and performed by Daniela Ryan
The women of Adelaide Farms have always written letters to their daughters. Even after the farms are sold their bitter acquisition continues to exert force on generations down the line.

March 13 & 14 and
March 20 & 21, 2009
at 8:00 pm

(323) 851-2603

TICKETS: $10.00 at the door or purchase online (click below)

“Ryan gifts us with a tour de force performance… with her thoughtful and compelling play” - Jack Lyons, Desert Post Weekly

Monday, February 09, 2009

What the hell!!?

I mean, I know the economy is bad but come on!

So in December I get pulled over - me and the kids just going home from the grocery store, in the minivan. I know there is not a lot of crime in my town but pla-leese! I think it might have even been a Friday night... anyway, I get a fix-it ticket for an expired (in November) registration. That has never ever happened to me before three months, seriously. You?

Then incidentally the following week I see three minivan's pulled over by cops... Is there some gang that uses minivans? Are soccer moms suspected of some sort of illegal shenanigans?

So I go get the smog check I missed on my registration renewal and then the sticker comes and later the instructions to send in the original ticket signed off that the fix was actually completed as it says "By any local law enforcement office". I go to my town's sheriff department and the tell me "You're in luck, it's not the normal hours that he does this but he happens to be here" Apparently no one can be bothered to look at and verify a registration except on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between the hours of 2:30 and 3:30 pm. What!!??

"And that will be $15 please. We only accept cash or check"

Wait, I have to pay $25 to the county court just for them to process the ticket now I also have to pay the officer to sign off on it! So, let's try another local police department.

"Is that our ticket, ma'am? I said is that our ticket, don't you have the original ticket?" Why does it matter I ask (why oh why oh why did I ask a question?) and she scowls at me. She was cranky.

"We need to know if it's our ticket. That's $20 to sign off on it"

What!? Because it's not their ticket it's more, of course....

I know every city is hurting for revenue but really? Seriously?