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Theatre of NOTE is proud to open its doors to all festival participants and guests as a place to kick back, relax, network, play and learn.

Wordspace Write the Fringe Hour will take place
2:00pm-3:00pm, Monday June 21-Thursday June 24, 2010.


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FREE Wordspace: Write the Fringe Hour
at Theatre of NOTE*

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Monday through Friday, June 21-25, 2010, 2:00pm-3:00pm.

Write the Fringe Hour:
With all the theatre and conversations, we know you have some new ideas that are itching to travel from your brain down to your pen (or the keyboard…).

Each day a W o r d s p a c e instructor will be on hand to run a short workshop, offer writing advice, and collect your contributions (virtual and written) about the fringe. Share your new ideas for work or your reflections on the festival - or experiment with the daily wordspace prompts online or at the café. Don’t let the festival go by without sharing your thoughts. Next year’s pieces may start here…


Brend Varda (full bio)
Leon Martell (full bio)



BRENDA VARDA is an award-winning playwright, multidisciplinary artist, and teacher. She's had numerous works produced in Los Angeles both as playwright and composer/lyricist, along with being a solo writer & performer both in theatre & cabaret. Her work has been supported by UCIRA, the Mellon Foundation, Edge Fest, the Los Angeles History Project, and the Werther Foundation. Currently a lecturer and instructor at Art Center College of Design and University of California Riverside, she is also a Second City veteran and spent several years acting in TV film, theatre & commercials, and has collaborated in productions at Sacred Fools, Unknown Theatre, The Met, The Evidence Room, Bootleg, and 24th St. Theatre. In addition, she has taught poetry and multimedia arts for the Heart Project and other school programs in Los Angeles. She is an MFA graduate from UCR (in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts A B. A. She also has a M.A. in clinical psych and has worked with clients and students in both creative and critical thinking. She's currently working on "A Play in a Restaraunt With a Piano and a Bar" along with several shorter non-fiction works.


LEON MARTELL is a co-founder of Duck's Breath Mystery Theater writing and performing with them on stage, National Public Radio, PBS, Nickelodeon and Fox their kid’s show on FOX Television. He’s a regular writer for the Youth Concert Series for the L.A. Philharmonic at Disney Hall and Summer Sounds at the Hollywood Bowl. His plays include, "The History of Fairfax - According to a Sandwich"- Greenway Court, "Bea[u}tiful in the Extreme" - The Colony, "Steel - John Henry and the Shaker" - Oasis Theater, and "Hardhat Area" - NOTE, and "Mooncalf" - The Road. Starting in Sam Shepard’s workshop at the Bay Area Theater Festival, he went on to work for fifteen years with the Pauda Hills Playwrights Festival. A regular with Overtone Industries, he directed "String of Pearls" at Carnegie Hall and his short opera will part of “Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands” this summer. He is a founding member of the DogEar Playwrights Collective, having works produced with them at the 24thStreet Theater, the Met Theater, and the Road Theater. His ten minute play “Bleeding Sergeants” is part of Company of Angels “L.A. Views III” this spring. He currently teaches at UCLA Extension, Idyllwild Arts, and WORDSPACE.


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