So it's been a while since I've posted but I have been crazy busy. Want to give everyone in LA a shout out to come out the West Coast premiere of Neil LaBute's, t. I'm so proud to be producing this show! We opened a few weeks ago and close April 23rd. We had a super fun opening with tons of celebs and lots of good reviews. Here’s a few...
For more info go to www.vstheatre.org or Vs. Theatre on FaceBook.Enjoy some photos from opening night!xoKim
VS. THEATRE COMPANYIN ASSOCIATION WITHFIREFLY THEATER PRESENTSTHE LOS ANGELES PREMIERE OFPUGILIST SPECIALISTby ADRIANO SHAPLINLA Weekly GO!"Crisply Stylized""both amusing and schematic at the same time""precocious intelligence" Back Stage West PICK!"a sublime ensemble maintains a riveting interplay""This haunting play lingers in one's psyche long after the startling conclusion." Tickets Still Available! THRU SUN, OCT 19thTUE & WED at 8 PM & SUN at 7 PMTIX: $20 323•860•3283 www.theatermania.comTHE ELEPHANT THEATRE LAB 6324 SANTA MONICA BLVD.
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KIMBERLY-ROSE WOLTERPRODUCED BY STEVEN KLEIN, JOHNNY CLARK & KIMBERLY-ROSE WOLTERSCENIC DESIGN MARK GUIRGUIS LIGHTING DESIGN LEIGH ALLEN SOUND DESIGN RON KLIER VIDEO PROJECTION DESIGN RON SAITO GRAPHIC DESIGN LIESEL KOPP STAGE MANAGER ARIANE ERBAR W W W . V S T H E A T R E . O R G
Can you imagine? 1,000,000 people, the populations of Oakland and San Francisco combined, already have or might die in Burma ( Myanmar ) as a result of Cyclone Nargis. 10 times that amount, up to 11,000,000 people have been left homeless in Sichuan province of China because of the earthquake.
Are you going to "help"?
Presented by AsianWeek, "help" is a benefit concert organized by Bay Area artists to provide aid to the devastated regions in Burma and China 's Sichuan province. Performing at "help" are American Idol semifinalist Paul Kim, Burmese-American songstress Natalise, and local band Mud who will perform a rare acoustic set. The concert will be held on Saturday, August 2nd at 7 PM at the Glas Kat Nightclub in San Francisco .
More information is available at: www.asianweek.com/concert
What: "help" - a benefit concert for Burma and Sichuan province
When: Saturday, August 2, 2008 7PM, Doors open at 6 PM
Where: Glas Kat Nightclub
520 4th Street, San Francisco 21 and over
How: Buy tickets at www.asianweek.com/concert
$25 student advanced purchase (with a current student id)
$35 general advanced purchase
$40 general admission at the door - CASH ONLY
$125 VIP package (dinner and admission to show for two)
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help: Benefit Concert for Burma and Sichuanwww.asianweek.com/concert
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SYNOPSIS Tre arrives unannounced at a secluded mountain home where his friends Gabe and Kakela allow him to crash on their couch. But Kakela becomes increasingly annoyed with Tre when he begins a revenge-fueled sexual affair with her best friend, Nina. As Kakela watches Nina's marriage unravel, she begins to question her devotion to Gabe. Unsure of her motives, she accepts a dare devised by Tre -- a simple 10-second experiment that changes her life forever.
Sexual competition and moral ambiguity are the only constants in Eric Byler's searing follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2003 Independent Spirit Award nominated film, "Charlotte Sometimes," the sexy anti-romance celebrated by film critic Roger Ebert as a "breakthrough for Asian American cinema."
"The all-Asian cast I chose for "Charlotte Sometimes" confused some viewers because they had come to expect an overt political commentary when confronted with ethnic faces in American films. My follow-up "Tre" feature mixed Asian (“hapa”) romantic leads and also ignores ethnicity, favoring humanity as its focus and theme. At its core, "Tre" is an exploration of how the idea of love, and our near religious faith in it, can lead us to make promises we don't intend to keep, to covet what is not ours, and to submit to impulses and compulsions we may spend the rest of our lives regretting. This can be true for an Asian American, a half Asian, or any person for that matter. In a sense, "Tre" reasserts the right of ethnic artists to tell stories about our communities without focusing on the issue of race…without political agenda. You might say that claiming this right is an artistic agenda with political implications." —Eric Byler Jan. 2008
“Tre” was co-written by Byler and lead actress Kimberly-Rose Wolter (Charlotte Sometimes) also starring Daniel Cariaga, Alix Koromzay and Erik McDowell. Winner of the Special Jury Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival.
Laemmle's Sunset 5 8000 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90046 323.848.3500 SHOWTIMES: 12:30, 2:45, 5:10, 7:30 & 9:55
DIRECTOR and CAST Q/A's at Sunset 5: Friday, February 1st after 7:30pm show Saturday, February 2nd after 5:10pm & 7:30pm shows
Laemmle's One Colorado 42 Miller Alley, Old Pasadena, CA 91103 626.744.1224 SHOWTIMES: 12:45, 3:00, 5:25, 7:40 & 10:00
CAST AND CREW Q/A AT LAEMMLE ONE COLORADO Saturday following the 7:40 pm (cinematographer Rob Humphreys and writer/actor Kimberly-Rose Wolter)
Sunday, February 3rd after 3:00pm & 5:25pm shows (Director Eric Byler and writer/actor Kimberly-Rose Wolter)
Aloha all and Hau`oli Makahiki Hou Wanted to give everyone lots of notice on the upcoming opening of my film TRE, directed by fellow AnD member Eric Byler. TRE is opening February 1st at the Lemmele Sunset 5, with a rockin party to follow. I'll have more details as the date gets closer. But please mark the date or weekend. It is a very intriguing story peering into the inner guts of relationships and love. Hope you can make it! Mahalo! Kim
This year don't just go to the mall and buy a present, instead spend a few more minutes to research a gift that benefits someone besides big business.
A few examples I can offer are: Jewerly by Janelle Gibson, who has partnered with FreshWater Haven to raise funds to bring awareness to the abuse of woman and children in Zimbabwe. Visit http://savehope.blogspot.com to learn more and purchase the pendants in time for the holidays for you and loved ones. Your purchase can help end abuse in Zimbabwe and other countries, while bringing more attention by helping Tapestries of Hope, an impactful documentary focusing on the issue of rape and abuse in Zimbabwe. It also showcases the story of Betty Makoni and her organization Girl Child Network which has helped over 25,000 victims live a better life and away from rape.
Another good place to shop is with Unicef as well as Heffer and check out mikiala.com 10% of all sales go to help the woman in Darfur by receiving solar cookers. An item that can literally save lives there.
So this holiday don't just gift well, gift smart!! Mele Kalikimaka!! Kim
Hey Everyone! It is that time again, Christmas is upon us and that means being with family and enjoying good meals. BUT, first you have to deal with crowded shopping malls, long lines, and fighting for parking. Not to mention worrying you may be buying a duplicate gift or something that your loved one already has.
If you are in the Los Angeles area VS. Theatre Company is here to help with our Holiday Boutique.
We have hand selected a variety of vendors to give you an opportunity to buy quality gifts in a mellow relaxed environment. You can meet the artists who make the items as well as sit and relax with a homemade Italian soups, salads and desserts from our friends at Cafe Carolina. And 10% of all proceeds goes to support VS. Theatre Company!
All the details are attached. Look forward to seeing you at this fun and stress free Christmas event!
Happy Holidays! Kimberly-Rose Wolter
Nosh and Shop at the VS. Holiday Boutique**
Date: Saturday, December 8, 2007 Time: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm Address: 17934 Ventura Boulevard, Encino 91316 Located between White Oak & Lindley ■ Phone 818.881.8600 c Boutique Participants d Cafe Carolina Treat yourself to a light, organic Italian meal and pastries while browsing for holiday gifts (www.organiccafecarolina.com) Lani Johnson Experience the vivid paintings of Hawaiian artist, Lani Johnson (www.organiccafecarolina.com) Luka Lyman Handcrafted ornaments with Hawaiian flair Mikiala Unique and one-of-a-kind jewelry for everyone’s pocket book (www.mikiala.com) Avon Select fun bath and body gift sets for wives, moms, friends (www.rkim.avonrepresentative.com) For more information, please call (310) 210-0469
** 10% of all proceeds from the Holiday Boutique benefits VS. Theatre Company. Please bring checks and cash only. Purchase a $6 raffle ticket ($10 for two tickets) for a chance to win one of two VS. Boutique Gift Baskets valued over $250.00 each!!!
I have to tell you, I'm not huge into birthdays. Not someone who needs a bash every year or expects something wonderful the day of, thinking that day is a microcosm of the year to come. I don't like planning parties, which is one of the reasons I'l never get married ( a total different discussion) and am not that big into the clubs. However I do love good friends! And this year I was so surprised when my best friends independent of one another decided to come to LA and celebrate my birthday with me. In this world which moves at light speed, in a city that is hoped up on uber-light speed it was a celebration of things that cannot be accomplished by making heaps of money or being the most famous or most attractive. It was a celebration of being together and enjoying time. Something that seems so hard to come by these days. My girlfriends are spread out, one is in Hawaii, one in Half Moon Bay, one is all over the place but usually I can find her in Silverlake and one lives off the laundry room. No matter how far or how close these ladies are, they are always available at the right time. I don' t want to say "when I need them most" since that implies we are there for each other in desperate times and then function in the margins till the shit goes down ( and I have friends like that too) but these are the best friends, the ones you call because something embarrassing happened and you need to tell someone, or because you need to laugh, or cry or just vent. They are part of the reason I work hard, so I can then make time to see them and enjoy life and play. These woman make up a part of who I am and I want to say thank-you! And I love you!
If you haven't guessed I'm a Hapa Girl from Hawai'i. Happy to be part of the Alive Not Dead community cause it means I'm ALIVE and that's always a stellar thing to be. I'm a multi-tasker and have a few different projects travelling through film festivals and soon to be in a theatre near you (if you are in New York or LA). TRE, which is out in theatre early Decemeber 2007 I play Kakela, a woman who is ready for a change but is not sure what exactly that means to her, all she knows is the status quo is not working. I co-wrote TRE with director Eric Byler. In SHOOT MY LIFE, I wear even more hats as writer, director, actress and producer, this I don't recommend! Though it was a blast to shoot and I think that shows on screen. So stay tuned...
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