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July 3rd, 2022

SHPLOTZ!
Our Long-Running Evening of Improvisation

FEATURING TURBINE ARTS IMPROVISERS:

Sam Cain, Charnie Dondrea, Adam Haskins, Rod Maxwell, Helen Slater, Josh Willis

And our SPECIAL GUESTS, members of COLD TOFU:

Robert Covarrubias, Jully Lee, Peter Pasco, Kurt Yamamoto

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Founded in 1981, Cold Tofu is the nation's first and longest-running Asian American improv and sketch group. Based in Los Angeles, Cold Tofu teaches and performs in and around Little Tokyo (and now online!). For more information on our classes and company, please visit us at coldtofu.com. You can find bios of tonight's Cold Tofu players here: https://www.coldtofu.com/maincast

TURBINE'S FREE WORKSHOPS BEGIN THIS WEEK!

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Tonight's Performance Led by Rob Watzke

Stage Manager/Lights/Sound: EILEEN SOONG

Producer: NANCY BARRAGAN

House Manager: EMMA BENSON

THANK YOU to all our Turbine friends and artists who helped prepare the Lankershim Arts Center for occupancy: Audrey Austin Moore, Dixie Aragaki, Nancy Barragan, Molly Brandenburg, Ray Chibnik, Terry Franklin, Adam Haskins, Dionne Lea, Kari Lizer, Jeffrey George Moline, Ben Paladini, Samantha Paladini, Tracy Paladini, Joshua Silverstein, Anna Varnon-Grier, Miyo Yamauchi, Chelsea Zareczny

Special Thanks: Elvia Gaitan, James Singleton, Stacey Patino, Ellen Bienenfeld, Adam Haskins, Josh Willis, Chelsea Zareczny, and to Audrey Austin Moore for the art curation and spacial rehabilitation.

And thank you to the artists who have loaned us work for the walls. Contact information is on the nameplates, please reach out to them directly for purchase information.

USE OF VIDEO OR STILL PHOTOGRAPHY IS PROHIBITED, UNLESS AUTHORIZED BY PRODUCTION STAFF.

Turbine Arts Collective

Board of Directors:

Elvia Gaitan, Rob Watzke, Helen Slater

Advisers to the Board:

James Singleton, Terry Franklin

Accounting:

Ellen Bienenfeld

For the City of Los Angeles

ERIC GARCETTI, Mayor

PAUL KREKORIAN, City Councilmember, 2nd District

For the Cultural Affairs Department

DANIEL TARICA… Acting General Manager

NICKI GENOVESE… Acting Performing Arts Director

For the Lankershim Art Center

CASANDRA REYES… Venue Manager

URSALINE BRYANT… Administrative Coordinator

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Visit www.turbine-arts.org/noho

for Sunday Performances and Workshop Information

July 10th, 2022

MUSIC + POETRY + STORIES
Artists in Performance

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PAM NOLES (Host) is a former cop reporter whose writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Dark Horse Comics and Warner Books. When not making costumes and stage-managing for local theaters, she performs at storytelling venues all over Los Angeles. She performed her nerd-tastic storytelling concert ! Death 40-Feet Tall !, at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

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SHUSHANA HAKOBYAN 

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PABLO MARZ is an actor, improviser, and storyteller, who produces the popular storytelling show, "Tell it! - Personal True Stories Told Live Onstage".  He is also a native Angeleno, who grew up breathing L.A. smog, drinking L.A. tap water, and swimming in the Santa Monica bay. Nothing can kill him.

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JENNA NOELLE is a singer-songwriter based in LA. Her music touches on themes of love, healing from past trauma, and the ups and downs of being a creative in a large city. She combines jazz chords, folk-inspired finger-picking, and soulful melodies to entrance listeners and connect to our shared humanity.

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ANNA VARNON – aka The Colored Lady, is a Humor Advocate and recovering comedian who shares true survival stories and tips to help you stay out of jail. She has appeared at the Laugh Factory, Ice House, and many other venues across Los Angeles and beyond.

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MATTHEW 'CUBAN' HERNANDEZ is a poet, emcee, speaker, and performance coach from Jacksonville, Florida. He has toured as far as Abu Dhabi and nearly every major city in the United States and Europe, performing, teaching and coaching poetry. Matthew has spent the last six years working in youth detention centers across Los Angeles County, currently serving as the Director of Camp Programming for Street Poets, Inc. In addition, he is a current Lead Teacher and Co-Founder of Spoken Literature Art Movement. Cuban has opened for artists such as Wu-Tang, performed for platforms such as BuzzFeed and NPR and even appeared on the award-winning television show, Better Things. Matthew is also a three time Southern Fried poetry slam champion and an award-winning poetry coach. Cuban’s favorite activity is making people feel great; sometimes he does this through hip hop and poetry.

Stage Manager/Lights/Sound: EILEEN SOONG

Producer: JAMES SINGLETON

House Manager: EMMA BENSON

THANK YOU to all our Turbine friends and artists who helped prepare the Lankershim Arts Center for occupancy: Audrey Austin Moore, Dixie Aragaki, Nancy Barragan, Molly Brandenburg, Ray Chibnik, Terry Franklin, Adam Haskins, Dionne Lea, Kari Lizer, Jeffrey George Moline, Ben Paladini, Samantha Paladini, Tracy Paladini, Joshua Silverstein, Anna Varnon-Grier, Miyo Yamauchi, Chelsea Zareczny

Special Thanks: Elvia Gaitan, James Singleton, Stacey Patino, Ellen Bienenfeld, Adam Haskins, Josh Willis, Chelsea Zareczny, and to Audrey Austin Moore for the art curation and spacial rehabilitation.

And thank you to the artists who have loaned us work for the walls. Contact information is on the nameplates, please reach out to them directly for purchase information.

USE OF VIDEO OR STILL PHOTOGRAPHY IS PROHIBITED, UNLESS AUTHORIZED BY PRODUCTION STAFF.

Turbine Arts Collective

Board of Directors:

Elvia Gaitan, Rob Watzke, Helen Slater

Advisers to the Board:

James Singleton, Terry Franklin

Accounting:

Ellen Bienenfeld

For the City of Los Angeles

ERIC GARCETTI, Mayor

PAUL KREKORIAN, City Councilmember, 2nd District

For the Cultural Affairs Department

DANIEL TARICA… Acting General Manager

NICKI GENOVESE… Acting Performing Arts Director

For the Lankershim Art Center

CASANDRA REYES… Venue Manager

URSALINE BRYANT… Administrative Coordinator

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Visit www.turbine-arts.org/noho

for Sunday Performances and Workshop Information