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Friday 3 October 2003, 7 - 11pm
Jennifer's Coffee House: 4397 Tujunga Ave (at Moorpark)
in Studio City (map)
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LA Photos & Recap
Posted by Anderson on Monday 13 October 03 @ 11:42PM

I have posted the photos and recap from our fantastic show on the Story Salon website. Check 'em out.

Ed Note: The Fray Day 7 LA Gallery is up here, too!

LA Knocks It Out Of The Park
Posted by Anderson on Friday 3 October 03 @ 11:35PM

We had a great show filled with incredible stories, including a tale by Derekís lovely sister. Photos and recap coming soon.

LA Photographer Needed
Posted by Anderson on Friday 3 October 03 @ 1:32PM

Our photographer had to cancel at the last minute. Is there someone else with a digital camera who wants to help out... I'll owe you one. --Lance

Emmy Award Winning Writer Added
Posted by Anderson on Thursday 2 October 03 @ 12:05AM

Joseph Dougherty received an Emmy and The Humanitas Prize for his writing on the groundbreaking television series "thirtysomething." He was nominated for Drama Desk and Critic's Outer Circle Awards for his Off-Broadway play "Digby," and wrote the libretto for the Tony Award winning musical adaptation of "My Favorite Year" produced at Lincoln Center. His movies for HBO include "Cast A Deadly Spell," which was nominated for a Ray Bradbury Award by The Mystery Writers of America, and the contemporary remake of "The Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman." Recently he has written for the series "Once and Again," "Judging Amy" and "Presidio Med."

StoryFest 2003
Posted by Anderson on Wednesday 1 October 03 @ 1:03AM

Story Salon in conjunction with Fray will present StoryFest 2003, four nights of personal storytelling October 1 Ė 4 including Fray Day LA 7 on Friday October 3. For more information visit Story Salonís new website.

LA Finds Mike Bonifer
Posted by Anderson on Monday 29 September 03 @ 6:15PM

Mike Bonifer is a writer and director based in Los Angeles whose most recent projects are "Band Camp," an original script being produced by Universal Pictures; a documentary entitled "Finding Bill Murray"; and a children's film called "Bill's Trash Can Rocket"; At the Fray event in June in Sedona, Arizona, Bonifer told a story about a Japanese tea ceremony gone so wrong that they're still talking about it in Tokyo...

Juliet Curry Added to Featured Tellers
Posted by Anderson on Monday 29 September 03 @ 1:29PM

Juliet Curry, has performed around the world with a variety of groups and shows, including ImprovOlympic, The Second City, ComedySportz, and the critically acclaimed Boom Chicago, based in Amsterdam. Juliet's has taught improvisation and comedy workshops to students internationally, traveling to Holland, Switzerland, Portugal and beyond. Here in LA, she is a founding member of the all-female improvisation group, Powerbox, which had a two year run at the ImprovOlympic West. She has written and performed her pieces for numerous showsincluding "Deflowered," 15 Minutes of Fem, the Lysistrata Benefit, Story Salon,and The Fray.

LA Open Mic Sign-up
Posted by Anderson on Wednesday 17 September 03 @ 12:04PM

Attention all storytellers in the Los Angeles area: Sign-up for the Open Mic portion of Fray Day LA by sending me email today. The first ten people will be guaranteed a slot on the bill, plus a mention here on the Fray site. But please read the guidelines first! Thanks.

Dan Farren Graces LA
Posted by Anderson on Tuesday 16 September 03 @ 11:43AM

Dan Farren has been a regular on the stand-up comedy circuit for several years. His TV appearances include VH1, the Game Show Network, To Tell the Truth and NBC's Secrets of Pro Wrestling Exposed (he can't tell you who he was, because then it wouldn't be a secret).

Farren has had articles, plays and stories published in a variety of mediums and with his writing-producing partner Shari Becker, was the co-author of Underwhere?, one of the hits of this years Los Angeles Playwright's Express Festival. A regular at Beverly Mickin's Story Salon, Danís recent one person storytelling show, What Does Not Kill Me, Hurts For A Real Long Time, had a successful run at the Whitmore-Lindley Theatre in North Hollywood.

LA's Smokin' Line-up
Posted by Anderson on Monday 15 September 03 @ 4:19PM

Los Angeles is going to be smokiní with a line-up that includes: Waymon Barnes, Celia Hemken, Paul Jacek, Marti MacGibbon, Julio Martinez, Beverly Mickins and American Comedy Award-winner writer/comedian Cathy Ladman. Bios coming soon.

Free Fray Day LA Posters
Posted by Anderson on Tuesday 19 August 03 @ 10:00PM

laDo you want to help spread the word about Fray Day LA? Then download the poster, make some copies and post them around town. Hey you! Download this puppy! It's only 500k!

LA's First Featured Performer
Posted by Anderson on Monday 11 August 03 @ 5:06PM

I am very pleased to announce our first featured performer, Susannah Breslin. Susannah is a Los Angeles-based writer and the author of the short story collection,You're a Bad Man, Aren't You?, from Future Tense Books. She is currently at work on a novel, If Only These Hands Could Talk, set in Porn Valley...

Her writing, photos, and comics have appeared in Salon, Harper's Bazaar, Details and The L.A. Weekly, among many other publications. Her weblog, The Reverse Cowgirl, can be found here.

Fray Day LA moves to Friday
Posted by Anderson on Friday 8 August 03 @ 4:31PM

Everything else will remain the same. The reason for the move is connected to some very exciting storytelling news. Expect a big announcement from LA in the next few days.

LA Venue Annoucement
Posted by Anderson on Thursday 26 June 03 @ 9:03AM

This year's Fray Day LA will be held at Jennifer's Coffee House in Studio City on Saturday, October 4th Friday, October 3rd from 7 to 11 pm. More information coming soon.

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