(As of May 17, 2021)
PRESS CONFERENCE OUTSIDE – Interview & Photo Opportunities
WHEN: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Press Check-In on May 19th: 9:15 A.M.
WHERE: CASA 0101 Theater
2102 E. First Street
At St Louis Street, Boyle Heights, CA 90033
Face Masks and Social Distancing will be in effect.
RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, May 18th at 3:00 p.m.
Please RSVP using this link to our Eventbrite
HOLLYWOOD STARS COME OUT TO DEMAND CALIFORNIA SAVE SMALL PERFORMING ARTS THEATERS WITH STATE SENATOR SUSAN RUBIO’S SENATE BILL 805, “SAVE THE PERFORMING ARTS ACT OF 2021″
STATE SENATOR SUSAN RUBIO (D, BALDWIN PARK), EDWARD JAMES OLMOS, DANNY GLOVER, JOSEFINA LOPEZ, BEN GUILLORY, JOE SPANO, KATE LINDER, MICHELLE KRUSIEC 楊雅慧, FRENCH STEWART, KIRSTEN VANGSNESS, FABRIZIO GUIDO, VANESSA STEWART, EDWARD PADILLA & STEPHANIE O’KEEFE ALONG WITH SENATE BILL 805 COALITION MEMBERS TO ATTEND PRESS CONFERENCE TO SAVE SMALL STAGES THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles, CA, (May 17, 2021) – Hollywood stars will be coming out to demand California save small performing arts theaters at a press conference supporting State Senator Susan Rubio’s Senate Bill 805 (SB 805), “Save The Performing Arts Act of 2021” on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. at Josefina López’ CASA 0101 Theater, 2102 East First Street, at St. Louis Street, Boyle Heights, CA 90033.
- State Senator Susan Rubio (D, Baldwin Park and Author of SB 805)
- Edward James Olmos (First American-born Hispanic Academy Award Nominated Actor; Golden Globe Award, Emmy Award, Independent Spirit Award and Alma Award Winning Actor; Tony Award, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Director’s Guild of America Award, NAACP Image Award and
Imagen Award Nominated Actor; Zoot Suit, Stand and Deliver, Selena, Miami
Vice, Blade Runner, Battlestar Galatica, Mayans MC.
- Danny Glover (Co-Founder, The Robey Theatre Company; BET Award, Cable ACE Award, NAACP Image Award and Asian Pacific Screen Awards Winner and Emmy Award Nominated Actor; SB 805 Coalition Member; Lethal Weapon franchise, Dreamgirls, Places in the Heart, The Color Purple, Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle, Mandela, The Royal Tenenbaums)
- Josefina López (Founding Artistic Director, CASA 0101 Theater, Emmy Award, Sundance Film Festival and Humanitas Prize Award Winning Writer; SB 805 Coalition Member; Real Women Have Curves, Trío Los Machos, Hungry Woman, A Cat Named Mercy, An Enemy of the Pueblo, Piñata Dreams, Clean Start)
- Ben Guillory (Co-Founder, CEO and Producing Artistic Director, The Robey Theatre Company, SB 805 Coalition Member; The Color Purple, NCIS, Star Wars: Jedi Knight – Dark Forces, Eli Stone, My Name Is Earl)
- Joe Spano (Emmy Award Winning Actor; NCIS, Hill Street Blues, Midnight Caller, Mercy Point, Amazing Grace, Murder One, NYPD Blue, Apollo 13, Fracture, Hollywoodland, American Graffiti, Frost/Nixon)
- Kate Linder (Film Festival Award Winning Actress; The Young and the Restless, Mother’s Day, Hysteria, Miss Meadows)
- Michelle Krusiec (Best Actress Golden Horse Award Nominee, the Chinese Language Oscar for Saving Face; Actor, Writer and Director. Played Ana May Wong in Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood for Netflix. Krusiec’s work as an actress and advocate for Asian Pacific Islander causes has been honored by The White House and others. Also know for her one-woman show, Made In Taiwan (HBO Aspen Comedy Festival); toured with the cast of David Henry Hwang’s play, Chinglish.
- French Stewart (Daytime Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominee; Third Rock from the Sun, Stargate, Inspector Gadget 2, Broken Arrow, Mom, The Middle, Secrets and Lies, The New WKRP in Cincinnati, Watson: The Last Great Tale of the Legendary Sherlock Holmes at Sacred Fools Theatre Company and Voice Lessons Off-Broadway)
- Kirsten Vangsness (Best known for playing tech-kitten Penelope Garcia on the Criminal Minds franchise, she co-penned four episodes, including the series finale. She is a longtime member of Theatre of NOTE. She has a one-woman show, Mess, and an ensemble piece, Cleo, Theo and Wu. She is the owner of Orange County’s first craft distillery, Blinking Owl.
- Fabrizio Guido (Imagen Foundation Award Nominated Actor; Mr. Iglesias on Netflix, Family, World War Z, Welcome to the Family, Black As Night, The Night Shift, Wisdom of The Crowd. Directed and wrote the short films, Dog Days and My Sisters First. Volunteer with the Teen Film Class at CASA 0101 Theater)
- Vanessa Stewart (Actress, Writer and Co-Artistic Director of Sacred Fools Theatre Company; SB 805 Coalition Member. Co-Creator and Star of her hit original musical, Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara. Notable productions presented at Sacred Fools Theater Company: Absolutely Filthy (An Unauthorized Peanuts Parody; Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara; Stoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton; Voice Lessons and Watson: The Last Great Tale of the Legendary Sherlock Holmes)
- Edward Padilla (Press Conference Emcee; President of Board of Directors for CASA 0101 Theater; Actor, Singer, Stage Director, Producer and Casting Director: Film and Television Credits: Man on Fire, Get the Gringo, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Suburgatory, Jane the Virgin. Theater Credits: Matthew Modine Saves the Alpacas, The Marriage of Figaro, Luisa Fernanda, and Workshop
Productions of Sister Act.
WHAT, WHERE & WHEN:
Press Conference for State Senator Susan Rubio’s Senate Bill 805, “Save The Performing Arts Act of 2021” to be held at CASA 0101 Theater, 2102 East First Street at St. Louis Street, Boyle Heights, CA 90033 from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. PRESS CHECK-IN: 9:15 a.m.
SB 805, entitled, “Save The Performing Arts Act of 2021,” is the first bill in the nation that will create a critical funding infrastructure to help assist Small Nonprofit Performing Arts Companies (SNPAC) with average adjusted gross revenues equal to, or less than $1.4 million, to be adjusted every five years based on the California Consumer Price Index.
SB 805 will direct the California Arts Council to establish the California Nonprofit Performing Arts Paymaster, which will provide low-cost payroll and paymaster services to SNPACs. This legislation will establish the Performing Arts Equitable Payroll Fund to ensure that SNPACs can pay all workers minimum wage, particularly workers in marginalized communities.
Small nonprofit theaters are incubators for playwrights, actors, designers, directors and other artists. They have historically provided networking opportunities and mentorship for Black, Indigenous and People of Color artists to facilitate connections necessary for career advancement by providing performance experience that helps to open doors to larger, less accessible companies.
Furthermore, SNPACs contribute to the economic growth, social well-being and cultural vitality of the local communities they serve.
On Thursday, May 202, 2021 the Senate Appropriations Committee will vote on SB 805.
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Hashtags include: #SB805, #THEATERMATTERS, #CALIFORNIA, #TEATRO, #BIPOCAccess, #SOSCA, #TheaterIsSocialJustice
To RSVP to cover this SB 805, “Save The Performing Arts Act of 2021”
Please contact SB 805 Coalition Publicist:
STEVE MOYER PUBLIC RELATIONS at 818.337.9987;
firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, May 18th at 3:00 p.m.
PRESS CHECK-IN on Wednesday, May 19th will be at 9:15 a.m. at CASA 0101 Theater, 2102 East First Street at St. Louis Street, Boyle Heights, CA 90033.
Press Conference is outside from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Face Masks and Social Distancing.