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Compas Screening

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your love and support during the production of Compás. This has been our baby for quite some time now and we can’t wait to show you the final product. We hope to see you at our screening.
Thanks again, we could not have done it without you.
-Phil, Mariana, Justin and Melissa

Save the date: Sunday, September 4

What: Screening of the pilot COMPÁS (Running time is approximately 12 minutes)
When: 6:30PM
Where: Hyperslow Studio and Cafe: 487 S. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036
Why: Wine, beer, and appetizers will be served. There will be a photo booth, entertainment, and lots of good looking people to mingle with.
How: Please RSVP by August 31st. We hope to see you there!

Here are some screen shots to get those engines running…

Compás: The Pilot You Need to NEED to Hear About | MewNowTV

INDIE PRODUCTION ALERT!   COMPAS: An unexpected voyage Two (hardly harmful) escaped convicts run into two sisters who have broken … Read More

Source: Compás: The Pilot You Need to NEED to Hear About | MewNowTV

Phil Kruse & the TBDs Tonight!

Well, after a long hiatus, Phil Kruse & the TBDs are back!! The destruction of the House of Blues on Sunset was devastating (may she rest in peace’s, and may a piece of her rest in all of us, and rest-assured the hotel that’s going up there will be haunted by the restless demons of Rock!) But never fear, we will now perform at an awesome new venue in town called the NUE STUDIO & CAFE!

I will be performing an acoustic set TONIGHT Feb. 3rd from 8-10pm

Nue Studio & Cafe  @  5156 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA, 90038

Stop by if you can! I may be joined onstage tonight with Steve Grey (bass), and Aaron Arnold (percussion)

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sSISTERSs – A new musical by Gina Young

There can only be three sisters. If a new baby is born, we have to kill it.
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a new musical by gina young
May 22, 23 + 24 at Highways Performance Space

Three sisters. Possibly witches. One drawing room. Dark songs. Flashes on an infinite number of life events, both monumental and insignificant. sSISTERSs is a new full-length play with live music and three-part vocal harmony. In rapid-fire stream of consciousness text, the three sisters take on countless famous triads, including Chekhov’s Masha, Irina and Olga; the three main Native American crops (squash, maize and beans); the Catholic Holy Trinity and the First, Second and Third Waves of American feminism. Through warped children’s games, songs and secret girlhood rituals, the sisters explore memory, family, mortality, the repression of female sexuality and the historical and stereotypical roles of privileged women in America.

Victoria Hogan
Jane Kim
Justine Woodford
Arne Gjelten
Phil Kruse
Helen Wong

with musicians
Jess Imme from Professor Possessor
+ Paco from Sweet Bump It

costume design Shayne Eastin
production design Laura Ochoa
lighting design Colin Postley
graphic design Sarah Gottesdiener
photography Moira Morel
dramaturg Lisa Sloan

Beautiful video from the sSISTERSs benefit performance with choreography by Melissa Schade here. Reply to this email with your mailing address and we’ll send you a sSISTERSs postcard!
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ACTION KIDS Short Film is now available to watch at

Phil Kruse cast as the Lead in INSTANT DISASSEMBLY

Phil Kruse begins shooting on the Set of INSTANT DISASSEMBLY, an AFI short film directed by Evan Bluestein. Kruse is cast as the lead role of Ray. Production is set to be finished in late March.


Phil Kruse with the cast of Instant Disassembly

Instant Dissassembly Cast