Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mashup Fest and Landless Kickstarter

There must have been a typhoid Mary backstage at Elvis Birthday Fight Club, because most everyone involved backstage in the show wound up sick with the flu afterwards...including yours truly. So, that means that not much of the ole art has been accomplished in these two weeks post fight club. However, things march on without us...namely, Landless Theater Company. They are gearing up to open the first show in their season: the Mashup Fest!

The Mash Up Festival - four irreverent mash-ups written by four talented local playwrights.

Four shows in one night!
February 4 - 26
Friday and Saturday nights
DC Arts Center, 2438 18th Street, Washington, DC
(in the heart of Adams Morgan)

The early shows:
Pee-Wee's Big Poseidon Adventure
All That Jaws
Tickets for the early shows:

The late shows (18+):
Tickets for the late shows:

Or make a night of it and get all for shows for a savings of $10!:

For more information visit the Landless website at:!

Yours truly has not contributed much to the shows...other than the occasional prop and this bush for Tarxxxanadu (I apologize for the crappy cell phone photo):

The other thing that Landless has announced in the past week is their Kickstarter campaign which actually provides a good deal on many of the ticket prices and subscriptions (as well as quirky incentives like "Chinese food with the artistic team of China the Whole Enchilada"...

Landless Theatre Company Kickstarter Project-

Please support our 2011 Season at District of Columbia Arts Center in Adams Morgan! Your donation will help us to front production expenses... and, of course, support all the gifted artists who work so hard to create FUN theatre in an INTIMATE venue with AFFORDABLE ticket prices for all patrons.

We're planning several exciting and quirky regional premieres to Washington, DC:
  • a MASH UP PLAY FESTIVAL featuring original works by four local playwrights;
  • the DC Premiere of the internet sensation DR. HORRIBLE'S SING-ALONG BLOG from Joss Whedon and friends;
  • CHINA:THE WHOLE ENCHILADA, winner of the 2008 Outstanding Musical at NY Fringe;
  • THE B TEAM by Dave Holstein, writer for Showtime's hit series WEEDS;
  • and two new plays based on G. Xavier Robillard's novel CAPTAIN FREEDOM - A SUPERHERO'S QUEST FOR TRUTH, JUSTICE AND THE CELEBRITY HE SO RICHLY DESERVES and Michael Shilling's novel ROCK BOTTOM.

  • Play your part in our mission to keep live theatre alive and kicking, and reap some mad rewards in the process! For more information on Landless Theatre Company, visit us online at

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Wow, what a night! We had two sold out shows, added a third in between (which also sold out) and still had to turn people away! And for those who stood out in the cold to get in, it was soooo worth it! Below I have compiled a "best of" photo gallery of the show, provided by our good friends at Stereo Vision photography. (there were other sources of photography, and commentary...Here at BYT, Here at MetroMix and Here on the blog of the woman who did trivia in the third show...but Stereo Vision had the most comprehensive photo coverage...)

The Elvis Backdrop for the evening (painted by yours truly)

Andrew W. puppeteering Commodious the king's "throne"

Elvis knows how to make an entrance!

Elvis needs a hot side kick...Kittie Glitter

Rev Valentine lets us know what round it is...

In fight cage #1, our first gladiator: THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT!

ABE LINCOLN looks like he has the upper hand on the Monument...

LI'L DUTCH adds some glitter (and Ta-Tahs) to the nights proceedings...

LUCRETIA BLOZIA is fixin' for a fight...

This ain't no reality TV SARA PALIN!

You just got knocked out by the Teabag Express!

REV VALENTINE and CANDY DEL RIO get ready for some Jailhouse Rock!

This ROBOT was programmed to DESTROY!

Not since the Nagano Olympics has there been a bigger upset than the fight between the MONUMENT and the ROBOT!

No KITTIE, you cant hoop and use a mic at the same time!

ELVIS didn't have to fight (because it was his birthday) but he was ready!

OUI OUI NON NON shared an intimate moment at the drive-in...

COL SANDERS Calls out the chicken!

SANDERS gets it in the "eggs"

Blinded by his own bucket! oh the irony!

OH NO, its the Karate Kid "Crane Kick"!

LUCRETIA states the obvious while DUTCH and VALENTINE squabble...

Well, someone has to be the adult around here!

STELLA SWEET and CANDY DEL RIO try to remove the fallen queen...

Little known fact: Robots and Eggs DO NOT MIX!

Defeated ROBOT

Egg Aftermath

CHICKEN is victorious!


Thanks again to everyone for such an amazing night! You can relive more EBFC moments at and also get info about the next event: COUNTDOWN TO YURI'S NIGHT on April 9th 2011 at Arlington's Artisphere!