Audition Notice: The Grove of Rashomon (Wicked Lit 2015)

Unbound Productions is proud to announce auditions for
The Grove of Rashomon – one of three plays that will be included in Wicked Lit 2015!

Auditions will be held at Moving Arts:
1822 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Auditions: Wednesday, July 15: 7-10pm
Callbacks: Thursday, Aug 6: 7-10pm

To schedule an audition appointment, email us at
auditions@wickedlit.org with a preferred time.

Wicked Lit 2015 will be produced by Unbound Productions in association with Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery. All rehearsals and performances will take place in the space ~ location: 2300 N. Marengo Ave. Altadena, CA 91001.

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Wicked Lit 2014 Cover Stories & More Press

Local and regional press are excited for Wicked Lit 2014 to be open – and our SOLD OUT Opening Weekend backed up their enthusiasm! Here is a sampling of some our recent articles, a comprehensive list can be found on our “From the Press” page. “The theater company turns horror classics into standing-room-only performances at an Altadena cemetery.” – Arroyo Monthly Fall Arts Preview – Cover Story – Arroyo Monthly Fall Arts Preview – Cover Photo October 1, 2014

"The Monk" - Wicked Lit 2014, from Unbound Productions. www.wickedlit.org
Wendy Worthington in “The Monk.” Wicked Lit 2014.” Photo by Ellen Smiler

“…while the writers who inspire the Unbound troupe are an eclectic bunch, the common ground they provide is a smart and scary experience. There is nothing quite like wandering through the dark and echoed chambers of the mausoleum after dark to watch a tale of madness unfold..”Pasadena Weekly Arts Feature, October 2, 2014   “Wicked Lit highlights women in its horror theater”Los Angeles Daily News, September 29, 2014

"Las Lloronas" - Wicked Lit 2014, from Unbound Productions. www.wickedlit.org
Melissa Perl in “Las Lloronas.” Wicked Lit 2014.” Photo by Ellen Smiler

Watch a video sneak-peek of Wicked Lit: THE DOLL

Enjoy a sneak peek of our upcoming World Premiere Wicked Lit Installation!

THE DOLL
Adapted by Jeff G. Rack, Directed by Paul Millet
Adapted from the story of the same name by Algernon Blackwood

Set in Victorian England, The Doll tells the story of Jane and Miss O’Brien, two dutiful caretakers within the home of the beleaguered Colonel Masters. When young Monica is given a package that arrives mysteriously at their doorstep, a force enters the house that turns their quiet little world upside down.

Plus a Wicked Lit staged reading to be announced!
At the Strub Mansion at the historic Mayfield Senior School
500 Bellefontaine St, Pasadena, CA 91105

Limited Run: July 11-26, 2014
The Doll runs 35 minutes, the staged reading will run 30-35 minutes

This event will be staged inside and around Strub Hall – an Italianate Beaux Arts home at the heart of the eight-acre Mayfield campus. The home was built between 1914-1919 for an oil magnate, and purchased for the Society of the Holy Child Jesus by Dr. Charles and Vera Strub in 1950.

Save the Date for A Night at the mausoleum, our festively creepy, hugely fun fundraiser at Mountain View Mausoleum!

A Night at the Mausoleum
April 12
6pm – 12am

– Poker tournament
– Staged readings of Wicked Lit plays and parodies
– Premiere of The Dead Smile film
– Silent auction
– Snacks & libations
– Loads of fun
Members receive $5 off admission, click here to join

Final Weekend On Sale – Many Performances Are Sold Out

Reviews are pouring in –  Wicked Lit 2013 is a hit!Wicked Lit 2013 - Live Halloween Theatre in a Cemetery

*  Wicked Lit tickets for the final weekend available now!*

“Wicked Lit’s Best Halloween Theatre Festival Ever! …you must – absolutely must – head over to the Mountain View Mausoleum in Altadena for the 2013 Wicked Lit! We cannot recommend it highly enough.”
– Hollywood Gothique!

“Nothing could be more perfect for Halloween”
– Pasadena Now

Wicked Lit 2013 production photos of “The Lurking Fear”

Check out these new photos of The Lurking Fear as seen through the lens of Unbound’s secret weapon, the unbelievably talented photographer, Daniel Kitayama!  Tickets are selling quickly for most weekend performances, don’t wait!

H.P. Lovecraft’s The Lurking Fear
Adapted by Jeff G. Rack & Jonathan Josephson
Directed by Paul Millet
There’s something out there, and it’s taking our women. We need to find it, kill it – or die trying.

"The Lurking Fear" - Wicked Lit 2013. Richard Large, Tory N. Thompson, Eric Keitel and Brian David Pope. Photo by Daniel Kitayama.
“The Lurking Fear” – Wicked Lit 2013. Richard Large, Tory N. Thompson, Eric Keitel and Brian David Pope. Photo by Daniel Kitayama.
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“The Lurking Fear” – Wicked Lit 2013. Richard Large, Tory Thompson, Eric Keitel and Brian David Pope. Photo by Daniel Kitayama.
"The Lurking Fear" - Wicked Lit 2013. Photo by Daniel Kitayama.
“The Lurking Fear” – Wicked Lit 2013. Richard Large, Eric Keitel and Brian David Pope. Photo by Daniel Kitayama.

Announcing the Cast, Designers, and Production Team for Wicked Lit 2013!

CASTWL photo montage
Chairman Barnes (Burger ~ The New Catacomb)
Jennifer Novak Chun (Cellist Masquer ~ The Masque Experience)
Stephen Davalos (Masquer – The Masque Experience)
Eric DeLoretta (Ichabod ~ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
Bianca Gisselle (Singer ~ The Masque Experience)
Jaclyn Friedlander (Masquer ~ The Masque Experience)
Eric Harris (Bo Willis ~ The Lurking Fear)
LizAnne Keigley (Deputy Becky Trask ~ The Lurking Fear)
Eric Keitel (Duro Jones ~ The Lurking Fear)
Ilona Kulinska (Katrina Van Tassel ~ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
Richard Large (Deputy Rick Tobey ~ The Lurking Fear)
Carlos Larkin (Kennedy ~ The New Catacomb)
Brandon Massey (Masquer ~ The Masque Experience)
Susannah Myrvold (The Buffoon ~ The Masque Experience)
Katie Pelensky (Mary ~ The New Catacomb)
Brian David Pope (Sheriff Arnold Trask ~ The Lurking Fear)
Michael Prichard (Baltrus Van Tassel ~ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
Teena Pugliese (Masquer ~ The Masque of the Red Death)
David Reynolds (Ensemble ~ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
Shawn Savage (Brom Bones ~ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
Tory N. Thompson (Adam Munroe ~ The Lurking Fear)
Jonah Zimmerberg-Helms (Masquer ~ The Masque Experience)

DESIGNERS
Christine Cover Ferro (Costume Designer)
Drew Dalzell (Sound Designer)
Noelle Hoffman (Associate Sound Designer/Sound Engineer)
Angie Hobin (Choreographer)
Julie Pound (Make-Up Designer)
Ric Zimmerman (Lighting Designer)

PRODUCTION TEAM
Jacqueline Adorni (Production Manager)
Mary Lansing (Stage Manager ~ The New Catacomb)
Aurora Long (Stage Manager ~ The Masque Experience)
TaShaunna Peterman (Stage Manager ~ The Lurking Fear)
Vincent Sanchez (Stage Manager ~ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)

Wicked Lit 2013 – Announced!

Here is the lineup for Wicked Lit 2013!

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The New Catacomb
Adapted by Jonathan Josephson
Directed by Douglas Clayton
Burger, the American, and Kennedy, the Brit, are great friends and have been since their days at university. But when Burger makes a life-altering discovery in the depths of a long-since forgotten Roman crypt – their friendship may be put to the ultimate test.

Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Adapted by Jonathan Josephson
Directed by Jeff G. Rack
A lyrical reimaging of the beloved tale of the good-hearted schoolmaster Ichabod Crane and his deadly encounter with the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.

H.P. Lovecraft’s The Lurking Fear
Adapted by Jeff G. Rack & Jonathan Josephson
Directed by Paul Millet
There’s something out there, and it’s taking our women. We need to find it, kill it – or die trying.

The Masque of the Red Death Experience (starts at 7pm)
Conceived and directed by Paul Millet
Inspired by the short story of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe
Singers, dancers, improvisational actors, and a buffoon will surround you in the gothic world of Wicked Lit!  Designed as a macabre masquerade, The Masque of the Red Death  Experience draws text and tone from the mind of Edgar Allan Poe and presents a theatrical framework for your immersive journey through the mausoleum and cemetery.

Last Chance to see THE TELL-TALE HEART – today at 1pm, 2pm, 3:30pm, and 4:30pm

Audiences are LOVING The Tell-Tale Heart! Here are some quotes from our Facebook page:

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Richard Large and Eric Keitel - Photo by Rena PetrelloCarly K.: “It was awesome! Can’t wait for Wicked Lit in October!!”

Abel H.: “Stunning. Simply stunning.

Erin M.: “As I explained to my brother (who went with me) and other Facebook people (who went with me in spirit): “Let’s go again! Let’s go again!

Suzann S. “How many times can I “Like” this status?”

Barry J: “Tell-Tale Heart was creepy and amazing!”

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