Combined Artform/WTFN are proud to bring back The Second Coming of Klaus Kinski, written and performed by Andrew Perez and directed by Eric G. Johnson. After an Encore Award-winning run at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival, for which it was named “Best of the Fringe” by TVolution, the show opens on September 29 for a 6-week run at The Blank’s Second Stage Theatre.
In this latest incarnation of The Second Coming of Klaus Kinski, his resurrection will be presented within a ceremonial sacrarium exploring different aspects of the man’s life through relics, curios, exhibits, film installations, live conversations and more.
Klaus Kinski (1926-1991) is one of the most celebrated and controversial actors in the history of world cinema. The reckless abandon with which he approached both life and art left him tortured, demonized and worshipped.
Before his famed collaborations with director Werner Herzog (Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Nosferatu, Fitzcarraldo), Klaus Kinski was a tortured B-movie character actor who had become a touring sensation for his live wire theatrical performances. It was during this time that Kinski starred as Jesus Christ in a one-man show that had taken him a decade to write. Audiences were outraged at Kinski’s audacious portrayal of Jesus and heckled him mercilessly. After only 2 performances Kinski cancelled the tour.
He now returns to shake your souls as actor-writer Andrew Perez (My Scientology Movie, Bastards y Diablos, The Tension Experience: Ascension) does battle with Kinski’s demons in an effort to resurrect him and finish the job in one last command performance.
People will tell you he is dead. Don’t believe them!
WHEN: Fridays and Saturdays, September 29 – November 4, 2017 at 8 PM
WHERE: The Blank’s Second Stage Theater, 6500 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90038
TICKETS: $25.00, available now at Eventbrite
ABOUT THE WRITER:
Andrew Perez (writer/performer/producer) studied theater at Northwestern University and graduated from the School at Steppenwolf. Other Chicago credits include productions at Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, and Steep Theatre. LA theatre credits include MERCURY FUR & Darren Lynn Bousman’s immersive THE TENSION EXPERIENCE: ASCENSION.
Andrew also studied Playwriting at Northwestern, where his first few plays were produced including an adaptation of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (C.I.R.A. Grant recipient). BASTARDS Y DIABLOS, a feature film Andrew wrote and starred in, premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival and has won multiple jury and audience awards on the festival circuit. He recently returned from Port Townsend where he was a 2017 PTFF Film Fellow and acted onstage as KJ in Annie Baker’s THE ALIENS at Key City Public Theater.
Andrew can now be seen as Scientology leader David Miscavige in MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE, which was recently released by Magnolia Pictures and is now available on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, & On Demand.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Eric G. Johnson (director/producer) is currently a producer on the feature films FLY ON THE WALL and BASTARDS Y DIABLOS which premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival. He also wrote, directed and produced the film TWEEK CITY which was distributed around the world by Maverick Entertainment.
Eric’s directing/producing projects with WTFN include the world premier of STARFUCKING at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival (Encore Producer’s Award winner) and the West Coast premiere of the short play HIJAB for the 2016 Hollywood Short+Sweet Theater Festival.
Eric has admired the films of Herzog and Kinski since studying Herzog at UC Santa Cruz 30 years ago. He’s even made a pilgrimage to AGUIRRE and FITZCARRALDO locations in the Amazon, where the wrath of Kinski lives on alongside other, more ancient, oral traditions.
ABOUT THE VOICE, DIALECT & BIOPIC COACH:
Adele Cabot (voice, dialect, biopic coach/producer) is a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher and MFA, Acting. She is thrilled to again be working with Andrew Perez again who she coached in his highly-acclaimed role, David Miscavige, in MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE.
Adele Cabot is the Founder and Head of LAvoiceJOY studio where she coaches theatre, film, and television actors in (speaking) voice, for roles in biopics, and in dialects, especially General America with actors from all over the world. She has coached actors for roles at: The Broadhurst (Broadway), The Geffen, The Mark Taper, The Broad Stage, South Coast Rep, The Kirk Douglas Theatre, Shakespeare & Co., Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Co, A Noise Within, Actor’s Gang, and more.
Adele taught and acted at the famous Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, taught Voice and Shakespeare at the Shanghai Theatre School in China, Univ of MD, Voice and Speech at UCLA’s School of Theatre Film, & Television for 7 years, and she was the Voice and Speech Consultant at Arena Stage in Washington DC for 5 years. She has also worked on numerous television shows and films.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
Matthew Quinn (producer – Combined Artform) has been involved in theater production and venue management for over 20 years in San Francisco and Los Angeles. He created Combined Artform, as a production company in 1998 with Producer Bertha Rodriguez and has produced, co-produced, presented, booked and promoted hundreds of shows. He has been an active player as an advisor, venue manager with the Hollywood Fringe Festival since its onset in 2010, He has been involved with 13 shows in the Hollywood Fringe including Top of the Fringe and Best Comedy “WOMEN” (w/Beth Dies) and “Pick of the Fringe” (w/Fringe Management). Also, in 2010, Matthew started the ENCORE Awards, for “best of” Hollywood Fringe and in 2016 BEYOND ENCORES. From the ENCORES, he has co-produced extensions of Pulp Shakespeare, Pokemusical and Sunny Afternoon. Last year, he and Bertha Rodriguez partnered with Studio C Artists to explore stage to film/TV models. He looks forward to the future of Fringe and Independent Theatre.