Artist, Writer, and Musician in Sierra Madre, California
ABOUT LISA and HOLLYWOODN'T:
Lisa Verlo is a writer, performer, and lyricist whose songs have been featured on film and television. After studying at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in Los Angeles, and with Sandra Seacat at her workshops around the world, Lisa took to the road in a vintage VW bus, developing her writing through performance art and participating in the poetry slam circuit. Returning to LA to record albums of spoken word and song, Lisa teamed up with composer and musician Frank Simes for collaborations in music, multimedia, and musical theatre, including The Door, Sex Rated G, The Big Strum, and HOLLYWOODN'T.
HOLLYWOODN'T is Lisa Verlo's personal journey across Hollywood's unsettling sexual landscape. As a fresh faced Midwestern actress, Lisa came to Hollywood looking for fame only to find more action on casting couches than on the stage. Decades later she faces the truth about her derailed dreams with help and encouragement from her muses Katharine Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. With original songs Lisa co-wrote with Frank Simes, HOLLYWOODN’T is an artistic memoir told with candor and insight into the life of an actress before women dared to speak up.
Lisa Verlo will be performing HOLLYWOODN’T at the Gilded Balloon Teviot in the Nightclub room every day from August 2–27th at 16:00 (4pm)
Produced by Ines Wurth
Music by Frank Simes-Grammy nominated and platinum record awarded musician, guitarist, songwriter, composer, and record producer. Frank was the musical director for The Who, Roger Daltrey, Don Henley, and Stevie Nicks. Frank has composed over 1,500 pieces of music for film, TV, commercials, and albums.
Directed by Elizabeth Kaye Sortun-actor, director, designer, and teacher/coach. She has her B.F.A in theatre from Cornish Conservatory and has worked in stage, film, and TV. She studied Lecoq technique, at École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, was an apprentice at the National Theatre in London, and dubbed French films into English in Paris, as well as performing. She has worked in regional theatres all around the U.S. She created the role of Bibi in John Ford Noonan’s, Blue Mountain Fever.
Becca McGlynn-technical director -
VOICES & VIDEOS
Jaydn Coletti- Boyfriend
Christopher Cass- Director
Bill Ratner- Manager
Susan Boyd Joyce- Theatre Director
Jaxon Schriever- Barbie & Ken Video
Becca McGlynn- Additional Barbie Footage