To Whom It May Concern

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Archive for the month “September, 2014”



Jessi Trauth

Jessi has a letter to share from her most recent encounter with darkness, an experience which is now enabling the light to shine through more brightly than ever. Born and raised in western Montana, Jessi moved to NYC at the age of 18 and earned a BFA in theatre from New York University- Tisch School of the Arts. After eight years based in New York City, she is thrilled to be joining the beautiful bay area community. A dancer, actress, singer, teacher, and coach, Jessi has shared stories via song and dance nationally and internationally. A life enthusiast, she works to facilitate connection and activate the senses.


Robin Roberts, a guest at the Oct 4th letter show, wrote and starred in Cinemascoop, a pilot for Showtime. She was a writer/voice performer on the Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 radio show, creating the internationally syndicated character Patty the Depressed Clown. She wrote for the CBS Morning Circus radio comedy service, and for Premier Radio. Robin is a graduate of the Warner Bros. Sitcom Writers Program, and worked as an audience warm-up for TV shows. Robin shares a letter she received that involves the Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Anne Sexton.


Robin Roberts


Grant Baciocco is returning to the letter show Saturday October 4th, this time with a true blue letter from childhood.

Grant Baciocco was born on May 20, 1974. From a young age, one of his constant companions was a little red tape recorder that his parents gave him (and which he still has). He used the tape recorder to make up stories, shows and record his parents when they were yelling at him to play back later when company was over.

He discovered Dr. Demento in 6th grade, who introduced him to the likes of “Weird Al” Yankovic, The Smothers Brothers, Tom Lehrer, Allan Sherman and his hero, Stan Freberg. He’s been lucky to do a lot in the entertainment industry from entertaining crowds aboard The Jungle Cruise at Disneyland to playing a sold out show at the Tokyo Dome in Japan.


Grant Baciocco


Arelene Schindler’s novel, “The Last Place She’d Look” is a raucous romp through the sex lives of today’s “mature” Woman. Her work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Daily Variety and The Huffington Post. Arlene originated the comedy review column for The New York Post, writing reviews and profiles of comedians appearing in New York City. She was also a relationship expert/guest guru for AOL’s Love-on-Line and a writer editor for WOMAN magazine and Playgirl. We can’t wait to hear her letter Saturday October 4th!


Arlene Schindler

The August Podcast!

The August podcast is here and it’s a good’un!

Greg Veneklasen returns with the Archie Letters. In this installment, Greg’s Great Great Grandfather Archie is weathering out a storm on Thanksgiving Day 1919 that threatens to wash away the tent, thanksgiving dinner and the pie he has been promised by the camp cook.

Christine Blackburn, who has her own podcast called “Storyworthy”, reads letters she wrote to her big sister when she was nine years old. Apparently, The Fonze played an important roe in her formative years!
Mindy Sterling and Kevin Berntson (both Groundlings Alums) improvise  letters from an auto shop to a customer that leaves the audience screeching!
Deana Barone reads an honest, albeit intense, letter to an ex-boyfriend that has an interesting outcome.
To Whom It May Concern’s Producer, Jayne Entwistle, reads a desperate letter to the Discovery Channel.
The musician for this episode is Mike Bauer.
**past shows can be found on the Podcast Page.


To Whom It May Concern has been accepted to the LA Storytelling Festival!! Yeh Yeh!  We will be following The Moth Wednesday October 15th at 10:00pm at Busby’s East. The Singer and the Songwriter will be returning to play music for the show and as soon as tickets go on sale we will post a link. We will still be performing our regular show the first Saturday of the month (October 4th) at The Lyric Hyperion.


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John Pirruccello

John Pirruccello consummate actor, improviser, stand-up comedian and voice-over artist will improvise a letter at the September 6th letter show and we couldn’t be more thrilled. We are especially enamored by Mr. Pirruccello’s  performance as Nick Stavros, LAPD Sergeant, in the Phil Spector biopic written and directed by David Mamet and starring Helen Mirren and Al Pacino.


Saturday September 6th Mark Miller, writer and humorist, joins To Whom It May Concern.

Mark Miller has sold movie projects to Warner Brothers, been a writer/producer on numerous TV sit-com staffs, a humor columnist for the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, a current humor blogger for The Huffington Post, and is a part of the Los Angeles storytelling community. He has also performed stand-up comedy in nightclubs and on TV. His first book, a collection of his humor essays on dating and romance, is scheduled to be published by Skyhorse Publishing on February 3rd of 2015. Its title: *500 Dates: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the Online Dating Wars*. But Mark says he’d trade all his success away in a minute for immortality, inner peace and limitless wealth.


Mark Miller

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