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Brian Gattas will be joining Tom Lenk on-stage at the LA Storytelling Festival, Wednesday Oct 15th, to improvise letters back and forth based on your suggestions.

A native of Albuquerque NM Brian, better known as just “GATTAS”, first got his SAG card on Melrose Place. His shoe made the final cut. Currently he has appeared in over 25 Feature Films, some of which include, Trust Me, The Bling Ring, Lovelace and Somewhere. He is also well recognized for his TV work which has included The Office, Community, Dexter and Brothers & Sisters.  He plays “Alex” on the award winning TV show Arrested Development. Look for him in the upcoming TV shows Aquarius & Looking. He also produces and performs in the ever-popular show “Celebrity”  at IO West (Improv Olympic)

Brian Gattas

Brian Gattas

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Thu Tran and Rachel Garcia are The Singer and The Songwriter


The Singer and The Songwriter are returning to the letter show, Wednesday Oct 15th at the LA Storytelling Festival. writes: “Tran’s […] colorful playing style paired wonderfully with the dramatic and soulful voice of his partner in crime. It was clear that underneath Garcia’s cafe-jazz voice lay a rich, billowing and powerful vocal onslaught. This duo’s set of original material did clearly mine the annals of Gypsy Jazz (as well as ‘60s folk) for inspiration. However, The Singer and The Songwriter are a Los Angeles original.”



Saturday Saturday Saturday!

Saturday October 4th 8:00 pm at The Lyric Hyperion Theater and Cafe in Silverlake, a fresh batch of letters and music! Arlene Schindler’s Love letter, Grant Baciocco’s letter from a child to his hero, Robin Robert’s letter from Anne Sexton’s past and a letter of compassion that guided Jessi Trauth out of her darkest hour. Madeline Tasquin is the bewitching musician for the evening.

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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 August 2nd the letter show boasts a stand-out line-up of letters (real and improvised) and soulful music!

Mindy Sterling and Kevin Berntson will improvise a series of letters based on your suggestions! Christine Blackburn has letters she wrote when she was 9 years old to her older sister and Deana Barone has some words of advice for an ex-lover. Greg Veneklasen returns with the Archie Letters, correspondence from the early 1900’s that give us a glimpse into history and To Whom It May Concern Producer will read a letter to The Discovery Channel about an acting job gone awry! Mike Bauer will play a few songs and then accompany the evening and we can’t wait to hear that! The Lyric-Hyperion Theater and Cafe has a big old deck for sipping wine and cooling off and boasts a tasty menu of salads and sandwiches, craft beer and gourmet sodas. It’s your beginning, middle and end Saturday night plans wrapped up into one!


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To Whom It May Concern is lucky to have not one but two talented Women from the storytelling community reading letters Saturday August 2nd! Deana Barone from The Trunk Show and Christine Blackburn from Storyworthy!


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Deana Barone

The Archie Letters!

Greg Veneklasen returns to To Whom It May Concern Saturday August 2nd with more of the Archie Letters. Greg’s Great Great Grandfather Archie Lee Harris was a civil engineer living in the wilds of Arizona in 1910. Archie was a prolific letter writer, writing almost daily to his betrothed on Catalina Island. Archie was involved in water reclamation and wrote of his trials traversing the Arizona landscape, his thoughts on Arizona’s ratification of the constitution and his dismay at  missing necessary dental procedures due to widespread thefts of the gold used by dentists at the time! Don’t miss this gentle and insightful glimpse into history.

Archie Lee Harris

Archie Lee Harris

Honest experiences disguised with pop, soul and some underlying jazz connotations

That describes the  musician for the August 2nd show! His name is Mike Bauer and we are already addicted to his video “Sugar!”

Mike will play a few original songs and then accompany the letters! Check out his video here and then check him out live next Saturday.

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Still from “Sugar” courtesy of Liz Reinhardt


Mike Bauer Promo photo courtesy of Judy Wang


Mindy Sterling Improvises a Letter!

Mindy Sterling is a hilarious and versatile actress and improviser known for her role as Frau Farbissina in the “Austen Powers”  Movies, Mitzi Kinsky in “Desperate Housewives” and more recently as Janice on “Legit”.  She is bringing some of that hilarity to the show Saturday August 2nd where she will improvise a letter based on your suggestions!


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