Combined Artform

Combined Artform Formed in 1998 as C.A.F.E. (Combined Art Form Entertainment). Producing live entertainment in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Owner and operator of Off Market Theaters (SF) and Theatre Asylum (LA)

Founded in 1998, Combined Artform is on a mission to develop and combine all art forms to pioneer the “arts of the future,” as well as be an active and supporting member of the San Francisco – and now Los Angeles – performance production scene. Created by Producing Artistic Director Matthew Quinn, and joined by Steve Kahn in 1999, Combined Artform has collaborated with actors, singers, filmmakers, sketch comedy groups, musicians, improvisers, and fine artists in more than 100 shows, including Santaland Diaries, Eavesdropper (SF), Monday(SF) Thursday(LA) Night Improv Jam, PAPA (at the Eureka w/Open Fist), TILTED FRAME Improv and the SF Solo Festival. Beginning in June of 2007, Combined Artform has expanded to include a new venue on theatre row in Hollywood, Theatre Asylum. This unique combination of two creative cities, allows each to influence the other in their development and production of entertainment. More information about Combined Artform is available at www.cafearts.com.

Theatre Makers interested in making the move to online work, especially directing, check out:“What’s Next?” today (Thurs...
08/13/2020
What's Next? - Directing

Theatre Makers interested in making the move to online work, especially directing, check out:

“What’s Next?” today (Thursday) at 6pm PST.

Featuring veteran stage directors
Peter J. Kuo
Ashley Tata

Live and archived on Youtube

Hosted by Matthew Quinn Guests - Peter Kuo & Ashley Tata August 13 @ 6pm PST

08/12/2020
What's Next?

What's Next?

Hosted by Matthew Quinn
Guests - Alex Petty (Free Edinburgh Fringe) & Lindsay Taylor (Orlando Fringe)
August 12 @ 12pm PST

08/05/2020
What's Next?

What's Next?

Hosted by Matthew Quinn
Guests - Peter Michael Marino & Andrew Schmedake
August 6 @ 6pm PST

Links

Peter Michael Marino - https://www.petermmarino.com/
Medium Article - https://medium.com/@petermichaelmarino/i-dont-want-to-watch-your-online-theater-show-b41907d5c819

Andrew Schmedake - https://www.schmedakelightingdesign.com/
Importance of Being Earnest - https://www.twitch.tv/videos/638331519
Clue - https://www.twitch.tv/videos/684834201

Platforms
Streamyard OBS - https://streamlabs.com/
OBS Studio - https://obsproject.com/
Streamyard - www.streamyard.com
Zoom- www.zoom.com

07/29/2020
What's Next? - Trailer

Combined Artform launches a new live streaming talk show, What's Next?.

Asking the many
"what's next" questions for Theatre and Live Performance?

Visit www.combinedarform.com for guests and showtimes.

https://youtu.be/TSC4Qgodyus

A new live streaming talk show asking What's Next? with live performance. Hosted by Matthew Quinn and featuring pioneers and professionals from around the wo...

06/01/2020
Only 7 months until the Hollywood Fringe.And don't forget the holiday breaks coming up.Be that early bird and get a jump...
11/03/2019
Hollywood Fringe - how to produce a hollywood fringe show (asylum)

Only 7 months until the Hollywood Fringe.

And don't forget the holiday breaks coming up.

Be that early bird and get a jump on the largest arts festival, West of the Mississippi. Sign up for my workshop,
“How to Produce a Hollywood Fringe Show”

Covering everything from budget to awards and everything in-between. Plus extra bonus, a snapshot into my trip to the Edinburgh Fringe.

***Skype/Whats App option for out of towners***

https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/4267

Excited about the thought of doing a show at HFF, but have concerns and questions? Get the answers to your questions and an overview of the Hollywood Fringe in this 3 hour introduction workshop, taught by Matthew Quinn, a 20+ year veteran producer/8 year HFF experienced Venue Manager.

Less than 8 months until the Hollywood Fringe.Take away all of those holidays and vacations and it is more like 6 months...
10/15/2019
Hollywood Fringe - how to produce a hollywood fringe show (asylum)

Less than 8 months until the Hollywood Fringe.

Take away all of those holidays and vacations and it is more like 6 months.

-First time fringers, or seasoned veterans interested in getting a head start, check out my workshop
“How to Produce a Hollywood Fringe Show”

Covering everything from budget to awards and everything in-between.
Plus extra bonus, a snapshot into my trip to the Edinburgh Fringe.

***Skype/Whats App option for out of towners***

https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/4267

-Asylum will start booking this year on November 1st.
Information will be posted here

-HFF Office Hours are back, the second Tuesday of each month at the Plunge - 6324 Santa Monica Blvd.
Get a drink and network with other fringers.

-Asylum is available for all of your consulting needs. Check out all of the information and set up and appointment

Hope to hear from you and see you at the Asylum

#FRINGEISCOMING

Excited about the thought of doing a show at HFF, but have concerns and questions? Get the answers to your questions and an overview of the Hollywood Fringe in this 3 hour introduction workshop, taught by Matthew Quinn, a 20+ year veteran producer/8 year HFF experienced Venue Manager.

HOLLYWOOD ENCORE! PRODUCERS' AWARDS ANNOUNCED AT THE #HFF19 AWARD CEREMONY 7/30 @ 6:30 PM
07/02/2019
THE HOLLYWOOD ENCORE! PRODUCERS' AWARD

HOLLYWOOD ENCORE! PRODUCERS' AWARDS ANNOUNCED AT THE #HFF19 AWARD CEREMONY 7/30 @ 6:30 PM

​The Hollywood Encore Producers’ Award (ENCORES) represent the best of the Hollywood Fringe selected by participating venues based on artistic merit, commercial potential and development...

Check out The Hollywood Encore Producers' Award winner "Wounded" TONIGHT ONLY at Lounge Theatre.Last show before they he...
11/25/2018

Check out The Hollywood Encore Producers' Award winner "Wounded" TONIGHT ONLY at Lounge Theatre.
Last show before they head to the NYC Fringe Encores

Kerry Kaz

TONIGHT ONLY!!! Come see Wounded at 8:30pm before they go to New York Encores!!!! Tickets on Eventbrite or at the door
#hff18 #encores #nyc #lastchance #awardwinning

Want to put up a show in the Hollywood Fringe? Looking to see what producing is all about?Check out 20 year HFF veteran ...
11/14/2018
Hollywood Fringe - how to produce a hollywood fringe show

Want to put up a show in the Hollywood Fringe?
Looking to see what producing is all about?
Check out 20 year HFF veteran Matthew Quinn's
"How to Produce a Hollywood Fringe Show"

Thursday, November 15, 7-10p or
Sunday, December 2, 2-5p
at Studio C - 6448 Santa Monica Blvd.

Get $5 off with code "#HFF"
http://hff18.org/4267
For more information and testimonials.

Excited about the thought of doing a show at HFF, but have concerns and questions? Get the answers to your questions and an overview of the Hollywood Fringe in this 3 hour introduction workshop, taught by Matthew Quinn, a 20+ year veteran producer/8 year HFF experienced Venue Manager.

Congratulations to the 4 shows chosen from thie 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival who are going to the NYC Fringe Encores a...
11/08/2018
Shows

Congratulations to the 4 shows chosen from thie 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival who are going to the NYC Fringe Encores at the beautiful SoHo Playhouse:

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Dec 6 - 15
Bill Posley's The Day I Became Black - Nov 9 -18
We Need This Musical To Stop Us From Killing Ourselves - Nov 27 - Dec 2
Wounded- Dec 4-16

Each beat out thousands of shows from 7 different Fringe festivals around the world. Chosen by Executive Producer Darren Lee Cole

Congratulations to all of them and to the Hollywood Fringe, which provided over a quarter of this years winners.

Tickets and information for all shows available at
https://www.fringeencores.org/shows/

Burt Grinstead Anna Stromberg Bill Posley Kristen Boulé Daniel Lyman Kerry Kaz Ben Hill David McKeever Kanchan Mattoo Stacy Jones Hill Ellen Den Herder Alex Prehm

A dandy little ghost story.  Based on a true occurrence, the show looks at a Midwestern town whose residents were beset by unsettling dreams — blamed on an unidentified corpse discovered along a local road and then put on display … for decades.

This weekend there is "ONE MORE CHANCE" for you to catch 11 of the Hollywood Fringe Festival's top shows. And a final ch...
09/11/2018
Hollywood Fringe - browse projects

This weekend there is "ONE MORE CHANCE" for you to catch 11 of the Hollywood Fringe Festival's top shows. And a final chance for the shows to be considered for the NYC Fringe Encores.

Check them all out here:
http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/dashboard/project_search/5125?event_id=27&project_category=49

or individually

9/13 @ 7:30 pm-- -Gun and a Motel Bible hff18.org/5063
9/13 @ 9:00 pm ---We Are Traffic hff18.org/4452
9/14 @ 7:30 pm-- Ain't That America hff18.org/5155
9/14 @ 9:00 pm-- The Day I Became Black hff18.org/5310
9/15 @ 2:00pm-- Final Preparations hff18.org/4879
9/15 @ 3:15 pm-- Met Again hff18.org/5394
9/15 @ 6:30 pm -- We Need This Musical... hff18.org/5103
9/15 @ 7:30 pm-- Baby Boy hff18.org/5397
9/15 @ 9:00 pm-- I Can Hear You Now hff18.org/5125
9/16 @ 430pm-- The Word hff18.org/5248
9/16 @ 7:00pm-- Marilyn Monroe... hff18.org/5053

One Weekend Only in 5 venues.
The Complex Hollywood, Studio C Artists, Studio/Stage, Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre & Three Clubs

The Hollywood Fringe Festival is one of the largest performing arts events in the world. Join us each June for hundreds of shows from the worlds of theatre, dance, cabaret, workshops and so much more...

Combined Artform is excited to be working with Alex M. Frankel on his newest play Revocable Trust. Based on a true story...
09/11/2018
Revocable Trust by Alex M. Frankel

Combined Artform is excited to be working with Alex M. Frankel on his newest play Revocable Trust.

Based on a true story, of trust and greed set in the 50's.

Directed by - John Coppola Produced by Alex M. Frankel, Matthew Quinn, Bertha Rodriguez Stage Manager - Michael Lamb

Featuring Monica Spirit Hawk, Lauren Simon, Emily Button, Michael Edelstein, Anthony Backman - Actor and Michael Moret.

Playing 9/21 - 10/14 - Thurs-Sat @ 8pm and Sun 3pm
at Studio C Artists

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3603064

A gentle young teacher, expecting a generous bequest from her deceased father, suddenly finds out shes been disinherited. All the money she was counting on will now go to a vicious gold digger who swooped down and captivated her father in his last illness. Wholl come to the rescue?

Every year at the Hollywood Fringe, I have the pleasure to work with the wonderful Michael Blaha on the Edinburgh import...
04/30/2018
Hollywood Fringe - last christmas

Every year at the Hollywood Fringe, I have the pleasure to work with the wonderful Michael Blaha on the Edinburgh import Combined Artform's Pick of the Fringe. This year, he is also introducing a new project "West from Edinburgh" bringing top shows from the Edinburgh Fringe to the Hollywood Fringe.

So now we're co-producing one of the shows he is bringing across the pond, "Last Christmas" by Matthew Bulgo described by The Scotsman as “One of the best things on the Fringe.”

Evan McNamara and director John Coppola tell this brilliantly written story about Tom as he is confronted by the ghosts of his past when he returns home for Christmas. Forced to face his demons, he attempts to rescue his family and his future. But will Tom be able to save it all in time?

Playing at Studio C - 6448 Santa Monica Blvd in June.

Tickets go on sale May 1st
http://hff18.org/5205

Tom almost misses the train home for Christmas after another fight with his girlfriend. When ghosts from his past confront him on the trip, he is forced to confront those demons and rescue his future and his family. West Coast Premiere of the Edinburgh Fringe hit (**** The Scotsman).

Come see Campfire Stories this weekend. 4 friends telling their universal stories of pivotal moments in their relationsh...
03/20/2018

Come see Campfire Stories this weekend. 4 friends telling their universal stories of pivotal moments in their relationships. Starring Amy Argyle, Torrie Bogda, Mandy Denaux and Yuki Sagara Discount "stories" https://campfirestoriesla.brownpapertickets.com #lathtr #metoo #women #stories #theatre

LAST CHANCE for "How to Produce #HFF18 Show" this Sat 3/24 from 1-4pm. From budget to awards from 8 year HFF Vet Matthew...
03/20/2018
Hollywood Fringe - how to produce a hollywood fringe show w/ matthew quinn

LAST CHANCE for "How to Produce #HFF18 Show" this Sat 3/24 from 1-4pm. From budget to awards from 8 year HFF Vet Matthew Quinn. At Studio C - 6448 Santa Monica Blvd. See site for testimonials. Discount "hff" #lathtr http://hff18.org/4267

Join 8 year HFF veteran producer and venue manager, Matthew Quinn, as he discusses and answers your questions about producing in North America's Largest Fringe Festival.

What an amazing opening night of "Campfire Stories" Such a touching story, told by four talented actors. Don't miss this...
03/20/2018
Campfire Stories

What an amazing opening night of "Campfire Stories" Such a touching story, told by four talented actors. Don't miss this show. To help you out we're offering a limited number of discounted tickets. Code = "stories"
https://campfirestoriesla.brownpapertickets.com

Amy Argyle Torrie Bogda Mandy Lynn Denaux Yuki Sagara John Coppola Bertha Rodriguez Matthew Quinn Michael Lamb

We’re so excited for CAMPFIRE STORIES to open this Saturday, in time for celebrating Women’s History Month. Campfire Sto...
03/15/2018
Campfire Stories

We’re so excited for CAMPFIRE STORIES to open this Saturday, in time for celebrating Women’s History Month. Campfire Stories opens March 17, 2018 at 8PM running through April 7, 2018 at Studio C - 6448 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90038. Tickets: $20 - https://campfirestoriesla.brownpapertickets.com
Appropriate for Ages 15+.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY SPECIAL, $15 WITH CODE “shamrock”
John Coppola Mandy Lynn Denaux Torrie Bogda Amy Argyle Matthew Quinn Bertha Rodriguez Michael Lamb

Campfire Stories follows four women through pivotal chapters of their friendship, CAMPFIRE STORIES sheds warm, flickering light on the kind of moments that stick with you for a lifetime. Beginning with their final night at the summer camp where they met as young girls. We follow them through four de...

01/23/2018
The Hollywood Encore Producers' Award

Excited to be sharing this news regarding our new working partnership with the FRINGE ENCORE SERIES (based in NYC).

If you're looking to participate this year in the Hollywood Fringe, make sure to fill out the submission form at www.theencoreawards.com

#FRINGEISCOMING

We are proud to announce that we have entered into a working partnership with the FRINGE ENCORE SERIES (based in NYC). Together we will be nominating and selecting the shows from the Hollywood Fringe Festival to be offered an Encore in New York as part of their 2018 series.

In addition, we will be changing our name to the Hollywood Encore Producers' Award.

Looking forward to #HFF18

What a wonderful way to end 2017 and our first year working with Studio C Artists. Thanks Huffington Post and Brad Schre...
12/31/2017
2017 Top Ten Los Angeles Theatre Productions

What a wonderful way to end 2017 and our first year working with Studio C Artists.

Thanks Huffington Post and Brad Schreiber for selecting Studio C Artists / Combined Artform’s production of

“Tolstoy in Suffolk” as one of

2017 Top Ten Los Angeles Theatre Productions

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/2017-top-ten-los-angeles-theatre-productions_us_5a47e910e4b0d86c803c7726

Congratulations and thanks to the team that made it possible .
Robert Allan Ackerman, Stephen Caffrey, JD Cullum, Ron Taft, Takuma Anzai, Donny Jackson , Matthew Rose, Bertha Rodriguez, John Coppola Diantha Lebenzon, Lyndall Hobbs, Janet Fontaine, Dan O'Reilly Lacey Anzelc, Kevin Bailey, Joseph Sloe Slawinski, Nick Foran

Happy New Year Everyone!

Plasticity, Hudson Theatres, Hollywood Playwrights Alex Lyras and Robert McCaskill have created a one-of-a-kind, one person show for Lyras, ...

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Winner of The Encore Producers’ Award!!! The Complete Works of Julia Roberts: a parody musical has two performances this weekend. Check out a sneak peek of a song from August: Osage County - tickets on sale now hollywoodfringe.org/projects/5119