Persistence of Vision


Deerhood seriously is one of my favorites! @deerhoofmusic


10/21/17


Deerhoof is wonderful @deerhoofmusic


10/21/17


This is a wonderful and beautiful conversations with greats!


10/04/17

Hollywood Acting Coach & Actor Training

No Small Roles. This is a post about praise for my current acting studio and a request to be in your projects; friends, foes and all in between!


Last night in my ongoing John Rosenfeld Studios class I had the chance to play a two line character, at the beginning of the main scene that we were working on, several times for different groupings of the scene and I had a blast doing it. There was such fun in playing around with entering and interacting with the lead characters and exiting regardless of only two lines that really gave me a spark of renewed joy for acting and playing with character point of view and writer’s words.


No way can I turn off the dreams of being a leading actor however there are no small parts and I want to play all the small bit parts you can offer up. I love this crazy thing called acting. Please consider me when you need that dumb waiter, annoyed neighbor, random weirdo and much more.


www.markdavidchristenson.com

Plus, if you are in the search for a studio that can help you grow your voice as a performer, I highly suggest JRS.


HAVE FUN
MDC

09/28/17


Battles - Dot Net


09/28/17

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iwillwatchanythingonce:

54: Phantasm w/ Erika Curry

Erika Curry joins me to watch Phantasm and discuss the fantastical and beautifully visual grotesque world of the 70’s fantasy horror movie that was destined to be a cult classic.

Listen now @boardwalkaudiohttp://boardwalkaudio.com/iwillwatchanythingonce/54-phantasm-w-erika-curry/

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079714/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Written and Directed by: Don Coscarelli

Starring: Angus Scrimm, A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister

Movie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIRVOepV9Ik

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantasm_(film)

Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/phantasm_remastered_2016

Buy on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Phantasm-Remaster-Blu-ray-DVD-Combo/dp/B01LXWKDJW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1504685253&sr=8-3&keywords=phantasm

Roger Ebert Review: http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/phantasm

Official website: http://phantasm.com

Additional Links:

Erika Curry - Twitter: https://twitter.com/gillygal

And God Created Podcast: https://www.facebook.com/godcreatedpod/

Scramble at The Pack Theater: https://www.packtheater.com/event/the-scramble/?instance_id=21609

TPT Late Night Show: https://www.packtheater.com/event/your-tpt-late-night-show-tonight-2/?instance_id=16877

09/11/17

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Arcade Currency has been added to tonight’s LINE UP for Penguins on the Playground presents: Chekhov’s Gun Night!!! 

Another reason for you to fire off a shot and purchase a ticket for tonight’s show: https://sunset.ucbtheatre.com/performance/56444

08/25/17

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iwillwatchanythingonce:

Brandon Gardner joins me to watch Club Paradise and discuss how a comedy with great gags and characters can go wrong when it is too focused on a heavy plot.

Listen now on @boardwalkaudiohttp://boardwalkaudio.com/iwillwatchanythingonce/53-club-paradise-w-brandon-gardner/

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090856/?ref_=ttmi_tt

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Written by: Harold Ramis and Brian Doyle-Murray

Starring: Robin Williams, Peter O'Toole, Rick Moranis, Twiggy, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Adolph Caesar, Terry Hamlin, Mary Gross, Brian Doyle-Murray, Joe Flaherty

Movie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keguyT8YJzM

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Club_Paradise

Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/club_paradise

Buy on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Club-Paradise-Robin-Williams/dp/B000BYA4IS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1503370899&sr=8-2&keywords=Club+Paradise

Roger Ebert Review: http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/club-paradise-1986

Additional Links:

Brandon Gardner - Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonJGardner

Tuesday Club at UCB Franklin: https://franklin.ucbtheatre.com/performance/55937

Improv Nerds at UCB Sunset: https://sunset.ucbtheatre.com/performance/56616

08/25/17

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Pull the Trigger and get tickets for Chekhov’s Gun Night at UCB Sunset in Los Angeles tomorrow night August 25th 10:30pm - https://sunset.ucbtheatre.com/performance/56444

In celebration of the man and his foreshadowing ways, Chekhov’s Gun Night is an evening of suspenseful scenes and loaded improv. Each performing team will be given a loaded cap gun to be used at their discretion. Build suspense by leaving the unused gun center stage until the final moments, or use it early on in order to propel a monoscene forward but every team must use Chekhov’s Gun.

featuring:
Toledo Rep - Suzi Barrett, Eugene Cordero, Rebecca Drysdale, Tricia McAlpin, Johnny Meeks, Billy Merritt, Timm Sharp, Joel Spence

The Goblin Boys - Katie Plattner, Rachel Forman, Dana Cox, Paige Klone

Penguins on the Playground - Jen Krueger and Mark David Christenson

08/25/17

The 2017 LA Indie Improv Festival Is Happening This Weekend (Don’t Miss It)

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We don’t have DCM in LA, but we’ve got improv festivals-a-plenty. 

One of the ones that you should absolutely catch is the LA Indie Improv Festival that happens with almost 200 teams between two venues (The Clubhouse and Lyric Hyperion) this weekend (8/12 & 8/13).

Slated to perform are many of LA’s best improvisers including such teams as:

Private Street, Boss Jr., The Faculty, Some Kinda Monster, Arts & Athletics, Rococo, Jacob Wysocki Makes Improvisers Do Short Form, Three Princes, Crashbar, The Colin Kaepernicks, Convoy, Outside Dog, Big Grande, and Dopetown 3000 (on a bus).

Oh, we should mention that it’s free to attend.

Get more details and a complete schedule here.

08/10/17

Copycat

Tonight Copycat with Stuffed Crust 7pm - Tickets: https://sunset.ucbtheatre.com/performance/56126

08/07/17

Channel 101 - Street Cleaning - Episode 10

Proud to be part of the Street Cleaning series finale @channel101tumblr 

Watch here: http://www.channel101.com/episode/1810

Created by: Nick Hurley and Ted Marsden

08/05/17

Mark David Christenson | ImprovCoaches.com - Los Angeles

My schedule has opened up a bit more in order to coach improv therefore I would love to coach your teams or sub when your regular coaches aren’t available and help out those auditioning for Harold Night this year!
Check out my open schedule on:http://losangeles.improvcoaches.com/coaches/mark-david-christenson
Reach out to me at: markdavidchristenson@gmail.com

08/01/17

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RIP Martin Landau - A wonderful henchman in North by Northwest, a beautiful guilt ridden man in Crimes & Misdemeanors, and a perfect Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood plus much much more!

07/17/17