Venue management and live performance production company Theater Asylum/Combined Artform is returning to Hollywood Row and has just announced a new partnership with Studio C Artists the production, casting, and arts education company founded by director John Coppola and producer Michael Sonntag. Asylum’s Mattew Quinn will be working with Operations Manager, Bertha Rodriguez who started Combined Artform with Quinn in 1998. The team will be back for the eighth year of The Hollywood Fringe Festival with various venues, including the (Inter)national House as well as Pick of the Fringe, Encores, and Beyond Encores.
Both Theater Asylum/Combined Artform and Studio C Artists plan to expand their operations in stage, television and film productions, while coordinating their own projects. Studio C Artists is also involved with independent films and workshops. Both companies are interested in stage-to-screen productions.
“It’s so wonderful to be back on Theater Row, now with the added opportunities and time to create and work with shows in Los Angeles,” says Executive Producer of Theater Asylum/Combined Artform, Matthew Quinn. “We have already begun working with venues and producers in San Francisco and San Diego, to tour shows between cities and have started talks with Chicago and New York. The hope is to really work out a path of growth for fringe and intimate theater, leading to other cites and possibly the screen.”
In addition Theater Asylum will begin offering consulting to Fringe productions for both the Hollywood Fringe Festival and 50 seat and under venues in Los Angeles, through Asylum Consulting. Quinn and Rodriguez have over 35 years of production experience between them.