To Whom It May Concern

Folks read their letters on stage; real letters they’ve written, correspondence back and forth or letters we wish we could write

To Whom It May Concern July 2014

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Sarah McChesney reads a letter to her 8th grade bullies.


Jonathan Braedley Welch reads a letter to an 80's idol.

Christine Schoenwald reads a purloined letter from an angry ex.

Chris Sheets and Grant Baciocco improvise letters based on the audience suggestion of Victorian Crime Solvers

To Whom It May Concern producer, Jayne Entwistle, reads a letter to Summer's Eve. Special guest Ms. Julie Brown (Earth Girls Are Easy, Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun) reads Match.com letters. 

The Musician for this episode was Jessie Payo.
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To Whom It May Concern, June 2014

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Greg Veneklasen reads letters from his Great Great Grandfather Archie in the early 1900's to his soon to be wife, residing on Catalina Island, about daily life as a civil engineer in Arizona. Archie was a prolific letter writer and through his letters, he provides an insight into history we feel is worth paying attention to. Listen for more of the "Archie Letters" in future podcasts!


Michael Patrick Duggan reads a letter from an old friend and judging from the tone of the letter, ex-friend that has the audience roaring - both with laughter and disbelief.

Based on an audience suggestion, Peggy Etra and Henry Watkins improvise correspondence between siblings during WWII.

Marisol shares her heartbreaking story about the murder of her younger brother and the letters that followed in the wake of that tragic loss. 

To Whom It May Concern Producer Jayne Entwistle reads a letter to the infamous Ron (the hedgehog) Jeremy.

Music for this episode was played by Tracy Taroy.
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To Whom It May Concern, May 2014

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Patrick Bristow reads a letter he wrote twenty years ago in response to being "relieved" of his relationship.

Arianna Basco reads a letter she wrote to her unborn child and a letter to the Father of that child.

Jordan Black improvises a letter based on the audience suggestion of an eviction letter.
Carrie Seim reads letters from her virtual assistant in India who was charged with finding her employer true love.

To Whom It May Concern producer Jayne Entwistle reads a letter to a politician who needs to learn some serious manners. 

The outstanding musical guests for this performance were The Singer and The Songwriter.
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To Whom It May Concern April 2014

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In this episode of To Whom It May Concern we have Becky Haycox's childhood letters from a Mother that illicit both laughs and sympathy from the audience.


Aaron Gilmartin's letters between an incarcerated Father and his Son.

Zach Barton's  letter that illustrates the depth of love we can have for our pets and the grief that comes when we lose that love.

Michael Oosterom improvises a poison pen letter

Jayne Entwistle, a producer on To Whom It May Concern, reads a letter about a family prank that includes a rubber chicken, a nightclub and the popular British "Gang Bang" song.

The musician for this episode was Aaron Gilmartin with the help of Michael Oosterom.
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To Whom It May Concern, March 2014

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Tom Lenk, recurring star on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, reads an awkward fan letter. 


Lisa Waugh-Kragen and Chris Sheets return with more letters from the South. 

Colleen Smith, a regular at the Groundlings and Jim Henson puppeteer, improvises a friend break-up letter 

Mary Jo Smith reads a powerful letter to her assailant. 

To Whom It May Concern's Producer, Jayne Entwistle, reads a letter about a childhood curiosity gone embarrassingly wrong! 

Live music played by Troy Taroy.
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To Whom It May Concern February 2014

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February's podcast had a stand-out line-up with Ray Barnhart reading a letter from his best friend at Bible College.

Marsian DeLellis read a letter of regret that has never truly let him go.

Thessaly Lerner shared a letter her friend Colin received after exhibiting some inappropriate behaviour in his neighbourhood.

Lori Elberg read a letter dedicated to the girls of Jersey she went to school with

To Whom It May Concern's Producer Jayne Entwistle read a letter dedicated to her car.

Margee Magee improvises an hilarious Dear John letter and Don Black of the L.A band Ghiant provides the live soundtrack!

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To Whom It May Concern January 2014

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The January live show recorded at Rafa's Lounge in Echo Park featured Don Black's letters of love and loss from the third grade.

Grant Baciocco  read fan mail from a child.


Corbett Trubey read love letters from his cat's French lover.


Patirck Bristow improvised a wicked letter of revenge.


Elina Gorelik shared her devastating experience as a child growing up, quite literally, in the fallout from Chernobyl.


Jayne Entwistle read a letter to a legendary rock band! 


The musician for this episode was Gyasi Ross!

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To Whom It May Concern December 2013

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The December show was stellar with standing room only and a crackling energy in Rafa's Lounge! Aaron Gilmartin started the night off with original songs on Flamenco Guitar and continued to accompany the letters with Flamenco, banjo and ukulele.

Marlene Nichols read a saucy letter from her 80 year old self to her present day self with advice we can all take to heart.

Lisa Waugh and Chris Sheets transported us to Alabama and the hardships endured by her Uncle Lee who grew up poor amidst fifteen siblings. A theatrical first at To Whom It May Concern as Chris played the part of Uncle Lee and spun a tale of drinking, fighting, thieving and redemption.

Drew Droege improvised a letter based on the audience suggestion of a scarlet letter. As usual he was loose, witty and hilarious.

Margot Leitman proved why she is a five time Moth winner with letters of a high school crush gone horribly wrong.

To Whom It May Concern's producer, Jayne Entwistle, read a letter to none other than Santa Claus or, as is more accurate for her British upbringing, Father Christmas.

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To Whom It May Concern November 6th

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Here it is! The second live show recorded at Rafa's Lounge in Echo Park. It was a fantastic audience with some poignant letters and some eyebrow-raising ones.

Mark Nichols and Julie Lewis opened the show with original songs and Mark continued to improvise on the piano along with the letters.

Darrell Kunitomi, a native Angeleno who has worked for the LA Times for 35 years read a letter from his Uncle Ted. His Uncle was a volunteer fighting for the Americans during WWII. He wrote letters to his family imprisoned in a Japanese internment camp in Wyoming.

Christine Lakin, former child star and working actor reads letters of support from her Grandmothers and a letter from an actress to her "talent".

Todd Duffey, best known as the annoying waiter from the cult film "Office Space" reads some interesting fan mail.

Eric Weston clearly loves his cats and is dedicated to their well-being as is evidenced by his eccentric letter to the Litter Kwitter Cat Company.

Jayne Entwistle, Producer of "To Whom It May Concern", reads a letter to none other than David Lynch!

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To Whom It May Concern October 8th, 2013

Posted by towhomitmayconcern in improv, live music, live storytelling, letters

 

The inaugural show at Rafa's Lounge, Echo Park.

It was a packed house, standing room only and the atmosphere was electric. "Kids On McCadden" opened the show with a few songs demonstrating feisty lyrics and a blend of African finesse and acoustic folk rock.

Marc Solomon accompanied the show on acoustic guitar, punctuating each letter with humor and a lyrical sensitivity.


Rene Parker (aka Marisol) a Los Angeles writer, actress and comedienne reads a love letter from twenty years ago.

Stephanie McCanles is a writer, producer, director and infinte undoable knot in your favorite necklace. She reads a letter to her brain!

David Razowsky is the former artistic director of the Second City Los Angeles. As a performer at Second City he worked with Steve Carrel, Stephen Colbert, Rachel Dratch, and Chris Farley, among others. David has directed Second City in Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, and The Second City National Touring Company. David is the voice of Dixon, the world’s coolest adult, in ABC’s animated series, The Weekenders, and has appeared on Spin City, Roseanne, and Late Night with David Letterman as the voice of Albert Brook’s parrot.  Note: when he references "church bells" what you can't hear is an audience member's ringtone of churchbells going off during his performance.

George Earth is a music composer for film trailers and a performing guitarist with many album and toruing credits. He also dabbles in comic drawing, talk show hosting, and comedic writing. His Zodiac sign is Cancer and he is telepathic. He reads correspondence between himself and a Nigerian Scam Artist.

T-Wrecks is a writer and an artist and reads a letter to her Father.


Jayne Entwistle, host and producer of To Whom It May Concern reads a letter to the Meat Packer's Union.

If you have a letter, visit the website to learn how to submit or where to attend the next live show!

www.readyourletter.com

 

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