This show-within-a-show centers on the behind the scenes antics of a late-night sketch show produced by an edgy, Latino, mustachioed puppet parrot host, Señor Loro and his ragtag posse of immigrant misfits. Loro’s growing high brow insecurities about producing the show cause mayhem, even as he brazenly bungles his way towards a TV deal!
“The Señor Loro Show” was first developed as a sketch variety show/sitcom in an earlier incarnation called “LosTiteres.TV” at the 2008 Producer’s Guild of America Diversity Program, but I’ve since renamed the show to make it more accessible to non-Spanish speakers. The previous title was simply, “ThePuppets.TV” in Spanish. I think this change is appropriate, because it directs your focus to the lead character, which is really where the show is centered.
This particular sitcom adaptation of my long-running YouTube webisode series, reveals that Señor Loro is a recently arrived Cuban exile parrot who claims to have reluctantly been Fidel Castro’s personal pet. He sets up a studio in an “undisclosed location” in Hollywood where he regularly broadcasts his wacky internet show starring his hodgepodge troupe of puppets in provocative sketches coupled with odd assemblages of celebrity stars. All this, to aim for his dream of receiving a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Series.
I just finished this version of the pilot for the HBO Access 2017 Writing Fellowship.
I’m finding that many of my #artist and #actor friends have something so say about the world right now…
So I’m offering this #SoloPerformance Workshop so you can speak your mind, show your characters, and put together that #soloshow you’ve been wanting to mount in #LaLaLand! … Message me with your interest for more info (and please let friends know).
$300.00 for 12 classes and the final performance. Classes will be held at my place during the writing phase, and will move to a theatre in the Hollywood Area for the last couple of classes where we will be staging the piece in an evening with several other students (which will last 15 minutes per student max, although you may finish your play in its entirety). I’m looking at The Complex on Theatre Row for final performances.
* Felix Pire is the winner of the New York Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, and taught “one person show” class at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts for over 10 years.
Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll add you to the list!
MadTV is back for a reunion show. Lucky & blessed was I to nab a role in a TV show those producers created, called #TheRerunShow on NBC, where old sitcom scripts were reenacted by sketch comedy actors doing impressions of the originals. I played “Mr. Sylvester” in #Bewitched. Had a Blast at Sony Studios. Met a lot of great actors I’m close friends with to this day! #ThrowbackThursday