Sometime between dropping by for a chat with Melissa and running the first Write-A-Thon, Cortney Matz has become a regular part of the daily rhythm of Epiphany Space. As a creative coach, Cortney is frequently connecting with our members about their projects, goals and dreams, encouraging […]
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Monday night, November 7, we celebrated music and collaborative creativity in the Epiphany Space courtyard – under the moon. Hosted by Cortney Matz and featuring special guest Ricky Berger, the night was delicious… and just the teensiest bit too cold. What began as an experimental […]
Great news! Epiphany’s chief communicator, Cortney Matz, is writing a monthly column for Film Independent – that paragon of connection and education amongst the independent filmmaking community. In September, the inaugural post was on time management. In this context of balancing life with productive creativity, […]
What do you get when you cross the beautiful ES courtyard, a moonlit night, a clear view of the Capitol Records building, and a latent songwriting talent? It’s not a joke, but it is funny. Little did Cortney know when she led Epiphany’s summer study […]
What a lineup of events this month! Pull out your iPhones or daytimers and mark your calenders! Stimulating conversations around Steven Belber’s play TAPE, Time Travel with Erica Mercado, Songwriting Master Class & Open Mic event, and Julia Cameron’s Finding Water book study. Details below.
8/22 THE PLAY’S THE THING: Monthly Readings to Spark Conversation @ 7 pm
Join us for a FREE, informal reading of TAPE with conversation and refreshments afterwards. Bring a bottle/snack to share or a donation to contribute.
This Month’s Reading is: TAPE by Stephen Belber
*This reading contains discussions about sexual violence*
About the Play
Jon, an aspiring filmmaker on the verge of hitting it big, reconnects for the weekend with his best friend from high school, Vince, a volunteer fireman who makes his money selling dope. Jon’s new film is being shown at a festival in Lansing, Michigan, and Vince has come from Oakland to see it. Over the course of the evening, Vince finally gets Jon to admit that ten years ago he date-raped Amy Randall, a girl whom they both dated in high school—only then to reveal that he’s taped their entire conversation. And not only that, he’s invited Amy to have dinner with them that night. Beneath its suspenseful, high-stakes surface, TAPE examines questions of motive, memory, truth and perception.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, participation inquiries or to get on THE PLAY’S THE THING mailing list.
To get a copy of the plays visit: Samuel French Bookshop, 7623 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90046
8/28 SONGWRITING MASTER CLASS WITH DANIEL CAPELLARO @12:30 pm
Featuring Grammy nominated producer Keith Hetrick on the business and craft of songwriting, with time to evaluate pariticipant songs. Advanced registration required. Email GDMC.INC@gmail.com for details.
8/29 MOONLIGHT MUSIC MONDAY WITH CORTNEY MATZ @ 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Live music on the patio // fresh tunes from Cortney Matz and special guest Jamie Drake + open mic
7:30 pm Signups
8-8:45 pm The Cortney Show Featuring Jamie Drake
8:45-10 pm Open Mic
Bring two songs and a friend! We’ll provide a guitar hookup, keyboard and two mics.
Free parking! Refreshments available for a small fee.
This fall we are delving into FINDING WATER by Julia Cameron. In this inspiring twelve-week program, Cameron offers guidance on weathering the periods in an artist’s life when inspiration has run dry. This book provides wisdom and tools for tackling some of the greatest challenges that artists face such as:
Making the decision to begin a new project
Persevering when a new approach to your art does not bear immediate fruit
Staying focused when other parts of your life threaten to distract you form your art
Finding possibilities for artistic inspiration in the most unlikely places
The study will meet at Epiphany Space on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm from September 6th through November 29th.
Advanced registration required. Course fee is $60 per person. All book study members must have previously read THE ARTIST’S WAY by Julia Cameron.
Book is available at Amazon.
9/10 TIME TRAVEL: MANAGE YOUR TIME, ENJOY YOUR LIFE WITH ERICA MERCADO @ 9 AM
With 20 years of Contemporary Art and Design experience, Erica Mercado has mastered how to utilize creativity as a fueling resource to get things done. She teaches entrepreneurs how to tweak and tailor their schedules to avoid burnout. Her thin slicing strategies motivate her clients to organize their schedules in a fun system that allow them to feel confident, peaceful and free.
Email email@example.com for details and to RSVP.
8/22 THE PLAY’S THE THING: TAPE BY STEPHEN BELBER @ 7 pm
8/28 SONG WRITING MASTER CLASS (Advanced RSVP required)
8/29 MOONLIGHT MUSIC MONDAY w/ CORTNEY MATZ @ 7:30 pm – 10 pm
9/5 CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY
9/6 FALL BOOK STUDY: FINDING WATER BY JULIA CAMERON @ 7:30 pm
9/8 HAPPY HOUR @ 7 pm
9/10 TIME TRAVEL: MANAGE YOUR TIME, ENJOY YOUR LIFE @ 9 am
9/10 SATURDAY COWORKING @ 9 am – 5 pm
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Written by Lauretta Coumarbatch Brian S. Chan wowed us in his March 13th art exhibit held at Epiphany Space. The dream-like tranquility of many of Brian’s pieces – like his untitled charcoal and ink piece – plus the whimsical and childlike innocence of the intricately […]
WOMEN’S SUMMER BOOK STUDY: RISING STRONG BY BRENE BROWN 6/23 – 8/24 @ 7 pm When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending. Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and […]
Fresh tunes, chill vibes, and sweet treats…
Join us Monday night, June 27 for the first in a series of summer concerts + open mic! Come play or come listen, but either way come to relax and nourish your inner optimist.
Featuring resident singer/songwriter Cortney Matz performing original music + a few covers, followed by the most encouraging open mic you’ve ever played.
7:30 pm Signups
8-9 pm Cortney + friends
9-10 pm Open Mic
Bring two songs and a friend! We’ll provide a guitar hookup, keyboard and two mics. No additional instruments or gear, please.
Free parking. Refreshments available for a small fee.
UPCOMING EVENTS 6/2 HAPPY HOUR KARAOKE @ 7 pm 6/3 ARTIST PLAYTIME w/ LAURETTA @ 3 pm – 5 pm (weekly) 6/4 FIRST SATURDAY COWORKING @ 9 am – 5 pm 6/10, 6/17 & 6/24 ARTIST PLAYTIME WITH LAURETTA @ 3 pm – 5 pm (weekly) 6/25 HEALTHY CONFLICT RESOLUTION @ 9 am – 12 noon 6/26 THE PLAY’S THE THING: THE RIVER @ 7 pm 6/27 MOONLIGHT MUSIC MONDAY w/ CORTNEY MATZ @ 7:30 pm – 10 […]