ROBOTIK PASSIONS PRODUCTIONS

We are excited to announce the formation of a new San Francisco-based theatrical production company: ROBOTIK PASSIONS PRODUCTIONS.

Our first live production is a sci-fi musical, written by multi-platinum, award-winning songwriter JANE WIEDLIN. Filled with infectious pop/rock songs, this musical is the ultimate homage to vintage science fiction: it’s sexy, kitschy, and full of heart! The book and music are written, and we’re now looking for financial backers and a theater to call home.

We are in the process of casting our two lead players, Kate and Jasper.

KATE is a female rocker in her thirties, small, very pretty, pixie-ish, with a lot of sass and charisma. Singing ability is a MUST, a bit of dancing talent a PLUS, and the ability to play guitar would be great!

JASPER is a male rocker, in his thirties, slender, cheeky grin, strong, sardonic, with a smoldering heat below the surface. Think a young George Harrison. Singing ability is A MUST, a bit of dancing talent a PLUS, and ability to play at least rudimentary guitar (or ability to REALLY fake it!).

Casting will run from Feb.17, 2014 to Feb. 25, 2014.

This is not a fully paid gig YET (there will be a stipend), and the time commitment will be fairly minimal this year, but we will be performing a mini preview show (under 15 minutes) in May of 2014 and our first six week run will take place in March 2015. Leads must be able to commit to the show February, March, and April of 2015.

Please contact producer Danny Tatosian at dannytatosian@gmail.com for more info, to submit your headshot/resume, or to get involved.

Project Nunway

We visit Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go’s and her dressmaker, Miss Louise, to see Jane’s spaceship captain outfit in-progress.

Then, YBCA curators Joël Tan, Betti-Sue Hertz, and Marc Bamuthi Joseph discuss the connections between Project Nunway and the Dissident Futures exhibition at YBCA. More info at http://ybca.org/project-nunway

Project Nunway is a fashion fundraiser where Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are paired with designers to create looks made from recycled or repurposed materials.

GAY WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS!

GAY WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS!
Neil McGarry and Daniel Ravipinto

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This weekend, local author Neil McGarry and his partner Daniel Ravipinto were married in Delaware after 10 years together. Here, McGarry shares a few words about his special day:

Daniel Ravipinto and I were married in Woodshaven Kruse Park in Claymont, Del., on Sat., Oct. 12, at 11 a.m., by none other than Go-Go’s guitarist and songwriter Jane Wiedlin. We then high-tailed it back to the William Way Community Center to party. Said party included Ms. Wiedlin performing such hits as “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation” and a great cover of the Beach Boys’ song, “God Only Knows.”

If you’d like Jane to officiate your wedding visit www.MarriedByJane.com for more information.

Jane and Love Charisse

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Jane will be playing a show with Love Charisse on Easter Sunday at 2pm in Dolores Park in San Francisco. More info HERE.
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Charisse is a new artist who just finished recording her album in Jane’s studio, with her beau Travis Kasperbauer as producer.  Jane co-wrote a song for the record with Charisse and they sang it as a duet.  The song is called “At The End”.
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Jane says “Charisse is the most talented young artist I have EVER worked with, and I think people are going to love her and her music.” 

Three’s Company

Cat Fights and Shoulder Pads Productions presents two NEW  Three’s Company episodes live!  3 weeks only! Fridays & Saturdays Jan. 25 – Feb 9.  Two shows per night 7&9 PM.  Doors open 20 minutes prior to each performance.  Seating is limited.

Three’s Company, the run-away hit sitcom starring John Ritter, Suzanne Somers and Joyce DeWitt, changed the airwaves forever with their racy subject matter, sexual innuendos and over-the-top physical comedy.

Now you can witness two of the early and beloved episodes live, starring Mike Finn, D’Arcy Drollinger, Laurie Bushman and Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go’s. With Matthew Martin and Sara Moore as the Ropers.  Directed by Cindy Goldfield.  Tickets and information are available HERE.

Update from Jane!

Well, 2012 was quite a year wasn’t it? I was lucky enough to get to do quite a few shows with my beloved Go-Go’s. Touring is tiring but is also about the most fun a person can have…legally. haha.

It makes me so happy that people still come out to see us and still have such a good time. The band even sold out the Hollywood Bowl, 30 years AFTER we sold it out the first time! Wow!

I performed some wonderful marriage ceremonies. I love officiating weddings; I always end up making new friends with the greatest people! Visit Married by Jane for more info.

I bought a fixer-upper cabin in Mendocino County, about the prettiest place on Earth, and spent 8 months remodeling it. I am an obsessed amateur decorator, and love nothing better than fixing up houses. (That’s why I move house every couple of years!) Anyway, it is so so great to have our lovely little San Francisco house and now an incredible weekend country cottage to visit. I feel truly blessed.

Some of you may remember that my big sister Meg has been living with us in our place in San Francisco. Well she fell in love in 2012 and in December moved in with her new boyfriend! I’m so happy for her, but I really miss having her with us at home.

One of my darling furkids, Angus, passed away. It was heartbreaking. He was only six years old and I miss him every day. My other three dogs Geordie, Peanut and Malcolm are doing fine and the house is much quieter with just 3 dogs.

I spent Thanksgiving in JAPAN with my boyfriend Travis and friend Xander. We had THE BEST TIME! Xander is a real Japanophile and showed us some truly amazing places. We had fun in Tokyo but it wasn’t till we explored the countryside that I realized what a truly diverse and beautiful country Japan is.

In January of 2012 I performed as Janet Wood in a live stage show of the 70′s sitcom Three’s Company. That went so well that we are doing it again in 2013 in January and February. San Francisco is a great city for small theater and I’m really enjoying being part of that kooky community. You can get tickets for the show HERE.

For my birthday, Travis took me up in a small plane and we flew to our cabin, getting to see the land from above. Then on the flight back we flew over the Golden Gate Bridge, which was having a mad fireworks display to celebrate its 75th Anniversary. That’s a cool thing to see: fireworks from ABOVE!

The movie I acted in and was music supervisor on: Doggie B (also known as Doggie Boogie) was released and is doing well. If you have kids you should check it out; you can rent it from Redbox and On Demand.

Giants won the World Series and the whole city went crazy!!! EVEN ME!!!! haha

EXCITING NEWS! We just opened a new section of my official online shop at janewiedlin.com called Jane’s Closet where we will be selling clothing and accessories worn by moi. New stuff will be added every week and you may recognize some of the stuff from stage or TV. Lots of cute things to collect or wear! And a portion of the proceeds will go to my favorite cause, animal rescue. Thanks in advance for checking it out!

There was too much sadness and violence in the world in 2012. I hope in 2013 we can move towards a more evolved way of being.

I wish you all health and happiness.
Love,
Jane

It’s Ok To Do Stuff video

Check out Jane singing in the video for It’s Ok To Do Stuff from the album It’s OK to Do Stuff, songs that didn’t make it into Free To Be You and Me, now just $3.99 on iTunes. Proceeds benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital With apologies to Marlo Thomas

MIXNYC – Jane Wiedlin auction

 

Bid on Jane’s camera HERE!

Jane took photographs on a disposable 35mm camera and signed the camera especially for this auction.  You are bidding on the signed camera — when you win it, you can develop the film in the camera and see Jane’s photographs!  This is a unique opportunity to own the original creative work of your favorite star.

Jane included a list of everything she shot, written in her own handwriting and signed (see photo).  This comes with the camera.  There are 27 exposures on the film.

This auction benefits MIX: The New York Queer Experimental Film Festival.  For 25 years MIX has presented the latest in queer experimental film and previously unseen works from legendary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other queer-identified figures in avant-garde cinema.  For more information, visit www.mixnyc.org.

INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE:

–one unprocessed disposable Fuji camera [27 exposures], autographed

ABOUT US: 

MIX NYC is a 25-year-old 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose board members board & staff are volunteers.  Our signature event, the New York Lesbian & Gay Experimental Film Festival, took place in November 2012; the dates for MIX NYC 2013 will be announced soon. In 2006 we launched a free summer media-training program for disadvantaged queer youth, and a film preservation program to save essential queer films from being lost to future generations. Throughout the year we host free community screenings in greater New York City. MIX also produces the ACT UP Oral History Project (www.actuporalhistory.org), which is documenting the history of AIDS activism.   

All proceeds from the auction will go directly to MIX projects & events.

Jane joins up with Big Commerce!

We here at Team Wiedlin are VERY excited to announce that we have joined up with Big Commerce to bring you a official Jane Wiedlin.com store.

Jane receives requests every day from fans for autographed items – so with the help of Big Commerce Jane is now able to offer all kinds of memorabilia for sale.

Jane is offering autographed photos, limited edition guitar picks, and even a special option for you to send Jane your personal memorabilia for her to sign. Click HERE to start shopping.

Non-traditional wedding officiants provide personalized ceremonies

MarriedByJane.com got a nice mention over at OnMilwaukee.com

Jane Wiedlin, the guitar player for The Go-Go’s, officiates weddings under the name “Reverend Sister Go-Go.” Wiedlin, who lived in Manitowoc, West Allis, Waukesha and up until two years ago, Madison, currently lives in California. She will fly anywhere in the world to perform a wedding.

Wiedlin started performing weddings during the brief time same-sex marriage was legal in California. When the law was repealed, she continued to perform weddings for both gay and straight couples.

“It’s a good fit for me. I’m a romantic at heart. I enjoy public speaking. And I love a good party,” she says.

Wiedlin, who became an officiant via the Internet-based Universal Life Church, writes a personalized ceremony for each couple based on telephone conversations.

She has three packages available: a gold service for $1,500; a platinum service for $2,500 which includes her attendance at the rehearsal dinner and a double-platinum service that includes her attendance at the rehearsal and a four-song jam session at the reception with the wedding band, for $4,000. (Prices do not include Wiedlin’s airfare and lodging).

“It’s different and fun,” says Wiedlin.

Visit www.MarriedByJane.com for more info