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SERIAL KILLERS AT SACRED FOOLS, SEASON 11

Shaela returns to the Sacred Fools stage in the long running, almost weekly, hit show, Serial Killers. This season she not only has she been a part of several great pieces, she has played the love interest in the longest live serial, Questions and Comments. Will she ever meet Kevin? The only way to find out is attend the playoffs beginning this April and vote.

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LONG BEACH QFILM FESTIVAL

On September 12th, Shaela was in attendance for “S&M Sally”‘s screening at the Long Beach QFilm Festival along with fellow actors Scott Keiji Takeda, Michelle Ehlen and Dolly Gray. Michelle (also the writer and director) won a very deserved award for Best Screenplay!!

Long Beach QFilm Festival

OUTFEST

“S&M Sally” premieres in Los Angeles at Outfest on July 17th at the DGA!!

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Here’s a link to the trailer!!

THE FRANK DECARO SHOW ON SIRIUS RADIO

July 17th – Shaela and “S&M Sally” Director Michelle Ehlen took the mic on The Frank DeCaro show, on SiriusXM OutQ, channel 106.

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ARIESCOPE

Shaela’s episode of “20 Seconds to Live” premiered on ArieScope on Friday, June 26th.

20SecHere’s a link to the full episode. Which is really short. So, you have no excuse to not watch it. ;)

FRAMELINE 2015

“S&M Sally” premieres at Frameline in San Francisco.

OCCUPATION

Shaela is taking a brief step back from acting to produce and assistant direct this dark, funny and visceral West Coast premiere at Sacred Fools Theater.

Occupation PosterAND during this acting break, she will also produce her next leading man. Baby Boy Cook is due to take the stage in March 2015!!!!

Raised in a theater.

S&M SALLY

September 2014:  Shaela wrapped production on the third film of the “Butch Jamie” franchise.  It was great fun revisiting the character of Lola and working with this great team, once again.

HOLLYSHORTS 2014

August 2014:  ”String Theory,” which Shaela produced and acted in, has been accepted into this years HollyShorts Film Festival!! It will screen Friday, August 15th at 7:30 pm.

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“20 SECONDS TO LIVE”

June 2014:  Cast as Fiona in Episode Three of this soon to be released project.  And that is about all that can currently be revealed (it’s a secret).  Follow the project on Twitter to get the latest updates!!  https://twitter.com/20STL

“S&M SALLY” ANNOUNCED!!

A provocative comedy about sex, love and relationships, S&M Sally (the follow up to the highly successful romantic comedy, Heterosexual Jill) will begin filming in September 2014.  Shaela is very excited to reprise her role from the previous film and once again work with director/writer Michelle Ehlen (who is also set to star in the film). http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3753110/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_1

UPCOMING “HETEROSEXUAL JILL” SCREENINGS!!!

It keeps screening, the world over.  Some REALLY exciting news about this project will be announced soon.  In the meantime, here are the latest dates.

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“TRUTH HURTS” SCREENING ON THE SONY LOT!!

A wonderful evening full of inspiration.  So honored to be a part of this beautiful film collaboration.

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“TRUTH HURTS” WITH YOUTH IN ACTION

March 2014:  A truly rewarding experience working with Youth in Action on this short about a women choosing between her job and her child.

On set for "Truth Hurts"
On set for “Truth Hurts” 

“VAMPIRATES!” SLAYS ON THE SERIAL KILLERS STAGE!!

This twisty musical piece will return April 12th.

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“MR. MIMBLEGAST” RETURNS TO SERIAL KILLERS AT SACRED FOOLS!!

February 2014:  Week after week this charming serial returns to delight and entertain audiences.

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“STRING THEORY” CAST AND CREW SCREENING!!!!!

January 2014:  An incredible night and an incredible screening.

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“HETEROSEXUAL JILL” IS KILLING IT ON THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT!!

Here’s our complete screening schedule for September and a sneak peek for October:
QFilm Festival, Long Beach, CA – 9/8 (Director Michelle Ehlen will be there for a Q&A)
North Louisiana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – 9/8 and 9/9
Some Prefer Cake, Bologna, Italy – 9/19
Cinema Diverse, Palm Springs, CA – 9/20 (Michelle Ehlen will be there for a Q&A)
Reel Pride, Fresno, CA – 9/21 (Q&A with actors Shaela CookShaun Landry, and Michelle Ehlen)
Center for Equality, Sioux Falls, SD – 10/13 (Skype Q&A with Michelle Ehlen)
Coming soon – additional cities in Oregon, Italy, Pennsylvania, Washington, Canada, Spain, & more

 

“SUFFRAGETTE!” HITS THE SACRED FOOLS’ STAGE

At the heart of every major historical event you’ll find heroines, villains and fools. In this surreal portrayal of the events surrounding women’s suffrage, you’ll get to experience a good deal of all three. You’ll also get a sneak peak into the creative process that will ultimately give birth to the full length play, “Suffragette!”
But just because we are still in the workshop phase doesn’t mean you won’t be fully entertained. Oh no, we have dance numbers, arias, stunts and period costumes. We are cake walking into town!! One night only!!  September 15th.  8 pm.

 

“TRAGEDY OF THE COMMONS” WRAPS

August:  Had a lot of fun playing a pivotal role in this dark thriller that explores the breaking point of sanity.
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“STRING THEORY”  WRAPS PRODUCTION

August:  A supporting role and a producer credit in this beautiful short film has kept Shaela VERY busy for the past few months.  Check out all the latest news regarding this wonderful project at the following link:  http://www.stringtheorythemovie.net

 

“HETEROSEXUAL JILL” PREMIERES AT FRAMELINE 37

Shaela attended Frameline 37 with much of the main cast for “Heterosexual Jill” in June.  Such an incredible experience to have a LGBT film premiere in The Castro on the day that DOMA was repealed by the Supreme Court.

WEST COAST PREMIERE OF NEIL GAIMAN’S “NEVERWHERE”

April-May: Shaela performed for three nights in this imaginative and ambitious production of one of Neil Gaiman’s most beloved tales.  The production was extended, selling out most nights.  A fun, challenging series of roles and an experience that will be treasured.

Here is a fun Vine of all of Shaela’s costume changes made during dress rehearsal.  Five characters.  Nine changes.  Four wigs.

Vine of Shaela's costume changes

 

“ACTOR?  A DOCUMENTARY” IS GOING TO CANNES 2013!!

February 19th, 2013:  Just notified that this documentary will be screening at Cannes!! Shaela, along with Hollywood notables the likes of actor Ed Asner and casting director Fern Champion, appears in this documentary to share her experience about making her way as an actress.


“NOT NOW JOHN” CHAPTER 30 IS LIVE

February 18th, 2013:  Check Shaela out starting at the 12:55 min mark in the quirky and fun, NOT NOW JOHN Web Series.

 

SERIAL KILLERS at Sacred Fools Theater, “SUFFRAGETTE CITY”

February 9th, 2013:  In the long running original show, Serial Killers at Sacred Fools Theater, Shaela portrayed Maria in “Suffragette City,” an abstract and moving piece about the trials of inequality and the dangers of working in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory circa turn of the 20th Century New York.

Maria (Shaela Cook) is antagonized by creepy “Uncle Sam” (Terry Tocantins)
Photo by, Marian Gonzalez

 

“HETEROSEXUAL JILL” Official Trailer Launched

January 31st, 2013:  The official trailer for the pseudo-romantic comedy “Heterosexual Jill” launched today.  Shaela plays the supporting role of Lola, the snarky ex-girlfriend and stage mom to Howard (a cat).  Check out the fun new trailer at the link below.

HETEROSEXUAL JILL Official Trailer

 

“THE REPLACEMENT” Web Series Launches on Blip

January 2013:  Shaela plays sadistic Isis Slade in this new web series.  Check out and follow the series at this hyperlink, THE REPLACEMENT Web Series.

 

NEIL GAIMAN’S “NEVERWHERE” Cast Announced

Shaela has been offered the understudy (with guaranteed performances, dates to be announced) in the West Coast Premiere of Neil Gaiman’s NEVERWHERE at Sacred Fools Theater Company.  She’ll be working on what has been dubbed the “Jessica Juggernaut” (Jessica/Anaesthesia/Lamia the Velvet/Old Woman – for those who know the story).  To follow this exciting production as details are revealed, follow the NEVERWHERE Tumbler.

 

SERIAL KILLERS at Sacred Fools Theater

Shaela (as Detective Shelby) enters week four of the riotous “Giraffe Detective.”  Come out on the 15th of December for the last Serial Killers of 2012!!

“Who would put a dead kid in a tree?”
“Leopards, it’s usually leopards.”

 

“7 CORPSES:  MANIFESTATION” 

Shaela portrays Viv Noon, whose “desperate attempts to sell a haunted, dilapidated house bring her face-to-face with the demon she fears.”

WHEN: Thurs, Fri, Sat, 8 pm, Sept 28-Nov 3, 2012.

WHERE: Ruby Theater at THE COMPLEX, 6476 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90038.

TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/273147

 

SERIAL KILLERS at Sacred Fools Theater

“Serial Killers,” the long running late night show returns, Saturday, September 22nd and Shaela is in two of the new episodes.

Serial Killers at Sacred Fools Theater

 

“ACTOR?  A Documentary” 

Had it’s private cast and crew screening on September 16th before hitting the festival circuit.