DJ Ass Maggots’s wonderful review of “Siren Call”

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE CELEBRITY?!

I’m here live at the Fringe Festival in Hollywood. Just saw the 30-minute play ‘Siren Call’ by Jola Cora.

So, this dysfunctional romantic couple breaks into the home of a famous celebrity and takes her hostage. I won’t spoil it for you, but I can say that this quick play is ENTERTAINING. Witty, referential, sexy, and scary, this minimalist three-person critique of the idea of celebrity challenges our incessant worship of movie stars. (Don’t act like you don’t have a favorite!)

As an audience, we hung on every line, like a sit-com. And the actors were so close we could touch them. In fact, I feel like I might have been an accomplice to a crime.

And they have an after party right after the show! I’m still recovering…

The Swiss-Italian-Polish playwright-actor-director-filmmaker-Renaissance woman Jola Cora (or Jla Cra, as she is known by her squad) has honed her skills from previous cerebral works now down to the plebes like us, so that we may also enjoy, with quick jokes and edgy plot twists, while the erudite intelligentsia can still debate Sharon Tate, Sisyphus, and post-modern socio-economonic constructs.

“We used to worship the stars in the sky, now we worship the stars on the sidewalk.”

–DJ Ass Maggots, Hollywood Iconoclast and Pervert of the Arts

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Published in: on June 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

Siren Call’s Preview is sold out!

I am so honoured and grateful to announce that our preview is sold out!

We still have tickets starting on June 13th, get yours before they’re gone ♡

Siren Call by Jola Cora debuts at The Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Click here for more info and tickets

#hff19

Published in: on June 2, 2019 at 4:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

Siren Call trailer

We open on June 7

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How to Be a Movie Star

This is the best biography I’ve ever read.

I’m 88% through How to Be a Movie Star by William J. Mann, narrated by Mark Boyett on my Audible app.

Try Audible and get it free.

Published in: on March 9, 2019 at 7:24 pm  Leave a Comment  

A new Ava

I am in preparation for a new role ♡

Excited to tell more when the time is right.

Published in: on January 19, 2019 at 12:44 am  Leave a Comment  

Maneli

Jola Cora in Maneli by Maxwell Innis II

Watch Maneli

Published in: on December 25, 2018 at 6:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

Jola Cora 2018 Reel

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Delusion: The Blue Blade

Starting September, I’ve been having the pleasure of performing in the interactive play The Blue Blade where I am the main villain.

Recent Reviews:

Immersive Theater Company Delusion Extends ‘Blue Blade’ Run Through June (EXCLUSIVE)

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Delusions-Popular-Blue-Blade-Extends-498324721.html

https://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles/article/Review-DELUSION-THE-BLUE-BLADE-Takes-You-Inside-a-Realistic-Maze-in-Pursuit-of-an-Iconic-Weapon-with-Evil-Tracking-Your-Every-Move-20181023

http://www.hauntsofla.com/#/review-delusion-the-blue-blade/

https://www.ttdila.com/2018/10/delusion-blue-blade-time-traveling.html

https://www.haunting.net/delusion-blue-blade-review/

https://noproscenium.com/time-is-of-the-essence-delusion-the-blue-blade-the-nopro-review-dcd8c3d6c545

https://horrorbuzz.com/2018/10/23/delusion-returns-for-2018-with-the-blue-blade/

http://www.nightmarishconjurings.com/immersive-experience/2018/10/24/interactive-experience-delusions-the-blue-blade

Published in: on October 24, 2018 at 10:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

Sexual Assault is Not Romantic

Sexual assault will not always look violent, but will always be violent. In fact, sexual assault will most of the time not look violent at all. It takes a lot of strength (both emotional and physical), presence of mind and bravery, to react adequately to sexual assault. The adequate reaction can vary from a slap in the face or other physical manifestations to a scream, a police report, or even the use of a weapon. When the victim does not possess those qualities, which is the case most of the time, they will endure the assault, waiting for a chance to escape without bigger consequences, out of fear of escalation of violence and social and emotional discomfort and trauma.

Our civilization has conditioned us to think that it is normal for the male to do the first move and the more passionate the move, the more romantic it will be. Well, this needs to change. Because it is not only not true, but, worse: it still feels true. The victim of a sexual assault may have been so deeply conditioned to believe that gross lie that they might even feel some kind of pleasure during the assault, despite being deeply hurt and traumatized.

I have no knowledge on how it deploys in other configurations and this is not a scientific paper, so please excuse me for talking only about the configuration I know from experience: the male on female assault.

Dear male assailants, when the female is avoiding your kiss, pushing away your hand, telling you even in the most delicate and gentle tone to stop, please start listening to her. She is not playing hard to get. If she did want you, she would show it to you without you assaulting her. She might even eventually take your kiss, even kiss back out of fear or hoping that that way the assault will end sooner, but it will still be an assault. She might even let you do more and even reciprocate your advances, but it will still be an assault, because it started as an assault.

Because our civilization was created mostly on male rules of conduct, most of you male assailants will not even realize that you are assailants. This letter is hoping to be a step in you realizing that. Please, be gentle. Please, be careful.

This is not a game. And it is not romantic or exciting.

Published in: on April 19, 2018 at 9:55 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Night Beauty

I wrote the screenplay for my new short film.

Here is the campaign, just launched:

Indiegogo

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Published in: on December 27, 2017 at 12:12 am  Leave a Comment