ONE-WOMAN THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY BAILEY MASON
DIRECTED BY MARK
FINALLY HERE! HOOKED AGAIN!
SUNDAYS FROM OCTOBER 7 -
at THE SECRET ROSE THEATER 11246 MAGNOLIA BL, NoHo
PURCHASE TICKETS AT
THE SECOND INCARNATION OF
A TRANSFORMATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF BEING OPEN TO CHANGE
This is a rare opportunity to see the naked truth about issues that we
can all relate to but keep hidden in the darkest part of our psyche.
Let your demons dance for an hour and laugh at the triumphs and cry at
the tragedies that befall all of us. Bailey gives expression to
those experiences and feelings that we are too afraid to express
The Secret Rose is nestled into the NoHo Arts District and is a lovely
theater with intimate seating. Bring friends and make a date.
Mason stars in her solo show HOOKED, a tale of a stand up comic who has
her many up and downs in life while discovering her real true calling,
appears as a special presentation at North Hollywood's Secret Rose
In her show, Bailey tells about her times of being a performer in stand
up comedy, something she was "hooked" to do. Even though she attempted
to provide laughs while in the comedy clubs, her actural life was
anything but funny. She was over this time robbed, attacked (thought not
harmed physically), and encountered a few deaths from her mother
(natural causes) to her husband (not natural causes!) She also found
other work, even though that work isn't necessarily ethical or legal!
She eventually finds a partner to share her life, but one element she
unearths that makes a change she was seeking; She becomes a Practitioner
in the Church of Religious Science. (This doctrine is not to be confused
with Scientology, a whole different matter as that stands!)
Bailey's show isn't a typical bio performance that make up the majority
of one person performances that blends wacky yet real comedy with a few
episodes of somber events. This show is just the opposite. She is a
strong person who experienced more than she would have wanted, but came
out in the end. She herself also experienced some element that she
reviles in this show, but this writer won't give that notion away! Mark
W. Travis assisted Bailey in the development of a piece (as well as
provided the stage direction), that seems to have been years in the
making! Of course, there are a few amusing lines spoken, but what makes
this show appealing is her endeavor to display her life without feeling
sorry for herself and asking the audience to react in the same manor.
And speaking of the show itself, the running time is just a little more
than an hour. Perchance she could have touched on more notions within
her life. (Her printed bio states that she started to be a semi pro
skier while in her teens, but after an accident, she decided that acting
was a whole lot safer!) But then again, perhaps those tales on the
slopes can be reserved for yet another showcase somewhere downhill.
HOOKED is Bailey's first solo performance. Let's hope that this one
won't be her last as she holds more that meets the ears and eyes!
“Great show, Bailey. What a rich, wonderful evening! Thank you. Bless
you.” –Paul H.
“HOOKED is an hour and 20 minute roller coaster ride of Love and Laughs
filled with many twists and tickles. If it were fiction it would be a
delight, but it's true and so it is delight filled with depth. Do treat
yourself to this marvelous woman's story. You will be glad you did.”
“I want to repeat some of the stories and jokes to friends but I
wouldn't dare ruin a single moment of HOOKED. The emotional punch weaves
in and out of entertaining and very funny stories. A great show!”
“Every one should go see my friendBailey
her Wild and crazy one woman show called HOOKED! It was absolutely
amazing!It was the most entertaining, fun, insightful and awe-inspiring
hour and twenty minutes! Filled with twists, turns, surprises it is sure
to make you laugh and fill your heart with love.
An absolute MUST SEE!!!! I absolutely loved it! It is at The Secret Rose
Theater in NoHo every sunday night @ 7:00 for the next few weeks. Go see
it!’ -Alexandra B.
“I was fortunate to attend HOOKED last night and I was blown out of the
water. What came out of Bailey was nothing less than genius! The courage
that it takes to expose oneself to strangers is only had by a few of us.
I was mesmorized as Bailey took us on a wild journey into the darkest
recesses of her life, the tragedies and triumphs. This is a rare look
into ourselves and the secrets we hold, the lies we tell and the demons
we hide. Bailey serves as proof that exposing ourselves is healing and
others will gather round to nurture us for our courage.” Marcia P.
the show was brilliant!
you are a star and a LOVE!
I felt inspired.
Love always, Jean
"It was really something to see you up there performing, WHAT
TALENT YOU HAVE. You are on your way to Broadway theater performing.
It won't be long and all your hard work and energy will pay off
Yes, Jackie is a doll too. Your play to me was really about a "Love
Story" how you told it. You expressed your Love and gratitude
towards Jackie, which was really so loving and kind.. You guys are
too tooooo special together. Really glad we went to see your play
and will tell my niece who lives up that way to go by too and see it.
Only problem is, she's coming to my house in PS this coming weekend.
But if your plays continues, please let me know so she can go with her
friends. My niece, Danielle, is in acting classes and so are her 4
roommates she lives with, so they would truly enjoy your play as well.
All the Best to you and
Congratulations on a Performance Well Done!
"Bails!!!!!Thank you and I did get and thought you were
spectacular!!!!Love and Hugs Dianne" -Marcia
"OH MY GOD...you were so awesome last night!!! I can't express in words
how incredible it was...everyone in my pod loved it and were so inspired
by your performance. Five of them attended with me. It was so wonderful
that all of our peeps were there. I will still spread the word and I
need to know the name in facebook again to make a comment. You will be
on Broadway my friend. I was in such a great mood when I got home last
night. What a joy you are..." -Tracy
"Lovely, lovely Bailey, -Amy
It is my honor and privilege to call you friend. Loved last night, and
it was so extra special sitting next to your beloved Jackie. She was
just beaming and giddy throughout the whole show. The last monolog
about her healing lasered straight from your heart to your audience.
And it was a privilege to experience that. -Erin
"You should be so very proud of the show this evening.
Your story is fascinating. I can only imagine the courage it took.
Your honesty and truth were what had me 'Hooked'...
Keep doing it...it will only get richer for you!
HOOKED is the
captivating journey of a woman filled with anxiety, pursuing a comedy
career hoping that the adrenal rush from performing standup comedy will
sublimate her fears. She narrowly escapes death on a comedy gig in
Tucson, and comes home from another show to find her husband dead.
Trying to please the new person that shows up in Bailey's life, she
embarks on a spiritual path which rings untrue until a life altering
event occurs. HOOKED is a richly passionate show which will take you on
a rollercoaster ride which you can't and don't wish to stop!
Every once in a while an extraordinary
story and performer comes along where we can explore the human condition
from a new perspective. Such a performer is Bailey Mason and such a show
When you fear death and doctors, intimacy and sex, isolation and
companionship ... what do you do?
Welcome to Bailey's world.
Welcome to the world of HOOKED.
WRITTEN BY AND STARRING: BAILEY MASON
DIRECTED AND DEVELOPED BY: MARK W.
MARK W. TRAVIS
10322 Mary Bell Avenue,
Shadow Hills, CA 91040
Tel: 818-273-9273; Cell: 818-679-7077
Mark W. Travis is known
internationally for the Solo shows that he has developed and directed
over the past 15 years. Notably: Time Flies When You’re Alive, A
Bronx Tale, No Place Like Home, Undressing New Jersey, Insomnia,
Something In His Genes, The Dangerous Lure of High Heels, Cabin Fever,
What Does The Sun Sound Like?, They Call Me Mr. Fry, Hip Bones and Cool
Whip, Almost Made, Walking Back to Brooklyn, Fornicationally Challenged
and Pay Attention. Mark has been credited in the LA Time with
having created a ‘new theater genre’.
Mark offers a series of
Write Your Life Weekend workshops for all writers, actors, directors and
storytellers who want to explore the tools and techniques of
His first book on film
directing, The Director’s Journey became an instant best-seller
(L.A. Times) and was followed by Directing Feature Films which is
currently required reading by hundreds of film schools worldwide. His
third book, The Film Director’s Bag of Tricks was published in
Since 1992 Mark has
been sharing his techniques on writing, acting and directing across the
country and worldwide, including: Australia, Malaysia, Japan, Brazil,
Germany, Poland, United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Norway, Denmark,
Netherlands, Spain, Ukraine, and Russia.
Melissa, formerly a radio announcer of over two decades, currently is an
actress, writer and stand-up comedian.
She recently appeared at ‘MonoSlam’ – a monologue competition held at
the Secret Rose Theatre; where Melissa wrote and performed an excerpt
from her one-person show and won for BEST DRAMA.
You can see Melissa perform standup comedy around L.A. and in Las Vegas
and see her this spring, in her one-woman show based on her life. She's
currently writing an indie feature film and has also written an original
sitcom for television entitled the ‘Flipside’ a show that’s been called
groundbreaking and has been described as a cross between ‘All in the
Family & Frasier’.