Welcome to the first BONUS episode of What We Do When We’re Dark, a vlog about the lives of two Los Angeles-based theatre artists, their venue, and the goings-on (and occasional hijinks) behind the scenes. In this killer bonus episode, during the Thanksgiving festivities at studio/stage, playwrights Greg Crafts and Greg Machlin do a post-feast impromptu cold read of an epic Twitter thread between authors Sam Sykes and Chuck Wendig for dessert. Y’know. Like ya do.

If you enjoyed this bonus content, don’t miss the main episode!

Sometimes we’ll release clips of fun moments that were too long for that week’s main episode.

Check out the original exchange here – https://twitter.com/samsykesswears/status/890751932779839488

All credit for the creation of the source material goes to Sam Sykes and Chuck Wendig. We’re just really big fans (and geeks).


This weekly vlog will highlight events and productions happening at the various StageCrafts properties, as well as share some of the fun things the owners do, both theatrical and mundane.

What do we mean by “dark”? Well, the TDF Theatre Dictionary tells us a playhouse (like studio/stage) is “lit” when there’s a show running in it—until the production shutters and the theatre is said to “go dark.” That’s almost never a good thing, at least as far as the building’s landlord is concerned. With luck, it won’t be long until a new show loads in and the theatre is lit again.

For the context of this vlog, “dark” means any time a performance or an event is not actually in progress on our stage, and our goal is to answer the burning question “what happens in The Room Where It Happens when there’s nothing happening?”

Bonus Episode Show Notes