Craig visits the Theatre of Arts in Hollywood

Craig took some time recently to visit the Theatre of Arts in Hollywood.

Craig Robert Young @ Theatre of Arts Hollywood 10.04.2015

Founded in 1927, it is the longest continuously operating acting school in Los Angeles. The actor training programs are developed and taught by highly experienced working professionals who combine the strengths of classical British drama training with the vibrancy and innovations of contemporary American practice.

Craig at the HMS Victory fundraising in LA

On 6th April 2015 the National Museum of the Royal Navy was holding their inaugural fundraising event in Los Angeles in conjunction with Cunard Lines. The fundraising luncheon was held on board Cunard’s Queen Victoria, during her stay in San Pedro. Craig and Eileen were attending in the name of Brits in LA.

Craig Robert Young @ HMS Victory - Nelson fundraising 06.04 (2)


The event was being held in aid of the multimillion pound campaign required for the preservation and conservation of HMS Victory, arguably the world’s most famous war ship and an international symbol of democracy. HMS Victory is the only 18th Century ship of the line still to be found anywhere in the world.

The event itself was hosted by Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns KCB CBE KStJ ADC, with all funds raised from the event will be helping to preserve HMS Victory.

This is an extremely exciting time as to expand the fundraising into the USA and work to save this vital piece of British history. One of the most exciting aspects of the event is that the ‘Face of Nelson’ will be present at the dinner. This Life Mask, cast from Admiral Lord Nelson’s face in 1798, is one of only four in existence and is the only one in the world capable of coming to the USA. Making this a truly unique and special event, as it brings a significant part of British history to the United States.

Craig and Marc to attend the Pride Film Festival in Houston

Craig R. Young and Marc Cleary, the men behind “Pepper” are travelling together to Houston for the Pride Film Festival. It is a collection of feature and short films from, not only Texas, but across the world.

Craig & Marc will be in the audience Saturday and will be happy to answer questions from the audience after the screening of “Pepper”.

Craig Robert Young @ Pride Film Festival Houston 03.04.2015 (1)


 The “Early Film Block” will start at 10 a.m. and consists of “The Last Farewell” (short), “Pepper” (short), “Click” (short),  “Alone With People” and two feature films “Before You Know It” and “Be Your Wo/Man”.  This block will conclude at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tickets can be bought HERE.

Craig nominated for a “Stage Raw Theater Award”

Stage Raw just announced nominations for its 1st Los Angeles Theater Awards Ceremony.

The “Stage Raw Theater Awards” are dedicated to honoring the swath of innovative works of theater in Los Angeles County, in venues of up to 99 seats. These are works that can’t or don’t typically get produced in larger theaters.

Craig is in competition for the “Leading Male Performance” for his role of Nicky Lancaster in “The Vortex“.

Craig Robert Young @ The Vortex Production Stills (15)

The Celebration and Uprising are Monday, April 13 at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street (Doors Open at 6:30 for Cocktails; Awards Program begins at 7:30pm); Tickets are $25, available HERE.

Join us at the Los Angeles Theatre Center for a 1940s-style cocktail party, complete with Jazz from special musical guests, Static Trio +, a pre-show hosted bar and fortifying tasty treats after the awards have been given. Hosted by the Celebration Theatre.

The Vortex” is nominated in three different categories :

— Leading Male Performance
Ian Bamberg, Firemen, Echo Theater Company
Aaron McPherson, In a Dark, Dark House, Broken Hand Productions at The Matrix Theatre
Tyler Pierce, Everything You Touch, Theatre @ Boston Court
David Selby, A Delicate Balance, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
Thaddeus Shafer, How I Learned to Drive, The Illyrian Players at Theatre Asylum
Patrick Stafford, Cock, Rogue Machine
Kevin Weisman, Villon, Padua Playwrights and Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
Craig Robert Young, The Vortex, The Matrix Theatre
— Female Comedy Performance
Riley Dandy, A Family Affair, Classical Theatre Lab
Grace Eboigbe, Disassembly, Theatre of NOTE
Lauren Flans, Women, Theatre Asylum
Alison England, Zombies From the Beyond, The Visceral Company
Eve Gordon, The Ugly One, Ensemble Studio Theatre/L.A.
Michelle Holmes, Young Frankenstein, DOMA at the Met Theatre
Shannon Holt, The Vortex, Matrix Theatre Company
Ann Noble, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia, LGBT’s Davidson/Valenti Theatre
Channing Sargent, Disassembly, Theatre of NOTE
Lonni Silverman, A Family Affair, Classical Theatre Lab
Production Of The Year Award
Backyard, Echo Theater Company
Broadway Bound, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
The Brothers Size, The Fountain Theatre
Everything You Touch, Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
A Family Affair, Classical Theatre Lab
Henry V, Pacific Resident Theatre
I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Theatre of NOTE
One in the Chamber, 6140 Productions and Theatre Planners
Penelope, Rogue Machine
Stupid Fucking Bird, Circle X Theatre Company and Theatre @ Boston Court
Taste, Sacred Fools Theater Company
Top Girls, The Antaeus Company
The Ugly One, Ensemble Studio Theatre/L.A.
The Vortex, Matrix Theatre

Craig at Elton John’s 23rd Oscars viewing party

If you can’t be at the Oscars, Elton John’s 23rd annual Academy Awards Viewing Party is the other place to be ! At this gala event, guests will watch a live telecast of the Oscars while enjoying a gourmet meal designed by Chef Gordon Ramsay, a live charity auction and a performance by Nile Rodgers and his legendary band Chic.

Craig Robert Young @ Oscars viewing party 22.02.2015 (5)

(photos courtesy of Craig)


Among this year’s attending stars : Craig Robert Young, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Quincy Jones, Miley Cyrus, Samuel L. Jackson, Nick Jonas, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Heidi Klum, Jared Leto, Tyler Perry, Sharon Stone, Denzel Washington, Eric McCormack and Tim Allen.

Elton’s viewing party is the most successful fundraising event in Hollywood on Oscar night by raising millions of dollars to help people at risk of or living with HIV/AIDS.  Over the past 23 years, it has raised nearly $45 million.