AfterHours at theOffice

We’re in the middle of one of those unpredictable times at theOffice when we are just FULL. The roster is at capacity. Which is great because theOffice kind of works best when it’s full. There’s this great energy in the room. All you hear is the sound of light tapping on computer keys and the trickle of the fountain and you can feel that everyone’s working towards a similar goal – to get as much work done as possible (while drinking as much coffee as possible). People are putting in long hours lately, too. They sign out at the end of the day looking a little exhausted and a lot accomplished.

eb002e5e9f9311f84ca1c416da626ef2So, all of our memberships are waitlisted at the moment, except for the After Hours membership.

The AfterHours membership offers nights (starting at 5pm during the week) and unlimited weekend access. You’ll get your own personal door code so you can come and go as you please and stay into the wee hours of the night.

This membership is great for people with full time jobs, students, and night owls who find the most inspiration after the sun sets. It’s our cheapest membership, too, at $159/month. If you’re a student we’ll take an additional 20% off, a KCRW Fringe Benefits card gets you 15% off, and WGA members get 10% off. Prepay for a few months at a time and receive yet another discount.

Our member Ethan Solli, a screenwriter/night owl, relies on our AfterHours membership. He says, “I tried doing the writing at home thing and the coffee shop thing – neither cut the mustard for me, for a litany of reasons. Also, I keep really batsh*t hours, so the Office’s after-hours options are a huge plus. It is truly a one of a kind place, and it has been instrumental to my writing productivity – nay, my writing survival.

Contact us for more information on the AfterHours membership, or with any and all questions. We look forward to hearing from you!


Donna Tartt Quote

3cf3e9ebcede9bd9dd149cb4b29f964e“Some things are too terrible to grasp at once. Other things – naked, sputtering, indelible in their horror – are too terrible to really grasp ever at all. It is only later, in solitude, in memory that the realization dawns: when the ashes are cold; when the mourners have departed; when one looks around and finds oneself – quite to one’s surprise – in an entirely different world.”

Donna Tartt, The Secret History

Brene Brown on Creativity

This quote from Brene Brown was taken from when she was a guest on Elizabeth Gilbert’s Magic Lessons podcast (highly recommended):

“I used to believe, before I did the research for The Gifts of Imperfection that there were creative people and there were non-creative people. And now I absolutely understand personally (and professionally from the data) that there are no such thing as non-creative people. There are just people who use their creativity and people who don’t. And unused creativity is not benign.

CFNgmYxWAAEHxpOFor the people who really struggle because they don’t think of themselves as creative, there’s a lot of shame around creativity. People don’t think of themselves as creative, they think creativity is self indulgent. They don’t think it is productive enough. They don’t understand what it means. It was shut down in them as children. For those folks, when I say “unused creativity is not benign”, what I really mean is it metastasizes into resentment, grief, heartbreak. People sit on that creativity or they deny it and it festers.

When I started the research on shame, you know, 13 years ago, I found that 85% of the men and women who I interviewed remembered an event in school that was so shaming, it changed how they thought of themselves for the rest of their lives. But wait – this is good – fifty percent of that 85% percent, half of those people: those shame wounds were around creativity. So fifty percent of those people have art scars. Have creativity scars.”