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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Fountain intern Jona Yadidi speaks five languages, seeks theater as vehicle for community dialogue by Fountaintheatre

By France-Luce Benson The Fountain Theatre is proud to be participating in the L.A. County Arts Internship program, the largest paid arts internship program in the nation. Established in 200…

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Fountain Theatre’s virtual end-of-year party features playreading on Hollywood legend Bette Davis by Fountaintheatre

Settle in with your favorite beverage on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET when the Fountain Theatre winds up 2020 and its monthly Saturday Matinee series with an Old Hollywo…

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Friday, November 27, 2020

Author Leslie Gray Streeter on the resilience of the human spirit, Sat Dec 28 @ 5pm PST by Fountaintheatre

By France-Luce Benson No, you are not experiencing Déjà vu. Our guest this week on Saturday Matinees is actually the identical twin sister of our guest a few weeks ago, and an extraordinar…

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

In gratitude for the Fountain Theatre’s VOD presentation of ‘The Ballad of Emmett Till’ by Fountaintheatre

Stream Ends December 1st by Terri Roberts It’s Thanksgiving week, a time to reflect on that for which we are grateful. And even within the insanity of a year that brought us a global pande…

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Monday, November 16, 2020

‘Fountain Stream’ presents Larry Powell’s 12-part ‘The Gaze… No Homo,’ tackling systemic racism, homophobia head-on by Fountaintheatre

In between BLM protests and existential quarantine queries, writer/creator Larry Powell adapted his play The Gaze…No Homo (2020/2021 Eugene O’Neill NPC finalist) into a new media ser…

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Friday, November 13, 2020

What is the story playwright Holli Harms needed to tell? by Fountaintheatre

A review of Holli Harms’ play Shouting Down A Quiet Life stated, “It is only a matter of time before this play premieres on Broadway”. Set in South Carolina, 1968, the play sheds light…

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Fountain Theatre awarded $42,300 grant from LA County for COVID-19 relief by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre has been awarded a grant in the amount of $42,300 through the LA County COVID-19 Arts Relief Fund administered by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture. The pur…

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

‘Raise Your Voice’ was our call to action by Fountaintheatre

By Terri Roberts Election Day has come and gone. As of this writing, millions of ballots are still being counted. The process may be slow and frustrating, but taking the time to make sure ev…

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Lynne Street Childress brings theatre for young people at this week’s Saturday Matinee, 5pm PT by Fountaintheatre

By France-Luce Benson No trick or treating this year? The Fountain’s got you covered. Please be sure to bring your kids and grandkids to this week’s show, where our guest – Lynne Stree…

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Friday, October 23, 2020

VIDEO: Fountain launches citywide voting project ‘Raise Your Voice’ this weekend by Fountaintheatre

Are you ready to vote on November 3rd? Do you have plans to vote early? The Fountain Theatre seeks to activate people on the urgency of voting by launching Raise Your Voice – Vote!, a guer…

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Artistic Director Padraic Lillis, inspired by baseball farm system, develops new playwrights by Fountaintheatre

By France-Luce Benson This Saturday we are joined by playwright, director, and Founding Artistic Director of The Farm Theatre, Padraic Lillis. Founded in 2013, The Farm Theatre develops earl…

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Fountain Theatre weekend event ‘Raise Your Voice’ seeks to activate public to vote by Fountaintheatre

Events on the streets and online The Fountain Theatre is readying Raise Your Voice – Vote!, a guerrilla style, immersive theater event set to take place over the course of two days at six…

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Friday, October 9, 2020

LA intimate theatre community comes together for virtual festival of short plays by Fountaintheatre

By Terri Roberts Did you see it? Were you part of the excitement? Thursday, October 1st, was Opening Night of the first weekend of Together LA: A Virtual Theatre Festival, a three-week long …

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Actress/Director Lisa Strum to share hilarious and poignant solo work on ‘Saturday Matinee’ by Fountaintheatre

by France-Luce Benson Lisa Strum, a Philadelphia native living and working in the New York area is a director, an educator, actress, playwright, producer, casting director, singer and a cert…

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Art imitates life in site-specific Zoom play ‘Talking Peace’ by France-Luce Benson by Fountaintheatre

Art imitates life when the Fountain Theatre presents Talking Peace, a new 10-minute, site-specific “Zoom-within-a-Zoom” by acclaimed playwright France-Luce Benson. Talking Peace wi…

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Make Your Voice Heard: Today is Voter Registration Day by Fountaintheatre

By Terri Roberts If ever there was a time – and an election – to raise your voice and be heard, this is it. An unprecedented pandemic. Healthcare and welfare. Unemployment and a stalled …

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Award-winning Philly playwright Josh Wilder is now finding brotherly love in L.A. by Fountaintheatre

by France-Luce Benson Josh Wilder might be the most down to earth wunderkind I’ve ever met. Barely in his 30s, he is the winner of numerous awards including the Jerome Many Voices Fellowsh…

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

NOW HIRING: Arts Intern for Community Engagement at Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

Know a college student looking for a paying job over the next few months? Someone who likes theatre and enjoys reaching out to people from a wide variety of communities? The Fountain is the …

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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Groundbreaking livestream ‘The Ballad of Emmett Till’ is artistic and financial success for Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

By Terri Roberts Friday, August 28th, marked the 65th anniversary of the vicious murder of an innocent 14-year-old black youth named Emmett Till. His cold-blooded, colder-hearted killing, an…

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Fountain Family Spotlight: Jenna Blaustein and Robert Leventer by Fountaintheatre

by France-Luce Benson Robert and Jenna have been faithful members of The Fountain Family since the 1990s. What’s kept them coming back? Robert says, “…the quality of the acting, the di…

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Playwright/Poet Kit Yan shares dream space on this weekend’s Saturday Matinee by Fountaintheatre

by France-Luce Benson This Saturday on Saturday Matinees, we’ll be joined by award winning playwright and poet Kit Yan, whose musical Interstate won “Best Lyrics” at the 2018 New York …

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Monday, August 24, 2020

The tragic life of Emmett Till demonstrates need for national change, 65 years after his death by Fountaintheatre

by Terri Roberts On August 28, 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was abducted from the home of his great uncle, Mose “Preacher” Wright, in the still-dark hours of a Mississippi morning. The …

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Dennis A. Allen II to share powerful monologues on Fountain online series ‘Saturday Matinees’ by Fountaintheatre

by France-Luce Benson I first met Dennis A. Allen II back in 2016 when we met to talk about our experiences as Playwrights in Residence at Djerassi’s Resident Artist program. Although I wa…

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Livestream reading of The Ballad of Emmett Till on August 28, Anniversary of Historic Murder by Fountaintheatre

The original director and cast of the Fountain Theatre’s 2010, multiple award-winning production of The Ballad of Emmett Till by Ifa Bayeza will reunite for a live-streamed reading of…

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The Space In Between … by Fountaintheatre

by France-Luce Benson A few days ago, a friend and I were discussing the concept of Liminal space, moments in life where you experience the pain and discomfort of being on the threshold of c…

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

How to join art and advocacy? Ask Jon Lawrence Rivera on Theatre Talk Wednesday July 22 by Fountaintheatre

Playwrights Arena Founding Artistic Director Jon Lawrence Rivera joins Stephen Sachs on Theatre Talk next Wed July 22 @ 4pm PT/7pm ET. They’ll chat about Playwrights Arena, Jon’s process…

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Video: 2019 was only one year ago … by Fountaintheatre

As 2020 continues on its perilous path and our theatre sits empty, we look back at a jam-packed and deeply rewarding 2019. It was only last year but it feels like a century ago. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The boy in the branches by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs “Hi,” chirped the boy’s voice from somewhere on Addison Street. I was on my morning walk, my coronavirus mask strapped to my face. It was just after nine in the mornin…

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Fountain Spotlight: Marcella Meharg by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre community is a devoted band of folk who love theatre and often, one another. Normally The Fountain enjoys shining a light on members of our theatre family in our show pr…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Join the party! Daniel’s Husband & The Normal Heart company reunion today @ 4pm by Fountaintheatre

By Terri Roberts June is Pride month, a time of Mardi Gras-like celebration for the LGBTQ+ community that’s highlighted locally by the annual L.A. Pride Festival and Parade. The first Prid…

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