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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Fountain Folk: “This is where things are happening” by Fountaintheatre

by Dionna Michelle Daniel Our Fountain Family is at the core of our theatre. This week, I had the privilege to sit down with a few of our patrons before the Monday night performance of our h…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Cast announced for special reading of Lauren Gunderson’s ‘Natural Shocks’ at Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

Actresses Amy Pietz, Victoria Platt, Suanne Spoke, and Sabina Zuniga Varela will combine their versatile talents to play the same lead character in a special reading of Natural Shocks, Laure…

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Friday, April 13, 2018

VIDEO: Actors and director from’The Chosen’ share insights on acting, theatre and hit play by Fountaintheatre

Director Simon Levy and actors Sam Mandel and Dor Gvirtsman enjoyed chatting about our smash hit production of The Chosen with talk radio/TV host Deborah Kobylt on Wednesday. The acclaimed s…

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Now Hiring: paid summer internship for college student at the Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

Know a college student looking for a paying job this summer? A young person who likes theatre and enjoys working in a crazy, eccentric theatrical environment? Search no further. The Fountain…

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Friday, April 6, 2018

VIDEO: Actress Monnae Michaell invites you to ‘Citizen’ at Our L.A. Voices at Grand Park by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre’s critically acclaimed, award-winning stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric has been chosen as the centerpiece of Our L.A. Voices, a new f…

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Your stories matter: When encountering ‘the other’ becomes “just people being people” by Fountaintheatre

By Dionna Michelle Daniel Last week’s blog post,  I asked our Fountain friends and community to send in their own stories about how confronting “The Other” led to a deeper understandi…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Actor Dor Gvirtsman embraces a complicated role in hit play ‘The Chosen’ at Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

After taking a brief hiatus for the Passover holidays, our smash hit production of Chaim Potok’s The Chosen restarts its critically acclaimed run this weekend. With every performance s…

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Communications specialist Carrie Chassin joins the Fountain Theatre Board of Directors by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre continues to expand and broaden its Board of Directors with an elite team of highly-regarded and successful business, arts, legal and financial professionals. The Founta…

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy 28th Birthday, Fountain Theatre! by Fountaintheatre

Twenty-eight years ago today, on April 1st, 1990, co-founders Deborah Lawlor and Stephen Sachs opened the doors of the Fountain Theatre. What began as a dream and an empty building on Founta…

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tell me your story on how confronting “the other” led to deeper understanding by Fountaintheatre

by Dionna Michelle Daniel Several summers ago, I had one of the strangest morning commute experiences of my life. I was working as a spoken word mentor to youth at Authoring Action Organizat…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

On World Theatre Day: Long live the theatre. The most wondrous art form. by Fountaintheatre

by Sabina Berman We can imagine. The tribe launches small stones to bring down birds from the air, when a gigantic mammoth bursts in on the scene and ROARS –and at the same time, a tiny hu…

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Monday, March 26, 2018

‘The Chosen’ extended again! Now to June 10th at the Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

Steven B. Green in ‘The Chosen’ at the Fountain Theatre (photo by Ed Kreiger) The Fountain Theatre’s hit production of Chaim Potok’s The Chosen has been extended a se…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

From rejection pile to Pulitzer Prize: Women of color rise to take stage as playwrights nationwide by Fountaintheatre

  by Dionna Michelle Daniel On March 6th, I had the pleasure of participating in the book launch at The Public Theater for the anthology Contemporary Plays by Women of Color edited by R…

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Fountain Theatre’s ‘Citizen: An American Lyric’ to highlight new LA arts festival at Grand Park by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre’s critically acclaimed and award-winning stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric has been chosen as the centerpiece of a new festiva…

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Stephen Hawking and the observer effect on live theatre by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs In quantum mechanics, the observer effect is the theory that observing a particle  changes the particle being observed. Werner Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle de…

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Do you really think a life in the theatre means making a living? Think again. by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs Eight words. A statement declared in eight simple words jumped out at me in a feature story on playwright Tony Kushner in today’s New York Times. The eight words were …

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Oscar Weekend: ‘The Chosen’ was a movie before it was a play. So, nu? by Fountaintheatre

It’s Oscar Weekend. The Academy Awards are this Sunday night. Critics and fans are placing their bets, handicapping the nominees, calculating the winners. Fancy gowns and tuxedos have …

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

‘The Chosen’ actor Sam Mandel shares advice on hustling between acting jobs by Fountaintheatre

By Linnea Sage Name: Sam Mandel Side hustle: Chief operating officer of the Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles Years acting: 13 Favorite acting credits/opportunities: I had a blast working wi…

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Fountain Theatre welcomes attorney Lois R. Fishman to its Board of Directors by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre is delighted to welcome attorney Lois R. Fishman to its Board of Directors. Lois brings her sharp intelligence, wealth of experience, and passion for theatre to our grow…

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Smash hit play ‘The Chosen’ extends to May 7th at Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

In the wake of nearly two-dozen rave reviews and six weeks of sold-out houses, the Fountain Theatre has extended its run of The Chosen and increased performances from three to four per w…

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Theater producer and consultant Diana Buckhantz joins Fountain Theatre Board of Directors by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre is pleased to welcome veteran theater producer and public relations consultant Diana Buckhantz to its Board of Directors. Diana Buckhantz recently produced the criticall…

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

She strolled into the theatre lobby that night and my heart jumped by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs She called to take me up on my offer. I struggled to place who she was. A young woman from my Playwrighting Group in Hollywood willing to volunteer to usher at my theatre in…

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Akiva Potok, son of ‘The Chosen’ author, joins cast of acclaimed production for Q&A by Fountaintheatre

What’s it like to grow up in a house where your father is the author of a beloved internationally best-selling novel dubbed “the Jewish Catcher in the Rye” that is taught …

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Friday, February 2, 2018

When City Hall and local artists work together, all citizens of our city benefit by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs Los Angeles is hailed as The City of Dreams. But our one-night reading of William Goldman’s screenplay for All the President’s Men at City Hall inspired me in one way th…

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Photos: Fountain Theatre’s all-star reading of ‘All the President’s Men’ soars at LA City Hall by Fountaintheatre

Saturday night’s exhilarating reading of All the President’s Men at Los Angeles City Hall was an historic event. Not only was it a powerful statement advocating Freedom of the Press and …

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Jeff Perry and Joe Morton of ‘Scandal’ join cast of ‘All the President’s Men’ at City Hall by Fountaintheatre

Full cast announced for celebrity reading Final casting has been announced for the all-star reading of William Goldman’s screenplay for All The President’s Men scheduled to take …

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PHOTOS: Cast and guests enjoy opening night party for ‘The Chosen’ by Fountaintheatre

A beautiful and heartfelt performance was followed by a lively party as cast and audience members celebrated the opening of The Chosen at the Fountain Theatre on Saturday night, January 20th…

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