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Monday, August 19, 2019

PHOTOS: Opening Night of ‘Hannah and the Dread Gazebo’ at Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

A packed house of passionate theatregoers, donors and guests, friends and family, and the invited press enjoyed Saturday night’s Opening performance of our California Premiere of Hannah an…

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

‘Hannah’ playwright Jiehae Park and director Jennifer Chang making magic together by Fountaintheatre

by Carolina Xique It’s an exciting time to be an artist. In the last few years, the arts industry has been experiencing a high production value in diverse storytelling aimed toward better …

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Post-Show Blues by Fountaintheatre

by Melina Young Post-show blues. It’s a common phrase among theatre folk. As we close the final performance of the Fountain Theatre’s arts education program, Walking the Beat Hollywood,…

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Friday, August 2, 2019


The Wallis Annenberg Foundation has awarded The Fountain Theatre a $40,000 grant for general operating support.  The Annenberg Foundation is one of the top private philanthropies in the cou…

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Fountain Theatre awarded $20,900 grant from LA County Department of Arts and Culture by Fountaintheatre

Los Angeles  County Department of Arts and Culture has awarded The Fountain Theatre a 2019-20 Organizational Grant in the amount of $20,900 to support the creation and implementatio…

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What the Constitution Means to intern Melina Young by Fountaintheatre

by Melina Young As a kid I was vehemently unpatriotic. A weird stance for a kid to take. I was indifferent to fireworks and staunchly against country music, which is all I understood patrio…

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Our nation’s future depends on moments like this by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs First, she said no. She would not do it. When her grandfather asked her again in the Fountain Theatre lobby, she awkwardly took a step back in retreat, shy and embarrassed.…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Photo Slideshow: First rehearsal for CA Premiere of ‘Hannah and the Dread Gazebo’ by Fountaintheatre

Our California Premiere of Hannah and the Dread Gazebo is an opportunity for the Fountain Theatre and East West Players to bring their community of artists, staff, Board members and patrons …

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Friday, July 5, 2019

“Hope you close your faggot show.” by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs Some days, our building is tagged by graffiti. That’s life in East Hollywood. Some mornings, I arrive at the Fountain front door and discover a freshly sprayed scribbling …

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Britney Spears and climbing to the theatre arts summit by Fountaintheatre

by Melina Young I’m scared. Terrified in fact. There, I said it. But really, who isn’t? It may come as a shock to absolutely no one that to be a recent college graduate is legitimately t…

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Fountain Theatre to host Los Angeles ‘Mueller Report Read-A-Thon’ on July 18 by Fountaintheatre

We’ve been told what it is, what it isn’t. What’s in it, what’s not. But how many have actually read it for themselves? Even some members of Congress haven’t read it. Robert Muelle…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Fountain Theatre, East West Players will make magic in ‘Hannah and the Dread Gazebo’ by Fountaintheatre

Creation myths and family histories meld in a wildly theatrical, startling new comedy that explores what it means to walk the edge between cultures. The Fountain Theatre, in association wi…

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

VIP Donors gather in Hollywood for Fountain/EWP premiere “Hannah and the Dread Gazebo” by Fountaintheatre

Friends and supporters of the Fountain Theatre and East West Players gathered Sunday at the lovely Hollywood home of Diana Buckhantz to celebrate the upcoming California Premiere of Hannah a…

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Looking to restore empathy in the world? Here’s where you find it. by Fountaintheatre

By Stephen Sachs Whatever happened to empathy in this country? A candidate for President mocks a person with physical disabilities on national television — and still gets elected.  Undocu…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

HBO supports Fountain Theatre’s cops/kids program ‘Walking the Beat’ with $10,000 gift by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre is pleased to announce that HBO is making a generous contribution of $10,000 to support Walking the Beat, the Fountain’s educational arts program that brings together …

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

‘Hannah and the Dread Gazebo’ a finalist for American Theatre Critics Association Prize by Fountaintheatre

Hannah and the Dread Gazebo by Jiehae Park, opening at the Fountain Theatre on August 17th in its Southern California Premiere, has been named a finalist for the Francesca Primus Prize, spon…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Summer intern Melina Young is thrilled to be back in LA and at the Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

by Melina Drake Young Hi. My name is Melina Drake Young and I’m the new Development Intern at the Fountain Theatre. This is supposed to be a chatty-get-to-know-me kind of piece, so let’s…

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Monday, June 10, 2019

VIDEO: House Manager Richard Horton loves his job, and the people he greets at the Fountain by Fountaintheatre

House Manager Richard Horton loves his job at the Fountain Theatre. You’ll love Richard after watching him work behind the scenes, greeting patrons, and serving as the Fountain goodwill am…

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

VIDEO: Actor/teacher Theo Perkins visits Hollywood High School for Fountain’s ‘Walking the Beat’ by Fountaintheatre

Take a look as actor/teacher Theo Perkins visits Hollywood High School to interview students for the Fountain Theatre’s new educational outreach program, Walking the Beat. Our innovative …

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Fountain Theatre shows LA Pride with hit play, workshop, book signing and LGBT new works by Fountaintheatre

For many folks throughout Los Angeles, June means the end of school, the pageantry of graduation ceremonies and the long awaited start of summer. For the more than 600,000 LGBT citizens in t…

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Friday, May 31, 2019

VIDEO: Funny and poignant ‘Body Beautiful’ explores love, aging, and gender confusion by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre will host a workshop production of a new play by Leigh Curran,  Body Beautiful on June 5-6 and 12-13 at 8pm. Thayer, a 72-year-old, gay psychotherapist and his ex-wife …

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Fountain Theatre awarded $25,000 grant from the Shubert Foundation by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre is pleased to announce a grant award from the Shubert Foundation in the amount of $25,000 for general operating support to the organization. The Shubert Foundation provi…

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Smash hit ‘Daniel’s Husband’ extends to July 28 at Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre’s acclaimed Southern California Premiere of Daniel’s Husband by Michael McKeever will extend to July 28. Hailed as Critic’s Choice in the LA Times and highlighted …

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Audience picks Round 2 winner of Fountain Theatre’s Rapid Development Series by Fountaintheatre

Monsters Are Made by Hannah C. Langley was voted by audience members as the Round 2 winner in last week’s 5th Annual ‘Rapid Development Series for Young Writers. In Langley’s pl…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Sunday, May 12, 2019

My mother and Emily Dickinson by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs It was my mother who introduced me to Emily Dickinson. “I want to show you something,” Mom whispered one afternoon when I was boy, pulling down the thick volume of Dicki…

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Award winning fine art photographer Sarah Hadley adds style to set design of ‘Daniel’s Husband’ by Fountaintheatre

Rave reviews for our acclaimed current production of Daniel’s Husband have included hails for the beautiful living room set, designed by DeAnne Millais. The LA Times swooned over the “st…

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Slideshow: Fountain Friends gather at Hollywood Hills home to celebrate ‘Daniel’s Husband’ by Fountaintheatre

The beautiful hilltop home of playwright/screenwriter Jane Anderson and author/producer Tess Ayers was the lovely location on April 14 of a special gathering of VIP donors and Fountain Frien…

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