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Friday, February 15, 2019

Fountain Theatre nominated for two Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards by Fountaintheatre

Two acclaimed Fountain Theatre productions in 2018 have been nominated for Los Angeles Drama  Critics  Circle Awards, it was announced today.  The outstanding Felix Solis in the Fountain …

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Friday, February 8, 2019

VIDEO: What is hip hop? by Fountaintheatre

What is hip hop? A genre of music? A style of clothes? A way of life? Take a look. In this West Coast Premiere of HYPE MAN by Idris Goodwin, a hip-hop trio is on the verge of making it ̷…

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Celebrity reading of ‘MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON’ at LA City Hall is “awe-inspiring” by Fountaintheatre

by Christine Deitner On Thursday, January 24th a lucky group of citizens in Los Angeles was treated to a unique experience–The Fountain Theatre’s reading of a gender-switched adaptation…

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Meet the young cast of the West Coast Premiere of ‘Hype Man’ at Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

Three young actors. Different personal backgrounds. A trio of distinct professional credits in stage, TV and film. Somehow, under guidance from director Deena Selenow, they must instantly cr…

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Yes, Los Angeles is a football town. It is also a theatre town. by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs I’m used to it by now. I expect it. I wait for it. Whenever I travel anywhere in the country, to any state in our union, whether on a personal vacation with my wife or…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Video: Actors and director meet at first rehearsal for award-winning hip hop play ‘Hype Man’ by Fountaintheatre

Last night, the company of actors, director, design and production team for our upcoming West Coast Premiere of Hype Man gathered together for the exciting first rehearsal.  After filling o…

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Sam Waterston joins cast of Fountain Theatre’s ‘Ms. Smith Goes to Washington’ at L.A. City Hall by Fountaintheatre

Sam Waterston (Law & Order, The Newsroom, Gracie and Frankie) will join Scandal co-stars Joshua Malina, Jeff Perry and Bellamy Young for a one-night only, all-star reading of Ms…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

‘Scandal’ cast reunites for ‘Ms. Smith Goes to Washington’ at Fountain Theatre’s City Hall event by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre follows its hugely successful 2018 celebrity reading of All the President’s Men with a one-night only, all-star reading of Ms. Smith Goes to Washington, starring …

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

‘Arrival & Departure’ wins 4 Broadway World Los Angeles Awards including Best Play by Fountaintheatre

Broadway World announced that the Fountain Theatre’s acclaimed world premiere of Arrival & Departure, written and directed by Stephen Sachs, earned four Broadway World Los Angeles …

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VIDEO: Take a look at these 16 actresses from 4 LA theatre companies set to read ‘Natural Shocks’ by Fountaintheatre

Natural Shocks is a darkly hilarious tour-de-force written by Lauren Gunderson, the most-produced playwright in America. A woman is forced into her basement when she finds herself in the pat…

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Monday, January 7, 2019

NOW CASTING: Award-winning West Coast Premiere ‘Hype Man’ by Idris Goodwin at Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre is now casting for its West Coast Premiere of the award-winning new hip hop play, HYPE MAN by Idris Goodwin. The director is Deena Selenow.  Audition Date(s): 01/11/20…

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Fountain Theatre announces 2019-20 season of diverse, funny and meaningful new work by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre has announced a 2019-20 season of vibrant, thought-provoking, fresh and funny new work by a diverse group of playwrights, each of whom explores important social and cult…

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Fountain Theatre wins 5 Ticketholder Awards including Best Production of a Play in 2018 by Fountaintheatre

Two acclaimed Fountain Theatre premieres — Arrival & Departure and Cost of Living — have been named Best Production of a Play in 2018 by veteran LA theatre critic Travis Mich…

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Fountain blog post is American Theatre magazine’s most-read story in 2018 by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs When I wrote a story on this Fountain blog in February of this year, one week after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting, my goal was to point out that the high school̵…

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Screenings at Fountain Theatre showcase filmmakers with disabilties by Fountaintheatre

by Nic Novicki On December 12, The Fountain Theatre graciously hosted a special screening of films from the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, an annual weekend film competition where p…

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Monday, December 17, 2018

What is the duty of the artist in troubled times? by Fountaintheatre

by Mary Gabriel In the late 1930s, amid a global economic collapse, the rise of fascism in Germany, Italy and Japan, and an ugly U.S. nationalism that targeted asylum-seeking immigrants, abs…

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

‘Arrival & Departure’ renewed our love for one another by Fountaintheatre

by Deanne Bray Arrival & Departure was quite a journey for Troy and I, both as artists and as husband and wife. It was a journey that was filled with surprises, both personal and profes…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Fountain Theatre’s ‘Cost of Living’ hailed “Best in Theater in 2018” by Los Angeles Times by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre’s acclaimed west coast premiere of Cost of Living by Martyna Majok has been named by Los Angeles Times theatre critic Charles McNulty as “Best in Theater in …

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Monday, December 10, 2018

‘Cost of Living’ playwright Martyna Majok asks you to support the Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

Friends of the Fountain, Thank you for bringing Cost of Living to Los Angeles. This is the first production the play has received after its NYC premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in June …

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Students respond to the power and honesty of ‘Cost of Living’ at the Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

“It captured me from the very first scene.”The Fountain Theatre believes students and young people must have the opportunity to engage and consider meaningful human issues throug…

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Jeffrey Arriaza is ready to give voice to the voiceless by Fountaintheatre

by Jeffrey Arriaza Hello! My name is Jeffrey Arriaza, and I am thrilled to be joining the Fountain Theatre team as the new Development and Outreach Coordinator. I cannot begin to describe ho…

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Take a pill or see a play? by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs Need a cure for what ails you? Next time you see your doctor, the prescription he or she scribbles may surprise you: see a play. Research is now proving that gathering with …

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Martyna Majok shares with Fountain audience how she almost missed phone call of Pulitzer win by Fountaintheatre

Playwright Martyna Majok almost missed receiving the call from her agent on winning the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play, Cost of Living. She was supposed to be serving jury duty t…

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Meet Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Martyna Majok at the Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

Have you ever met and talked with a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright? Now’s your chance. New York-based playwright Martyna Majok, author of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winning drama Cost …

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

VIDEO: ‘Cost of Living’ is “deeply moving” by Fountaintheatre

Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize, Cost of Living by Martyna Majok is a funny and poignant play about human connection. The West Coast Premiere at the Fountain Theatre stars Tobias Forrest, …

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The cat we rescued to star on our stage by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs In honor of National Cat Day, I celebrate Nathaniel Hawthorne — the fat, furry feline I rescued from a shelter to co-star in our Fountain Theatre production of Park Y…

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Monday, October 29, 2018

MUSIC VIDEO: Fountain Theatre brings acclaimed ‘The Chosen’ to Palo Alto by Fountaintheatre

Enjoy this fun music video created by actor Jonathan Arkin chronicling the Fountain Theatre opening its acclaimed production of Chaim Potok’s The Chosen at the Schultz Cultural Arts Ha…

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