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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Remembering ‘The Normal Heart’: You have changed me forever by Fountaintheatre

by Tim Cummings “Hello, you don’t know me. I hope you get this message. Sometimes, when you try to send a message to someone you’re not ‘friends’ with on Facebook, it gets blocked,…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

My father’s table saw by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs This is the story of a table saw. A steel-framed Sears Craftsman table saw manufactured when things were built to last. My father bought the saw more than fifty years ago, …

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Free screening of classic romantic film ‘Brief Encounter’ at Fountain Theatre on Sept 22 by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain is presenting a free screening of the 1945 classic romantic film, Brief Encounter on Saturday, September 22 at 4:30pm. The screening is in conjunction with the Fountain’s …

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Cast announced for West Coast Premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner ‘Cost of Living’ at Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

Katy Sullivan will reprise her off-Broadway role in the West Coast premiere of Martyna Majok‘s Pulitzer Prize winning drama Cost of Living at the Fountain Theatre. Her acclaimed 2017 p…

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Photos: Fountain Family cheers the home team at annual Dodgers Game Night by Fountaintheatre

Who says theatre nerds don’t like sports? Our annual Fountain Theatre Dodgers Game Night is a highly-anticipated event every year. Tuesday, a rowdy group of thirty Fountain Folk sat to…

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Saif Saigol looks forward to opening eyes to the magic of theatre by Fountaintheatre

by Saif Saigol It’s the end of August – the time of year that’s defined by back-to-school sales, the switch from iced coffee to hot coffee, and that one last outing with white pant…

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Friday, August 17, 2018

VIDEO: A behind-the-scenes look at acclaimed new play ‘Arrival & Departure’ by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre believes young people need access to the arts. Teens need to not only see art, they benefit from actively creating art themselves. That’s why the Fountain Theatre …

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

NOW CASTING: Four roles (two disabled) for Pulitzer Prize winner ‘Cost of Living’ at Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play. West Coast Premiere at the Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles. STORYLINE: Achingly human and surpri…

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Fountain Theatre awarded grant for Pulitzer Prize winner ‘Cost of Living’ by Martyna Majok by Fountaintheatre

The National Arts and Disability Center has awarded The Fountain an Arts and Accessibility Grant to support its upcoming West Coast Premiere of Martyna Majok‘s 2018 Pulitzer Prize winn…

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Friday, August 10, 2018

VIDEO: Marlee Matlin hails ‘Arrival & Departure’ at Fountain Theatre as “magic” and “brilliant” by Fountaintheatre

Academy Award winning actress Marlee Matlin enjoyed seeing the Fountain Theatre’s world premiere of Arrival & Departure, hailing the innovative romantic drama as “magic”…

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Book Club…for Plays @ The Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

On July 19th, the Fountain Theatre witnessed it’s inaugural “book club” reading series WEDNESDAY’S @ THE FOUNTAIN and  needless to say, it was a treat. WEDNESDAY’S @ THE…

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

NOW HIRING: Fountain Theatre seeks a new bookkeeper by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre seeks a friendly, motivated individual to fill a part-time position as a Bookkeeper. Must be a team player with a positive attitude who understands and enjoys the non-tr…

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Walking the walk: Art for art’s sake is simply not enough anymore by Fountaintheatre

by Bobby Steggert About two years ago, I completely turned my back on an acting career that I had spent twenty years building. I found myself increasingly discontented by the lack of contro…

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Video and Photos: Opening night party for romantic world premiere ‘Arrival & Departure’ by Fountaintheatre

Love was in the air on Saturday night for the opening of our world premiere of Arrival & Departure, the funny and poignant new play inspired by the classic romantic movie, Brief Encounte…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Fountain Theatre earns 7 Stage Raw Theater Award nominations by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre has earned 7 Stage Raw Theater Award nominations for our world premiere production of Runaway Home by Jeremy J. Kamps, directed by Shirley Jo Finney. The Fountain produ…

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Piano man on Fountain Avenue by Fountaintheatre

We put an old piano out front on the sidewalk hoping someone would take it. Instead, people in the neighborhood are playing it. This guy from NY was driving by, saw the piano on the sidewalk…

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Friday, July 6, 2018

‘Arrival & Departure’ was unlike anything I have experienced before by Fountaintheatre

by Saif Saigol As a theatre lover, I have often struggled to qualify the artistic value of a show. What, for example, separates a great, large-scale Broadway musical from a great, smaller, e…

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Smoldering romance in classic noir film ‘Brief Encounter’ and new play ‘Arrival & Departure’ by Fountaintheatre

by James Bennett Sometimes the most important things in our lives aren’t singular, momentous events of shattering spontaneity, but instead, slow burns that steadily coalesce into an unstop…

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Photos: Fountain Family brunch gives thanks to VIP donors for supporting ‘Arrival & Departure’ by Fountaintheatre

On a beautiful Sunday morning at the lovely Encino home of Fountain board member Carrie Chassin and husband Jochen Haber, members of the Fountain Family and supporters of Arrival & Depa…

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

A White House without art by Fountaintheatre

By Dave Eggers This White House has been, and is likely to remain, home to the first presidency in American history that is almost completely devoid of culture. In the 17 months that Donald…

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Friday, June 29, 2018
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

New play ‘Arrival & Departure’ inspired by “the most romantic film ever made” by Fountaintheatre

Everyone has their most-cherished romantic movie. Even the professionals who make movies. When Time Out London recently polled 101 motion picture experts to select the 100 Best Romantic Film…

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Fountain intern Saif Saigol is passionate about theatre and social activism by Fountaintheatre

Hello Fountain community! My name is Saif Saigol and I am the new Development Intern at The Fountain Theatre this summer. A little bit about me: I am an Indian-Pakistani-Canadian raised in M…

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

VIDEO: Watch Deaf actress and hearing actress become one character in ‘Arrival & Departure’ by Fountaintheatre

Our upcoming world premiere of Arrival & Departure is performed by a company of Deaf and hearing actors with an innovative blend of Spoken English, American Sign Language and open captio…

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Monday, June 18, 2018

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE Love Story to Star Married Deaf Actors Troy Kotsur and Deanne Bray by Fountaintheatre

An unforgettable love story inspired by one of the most romantic movies of all time. Stephen Sachs directs Deaf actors Deanne Bray (Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, Heroes) and Troy Kotsur (title role i…

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

After “The Chosen”, to be worthy of rest by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs Our six-month sold-out run of The Chosen came to an end on Sunday. In the opening moment of Aaron Posner’s stage adaptation of Chaim Potok’s classic novel, Reuven Malter…

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Photos: Company celebrates acclaimed run of ‘The Chosen’ at closing party by Fountaintheatre

After a critically-acclaimed, six month sold-out run, our production of Chaim Potok’s The Chosen celebrated its final performance yesterday to another full house and a standing ovation…

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

VIDEO: Deaf and hearing actors meet at ‘Arrival & Departure’ first rehearsal by Fountaintheatre

Excitement was high and fingers were flying as the company of Deaf and hearing theatre artists gathered at the Fountain Theatre for the first rehearsal of Arrival & Departure, a new play…

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Cast announced for world premiere of romantic ‘Arrival & Departure’ at Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

Love is in the air this summer with the world premiere of Stephen Sachs’ new play, Arrival & Departure, inspired by the screenplay for Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter. Sachs di…

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Dr. Ejike Ndefo, retired aerospace engineer and Fountain board member, passes away at 79 by Fountaintheatre

With great sadness, the Fountain Theatre mourns the loss of our dear friend and board member Dr. Ejike Ndefo, who passed away Tuesday, May 29th at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in L…

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Shubert Foundation awards Fountain Theatre $20,000 to support growth and artistic achievement by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre has been awarded a 2018 grant in the amount of $20,000 from The Shubert Foundation to support the general operating of the organization.  The Shubert Foundation pro…

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