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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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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

One sentence that seared a book, highlighted a play, and inspired a young playwright by Fountaintheatre

by Dionna Michelle Daniel “I feel most colored when I am thrown against a sharp white background.” This sentence has stuck with me since the first time I read Claudia Rankine’s book, …

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Saturday, May 12, 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Would you go to the theatre on “Nude Night”? by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs Every Monday night at the Fountain Theatre is Pay What You Want Night. One night each week, ticket payment is optional. We launched it last year as an offering to our commun…

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Fountain Theatre awarded $32,000 grant for deaf/hearing new play ‘Arrival & Departure’ by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre is very pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the David Lee Foundation in the amount of $32,000 to support and enhance the budget of the world premi…

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Now Casting: World premiere ASL/Spoken English love story “Arrival & Departure” at Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre is now accepting submissions from hearing actors for the world premiere of Arrival & Departure, a funny and poignant new play written and directed by Stephen Sachs t…

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Friday, April 27, 2018
Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Fountain Theatre gives voice to a cry of sexual assault in new play ‘The Lighthouse’ by Fountaintheatre

By Catherine Womack “It’s beach week, baby!” A tall, handsome college athlete cracks open a cold beer as he flops onto a worn sofa. The semester is over for Shane and his friends, and…

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

New LA Arts Festival downtown at Grand Park asks: “What does it mean to be a citizen?” by Fountaintheatre

by Sean P. Thomas The stage is set for a collection of Los Angeles’ creative minds to get a moment in the spotlight. Even better, those moments will take place in Downtown, and the perform…

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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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