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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Artist paints portraits of the homeless to restore their humanity and ours by Fountaintheatre

by France-Luce Benson Stuart Perlman never considered himself an artist. A psychologist and psychoanalyst for over 30 years, he leaned into the arts following the death of his father fifteen…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

PHOTOS: Opening night party celebrates world premiere of ‘Human Interest Story’ by Fountaintheatre

The opening night of the world premiere of a new play at the Fountain Theatre is always an event to celebrate. Such was the case on Saturday, February 15, with the official launch of Human I…

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Friday, February 14, 2020

See the play. Stay for ‘Breaking It Down.’ by Fountaintheatre

by France-Luce Benson The Fountain’s Breaking It Down program is designed to build community and deepen the impact of a play through a variety of events before and after performances. Our …

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

5 restaurants within a 5-minute walk of the Fountain by Fountaintheatre

Dinner and a show. The perfect evening, right? At the Fountain Theatre, we got the show part covered. But the dinner part may have seemed less apparent. That’s quickly changing. As East Ho…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Fountain celebrates 30 years with electrifying season of premieres in 2020 by Fountaintheatre

Deborah Culver and Stephen Sachs founded the Fountain Theatre in an intimate, Spanish-style, East Hollywood building that belies the sizable local impact and international reach of the …

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

Stephen Sachs wants people to see themselves in ‘Human Interest Story’ at the Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

by Kevin Hopps Winning six awards at the 2020 L.A. Ovation Awards, including Best Season and Best Production of a Play, is obviously a great way to kick off the Fountain Theatre’s 30th An…

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Friday, January 31, 2020

France-Luce Benson joins Fountain Theatre staff as Community Engagement Coordinator by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre is pleased to announce that playwright/teaching artist France-Luce Benson has joined the staff as Community Engagement Coordinator. Her duties will include overseeing th…

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

“Cosmic forces” brought actor Rob Nagle to ‘Human Interest Story’ at Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

by Gil Kaan A stalwart member of the Los Angeles Theatre community, the multi-award-winning Rob Nagle will next be appearing on The Fountain Theatre stage in the world premiere of Step…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Friday, January 24, 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020

Fountain Theatre wins 6 Ovation Awards including Best Season and Best Production of a Play by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre dominated the 2020 LA Ovation Awards Monday night, January 13th, by winning six awards, including the prestigious Best Season and Best Production of a Play.  The LA Tim…

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World premiere ‘Human Interest Story’ explores homelessness and truth in journalism by Fountaintheatre

“The line between where you are now and sleeping in your car is much thinner than you think.” The Fountain Theatre presents the world premiere of a timely new play, written and direc…

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

PHOTOS: Actors gather at first rehearsal for world premiere of new play ‘Human Interest Story’ by Fountaintheatre

Here we go! A new year. A new season. Company members assembled on Tuesday for the first rehearsal of the upcoming world premiere of Human Interest Story, written and directed by Stephen Sac…

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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Need some medicine for the spirit? A prescription for the soul? by Fountaintheatre

A personal message from Co-Artistic Director Stephen Sachs. Donate Now

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Friday, December 27, 2019

‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis: “There is grace in the theatre.” by Fountaintheatre

By Alissa Wilkinson The Fountain Theatre’s acclaimed Los Angeles Premiere of the pulitzer Prize-winning Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis has been extended to Jan 26. Vo…

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Thursday, December 26, 2019
Sunday, December 22, 2019
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Cast announced for world premiere of timely ‘Human Interest Story’ at Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

Actors Rob Nagle and Tanya Alexander will head the cast as newspaper columnist Andy Kramer and laid-off Elementary school teacher Betty Frazier in the world premiere of Human Interest Story …

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Smash Hit LA Premiere ‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ extends to January 26 at Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre’s acclaimed Los Angeles Premiere of the Pulitzer Prize winning play Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis will extend its sold-out run to January 26, 202…

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Fountain Theatre welcomes Margaret E. Phillips, PhD, to its Board of Directors by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre is proud to announce that esteemed teacher, researcher, and consultant Margaret E. Phillips, PhD, has joined its Board of Directors. Her special interests are in cultura…

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda: “All art is political.” by Fountaintheatre

by Lin-Manuel Miranda All art is political. In tense, fractious times—like our current moment—all art is political. But even during those times when politics and the future of our count…

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Now casting: Fountain Theatre world premiere ‘Human Interest Story’ by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre is now casting roles available in the world premiere of the new play, Human Interest Story, written and directed by Stephen Sachs.  The timely  drama examining homeles…

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Fountain Theatre earns 18 Ovation Award nominations including Best Season by Fountaintheatre

LA STAGE Alliance announced yesterday that the Fountain Theatre has been honored with 18 Ovation Award nominations, the largest number of any intimate theatre for the 2018/19 season.  The F…

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Duende soars in ‘Forever Flamenco’ at the first-class Fountain Theatre in East Hollywood by Fountaintheatre

by Victoria Looseleaf The Spanish term for a heightened state of emotion and authenticity, “duende,” roughly translates to a single word, “soul.” It’s also the elusive ingredient a…

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Director Guillermo Cienfuegos finds family and forgiveness in ‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ by Fountaintheatre

by Guillermo Cienfuegos How the Los Angeles premiere of Between Riverside and Crazy, this great, Pulitzer Prize winning play by Stephen Adly Guirgis managed to fall into my hands, I’ll nev…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Actor Montae Russell gets in the zone for ‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ at the Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

By Darlene Donloe Montae Russell is well known throughout Los Angeles theater circles for playing meaty roles. He’s played Charlie “Bird” Parker in Bird Lives!, Memphis in Two Train…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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