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Monday, November 1, 2021

Skylight Theatre and Playwrights’ Arena Join Forces by Steven Morris

“The pandemic has affected everyone,” says Grossman without hesitation. “I don’t think any company or business is the same. And we gotta find a whole new model in order to work in …

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Friday, October 22, 2021

The Foxhole Theatre Company’s “The Ninth Door” by Steven Morris

Domenico says the idea for the company came after learning that one of the guys in his unit had committed suicide. He was sitting in his acting class at Marymount Manhattan College when he r…

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Has Covid Given Our Theater a Gift? by Steven Morris

Starting to see the light of the end of the Covid Tunnel begs the question: Is there a future for these pandemic innovations? The post Has Covid Given Our Theater a Gift? appeared first on S…

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Friday, August 6, 2021

Not the way to do it: Punch and Judy professors decry aggressive audiences by Steven Morris

Bad behaviour at shows no longer confined to characters as people refuse to pay for watching Ugly quarrels, outbreaks of unacceptable violence and a sense of anarchy have traditionally been …

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Friday, July 30, 2021

TeenTix Settles Into LA by Steven Morris

"Through the TeenTix Pass Program, teenagers, ages 13-19, can sign up for a free TeenTix Pass, which will allow them to purchase day-of-show tickets for just $5 from participating arts organ…

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Friday, July 16, 2021

As The Corona Virus Charges Back, Theaters Hedge Their Bets by Steven Morris

What the reversed County policy does, however, is throw shade on the hundreds of indoor productions being planned – including the entire Hollywood Fringe Festival, which uses tiny indoor s…

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Friday, July 9, 2021

Vernon Neal Weaver (1935 – 2021) by Steven Morris

Fellow colleague Deborah Klugman was in the room at the time and assured him that he was not crazy. He leaned forward in his hospital bed – not an easy task, when hooked up to oxygen – t…

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

An Octoroon, at the Fountain Theatre by Steven Morris

"When is a play about race in this tragically divisive nation of ours ever not timely?" The post An Octoroon, at the Fountain Theatre appeared first on STAGE RAW - ARTS IN L.A. - SERVED FRES…

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

G7 partners’ trip to theatre backfires after minister’s gaffe by Steven Morris

Oliver Dowden wrongly boasts that Minack received emergency government funding G7 summit: latest news and reaction A visit to a beautiful open-air clifftop theatre in Cornwall by partners of…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:48PM
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Remembering Robert (Buddy) Stoccardo by Steven Morris

Stoccardo is among an elite pantheon of Los Angeles actors, living and dead, whose every moment on the stage appears sculpted from some combination of craft and charisma. These would include…

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Why SB 805 Should Be Law: Dollars and Sense by Steven Morris

For starters, SB 805 would bring countless of impoverished theaters across California, out of the shadows of non-compliance with AB 5 – a risk with draconian financial penalties. The p…

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Friday, April 23, 2021

Remembering Christopher Pennock by Steven Morris

Chris was a very good actor, on Broadway in 1967 in The Rose Tattoo and A Patriot for Me, before being contracted to the soap opera, Dark Shadows. He also appeared on General Hospital, Baywa…

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Garden of Earthly Delights by Steven Morris

You stop remembering the past. You stop imagining the future. You stop just to breathe. A pause. In that breath comes the perfume of the narcissus and hyacinths. Next week, it will be gone, …

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Friday, April 9, 2021

The Collapse of LA STAGE Alliance: A View From After the Fall by Steven Morris

I was hired in 2014 as Executive Director to bring some kind of meaningful change to what was, even then, a calcified operation. I resigned at the end of 2018 for all kinds of reasons, the p…

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Life Is a Dream by Steven Morris

Sometimes I hit a combination of notes in a prelude – a combination so enticing, I have to stop and say, oh, that’s really nice. It’s like walking in my local meadow when the sun is me…

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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Cornwall to stage rare performance of 14th-century Ordinalia cycle by Steven Morris

One of British Isles’ oldest works of drama to be performed for only third time in 300 years A medieval amphitheatre in the far south-west of Cornwall is to be the venue in the autumn for …

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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Who Will Survive? by Steven Morris

The question is, in some ways, a question of how to survive during cultural climate change: In the midst of a tempest, do you stake your survival on the smaller rafts that have demonstrated …

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

March by Steven Morris

MarchReviewed by Dana MartinLos Angeles LGBT Center and Playwrights’ ArenaThrough November 15thLA's LGBT Center and Playwrights’ Area have gone (COVID compliantly) rogue by staging high …

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Monday, October 12, 2020

The Shape of Things by Steven Morris

The death tally from this virus now exceeds 210,000 Americans. That’s if we believe the official numbers. And, frankly, in October, 2020, why should we? The post The Shape of Things appe…

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Feeling Remote by Steven Morris

Zoom is responsible for “the death of the pause” says performer-playwright Morgan Smalley. “Whenever there’s a pause, everyone thinks their Internet has gone out.” The post Feelin…

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Friday, July 10, 2020

'We need help as soon as possible': Bristol's theatres in peril by Steven Morris

The Old Vic and Tobacco Factory Theatres hope that help from the £1.57bn UK arts sector rescue fund arrives soon This month actor Mark Rylance was supposed to be wowing audiences from the s…

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Horticulture, Theater, and Social Justice After the Pandemic by Steven Morris

"With similar disillusion over the disconnect between cause and effect, between reason and policy, and like so many others, I’ve cultivated what could be called a Covid garden of fruits an…

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

The Couple Behind Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre by Steven Morris

“These plays that we do, these shows are like the sands of my life. I can track my life according to the shows I did and when I did them and who I did them with, and the thousands of peopl…

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Monday, June 29, 2020

24th Street Theatre’s Jay McAdams and Debbie Devine by Steven Morris

“Even through the big recession of 2008 and 9/11 we were all wondering if life would go on, and it did change, and still went on. We are resilient as a tribe. . . Old theater couples are …

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Tom Ormeny and Maria Gobetti’s Victory Theatre Center by Steven Morris

“We closed before we opened.” Ormeny says. “It’s the first time in 50 years for me that I haven’t opened the show. The set was up, we were going into dress rehearsals, we were rea…

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The Grossmans’ Skylight Theatre by Steven Morris

“Maybe it sounds a little Pollyannish,” Sandee says, “but our approach is that in these challenges – and sometimes they're kind of overwhelming – we are always looking for where th…

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The House that Geoff and Julia Built by Steven Morris

“At the age of 16,” Michel says, “I knew right away that I wanted to work as an actress on stage and then that was it. I was in love with the theater and will always be in love with th…

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Frederique Michel and Charles Duncombe’s City Garage by Steven Morris

“At the age of 16,” Michel says, “I knew right away that I wanted to work as an actress on stage and then that was it. I was in love with the theater and will always be in love with th…

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Friday, April 17, 2020

David Melville and Melissa Chalsma’s Independent Shakespeare Company by Steven Morris

“We generally know what’s going to set each other off so we really try not to get stuck in each other’s territory,” Melville explains. Furthermore, says Chalsma, “We are blessed wi…

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Friday, April 10, 2020

Diane Rodriguez, Remembered by Steven Morris

"Diane loved living large. She loved being the bridge, the connector. She loved people to thrive. She loved to support artists. She loved to have a great laugh." The post Diane Rodriguez, Re…

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Jack Stehlin and Jeannine Wisnosky-Stehlin’s New American Theatre by Steven Morris

“How do we stay together?” Jack muses. “How do these couples . . . longevity? When it gets so bad, the other person is not as bad off as you, and they can hold the fort while you can…

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