Wednesday, June 21, 2017

An Open Letter To LA Theatre Community by Peter Finlayson

Last week New Musicals Inc. filed a charge against Actors Equity Association through the National Labor Relations Board.  The charge centers upon unfair business practices, accusing AEA of …

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Friday, June 16, 2017

What’s a Good Show to See? by Peter Finlayson

Seldom does a day go by that someone doesn’t ask me, “Are there any good plays going on right now? What should I go see?” I guess being the publisher of a theatre magazine supposedly g…

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Beyond The Hollywood Fringe by Tracey Paleo

Is there life after Hollywood Fringe Festival? Yes! Of course! Last season Hollywood Fringe founder Ben Hill spoke to the excitement and changes with each HFF season, including some of the H…

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Black Theatre Matters: A Dialogue by Peter Finlayson

Black Theatre Matters: A Dialogue, took place on a Monday February 27th, at the Offices of Actors’ Equity Association in North Hollywood. An eminent group of African American artists: Robe…

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Open Fist’s Anti-Hero by Tracey Paleo

Collaborators and artistic directors Guy Zimmerman of Padua Playwrights and Martha Demson of Open Fist Theatre Company,  will tell you, The Gary Plays are a pure product of Los Angeles.  E…

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Monday, May 1, 2017

The Colony Theatre Unveils New Kids Summer Camp by Tracey Paleo

The Colony Theatre in Burbank has unveiled its new groundbreaking summer camp, C.R.E.A.T.E. The highly innovative camp is part of a new Colony Kids Programming Initiative. Colony Kids C.R.E.…

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Newly Formed ‘Independent Theatres of Los Angeles’ To Hold Citywide Auditions by Tracey Paleo

Press Release Intimate theater companies in Los Angeles that have been denied membership status by Actors Equity Association, and/or find themselves financially unable to sign AEA’s new Lo…

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

CTG To Hold ‘Into the Woods’ Open Cast Party by Tracey Paleo

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, following the 2 p.m. matinee performance of Fiasco Theater’s Into the Woods at the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group will throw a cast party for all the Bak…

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After The Battle by Peter Finlayson

Last December, Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) imposed a new plan regarding the use of its members for productions in intimate theatres in Los Angeles County. A two-year battle between AE…

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Coeurge Theatre Company 2017 Season by Tracey Paleo

Coeurage Theatre Company Los Angeles’ Pay-What-You-Can  theater company (Jeremy Lelliott, Artistic Director; Nicole Monet, Executive Director), begins its eighth season with a slate …

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

ISC Announces New Board Member by Tracey Paleo

Press Release Los Angeles Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC) announces that Halle Stanford has been unanimously elected to the board of directors. A nine-time Emmy-nominated children’s tele…

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Rare Vonnegut Comes To Sacred Fools by Tracey Paleo

Ben Rock (Blair Witch Project, Alien Raiders, Baal, Occupation, Taste) laying out his Sirens of Titan Show & Tell – script, program, tattered teen tome and set design specs – was lik…

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Kennedy Center College Theatre Awards by Tracey Paleo

9 Awards in total were presented to works in Northern and Southern California schools including University of Southern California, University of California, Irvine, Los Angeles City College …

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Little Fish Theatre Updated 2017 Season by Tracey Paleo

Little Fish Theatre has announced new dates for the remainder of the company’s 2017 Season. Due to this winter’s record rainstorms, the theatre was forced to go dark in order to complete…

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Antaeus is Ready! by Peter Finlayson

The seats are about to be filled. Antaeus Theatre Company is ready to occupy their new home: the Kiki and David Gindler Performing Arts Center located at 110 E. Broadway in Glendale. John Sl…

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum 2017 Season by Tracey Paleo

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum rises up and speaks out with a summer line-up of socially conscious classic and contemporary plays, music and performance. The 2017 summer season at the co…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

LADCC 2016 Awards Recipients by Tracey Paleo

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced the recipients of its 48th annual awards for distinguished achievement in theatre on Monday evening, March 20, at the Colony Theatre in Burbank…

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Jorge Sciupac Joins LATC As Managing Director by Tracey Paleo

PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES (March 20, 2017) — Following an extensive search, Jorge Sciupac has been chosen as managing director of both The Los Angeles Theatre Center and the Latino Theater…

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Chuck Berry and Creating Commercialated Culture by Kevin Delin

Chuck Berry may be dead but you know he won’t stay buried.  He’s just too irrepressible for confinement to such a singular state.  He was like his music:  audacious and muscul…

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Native American Voices at The Autry by Tracey Paleo

Native Voices at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles, CA is giving a loud voice to the stories of Native American people in Fairly Traceable a romantic dramedy, currently being presented as a wo…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

24th Street Theatre Among TCG Grant Recipients by Tracey Paleo

The sixteen projects supported by the latest round of Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grants aim to connect with Deaf and Latinx audiences, reach Middle Eastern and Muslim communities, engage w…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Is It Enough? by Peter Finlayson

Recently, I had the privilege to see a performance of Zoot Suit, the revival at the Mark Taper Forum. While I often speak of theatre as an important tool of cultural consciousness, I also lo…

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

There’s No Place Like Home by Tracey Paleo

Creating a home in the arts is a common occurrence. The camaraderie and shared experiences. Common ground and common goals. Hours and hours spent talking, planning, designing and performing.…

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Ojai Playwrights Conference and Gala by Peter Finlayson

A pinch of words, a drop of insight, a shadow of a doubt, a dust of vision, lots of maybes, countless hopes and endless sentiments. You have the ethereal mist that makes up the alchemy of th…

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

2017 Hollywood Fringe Scholarship Winners by Tracey Paleo

The Hollywood Fringe Festival has announced the winners of the 2017 Fringe Scholarships. The 10 winners were chosen from an applicant pool of 150.  The applications were evaluated based on …

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Press Release: LADCC Announces Nominations by Tracey Paleo

Press Release LOS ANGELES (February 23, 2017) — The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange County…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Little Children Dream of God at the Road by Tracey Paleo

Who doesn’t love a good story? A woman’s desperate escape fomented by mysticism, a violent past, dark magic, a baby who doesn’t cry, an assemblage of outlandish, urban characters a…

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Antaeus Unveils New Performing Arts Center by Tracey Paleo

Press Release GLENDALE, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2017) — Antaeus Theatre Company will name its new venue at 110 E. Broadway in the City of Glendale the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Cen…

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Skylight Theatre Company Confirms 2017 Season by Tracey Paleo

Skylight Theatre Company, recognized for their unwavering commitment to developing new works, has confirmed a 2017 lineup of four plays, new to Los Angeles. January 28 – February 25, 2…

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South Coast Rep Announces 2017 Pacific Playwrights Festival by Tracey Paleo

South Coast Repertory’s 20th Pacific Playwrights Festival (PPF), April 21-23, includes works from SCR’s renowned play commissioning program and from CrossRoads, SCR’s commissioning/com…

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Rogue Machine Announces 2017 Season by Tracey Paleo

Rogue Machine Theatre announces its 2017 season with 5 plays new to Los Angeles: March 4, 2017 – April 23, 2017 West Coast Premiere Still Life Directed by Michael Peretzian Broadway pl…

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