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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Monday, January 30, 2017

The War On Science by Kevin Delin

Are you a fan of NASA and the scientific output of our national laboratories? Better enjoy it while our open scientific culture lasts. President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty. Pre…

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Supermoon Over Melrose – Mitsuo Kato by Kevin Delin

©Mitsuo Kato, All Rights Reserved. mitsuokato.com See other featured photos of Los Angeles. The post Supermoon Over Melrose – Mitsuo Kato appeared first on Footlights.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Letter: Equity Stonewalls L.A. Theater Company by Peter Finlayson

This open letter to the L.A. Theater Community first appeared on Facebook and is reprinted here with permission: Dear Colleagues, Actors Equity has chosen to put us on the public “Do N…

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Bucket List Theatre Announces 2017 Season by Tracey Paleo

Bucket List Theatre has announced their updated 2017 season. All productions will take place at the Let Live Theatre (The Actors Company, 916 N Formosa Ave): April 20-28, 2017 Pageant Play…

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Fanny by Kevin Delin

I can’t tell you why she affects me so. I only know that if I let my guard down for but a moment, there’s a tightening in my gut and a wave of panic and helplessness comes over m…

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Actors’ Gang Goes To Prison by Peter Finlayson

Walking into Walden House off of McArthur Park in downtown Los Angeles, can be a slightly unnerving moment.  It’s a discomforting environment, lots of tough looking guys milling about, ta…

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Press Release: New Board Members for Actors’ Gang by Tracey Paleo

  PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES (January 23, 2017) — The Actors’ Gang Artistic Director Tim Robbins, Executive Director Simon Hannah, and chair of the Board, Collette Brooks proudly an…

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Shakespeare on Trump by Tracey Paleo

Far from dealing with “alternative facts, ” the Bard dealt with eternal truths.  Any other quotes come to mind? The post Shakespeare on Trump appeared first on Footlights.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Practical Coeurage by Tracey Paleo

A Saturday afternoon lunch with Jeremy Lelliot, founding artistic director of Coeurage Theatre Company, immediately erupted into a snowball of hilarious storytelling in which Jeremy also rev…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

2016 Ovation Awards: Nominations & Winners by Tracey Paleo

The 2016 Ovation Awards were held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in the Ahmanson Theatre.  The winners in each category are italicized and in red.  The evening’s host was Alexandra Bil…

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Press Release: 8 Theaters Split $400K Gift by Tracey Paleo

PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES (January 14, 2017) — Honoring the wishes of his sister Pearl Bordy Frazier, who passed away on October 9 of last year, Drama-Logue founder Bill Bordy has donated…

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Friday, January 13, 2017

The Responsibility of the Artist by Kevin Delin

If 2017 already seems a little grim, well, it’s likely because it is  a little grim.  A lot of the country is miserable over the outcome of the presidential election.  Or, more prec…

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sierra Madre Playhouse Wins Grant by Tracey Paleo

The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation has bestowed a $15,000 grant on Sierra Madre Playhouse in support of its upcoming production, Thomas Gibbons’ Bee-luther-hatchee.  The Sierra Ma…

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Burt Young’s Last Vig? Not Quite. by Tracey Paleo

Walking in at the tail end of rehearsal to interview Academy Award-nominated actor Burt Young (Rocky, Chinatown, The Pope of Greenwich Village), starring this month in The Last Vig, a new co…

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Remembering Barbara Tarbuck by Tracey Paleo

The following is a letter to the press from Los Angeles publicist Philip Sokoloff: Actress, Director, and Teacher Barbara Tarbuck passed away at the age of 74 on December 26th, 2016, after s…

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Welcome to L.A. Theatre by Peter Finlayson

I had actually considered leaving this column blank. For many, that is the outlook for theatre in Los Angeles this year.  As of December 15th, there are at least 26 theaters that will no lo…

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