Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Man and Woman in All of Us: A Trans Performer and her Migration From Korea to the L.A. Stage by Vanessa Cate

By Vanessa Cate When you hear the name “Yozmit,” it’s not clear whether it might refer to an ancient god or perhaps a popstar ala Madonna. Yozmit is a transgender performance artist w…

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Gang Meets Lit: A Spoken Word Adaptation of Dante’s Inferno by Ed Rampell

By Ed Rampell Canto I: From Page to Stage The Actors’ Gang has teamed up with the Los Angeles-based nonprofit group Get Lit - Words Ignite to present Dante, a spoken word musical…

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Dr. Dianne F. Harrison, president of California State University, Northridge, announced the renaming of CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center as th…

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

By the Numbers, and LA Theater Takes to the Airwaves by Steven Leigh Morris

by Steven Leigh Morris As part of its regional conference, The Dramatists Guild held a Town Hall event on Saturday night at the Veterans’ Memorial Building in Culver City. The discussion …

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Baring the Bard: Two Shows Where Shakespeare Meets Burlesque by Mark Hein

By Mark Hein In the four centuries since Shakespeare wrote his plays, they've endured every imaginable kind of directorial and editorial treatment. For example, in Nahum Tate’s 1681 versi…

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

by Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Lamenting the passing of director John Slade, who died Friday from injuries he sustained in a car accident that occurred last Thursday night as he…

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Friday, July 7, 2017

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

by Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS The Falcon Theatre in Burbank is changing its name to the Garry Marshall Theatre. Relaunching as a non-profit operation, the new theater will be l…

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

More Equal: Botanicum Brings Orwell’s Fable from Stable to Stage by Ed Rampell

By Ed Rampell Still Relevant After All These Years Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum’s (WGTB) current production of Animal Farm is based on George Orwell’s famed 1945 Novella. Sir P…

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Inside LA Stage History: The 99-seat/AEA Wars, Part Two by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez The conclusion of Julio Martinez's two-part history of the 99-seat/AEA Wars. In case you missed it, you can catch up on Part One here. By the 1970s, Actors' Equity Asso…

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Monday, July 3, 2017

The Subtext. Episode 25: Steve Yockey, Molly Smith Metzler, Nick Jones and Bekah Brunstetter by Brian James Polak

A podcast where playwrights talk to playwrights about the things usually left unsaid. In a conversation that dives into life's muck, we learn what irks, agitates, motivates, inspires and —…

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Inside LA Stage History: The 99-seat/AEA Wars, Part One by Julio Martinez

By JULIO MARTINEZ One evening in February 1981, I ventured to the Solari Theatre at 205 N. Canon Drive in Beverly Hills to see Arthur Miller’s The Price. The classic four-hander, directed…

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This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

by Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS In early 1972, Bill Bordy, a young actor from Pittsburgh, published the first Hollywood Drama-Logue Casting Sheet—a single, mimeographed, 8 1/2 …

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Not Laughing My Osoff: How Can Our Theater Function in Contentious Times? From Special Elections to Julius Caesar to the Hollywood Fringe by Steven Leigh Morris

By Steven Leigh Morris Republican Karen Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff by four points in Georgia’s special election on Tuesday, in that very Red State’s 6th Congressional District (a d…

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This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

by Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of Sondheim On Sondheim, with music and lyrics by Stephen …

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

This Week: Too Many Hitlers, an Egyptian Tomb, and Chemo Barbie by Julio Martinez

by Julio Martinez ABSURDISM... In Abby Schroering’s Paper Flowers, directed by Dalin Tone, secrets, cellos, and farms all come together in one comedic hour. June 17, 18 at Sac…

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Memorial to be Held for Circle X Designer Gary Smoot by Vanessa Cate

By Vanessa Cate Designer Gary Smoot, born April 15th, 1964 in Yakima, Washington, passed away in Seattle last May. A Memorial to honor him will be held on Sunday, June 18th at 6 p.m. at Bar…

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Tchaikovsky in Dance, American Contemporary Ballet by Christina Campodonico

By Christina Campodonico At first glance, 19th century story ballets -- about women trapped in swan bodies, a princess in a perpetual sleep, and a Nutcracker Prince transported to a Land of…

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This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

by Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Impro Theatre's 11th anniversary season continues with the company's 2nd annual Pledge Drive UnScripted benefit, encompassing a 30-hour improv mara…

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Shakespeare’s Shylock for the Age of Trump by Ed Rampell

By Ed Rampell Shakespeare in the Park's Julius Caesar has sparked controversy with the Public Theater's outdoor production in Manhattan's Central Park of Julius Caesar featuring a Trump l…

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Latino Theater Company to Unveil ‘Lupe Ontiveros Theatre’ at the LATC by LA Stage Alliance

[PRESS RELEASE] LOS ANGELES (June 14, 2017) — The Latino Theater Company will rename one of five theaters at downtown’s Los Angeles Theatre Center complex in honor of award-winning Me…

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Monday, June 12, 2017

A Facebook Campaign Pitch Goes Haywire: The Contents and Discontents of Marketing by Steven Leigh Morris

By Steven Leigh Morris Marketing Discontents This is how the email started: “Jenna on behalf of Facebook here with a timely story that I think might be up your alley: 

Three we…

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

This Week: Post-Modern Decreation Myth, Dorothy Parker, and a Werewolf Motorcycle Gang by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS Los Angeles Stage Alliance’s @ This Stage magazine continues its coverage of the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival through its complete run. DRAMA Friedri…

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Odyssey Theatre schedules special performance of ‘Kiss’ to benefit Tiyya Foundation by LA Stage Alliance

[PRESS RELEASE] Odyssey Theatre Ensemble has scheduled an additional performance of the company’s currently running production, Kiss, to raise funds for refugees, immigrants and displac…

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Friday, May 26, 2017

This Week: Party Dates, Jello Molds and a Bitch Brow by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS At Fringe Central (6510 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood), mingle, network, and party at one or all of the following events: Fringe Opening Party (June 7, 7:30 pm)—Req…

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Center Theatre Group Extends Application Period for 2018 Block Party by @ This Stage Staff

[PRESS RELEASE] The deadline to apply to Center Theatre Group’s 2017-2018 Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre has been extended to June 6, 2017. Block Party aims to highlight s…

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This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS The deadline to apply to Center Theatre Group’s 2017-2018 Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre has been extended to June 6. Block Party aims to highlight rem…

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Friday, May 19, 2017

This Week: The Opening Night Party, Emotional Terrorism, Humorous Penetration by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS The 2017 opening night party for the Hollywood Fringe Festival will be held on June 7th at Fringe Central. To get a head-start on the Fringe experience, attend preview…

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This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

  IN THE NEWS South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, with productions on its Segerstrom and Julianne Argyros Stages, will launch its 2017-18 season Sept. 2–30 with the mult…

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Inside LA STAGE History: Gilmor Brown & The Pasadena Playhouse by Julio Martinez

by JULIO MARTINEZ the first 130-plus years of the United States' existence, the apex of upscale cultural life in the nation was live theater. By the 1880s, the introduction of formulaic …

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Friday, May 12, 2017

This Week: Dystopian Societies, Zombie Clown Trump, and Herpes: A Love Story by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS The 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival guide is now available for you to view online. There are still pre-festival Fringe events to attend, including the final Workshop o…

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS Center Theatre Group has added to the considerable list of talent set for its 50th Anniversary Celebration, a one-night-only production from writer/director/producer …

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