Steven Leigh Morris Lays Out LASA Agenda

steven leigh morris bicycle footlightsThisStage:  Steven Leigh Morris, the new Executive Director for the LA Stage Alliance, lays out the initial agenda under his leadership.  It’s a 4-point plan concerning:

  1. Property Values
  2. Youth Involvement
  3. Diversity
  4. Mobility / Traffic

Underscoring the entire plan is the notion that local theaters are good for local business.

Rising property values in Southern California are destabilizing arts organizations at an escalating rate — particularly the smaller theaters. The number of these theaters in Los Angeles County has fallen by 47% over 10 years, according to an internal L.A. Weekly study. Their loss is a direct consequence of rising real estate prices.

About Tracey Paleo

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Tracey Paleo is Associate Editor at FootLights Magazine. She's also the Founder and Chief Editor of the arts and culture site, Gia On The Move, where she often reviews live performance events.

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