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.

LA Times Drama Critic McNulty’s Best of 2015 Theater

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LA Times: Charles McNulty reflects on the theater highlights of 2015. Fun Home and Hamilton:  These musicals, both of which began at the Public Theater, have brought new currency to an art form too long enthralled to dopey movie adaptations and jukebox nostalgia.

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Viola Davis and Edie Falco in Candid NY Times Interview

The New York Times interviewed actors Viola David and Edie Falco: New York Times: You’d rather be struggling still? Viola Davis: I look back on those early days in the theater like the beginning of a love affair, when you’re totally in love with the work, and that’s all there is. None of the outside effects, no celebrity or interviews — no offense … Edie ...

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The Theatre @Boston Court at a Crossroads

American Theatre:  The Theatre @Boston Court is profiled in this month’s print issue.  Like all intimate theaters in Los Angeles, its future will be heavily determined by its response to the changes Actors’ Equity wants to make in 99 seat plan.  Unlike many theaters, however, @Boston Court has been proactive in reaching out to Equity even before the new 99-seat plans were proposed. …the perception ...

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Theatre Communications Group Takes Official Position on Color-Conscious Casting

Theatre Communications Group, the publisher of American Theatre, has taken an official position on color-conscious casting.  You can co-sign this letter by going to their web form. December 2, 2015 Over the past several weeks, we’ve witnessed two troubling examples of university productions disrespecting a playwright’s intent in regard to casting. Clarion University in Pennsylvania had to cancel their production of Lloyd Suh’s Jesus in ...

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Michael Shannon and Kirsten Fitzgerald Talk Chicago Storefront Theater

In a filmed on-site interview at the Old Town Ale House, Shannon and Fitzgerald talk about the history behind A Red Orchid, the challenges of celebrity and why Chicago storefront theater, in the words of Shannon, “makes Antarctica look like a little playground.”

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Steven Leigh Morris on the Future of LA Theater

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American Theatre:  Incoming LA STAGE Alliance Executive Director, Steven Leigh Morris, gives an extended interview on the future of Los Angeles theater and his ideas on how to get it there. We need to get recognition of the theatre art beyond the theatre community, so that people who live in Los Angeles understand really clearly that if they haven’t seen a play, in a large or ...

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Report: Stage Raw Symposium on Diversity in Theater

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Stage Raw: The third and final in a series of recent Stage Raw symposia was held Monday.  It focused on the hot topic of diversity: During the post-symposium questions, a discussion erupted over Howlround’s Jubilee. The general consensus was dismissive.  

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Theatre Banshee to Shutter on December 1, 2015

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From Theatre Banshee’s Facebook page: It is with heavy hearts that we post the sad news that The Banshee will be closing it’s doors Dec. 1. This fall we were hit with a sudden and drastic increase in our rent. We explored many options, none of which were able to cope with the new level of rent. This Thanksgiving, we give our thanks to our ...

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Video: Deaf West’s Spring Awakening Performance on Late Night with Seth Meyers

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Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakenings continues to gain national attention with their cast performance of “Touch Me” on Late Night with Seth Meyers, November 23, 2015.  Marlee Matlin, who is making her Broadway debut in the production, signs the introduction.  This show began its life in a small 99-seat theater before moving to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills and ...

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Ten Finalists Selected for 1st Annual Humanitas/Center Theatre Group Playwriting Prize

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Center Theatre Group Press Release: After reviewing over 230 play submissions, Center Theatre Group announced today that 10 finalists have been chosen for the first annual Humanitas/CTG Playwriting Prize. The award will be given to the best new, unproduced play written by a Southern California playwright. The winning playwright will receive a $5,000 cash prize and an additional $5,000 will be given to a Southern ...

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