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.

UPDATED: LA v Equity enters Act III

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It’s been 2 years since this story began: After a Prologue of ReImagine LA activity, followed by Equity engagement with the  Los Angeles theater community via survey, focus groups, and town hall meetings, Act I opened in February 2015 dramatically:  Equity’s dropping of a “Promulgated Plan” onto Los Angeles and the announcement that the 99-Seat Plan would be terminated. Act I consisted of phone banking, ...

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Antaeus Announces New Season in New Home

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The Antaeus Theatre Company has officially vacated its North Hollywood home of nine years and begun the process of transferring over to its new home in Glendale on 110 E. Broadway. The move has influenced the scheduling of their new season.  Says executive director Ana Rose O’Halloran: “It’s so exciting to watch the space come together.  As is often, though, par for the course with ...

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International City Theatre Announces 2017 Season

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International City Theatre (ICT), the resident professional theater company of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, has announced its 2017 schedule: Forever Plaid Feb 17 – Mar 5 (previews Feb 15 – 16) Singing in close harmony, squabbling over the smallest intonations, and executing their choreography with over-zealous precision, the “Plaids” will keep everyone smiling and humming along to some of the great pop hits ...

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Organize!

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Veteran theater critic Myron Meisel applies his Harvard jurisprudence training to the myriad of legal issues facing the Los Angeles theater community including the lawsuit filed against Actors’ Equity and Equity’s Motion to Dismiss same.  Meisel takes the long view, both backwards into the past and forwards into the future, in an attempt to not just make sense of possible Equity motivations but also to ...

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Rubicon Theatre Announces 2016-2017 Season

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The Rubicon Theatre has announced its 2016-2017 season as one with the theme “Stories that Matter”: A Christmas Carol December 7 – 24, 2016 Adapted by Producing Artistic Director Karyl Lynn Burns and directed by Brian McDonald An original adaptation of Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of redemption and hope, told in a narrative style reminiscent of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Nicholas Nickleby. Gulf View Drive ...

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CSULB Theatre Arts Announces 2016-2017 Season

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California State University Long Beach has announced its 2016–2017 season: A View from the Bridge (September 23 – October 8) By Arthur Miller Directed by Jeff Paul Celebrating the 100th birthday of prolific American playwright, Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman, The Crucible). When a longshoreman agrees to help his wife’s family, the consequences have ripple effects revealing jealousies and affairs. Stop the World, I ...

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Outdoor Voices Festival Opens September 16, 2016

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That’s What She Didn’t Say, a Los Angeles non-profit, will present its first Outdoor Voices Festival, a two-weekend theater festival from September 16–18 and 23–25, featuring productions that tackle issues typically deemed challenging, taboo, or “off-limits.” Festival founder, Bonnie Joy Sludikoff, stated “We’re excited to be furthering our mission of creating healthy conversations about taboo topics with this year’s inaugural Outdoor Voices Festival.  We hope this ...

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LA Actors Speak Out Against Union Actions

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PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES (July 27, 2016) — Members of Los Angeles’ “Pro99” movement, including actors Frances Fisher and Alfred Molina, spoke out today about recent attacks leveled by Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional stage actors and stage managers, against its own Los Angeles members who are part of the movement. After ending talks to forestall a lawsuit brought by Los Angeles actors ...

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Loft Ensemble Announces 2016 – 2017 Season

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Loft Ensemble announces its 2016-2017 season.  According to Production Manager Bree Pavey:  “We’ve been producing full seasons since 2012, but never as curated by an artistic committee and set out all at once.  Everything except Long Joan Silver  is written or adapted by a Loft company member.” September 2016 – Dracula: Blood Before the Dawn Adapted from Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Raymond Donahey Introduces the ...

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Road Theatre Company Presents 7th Annual Summer Playwrights Festival

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The Road Theatre Company will open its seventh annual Summer Playwrights Festival on Sunday July 31 at 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood, CA.  The festival runs through Sunday, August 7. Additional performances will be held August 2–4 at The Road on Magnolia in the NoHo Senior Arts Colony located at 10747 Magnolia Blvd North Hollywood. This year’s festival features all new works to Los ...

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