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Lineup Announced for 2017 Pacific Playwrights Festival

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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/community engagement program, which also yielded Qui Nguyen’s hit play, Vietgone. Created in 1998, the Pacific Playwrights Festival has grown into one of the leading festivals of new plays in the country. The three full productions at the 2017 Pacific Playwrights Festival are: ...

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Rogue Machine Announces 2017 Season

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 playwright and Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman; On Your Feet) examines the causal link between life and death, ethics and success, art and redemption. How do we endure loss and re-find the will ...

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Bucket List Theatre Announces 2017 Season

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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 by Matthew Wilkas & Mark Setlock Welcome to the hilarious, terrifying and surreal world of child beauty pageants. Pinky Corningfield will do anything to make sure her little angel wins the ultimate title, Supreme Queen. Glitz. ...

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Press Release: New Board Members for Actors’ Gang

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  PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES (January 23, 2017) — The Actors’ Gang Artistic Director Tim Robbins, Executive Director Simon Hanna, and chair of the Board, Collette Brooks proudly announce the addition of two new members to The Actors’ Gang Board of Directors since January 2017. The newly elected board members are Billie C. Greer and Malissa Feruzzi Shriver. “We are thrilled to welcome Billie and Malissa ...

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Shakespeare on Trump

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Far from dealing with “alternative facts, ” the Bard dealt with eternal truths.  Any other quotes come to mind?

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2016 Ovation Awards: Nominations & Winners

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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 Billings. Best Season CELEBRATION THEATRE Bootycandy Dream Boy The Boy From Oz GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE Barcelona Big Sky Guards at the Taj In & Of Itself Outside Mullingar Sex with Strangers Stage Kiss These Paper Bullets! ...

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Press Release: 8 Theaters Split $400K Gift

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 a total of $500,000 to LA STAGE Alliance and eight of its member theatres in the Los Angeles area. “Pearl loved going to work each day,” said Bill Bordy. “Despite what some considered her ...

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Sierra Madre Playhouse Wins Grant

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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 Madre Playhouse is one of four Los Angeles and Seattle area theaters newly designated as a grantee and is the only intimate theater to be so awarded. According to the Foundation, its “theater enrichment work fosters the art ...

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Remembering Barbara Tarbuck

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 suffering from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Her last work as a director was Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike  by Christopher Durang at the Edgemar Center for the Arts. The Cast is so grateful ...

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Theater-Makers To Become Activists

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, the last day of the National Month of Outrage: Theatre Artists Unite, Artists Rise Up Los Angeles (ARULA) will stage, E Pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One, a collection of short plays and scenes, music, dance, spoken word, art installations, photography and multi-media presentations at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood at 7pm. The one night only benefit performance, ...

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