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Edward Albee: I Prefer Yes to No

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When an American playwright with enough interesting insights to win 3 Pulitzer Prizes – 4 if you count the one not given to him because the advisory committee didn’t want to give a prize out in 1963 – dies, it’s best to allow him to write his own column.  Especially for Edward Albee who always seemed to have something prickly – and honest – to ...

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Breaking: Equity Replies to Plaintiffs’ Rebuttal

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On September 2, Actors’ Equity has replied to the court about the Plaintiffs’ rebuttal to Equity’s Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit.  The 29 page document may be found here. The Court has all the papers and now a single person, Judge Terry J. Hatter, Jr., will get to revisit the situation he presided over in 1989.  He will decide what happens next.

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Historic Armenian Musical Is a Love Story

Armenian Genocide Wedding

On September 10, for one weekend only, native Angelena and three time Emmy award winning composer Denise Gentilini and recording artist Lisa Nemzo will mount their original production, I Am Alive,  for an exclusive showing at the Alex Theatre in Glendale.  Gentilini, who is of Armenian descent, tells the story of the Armenian Genocide through the account of her grandparents who survived the systematic killing ...

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Sacred Fools Announces 2016-2017 Season

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Sacred Fools Theater Company announces their landmark 20th Season and Beyond, featuring World and Regional Premieres, as well as complementary programming to celebrate their history and community.  Artistic Directors Bryan Bellomo, Danielle Ozymandias, and Alicia Conway Rock have selected a slate of four plays for their 2016–2017 season. “The plays we’ve selected for this platinum anniversary year represent a spectrum of Foolish ideals – a ...

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Union Members Unveil Alternative 99-Seat Vision

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The center of discussion at the town hall meeting this past Monday was an alternative vision from that of Actors’ Equity for what intimate theater can look like in Los Angeles.  Presented by Larry Poindexter, the alternative vision (official PDF here) represents input from a large number of interviews with both Union members and theater companies. The new plan, the Los Angeles Intimate Theatre Code ...

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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

ICT Long Beach Performing Arts Center

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!

Tim Robbins Union Man

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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