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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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Press Release: Plaintiffs’ Response to Equity Motion

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PRESS RELEASE From Lawsuit Plaintiffs LOS ANGELES (July 25, 2016) — As expected, Equity filed a motion to dismiss our lawsuit. We stand behind our claims and are going to file our response with the federal court. We are confident the court to see the validity of our lawsuit. Equity clearly violated the terms of our 1989 settlement agreement that established the Review Committee, refused to ...

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Final 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival Numbers

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The Hollywood Fringe Festival has released final numbers on its 2016 event: The Festival sold over 56,000 individual tickets. Ticket sales have increased more than 300% since the inaugural festival (2010). The festival sold an estimated $447,000 in tickets this year. Approximately 60% of all tickets were “Fringe-sold” (sold directly through the Fringe’s website and box office) and the remaining 40% of transactions were “venue-sold” ...

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Deaf West Creates Music Video

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The Los Angeles theater company Deaf West has long been lauded but, with its production of Spring Awakening, it’s currently driving a national conversation.  Recently, the National Endowment of the Arts published a report of their deaf theater roundtable discussion where Deaf West figured prominently.  And now, inspired by the company’s performance at the Tony Awards, Ingrid Michaelson created an American Sign Language version of ...

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L.A. Theatre Works Announces 2016-17 Season

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L.A. Theatre Works has announced its 2016-17 season of live audio recorded plays to be performed at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater.  Each play in the series will be performed in front of a live audience for future radio broadcast, and distribution on CD, digital download, and online streaming. September 22-25 Amadeus Peter Shaffer’s story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his nemesis, Antonio Salieri is punctuated ...

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Sierra Madre Playhouse Announces 2016-2017 Season

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In its 2016-17 season, Sierra Madre Playhouse continues its focus on American playwrights: Mainstage Shows: Sept. 23–Oct. 22, 2016: Bee-luther-hatchee. Written by Thomas Gibbons. Directed by Saundra McClain. A look at race and cultural appropriation. Who has the right to tell certain American stories? Nov. 18–Dec. 23: A Little House Christmas. Adapted by James DeVita. Based on the Little House on the Prairie books by ...

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