Tag Archives: Antaeus Theatre Company

Year in Review According to All the Critics

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Bitter Lemons:  As a site that aggregates reviews of Los Angeles theater, Bitter Lemons offers a unique perspective in what was the most compelling – or at least the most enthusiastically reviewed – shows of 2015.  As far as where to go for theater in 2016?  One place to start might be those companies with the best rated seasons of 2015: 1) Zombie Joe’s Underground ...

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It’s Our Birthday, Let’s Celebrate!

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FootLights is now ten years old. It started as a dream. The dream was to create a publication that would serve Los Angeles the way Playbill serves New York. A simple idea, hell, how hard could it be? Now ten years later, that question, that idea, has led to a magazine that serves a significant part of the Los Angeles intimate theatre scene. In those ...

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The Architecture of Antaeus Theatre Company

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“Theatre isn’t just about us. It’s about serving the community. We are here to serve.” ~John Sloan The room is quiet. Empty. Just myself and Co-Artistic Directors John Sloan and Bill Brochtrup (Rob Nagle was not available) are seated in the atheneum, where everything from meetings to rehearsals to classes are conducted. There’s privacy. So it’s not a normal day. Routine, as both men vividly describe, are laughable, theatrical antics that tend to overlap in the compressed space. How ...

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Dakin Matthews: A Layman Looks at the Lawsuit

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I’m no lawyer, but here’s my quick take on the lawsuit in more or less plain English. Who is being sued? AEA and Mary McColl, sometimes together, sometimes separately. Who is suing? Eighteen parties, all but two, apparently, members of AEA. But not all parties have the same standing; that is, the same basis for a suit: that they have sustained or will sustain harm ...

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Antaeus Theatre Company Announces its 2016-17 Season

The Antaeus Theatre Company has announced its 2016-17 season: 1)  Cloud Nine: Caryl Churchill’s Obie Award-winning, comic farce of gender and sexual politics will be directed by Casey Stangl 2)  Hedda Gabler: Henrik Ibsen’s study of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage, her tormented desire for escape, and her yearning for individual and spiritual freedom will be directed by Steven Robman. 3)  Cat on ...

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12 Best Theater Companies In Los Angeles

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LAist: The vitality and fun of Los Angeles’s theater scene should not be a well-kept secret.  L.A. is home to dozens of excellent theater organizations and companies offering great productions all the time in venues large and small. Here are some of the best of them. http://bit.ly/1JRpIKw

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It’s Not Easy, Bein’ Seen

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Stage Raw: There are hundreds of theaters, unknown even in their own back yards. You’d think in an age where “Google” has become a verb, no information could remain hidden. Kevin Delin looks at the causes of why L.A.’s intimate theater is “The Invisible Man,” and what to do about being seen. http://bit.ly/1DPe

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Dakin Matthews

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Dakin Matthews deeply understands the actor, although his journey has been anything but traditional.  “I never intended on being an actor.  I fell into it by way of teaching,” Matthews says.  “I was teaching in the Bay Area and stumbled onto stage as a way to better understand the (Shakespearean) text I was teaching my students.”  For twenty years, Matthews drove upwards to a hundred ...

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