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Ojai Playwrights Conference Announces 19th Season

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The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC) announces its 19th season with a program of playwrights, new play workshops, and special performance events from August 7–14, 2016 in Ojai, California. The OPC Summer New Works Festival will feature eleven events over five days with established and up-and-coming playwrights.  Nick Gandiello will be this year’s “Writer-In-Residence.” “In our 2016 OPC season entitled ‘Across the Divide,’ our playwrights are reaching out, ...

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Playwrights & Partnerships: Creating the Future at The Blank Theatre

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  Collaboratively exciting on the festival scene this Summer is the alliance between The Blank Theatre, The Hollywood Fringe Festival and Theatre Asylum. For the first time, Founding Artistic Director Daniel Henning, has opened The Blank Theater’s doors to Fringe, which if successful, may help deepen the relationships necessary to continue building Hollywood’s largest and most organized annual theater event.  As a key cornerstone of ...

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Wallis Annenberg Center Announces 2016-17 Season

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The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts’ 2016-17 season will include over 300 performances of more than 50 different programs of theater, dance, and music featuring both local and world-renowned talent: Theater @ The Wallis The Wallis and For The Record production of Scorsese: American Crime Requiem September 21 – October 16, 2016 For The Record series is a form of live entertainment turning ...

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South Coast Repertory Announces 2016-17 Season

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South Coast Repertory has announced its 2016-17 season.  The theater’s commitment to new voices in the American theater will be seen through three world premieres and five West Coast premieres. Sept. 2–Oct. 2, 2016 All the Way by Robert Schenkkan, directed by Marc Masterson Lyndon B. Johnson has been catapulted into the most powerful job on earth. No stranger to back room deals, Johnson takes ...

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Laguana Playhouse Announces 2016-2017 Season

The Laguna Playhouse has announced it 2016-2017 season: All Shook Up July 6 – August 7, 2016 (Press Opening July 10) Book by Joe DiPietro A newcomer’s rock ‘n’ roll attitude shakes up an Eisenhower-era town in this Broadway musical featuring the best of Elvis Presley. Billy & Ray October 5 – October 30, 2016 (Press Opening October 9) Written by Mike Bencivenga Directed by ...

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The Bechdel Test and the Art of Politics

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Have you heard of the Bechdel test?  It was developed to formalize an observation made by Virginia Woolf about the simplicity of women’s characters in literature.  A piece of fiction passes the test if, and only if, three conditions are met: The work has at least two women in it who talk to each other about something other than a man. Given the simplicity of ...

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Theatricum Botanicum Announces 2016 Season

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The summer season lineup at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum includes four timeless classics that continue to reflect our life and times centuries after Shakespeare’s death 400 years ago. It all takes place at Theatricum’s unique and spectacular outdoor setting under the California live oaks and summer skies of Topanga.  The five mainstage productions will play in repertory through October 2.  Dates indicate the first performance ...

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Letter: 99-Seat Plan to Equity Contract – The Data

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[The database discussed in this letter has since been updated.  Details may be found here.] I just spent about a year of researching 99-Seat productions that moved to contracts. And here’s what I found (with help from the Los Angeles Theater Community): At least 127 productions that began in 99-Seat theaters graduated to a level where the actors received Equity contracts. 917 Equity contracts were ...

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Geffen Playhouse Announces 2016-2017 Season

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Beginning its third decade of producing world-class theater, the not-for-profit Geffen Playhouse announces its upcoming season: Barbecue  (written by Robert O’Hara), September 6 – October 16, 2016.  West Coast Premiere.  From Obie and Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O’Hara comes a new comedy about sibling love and loathing. The Model Apartment  (written by Donald Margulies, directed by Evan Cabnet), October 11 – November 20, 2016. Pulitzer ...

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Pasadena Playhouse Announces 2016-2017 Season

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The Pasadena Playhouse has announced its 2016-2017.  This will be the final season under the guidance of Artistic Director, Sheldon Epps. The Fantasticks (written by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, directed by Seema Sueko), September 6, 2016 – October 2, 2016;  Opening: September 11 at 5:00pm.  Winner of a Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre, The Fantasticks is a lyrical and romantic musical that tells ...

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