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Thoughts on Steven Leigh Morris being named new Executive Director of LA Stage Alliance

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A page has turned in the volumes referring to the LA stage community. The Los Angeles Stage Alliance (LASA) has announced Steven Leigh Morris as its new Executive Director. Well known both locally and nationally for his passion about theater and his integrity about journalism, Steven recently founded Stage Raw  after 30 years with the local alternative newspaper, the LA Weekly.  In addition, when the ...

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Stage Raw’s 2nd Symposium: “Funding Arts Journalism”

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Stage Raw: These are tumultuous days for the theater community in Los Angeles, but one thing is for sure: There has never been a better time for the community to draw together for the purposes of thought-provoking self-analysis.  Jenny Lower reports on Stage Raw’s second of three symposia: “Funding Arts Journalism.”  

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Stage Raw’s First Symposium: “Visualizing the Invisible: Form and Content”

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Stage Raw: These are tumultuous days for the theater community in Los Angeles, but one thing is for sure: There has never been a better time for the community to draw together for the purposes of thought-provoking self-analysis.  Paul Birchall reports on Stage Raw’s first of three symposia: “Visualizing the Invisible: Form and Content.”

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War and Peace: Rebecca Metz on Actors’ Equity Association and Its Plan for L.A.

This Stage: Earlier this year the union’s heavily-lobbied proposal to replace the 99-Seat plan was put to an “advisory referendum,” i.e. a vote of the Los Angeles membership, which resoundingly rejected it by a 2-1 margin. Despite that vote, the union’s national council approved the plan, with some incremental variations. The union has announced that it will implement its plan in April, 2016, putting Los Angeles actors ...

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The Referendum, and its Discontents

Stage Raw: The National Council of Actors Equity Association overruled the overwhelming results of a local referendum.  Defying the clearly-expressed wishes of its local membership, the union insists that its actors must now work for at least minimum wage for rehearsals and performances, or – with a few exceptions — not at all.  What now?  http://bit.ly/1FPl9y6

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$150 Pay Scheme for Reviews Hurts L.A. Theatre

So you’re a theater having a hard time getting audiences. A new pay-for-play scheme under way by the ever-tempestuous L.A.-based theater website Bitter Lemons allows you to pay the website directly for a published review. http://bit.ly/1GHU44Q

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