Geography and LA Theater

moving geography footlightsKCRW’s Anthony Byrnes asks the simple question:

What if theaters came to you rather than you went to theaters?

After all, if theaters in Los Angeles are looking to cost-share and broaden their audience by partnering with theaters in New York, why not partner up with other theaters in Los Angeles?

I once told someone, who lived in the Palisades, to go see a fantastic show in Pasadena and he replied, with no sense of sarcasm, “It would take me two days to get there at that time of day. Are you nuts?”


About Tracey Paleo

Tracey Paleo is Associate Editor at FootLights Magazine. She's also the Founder and Chief Editor of the arts and culture site, Gia On The Move, where she often reviews live performance events.

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  1. Here’s another thought. How about, instead of buying an expensive administrative headquarters in North Hollywood, Equity had instead purchased a small and/or mid-size theatre space and then rented it out at fair value to companies who wished to move up to either 99-seat agreement contracts or better? I’m not talking about Equity producing intimate theatre, just landlording in a humane way that would help small theatres professionalize. It would help test Equity’s theory that contract small theatre is do-able in Los Angeles.

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