Tracey Paleo

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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.

Press Release: 3 99-Seat Remounts at Kirk Douglas Announced

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Press Release: LOS ANGELES (December 20, 2016) — Center Theatre Group has selected three local productions for the inaugural Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Block Party will remount Coeurage Theatre Company’s production of Failure: A Love Story  by Philip Dawkins, Echo Theater Company’s production of Dry Land  by Ruby Rae Spiegel and Fountain Theatre’s production of Citizen: An American Lyric  ...

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Little Fish Theatre Presents Pick of the Vine

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Little Fish Theatre presents Pick of the Vine opening on January 13, 2007, as the first production of its 2017 season. Pick of the Vine is a collection of original short-subject plays.  This year’s selections take a look at life from beginning to end and provide insight about what happens outside of the public eye: What happens when your adult son still believes in Santa? ...

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Press Release: Pro99 Calls For New Referendum

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Press Release: LOS ANGELES (December 14, 2016) — Members of L.A.’s “Pro99” theater community continue to gather signatures to demand a new referendum on Actors’ Equity’s 99-Seat Theater Plan, which is scheduled to end today. Despite an overwhelming “No” vote by over 66% of the Los Angeles membership on a referendum put before it last April, the union moved forward to eliminate the existing plan ...

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UPDATED: L.A. Writers Comment on The End

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With the clock winding down on the Settlement Agreement that was first set up in 1989, L.A. intimate theater is about to face new rules from Actors’ Equity. Needless to say, several L.A. writers didn’t let the moment go unnoticed. LA Stage Alliance Executive Director and Stage Raw Magazine Publisher Steven Leigh Morris penned a column to the L.A. theater community. Long time KCRW critic ...

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BREAKING: Plaintiffs Will Fight To Be Heard

PRESS RELEASE From Lawsuit Plaintiffs LOS ANGELES (Dec. 9, 2016) — In response to a court decision on Thursday, Dec. 8 dismissing their lawsuit against Actors’ Equity Association, the Plaintiffs announced that they will continue to fight for the survival of the 99-seat theater system. Gary Grossman, an actor, producer and one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, stated that, “We are very disappointed in ...

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HIPPO Life is Healing Through Art

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“I’m an actor and a coach.” Ok. What else?  After teaching acting on Hollywood Row for years, Anthony Gilardi of Anthony Gilardi Acting Studio wanted to do more. He did. He created HIPPO Life, a non profit dedicated to using art as a means of rehabilitation, social awareness, creative expression, empowerment, and helping his fellow man/woman. I recently sat down with Anthony to find out more. Forming ...

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A Pair of Letters from Equity

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It’s been quite a day in Los Angeles Theater.  First, the court ruled to dismiss the lawsuit brought on Actors’ Equity Association by a large group of Los Angeles theater-makers.  And now, in anticipation of the termination of the 99-Seat Plan in Los Angeles next week, Actors’ Equity Association sent out two emails. One to LA Equity Members: As you are aware, there has been much ...

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UPDATED: Judge Dismisses Suit Against Equity

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Breaking: Judge Hatter has dismissed, without prejudice, the lawsuit brought against Equity by Los Angeles.  The official court document of the judgement may be found here. For more of the history of this lawsuit and Equity’s motion to dismiss, click here. Dakin Matthews has commented extensively on the court documents.  His most recent analysis is found here. Kevin Delin has provided comprehensive analysis of this ...

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Echo Theater Company’s 20th Season

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Echo Theater Company turns 20 in 2017.  The 2017 season (#EchoAt20) will include three world premieres as well as one West Coast premiere.  In addition, the company will present LABFest 2017, a festival of developmental readings culled from the Echo’s 2016-17 Writer’s Lab, and a 20th Anniversary Short Play Festival of new plays from writers in the Echo family. The 2017 20th Anniversary Season schedule ...

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L.A. Drama Critics Circle expands by 4

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The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) has expanded its circle by 4 for 2017.  Both F. Kathleen Foley of the Los Angeles Times and Rob Stevens of Haines His Way are returning and are joined by new members, Erin Conley of On Stage & Screen and Frances Baum Nicholson of Stage Struck Review and SCNG. The 2017 Circle includes 24 critics from throughout Los ...

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