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Rogue Artists Ensemble 1st Complete Season

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Rogue Artists Ensemble has just announced their first complete season of performances for 2017. The season includes one world premiere immersive production in association with East West Players, one workshop of an original site-specific adaptation commissioned by the City of West Hollywood, one reading of an original script, and a remount and reinvention of an all-ages production at the Pasadena Playhouse. This year will see ...

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No 2017 NYC Fringe Festival

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How to keep a 20 year old Fringe Festival fresh?  If the Fringe Festival is in New York City, apparently you skip a year.   According to the Festival’s website, the hiatus will allow organizers to restart with a (insert mixed art metaphor here) blank canvas.   No further explanation is given.  From their website: While the New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) celebrates our first twenty ...

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The Blank’s Young Playwrights Winners

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Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary, The Blank Theatre’s Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival has chosen 12 plays by playwrights aged 17, 18, and 19 from six different states and the District of Columbia. These plays will be presented by professional actors and directors in this year’s Festival at The Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, June 1–25. Said Daniel Henning, Founding Artistic Director of The Blank, “Each ...

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The Wallis Announces 2017/18 Season

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The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis) has announced the 2017/18 season, which features 250 performances delivering groundbreaking produced and presented works in dance, music and theater from locally, nationally and internationally renowned artists and companies. The 2017/18 season, beginning October 8, 2017, marks the second year of programming under the leadership of Artistic Director Paul Crewes, Managing Director Rachel Fine and ...

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The Colony Theatre Unveils New Kids Summer Camp

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The Colony Theatre in Burbank has unveiled its new groundbreaking summer camp, C.R.E.A.T.E. The highly innovative camp is part of a new Colony Kids Programming Initiative. Colony Kids C.R.E.A.T.E. (Create. Really. Exciting. Art. Together. Everyday.) brings campers into the worlds of theatre and film. Over the course of six weeks (Monday–Friday, 8:30am–1:30pm), campers will experience what actually goes into staging a play and shooting a ...

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Newly Formed ‘Independent Theatres of Los Angeles’ To Hold Citywide Auditions

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Press Release Intimate theater companies in Los Angeles that have been denied membership status by Actors Equity Association, and/or find themselves financially unable to sign AEA’s new Los Angeles 99-Seat Theater Agreement, are banding together under the title “Independent Theatres of Los Angeles.” Sixteen theaters have joined ITLA to date, with more companies expected to become members soon. Under the auspices of ITLA, citywide auditions ...

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CTG To Hold ‘Into the Woods’ Open Cast Party

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On Saturday, May 13, 2017, following the 2 p.m. matinee performance of Fiasco Theater’s Into the Woods at the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group will throw a cast party for all the Bakers and Witches, Cinderellas and Princes, Milky Whites, Little Red Riding Hoods, et al., who have ever appeared in a production of Into the Woods. With a pianist to play songs from Into ...

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Coeurage Theatre Company 2017 Season

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Coeurage Theatre Company Los Angeles’ Pay-What-You-Can  theater company (Jeremy Lelliott, Artistic Director; Nicole Monet, Executive Director), begins its eighth season with a slate of three plays. June 3–July 1, 2017 Nicky World Premiere Inspired by Anton Chekhov’s Ivanov Directed by Beth Lopes Nicky transforms the world of 1800s Russia into present day Palm Springs. Under the piercing desert sun, characters plod through the unforgiving heat clinging ...

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ISC Announces New Board Member

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Press Release Los Angeles Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC) announces that Halle Stanford has been unanimously elected to the board of directors. A nine-time Emmy-nominated children’s television producer, Stanford joined The Jim Henson Company in 1993 and holds the position of Executive Vice President, Children’s Entertainment. She has developed and produced many well-known properties for The Jim Henson Company including Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Train, ...

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Kennedy Center College Theatre Awards

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9 Awards in total were presented to works in Northern and Southern California schools including University of Southern California, University of California, Irvine, Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy, Glendale College, Fresno City College, and American River College. Press Release: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced the national awardees for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). Selected awardees ...

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