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Red Ink – Playwrights Arena

In directing Red Ink at Playwrights Arena, Nike Doukas has provided a gem to Los Angeles Theatre audiences. A 95-minute journey into the heart and mind of an accomplished newspaper reporter, the entire play takes place in the activities room of a psyche facility.  Through drama therapy, Jerome (Leo Marks) looks for clarity and redemption after failing at a job he never wanted, as Editor-in-Chief of The ...

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Word of Mouth

What are the points of information that influence you to see a show? How do we expand word of mouth? Let’s find out! How do we Choose What motivates you to see a show? This is not a rhetorical question. In a sense, we in Los Angeles, the theatre going public, are asked to make that choice on a weekly basis. The quandary that arises, is ...

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Ovation Awards January 29, 2018 Nominees

This information is supplied courtesy of LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards BEST SEASON CENTER THEATRE GROUP Amélie, A New Musical Archduke Citizen: An American Lyric (The Fountain Theatre) Dry Land (The Echo Theater Company) Failure: A Love Story (Coeurage Theatre Company) Good Grief King Of The Yees Ma Rainey‘s Black Bottom Throw Me On The Burnpile And Light Me Up Vicuña Zoot Suit GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE ...

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What is the responsibility of the artist in these times?

At FootLights, we often struggle with the dilemma of addressing political issues. Here’s a great read from the Clyde Fitch Report.

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The Paul Robeson Theatre Festival

“Harlem to Central Avenue” The Robey Theatre Company in association with the Los Angeles Theatre Center, is presenting a three day festival Starting August 25th. Danny Glove and Ben Guillory will be hosting the opening night with a World Premiere reading of “Birdland Blue” by Randy Ross, a peek into the world of Miles Davis in the summer of 1959. “While performing at New York ...

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Banner Year for the Hollywood Fringe

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The 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival did it again, With a significant rise in participation, attendance and revenue, it would seem that there is a hunger for new edgy works for Los Angeles audiences. Official HFF17 Stats The eighth Hollywood Fringe sold an estimated $540,000 in ticket sales. This is a 21% increase in ticket sales from last year. The numbers reflect a growth trend that has been ...

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At Harvard?!

In January, the federal government called out the institute (Harvards A.R.T. Institute) for burdening its students with loan debt averaging about $78,000 each… will take the next three years to work on a strategic plan for the Institute.” N.Y. Times- Sophie Higney

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An Open Letter To LA Theatre Community

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Last week New Musicals Inc. filed a charge against Actors Equity Association through the National Labor Relations Board.  The charge centers upon unfair business practices, accusing AEA of placing New Musicals Inc. on a “Do Not Work” list without cause. Actors Equity Association is demanding that its members do not engage with NMI, threatening union members with penalties, sanctions and possible expulsion from the union.  ...

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The Lyons at the Road

  The Road Theatre just opened a new show at their Lankershim location –  The Lyons by Nicky Silver. This play Which originally opened off Broadway at The Vinyard Theatre in 2011. The following season, it moved to the great white way starring Linda Lavin at the Cort. Scott Allen Smith, the Associate Artistic Director of The Road Theatre Company, directs The Lyons.  Scott is ...

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Latino Theater Company Announces 2017 season

Three world premieres by Los Angeles-based playwrights Jonathan Ceniceroz, John Pollono and Diane Rodriguez make up the centerpiece of the Latino Theatre Company’s 2017 season at The Los Angeles Theatre Center. The company will also produce and curate the 2017 Encuentro de las Americas, a three-week international theater festival celebrating dynamic contemporary Latinx and Latin American theater that spans Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Central and ...

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