Tag Archives: LA Weekly

Updated: Lauded L.A. Theater in 2016

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Local writers are reflecting on the best that appeared on Los Angeles stages, both large and small, the previous 365 days.  Turns out there was a lot: L.A. Times Theater Critic Charles McNulty’s list focused nearly exclusively on the larger stages but Orson Bean’s storytelling at the Pacific Resident Theatre made the list as well. Dany Margolies‘s list at Time Out includes the highly lauded ...

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LA Weekly’s Bold Five of 2015

LA Weekly’s Bill Raden wants theater not just to be beautiful.  He wants it bold: And while 2015 offered its share of scintillating Los Angeles stage riches, to this temperamental observer it proved all too typical in one troubling respect: the continuing timidity of L.A. companies when it comes to tackling new plays. New work rooted in the community and the risk-taking producers that present ...

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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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Why Doesn’t L.A. Get the Cool New Plays Like Those Cities Back East?

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LA Weekly:  Los Angeles has a lot going for it when it comes to theater. It’s filled with creative types, has a large and vocal 99-seat theater scene, is home to some heavyweight large theaters putting on big-budget productions and is crawling with successful TV and film actors who enjoy doing stage work.  Why, then, do so many of the country’s coolest plays — including ...

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When a Man With a Gun Is Upset That You Slept With His Sister

L.A. Weekly: In Lyle Kessler’s The Great Divide, director David Fofi’s final production before departing the Elephant Stages, a father and two sons enmeshed in a lifetime of resentment and abuse replay their rancor in the presence of a one-armed psychopath and his sister. http://bit.ly/1N8z7Rs

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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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Stage Raw Awards

1st ANNUAL Celebration Theatre co-presents the first-ever Stage Raw Theater Awards, picking up where the L.A. Weekly Theater Awards left off last year, honoring the best work in L.A.’s theaters of up to 99-seats. It’s no secret that many of these theaters, and the quality of the work they produce, are now embattled by pending policies proposed by Actors Equity Association. The first-ever Stage Raw ...

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