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6 Theatre Artists Share What They’re Looking Forward To

American Theatre: Los Angeles actor and Sacred Fools Theater Company member, Leon Russom,  gets a national platform to talk about his plans for 2016: Los Angeles actor Leon Russom who spent some of 2015 recovering from an illness (and vociferously opposing Equity’s changes to the city’s longstanding 99-Seat Plan), of Sacred Fools Theater, says he’ll return to the Fools for the premiere of Padraic Duffy’s ...

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REDCAT Announces Winter/Spring 2016 Season

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REDCAT, CalArts’ Downtown Center for Contemporary Arts, has announced its schedule of Winter/Spring 2016 events which include: Theater: the World Premiere of The Wooster Group’s production of The Room by Harold Pinter (Feb 4-14), Brazilian Director Christiane Jatahy’s Julia, a multimedia interpretation of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie (Feb 18-21), and Chile’s TeatroCinema’s imaginative stage-graphic novel Historia de Amor, told with 3d projections (Mar 31-Apr 3). ...

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The Echo Theatre Company Announces 2016 Season

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The Echo Theatre Company‘s 2016 season will include five premieres, up from four in 2015: Feb. 6 – March 13:  World premiere of Bed  (playwright Sheila Callaghan, director Jennifer Chambers).  The man. The woman. The couple. The other man. The bed. April 9 – May 15:  Los Angeles premiere of Dry Land  (playwright Ruby Rae Spiegel, director Alana Dietze).  Ester is a swimmer trying to stay afloat. ...

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John Pollono, Ambi-Coastal Writer

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There are likely few new playwrights today who have more experience with both Los Angeles and New York theater than John Pollono. His raw and dark comedy, Small Engine Repair, was originally staged in Los Angeles by Rogue Machine Theatre in 2011 to great commercial and critical success before making the jump to the Off-Broadway MCC Theater in 2013. And while Small Engine Repair was ...

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LA Times Critic Charles McNulty Lauds New Generation of Playwrights

LA Times Theater Critic, Charles McNulty, writes of the current revolution in American play writing: This fall season has provided Los Angeles theatergoers the opportunity to become better acquainted with the most exciting generation of playwrights to have burst onto the scene since I became a theater critic more than two decades ago.  

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Dramatists Guild President on Writer’s Rights

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Dramatists Guild of America President, Doug Wright, has officially weighed in on the controversy surrounding playwright Lloyd Suh’s decision to prevent Clarion University from producing his play, Jesus in India, over casting issues: November 18, 2015 Recently, issues of casting and race have arisen in our national conversation about theater. While the Dramatists Guild applauds these necessary, rigorous and heartfelt conversations, it seems to us ...

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The Making of King Lear: Behind the Scenes

The New York Review of Books:  A thorough review of The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 by James Shapiro discusses Shakespeare’s writing of King Lear in the context of the artist’s life.  How did the final version of the play veer from the source material – and why?

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A.R. Gurney on American Theater

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A.R. Gurney, the prolific playwright of such titles as Sylvia, The Dining Room, and, of course, Love Letters, turns 85 today.  We celebrate the day with these two insightful clips from 2000 where he discusses Broadway and the future of American Theater.  For Gurney’s more recent thoughts, including those on his latest play, Love & Money, which just had its World Premiere this summer at ...

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Guarding Arthur Miller: When Writers’ Estates Say No

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The Guardian:  Theater directors and writers’ estates do not always see eye to eye. As a new generation seeks to reinterpret Arthur Miller’s work, we lift the lid on the scandals, bans and breakthroughs.

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Theatre @Boston Court Announces 2016 Season

The Theatre @Boston Court has announced its 2016 season: 1)  Narrated by the ghost of a missing 15-year-old girl, Colony Collapse (by Stefanie Zadravek, directed by Jessica Kubzansky) explores the cost one family is willing to pay for a second chance. In an effort to get their lives on track, recovering addicts Mark and Julia have taken over the day-to-day operations of an apple orchard ...

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