Non-Registered Critics: Ashley Steed

Ashley Steed is a theatre maker, creative producer and writer. In Los Angeles, she's started a company that devises new works called The Visceral City Project and is also a member of Son of Semele Ensemble. She's worked on numerous projects as a director, performer or producer here in LA as well as London. She began her writing career with LA Stage Magazine under the mentorship of the late Lee Melville. Ashley holds a BA in Theatre from USC and an MA in Theatre and Performance from Queen Mary, University of London.

DCA and Hollywood Fringe Present Panel Discussion: LA Theater Scene and Paths Towards Success

PRESS RELEASE LA's Leading Theater Presenters Talk Strategy, Tools, and Fringe Theater Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Sacred Fools Theater Los Angeles – The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and the Hollywood Fringe Festival will present "LA Theater Scene and Paths Towards Success", a panel about theater presenting in Los Angeles on … Continue reading DCA and Hollywood Fringe Present Panel Discussion: LA Theater Scene and Paths Towards Success


Echo Theater Co launches 'Playwrights' Studio' with Boni B. Alvarez & Erik Patterson

Echo Theater Company launches ‘Playwrights' Studio' in May LOS ANGELES (April 20, 2017) — The Echo Theater Company, anointed "Best Bet for Ballsy Original Plays" by the LA Weekly, introduces “Playwrights' Studio,” a training center for playwrights, directors and actors creating new work in Los Angeles. Two six-week writing classes taught by prominent Los Angeles-based … Continue reading Echo Theater Co launches 'Playwrights' Studio' with Boni B. Alvarez & Erik Patterson


Director Jon Lawrence Rivera Celebrates 25 Years of Playwrights' Arena

Director Jon Lawrence Rivera founded Playwrights' Arena in 1992 at the time of the LA riots. Wanting to produce plays by LA-based playwrights and to create opportunities for actors of color, Rivera has been changing and challenging the Los Angeles theatrical landscape for 25 years. To celebrate 25 years of producing new work, Rivera wanted … Continue reading Director Jon Lawrence Rivera Celebrates 25 Years of Playwrights' Arena


#SaveTheNEA

From the Americans for the Arts Action Fund: The White House released its proposed budget to Congress today, officially recommending full termination of funding of both the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for FY2018. This is the first American President in history to propose zeroing out all … Continue reading #SaveTheNEA


Creativity in a Time of Grief

Although I've officially been the Editor in Chief of the new and improved Better Lemons since November, this is my first article. I've sat down a few times to write something - about how we need to be taking risks and creating magic on our stages, about bringing the theatre community together, about my passion … Continue reading Creativity in a Time of Grief


Theatre Lemonade of 2016

Although I've only been the Editor in Chief of the new and improved Better Lemons since November, I've been actively seeing (and making) theatre this year. Here are some of my favourites. 1984 by Headlong Theatre at the Broad Stage. I had just moved back to LA from London when this show opened in London and … Continue reading Theatre Lemonade of 2016

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