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.

Ashley Steed Concludes EiC Tour

Ten years ago I was an intern at LA Stage Alliance. One day Lee Melville, who was the Editor of LA Stage Magazine (like an actual magazine made of paper), came to us interns and asked us if we’d like to write an interview for the publication. I immediately...

DCA Hosts L.A. Theater Town Hall featuring Greg Reiner - NEA

This is from their FACEBOOK EVENT:

Join Los Angeles area theatre professionals, presenters, art directors, and funders to get engaged about the LA Theater scene and its future.

Greg Reiner, NEA Director of Theater and Musical Theater, will be in Los Angeles to discuss the current state of affairs at the...

#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...

Doggie Logic in Mac Wellman's The Offending Gesture

I’m currently rehearsing Mac Wellman’s The Offending Gesture at Son of Semele Ensemble (opening Saturday, March 18th). This play is both bewildering and delightful. It follows Blondi, a German Shepherd belonging to Noble Wolf (aka Adolf Hitler) and Jackie, a Finnish mutt, as they try to encourage Noble Wolf...

Unleashing the Animal Within at Deaf West

Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, produced by the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Deaf West Theatre opens in the Lovelace Studio Theater at The Wallis on Friday, March 10. It will run through March 26. Single tickets: $40 – $75 (prices subject to change)...

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 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...

Ashley's Lemonade Stand: Hollywood Fringe, part 5

Welcome to Ashley’s Lemonade Stand! This column is to help promote shows and emerging companies around Los Angeles that I find are a refreshing concoction of sweet tangy goodness.

For Hollywood Fringe, I’m giving snippet reviews of shows I think are worth mentioning and checking out.

Agree? Disagree? Be sure to...

Ashley's Lemonade Stand: Hollywood Fringe, part 4

Welcome to Ashley’s Lemonade Stand! This column is to help promote shows and emerging companies around Los Angeles that I find are a refreshing concoction of sweet tangy goodness.
For Hollywood Fringe, I’m giving snippet reviews of shows I think are worth mentioning and checking out.
Agree? Disagree? Be sure to...

Ashley's Lemonade Stand: Hollywood Fringe, part 3

Welcome to Ashley’s Lemonade Stand! This column is to help promote shows and emerging companies around Los Angeles that I find are a refreshing concoction of sweet tangy goodness.

For Hollywood Fringe, I’m giving snippet reviews of shows I think are worth mentioning and checking out.

Be sure to tweet me...

Ashley's Lemonade Stand: Hollywood Fringe, part 2

 

Welcome to Ashley’s Lemonade Stand! This column is to help promote shows and emerging companies around Los Angeles that I find are a refreshing concoction of sweet tangy goodness.

For Hollywood Fringe, I’m giving snippet reviews of shows I think are worth mentioning and checking out.

Be sure to tweet me...

Ashley's Lemonade Stand: Hollywood Fringe, part 1

Welcome to Ashley’s Lemonade Stand! This column is to help promote shows and emerging companies around Los Angeles that I find are a refreshing concoction of sweet tangy goodness.

For Hollywood Fringe, I’m giving snippet reviews of shows I think are worth mentioning and checking out.

Be sure to tweet me...