Registered Critic: Don Grigware

Don Grigware is an Ovation nominated actor and journalist/writer whose contributions to theatre through the years have included 6 years as theatre editor of NoHoLA, a contributor to LA Stage Magazine and currently on his own website: www.grigwaretalkstheatre.com Don hails from Holyoke, Massachusetts and holds two Masters Degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Education and Bilingual Studies. He is a teacher of foreign language and ESL. Don contributed to BWW for over 10 years and received a BWW Award for Excellence in 2014 as one of the top ten Regional Editors across the globe. Don is also an author/playwright and recently published Books I, II & III of his children's fable Two Worlds Together: Donnelly's Greatest Christmas. You may purchase copies of the two volumes at amazon.com A trilogy of one-acts in a collection called Holiday Madness was recently revised and re-published, also on amazon.com. Both the story and plays are available on kindle as well as in paperback. There are new projects on the horizon, including co-authoring an autobiography, publishing a collection of scary mini-plays - 10-15 minutes in length - and publishing a sequel to Two Worlds Together, entitled Donnelly Tackles Technology. Let's brave COVID-19 and come out strong and healthy! Stay tuned for more fun and games!

Two New Exciting Creative Projects for Stephen Foster and Chuck Pelletier During Covid-19

Actors/writing partners Chuck Pelletier and Stephen Foster created the popular musical The Green Room and released a CD of the show in 2006 to great acclaim. It has toured across country and played off Broadway to excellent reviews in 2019. Now there is a new website devoted exclusively to The Green Room. Recently they composed … Continue reading Two New Exciting Creative Projects for Stephen Foster and Chuck Pelletier During Covid-19


Writer Par Excellence Shelly Goldstein Offers Sage Advice During Covid-19

Writer/actress/cabaret performer Shelly Goldstein is very popular worldwide and is in a constant state of motion with a unique sense of humor. In this special creativity interview she talks about just that. Especially wonderful is her advice to everyone to stretch your horizons and reach out to others. DG: Overall, what are you doing during … Continue reading Writer Par Excellence Shelly Goldstein Offers Sage Advice During Covid-19


Actor/Singer Robert Bannon Works Creatively During COVID-19 Closure of Feinstein's

Actor/singer Robert Bannon has worked on Broadway and on TV's "SNL." He was scheduled to present his cabaret show "Unfinished Business" at Feinstein's at Vitello's April 14 (Feinstein's is closed until further notice because of the Corona Virus.) In our conversation he tells us about his background and how his love of the "American Songbook" … Continue reading Actor/Singer Robert Bannon Works Creatively During COVID-19 Closure of Feinstein's


From Mormon to Callback Queen Actor/Singer Luke Monday Takes the LA Stage By Storm

Actor/singer Luke Monday has performed as standby for Elder Price in The Book of Mormon which just canceled at the Ahmanson Theatre. He is now preparing to perform his concert/cabaret at Rockwell Table & Stage on Monday March 16 entitled Callback Queen. In our interview Monday talks about both shows and how he really likes … Continue reading From Mormon to Callback Queen Actor/Singer Luke Monday Takes the LA Stage By Storm


Nowhere on the Border director Stewart J. Zully Presents His Take on the Play Currently at The Road Theatre on Magnolia

The Road Theatre Co is proud to present the premiere of "Nowhere on the Border" by Carlos Lacámara and directed by Stewart J. Zully. The play concerns itself with the question "Why do people cross borders?". Two working class men, an Anglo on border watch and a Mexican, face off in the desert. What is … Continue reading Nowhere on the Border director Stewart J. Zully Presents His Take on the Play Currently at The Road Theatre on Magnolia


Nowhere on the Border Playwright Carlos Lacámara Talks About His Critically Acclaimed Play at The Road

The Road Theatre Co is proud to present the premiere of Nowhere on the Border by Carlos Lacámara and directed by Stewart J. Zully. The play concerns itself with the question "Why do people cross borders?" Two working class men, an Anglo on border watch and a Mexican, face off in the desert. What is … Continue reading Nowhere on the Border Playwright Carlos Lacámara Talks About His Critically Acclaimed Play at The Road


Del Shores Goes This Side of Crazy

Actor/playwright Del Shores certainly needs no introduction. His plays Southern Baptist Sissies, Sordid Lives, and The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife have been made into either films or TV series. Shores is opening his latest play This Side of Crazy at the Zephyr Theatre, tonight, January 31. In our conversation he tells … Continue reading Del Shores Goes This Side of Crazy


The Eighth Annual Eddon Awards

The Best of LA Theatre for 2017 by Don Grigware There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2017 which I did not cover. This list is based solely on what I saw and reviewed. Alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed Artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories … Continue reading The Eighth Annual Eddon Awards


The Seventh Annual Eddon Awards

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2016 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, technical awards. I leave that to the … Continue reading The Seventh Annual Eddon Awards

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