Registered Critic: Elaine L. Mura - LA Splash

Born and raised in New Jersey, Elaine Mura moved to New York City as an adult, where she completed her doctorate in psychology and worked in one of New York’s many State hospitals. Subsequently, she decided to scratch a persistent itch to travel and spent ten years living and working in Denmark, Germany, Portugal, and Iran – with shorter stops in the many scenic spots in between. She aplied her skills all over the world doing research, clinical practice, and academic pursuits. Since relocating to Los Angeles, she taught students in the graduate program at Pepperdine University for many years and spent the last 20 years as a forensic psychologist with the California State prison system. But the writing bug forever lay just beneath the surface, and she is currently writing magazine articles and theater reviews while working on a play, a novel, and a book of short stories.

COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: A Nomad's Journey - An Interview with IAMA's Stefanie Black

The co-artistic director of IAMA Theatre Company, film, television, and stage actor Stefanie Black has done it all. Twelve years ago, she co-founded the IAMA Theatre Company, an Ovation award-winning Los Angeles-based ensemble of artists committed to invigorating live performance for a streaming generation. Through cutting-edge, cool, and hyper-modern stories, IAMA is invested in the … Continue reading COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: A Nomad's Journey - An Interview with IAMA's Stefanie Black


COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: Twelve Actors and a Laundromat - An Interview with Group Rep's Doug Haverty

Talented California-born Doug Haverty has done it all, from actor and playwright to lyricist and producer. Little did he know that his first play, a college comedy called Hello, This is the Bottom Drawer, would draw so much positive attention and lead to a writing job in New York. But it was not until In … Continue reading COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: Twelve Actors and a Laundromat - An Interview with Group Rep's Doug Haverty


COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: Tom Vitorino - Reflections on COVID-19 and the Thursday Night Theater Club

Actor, producer, and co-founder of Thursday Night Theater Club (TNTC), Tom Vitorino has appeared in film, television, commercials, soap operas, and live theater. Most recently, he starred in The Elephant Man, the tale of tragically deformed John Merrick, at the historic El Portal Theatre. Tom graciously took time from his busy schedule to interview in … Continue reading COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: Tom Vitorino - Reflections on COVID-19 and the Thursday Night Theater Club


COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: Susan Loewenberg "Sets the Stage for Learning" - LA Theatre Works and Educators

LA Theatre Works, a non-profit organization dedicated to the arts, says it all in their mission statement: “To record the most significant and important stage plays from the American and World canons and to make these recordings available worldwide.” LA Theatre Works invites the public to hear and see well-known actors perform classics by icons … Continue reading COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: Susan Loewenberg "Sets the Stage for Learning" - LA Theatre Works and Educators


COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: Reflections on COVID-19 and the Fountain Theatre - An Interview with Stephen Sachs

An award-winning playwright, director, and producer, Stephen Sachs has been instrumental in turning the Fountain Theatre, which he co-founded in 1990, into a powerhouse venue for all that is best in the theater world. The home of multiple award-winning plays, Fountain Theatre has proudly presented the world premieres of Athol Fugard’s Exits and Entrances, and … Continue reading COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: Reflections on COVID-19 and the Fountain Theatre - An Interview with Stephen Sachs


COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: Reaching for the Stars - An Interview with Edgemar's Michelle Danner

To understand the philosophy of filmmaker, director, and acting coach Michelle Danner, it is only necessary to hear the truth of her own words: "The craft of acting is as alluring as it is mysterious, and it takes a being of great passion, insight, and determination in order to succeed. But to teach acting – … Continue reading COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: Reaching for the Stars - An Interview with Edgemar's Michelle Danner


COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: Open Fist Faces COVID19 - An Interview with Martha Demson

Yale-educated and two-year student of the legendary Sanford Meisner, Martha Demson has spent a good part of her professional career working with Open Fist Theatre Company. After brief forays into acting and directing in the film and TV world, Martha joined Open Fist in 1991 and became artistic director in 1997. Although her first love … Continue reading COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: Open Fist Faces COVID19 - An Interview with Martha Demson


COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: Kritzerland Goes Virtual - Bruce Kimmel and Hartley Powers Together for Group Rep Fundraisers

Bruce Kimmel and Hartley Powers joined forces to develop May and June Group Rep fundraisers which they are sharing with the world. Clearly a man for all theatrical seasons, Bruce Kimmel has achieved success in every endeavor which he tried. Bruce wrote, directed, and starred in the cult movie hit, The First Nudie Musical.  He … Continue reading COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: Kritzerland Goes Virtual - Bruce Kimmel and Hartley Powers Together for Group Rep Fundraisers


COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: Bringing Latino Tradition to the Theater - An Interview with Jose Luis Valenzuela

Born in the U.S. and raised in Mexico until the age of 21, Jose Luis Valenzuela got his first taste of acting in school productions in Mexico. Eventually, he returned to the U.S. to pursue a graduate program in social studies. But the acting bug bit deep, and Jose soon began his professional acting career … Continue reading COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: Bringing Latino Tradition to the Theater - An Interview with Jose Luis Valenzuela


COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: The NoHo Arts District - An Interview with Nancy Bianconi

Nancy Bianconi is the president of NoHo Communications Group, Inc. (NCG), an arts and entertainment company specializing in arts education and marketing. NCG owns/operates NoHo Communications Group, Inc. For 20 years, NCG has been responsible for marketing the NoHo Arts District with a major focus on theaters. It has also produced / sponsored 85 per … Continue reading COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: The NoHo Arts District - An Interview with Nancy Bianconi


COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: Youth and Theater - An Interview with Young Stars Theatre's Jack Bennett

The multi-talented Jack J. Bennett has tried his hand at nearly every aspect of show business, including stand-up comedy, live theater, and directing. Jack is also the veteran of over 100 television commercials, as well as film and television appearances in shows like Desperate Housewives, House, and The Bold and the Beautiful. In 2000, he … Continue reading COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: Youth and Theater - An Interview with Young Stars Theatre's Jack Bennett


COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: The Wandering West Coast Jewish Theatre - An Interview with Howard Teichman

As the artistic director for the West Coast Jewish Theatre, Howard Teichman has dedicated his life in the theater to bringing Jewish thematic plays to the second largest Jewish community in the United States. During his tenure as artistic director, Howard has either produced or directed numerous memorable plays that have drawn both critical acclaim … Continue reading COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: The Wandering West Coast Jewish Theatre - An Interview with Howard Teichman


COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: The Actors Co-op and the Pandemic - An Interview with Heather Chesley

Artistic chairperson of the Actors Co-op, Heather Chesley has stretched her talented artistic limbs through acting, directing, and producing. She has been active at the Actor’s Co-op, as well as the Garry Marshall Theatre, and clearly does not let dust gather around her. Her talents have contributed to the success of a number of productions, … Continue reading COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: The Actors Co-op and the Pandemic - An Interview with Heather Chesley


COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: After the Pandemic - Reflections by Theatre 40's David Hunt Stafford

Active for over 45 years as an actor and theater producer, David Hunt Stafford currently serves as the artistic and managing director of Theatre 40, a post he has held since 2000. He serves as producer on all of the productions and has also performed in over 80 plays at Theatre 40 productions, including Arms … Continue reading COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: After the Pandemic - Reflections by Theatre 40's David Hunt Stafford


COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: C. Thomas Howell's "Worst-Case Scenario" - Apocalyptic Moments in Time

Born to a family immersed in the entertainment field, it was probably fated that C. Thomas Howell would have a special place in his heart for keeping others entertained. And that he has done in spades over the past 50 years! Tommy’s father was a stuntman, so a certain degree of physicality marked his earlier … Continue reading COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: C. Thomas Howell's "Worst-Case Scenario" - Apocalyptic Moments in Time


COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: Seeing the Funny Side of Life - An Interview with Buzzworks' Courtney Fortner

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Courtney Fortner is a performer, writer, producer, director, and voice coach. She is a producer and board member for Buzzworks, a non-profit theater company. She has directed over a dozen children’s productions and teaches musical theater in Los Angeles. She has performed improv at the Vittum Theater Chicago, … Continue reading COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: Seeing the Funny Side of Life - An Interview with Buzzworks' Courtney Fortner


COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: The Show Must Go On - An Interview with Echo Theatre Company's Chris Fields

A Los Angeles-based director, teacher, and actor, Chris Fields is currently the artistic director of the award-winning Echo Theater Company, a theater which he co-founded in 1997. Since its beginnings, the Echo Theater Company has presented multiple award-winning productions. Chris has worked in film and television, including stints in Fight Club, Apollo 13, Jurassic Park, … Continue reading COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: The Show Must Go On - An Interview with Echo Theatre Company's Chris Fields


COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: International City Theatre and COVID-19 - An Interview with Caryn Desai

A talented and successful director with awards and nominations from LA Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Drama-Logue, Robby, Ovation, and NAACP, Caryn Desai is also the artistic director / producer for International City Theatre (ICT) in Long Beach. She has extensive experience in acting, directing, producing, and administration, as well as a certificate from the … Continue reading COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: International City Theatre and COVID-19 - An Interview with Caryn Desai


COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: The Friendliest Family Theater in Glendale - An Interview with Producer/CEO Brenda Dietlein

The Glendale Centre Theatre has long held the reputation of a family-friendly showplace which caters to audiences who love good, old-fashioned, affordable, family-oriented programs. From colorful fun children’s productions to musical extravaganzas like My Fair Lady, the Glendale Centre Theatre never fails to delight audiences seeking affordable, family, fun entertainment. Owned and operated by the … Continue reading COVID-19 THEATER SERIES: The Friendliest Family Theater in Glendale - An Interview with Producer/CEO Brenda Dietlein

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