Gil Kaan, a former Managing Editor of the now-defunct Genre magazine, has had the privilege of photographing and interviewing some major divas in his career, including Ann-Margret, Diana Ross, Faye Dunaway, Carol Channing, Shirley MacLaine, Catherine Deneuve, Liza Minnelli, Sandra Bernhard, Anna Nicole Smith, Margaret Cho, and three Catwomen—Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriwether and Julie Newmar. He had the fortuitous opportunity to conduct Lily Tomlin’s coming out interview. Gil has since reviewed movies and theatre for a number of local and national outlets.
A photo montage of Gil’s Halloween Carnavale photos through the last decade was recently included in the WeHo@ 25 juried exhibition.

Examining Mark Blanchard On Balancing His Zen With Directing

Samadahi Entertainment and The Lounge Theatre will be presenting John Patrick Shanley’s THE DREAMER EXAMINES HIS PILLOW beginning August 25 at The Lounge theatre. We took the opportunity to chat with director Mark Blanchard on  issues of the theatre, coastal differences and his unique dual careers.

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HONKY TONK LAUNDRY's Bets Malone & Misty Cotton Just Shootin' The Breeze

Roger Bean, creator of the popular THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES and its subsequent sequels, will be directing the Los Angeles premiere of his HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, beginning August 5 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre.

We had the fine opportunity to chat with the two lovely ladies starring in Roger's latest - ...

BALL YARDS review

Playwright Chuck Faerber should be applauded for including the many current day issues that he squeezes into this 90-minute BALL YARDS, a collection of semi-related sketches, some succeeding more than others. Some exchanges would make striking audition scenes as stand-alone pieces. The seven cast members hold their own.

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THE RAINBOW BRIDGE review

In Ruskin Group Theatre's world premiere of Ron Nelson's THE RAINBOW BRIDGE, Michael Myers briskly directs a concise 75 minutes of snappy dialogue led by the high-energy, powerhouse performance of Paul Schackman as the conflicted, haunted lawyer Jerry.

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RHINOCEROS review

Director Guillermo Cienfuegos expertly guides his talented RHINOCEROS cast with tight, sturdy reins in a truly full-length play (three acts, spanning close to three hours) now at the Pacific Resident Theatre. Ionesco's "theater of the absurd" classic comes off more realistic than absurd - except for the presence of rhinos, that is. Think sci-fi, horror flick.

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