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Echo offers unique opportunity for young writers with ‘National Young Playwrights in Residence' program

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 23, 2017) — Los Angeles-based Echo Theater Company, long recognized for its dedication to creating new work for the theater, has selected six young writers from across the country to participate in its newly minted “National Young Playwrights in Residence” program, designed to nurture the next generation of playwrights through professional mentorship, … Continue reading Echo offers unique opportunity for young writers with ‘National Young Playwrights in Residence' program


24th Street Theatre to donate half of opening night proceeds from upcoming show to track hate groups in America

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 16, 2017) — On the heels of Charlottesville, 24th Street Theatre has announced it will donate half of all opening day ticket sales from its upcoming production, La Razón Blindada (“Armored Reason”) by Argentine playwright Arístides Vargas, to the Southern Poverty Law Center to help track hate groups in America. “La Razón … Continue reading 24th Street Theatre to donate half of opening night proceeds from upcoming show to track hate groups in America


The Show Must Go On

By William Salyers “Don't let it be forgot That once there was a spot For one brief shining moment that was known As Camelot.” - Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe Last Wednesday evening, at the Downtown Independent, I attended an advance screening of a remarkable documentary film, “Love 99,” about the struggle to preserve … Continue reading The Show Must Go On


Center Theatre Group's 2018 Richard E. Sherwood Award Application deadline has been extended!

Center Theatre Group annually awards $10,000 to one innovative and adventurous Los Angeles-based theatre artist. A grace period has been extended to all applications that have been started by June 5. All submissions and materials (including the letter of recommendation) for Center Theatre Group's Sherwood Award must be received by Friday June 9, 2017 at … Continue reading Center Theatre Group's 2018 Richard E. Sherwood Award Application deadline has been extended!


ADAA'S SAROYAN/PAUL $10,000 HUMAN RIGHTS PLAYWRITING PRIZE WINNER: JUNE CARRYL

LOS ANGELES—The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance (ADAA) announced the winner of the $10,000 Saroyan/Paul Human Rights Playwriting Prize on April 24 th, 2017 at the The Antaeus Theatre Company at the newly opened Kiki and David Gindler Performing Arts Centre in Glendale. The winner was June Carryl, for her play, The Good Minister From Harare, … Continue reading ADAA'S SAROYAN/PAUL $10,000 HUMAN RIGHTS PLAYWRITING PRIZE WINNER: JUNE CARRYL


CENTER THEATRE GROUP NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE E. SHERWOOD AWARD

CENTER THEATRE GROUP NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2018 RICHARD E. SHERWOOD AWARD June 5 is the Deadline to Apply for $10,000 Award for Emerging L.A. Theatre Artists  Center Theatre Group is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Richard E. Sherwood Award. The deadline to submit an application is June 5, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. The … Continue reading CENTER THEATRE GROUP NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE E. SHERWOOD AWARD


Newly formed ‘Independent Theatres of Los Angeles' to hold citywide auditions

LOS ANGELES (April 28, 2017) — Intimate theater companies in Los Angeles that have been denied membership status by Actors Equity Association, and/or find themselves financially unable to sign AEA's new Los Angeles 99-Seat Theater Agreement, are banding together under the title “Independent Theatres of Los Angeles.” Sixteen theaters have joined ITLA to date, with … Continue reading Newly formed ‘Independent Theatres of Los Angeles' to hold citywide auditions


Tony Awards to Reinstate the Best Sound Design Categories

The Tony Awards have announced that the Sound Design categories—first awarded in 2008 and subsequently eliminated in 2014—will be reinstated for the 2017–2018 season. The Tony Awards Administration Committee has conducted a review of the Best Sound Design of a Musical and Best Sound Design of a Play categories with several industry professionals, including sound … Continue reading Tony Awards to Reinstate the Best Sound Design Categories


Drama League Awards, CTG Playwrights Initiative and more - This Week's Must Read

HERE ARE THIS WEEK'S BEST ARTICLES ABOUT THE PERFORMING ARTS AND CULTURE Center Theatre Group partners with NY Second Stage in commissioning new work (New York Times) Center Theatre Group Launches New Playwrights Initiative (American Theatre) 11 of the funniest Shakespearean insults (What's On Stage) Sam Gold on Trump and theatre: 'We have a place … Continue reading Drama League Awards, CTG Playwrights Initiative and more - This Week's Must Read


TPLLA Launch Actor Database

The Theatrical Producers League of Los Angeles (TPLLA) is pleased to announce the launch of the TPLLA Actor Database Actors across LA and beyond are invited to register themselves in the TPLLA Actor Database for free. This searchable database has been designed to help theatre producers in Los Angeles find talent for their plays, musicals … Continue reading TPLLA Launch Actor Database


AUDITION NOTICE: THE ILLYRIAN PLAYERS ANNOUNCE AUDITIONS FOR THE RED LETTER PROJECT: IN THE BLOOD and FUCKING A By Suzan-Lori Parks

THE ILLYRIAN PLAYERS ANNOUNCE AUDITIONS FOR THE RED LETTER PROJECT: IN THE BLOOD  and  FUCKING A By Suzan-Lori Parks An experiment in community performance Presented by The Illyrian Players Theatre Company In Association with Watts Village Theatre Company These two plays will be performed... ...in rep ...on alternating Mondays ...in a new performance space every week … Continue reading AUDITION NOTICE: THE ILLYRIAN PLAYERS ANNOUNCE AUDITIONS FOR THE RED LETTER PROJECT: IN THE BLOOD and FUCKING A By Suzan-Lori Parks


Center Theatre Group to Celebrate 50th Anniversary on May 20th

The evening will star Phylicia Rashad, Danai Gurira, Annette Bening, Alfred Molina, and others. Center Theatre Group has announced plans for its 50th anniversary celebration, to be hosted on May 20 at the Ahmanson Theatre. The event will feature a one-night-only production from writer, director, and producer Robert Egan, followed by dinner in downtown Los … Continue reading Center Theatre Group to Celebrate 50th Anniversary on May 20th


Australian Theatre Company seeks full-length plays for annual reading series in June

LOS ANGELES (March 28, 2017) — L.A.'s award-winning Australian Theatre Company is inviting submissions of full-length plays to be presented by a professional director and cast as part of its 2017 Summer Reading Series, scheduled to take place this June at the Zephyr Theatre. This year's theme is “United on Stage,” a celebration of inclusivity … Continue reading Australian Theatre Company seeks full-length plays for annual reading series in June

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