This Week’s Art & Theatre News

LOCAL The Blank Theatre Now Accepting Submissions for 26th Annual Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival Celebrating its 26th Anniversary this year, The Blank Theatre’s Annual Young Playwrights Festival is now seeking submissions nationwide from playwrights 19 years of age and younger. The submission deadline is March 15, 2018. Winning plays will be presented by professional...

This Week's Art & Theatre News

LOCAL 5 must-see L.A. theater productions happening in January 2018 For the start of the new year, how about trying something new? The theatrical adventures awaiting us in January include productions freshly arrived on our shores, writers who are new (to us at least), playhouses we might not have ventured into...

Opening and Sweet Shows This Weekend

OPENING THIS WEEKEND THE MANOR- MURDER AND MADNESS AT GREYSTONE @ Greystone Mansion January 11, 2018 6:00 pm The Manor- Murder and Madness at Greystone depicts momentous changes in the fortunes of the fabulously wealthy MacAlister Family (fictional surrogates of the oil-rich Doheny Family). Family patriarch and mining tycoon Charles makes an...

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...

Annual Ticket Holder Awards 2017 Part II

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY Desean Kevin Terry, LES BLANCS, Rogue Machine RUNNERS-UP: Jim Abele, King Charles III, Pasadena Playhouse; Denis Arndt, Heisenberg, Taper; Tim Cummings, The House in Scarsdale, Boston Court; Bo Foxworth, Building the Wall, Fountain; Edward Gero, The Originalist, Pasadena Playhouse; Russell Harvard, At Home at the Zoo,...

Opening and Sweet Shows This Weekend

OPENING THIS WEEKEND BUGABOO & THE SILENT ONE @ Lounge Theatre January 5, 2018 8:00 pm Bugaboo is an inmate in the women’s block of Henderson County Jail in West Virginia. After 42 days alone, she is assigned a roommate who she comes to call her “silent little sinner”. Presented ...read more BAREFOOT IN THE...

Feeling Thankful, Feeling Hopeful!

I'm thankful for all that we accomplished in 2017 and I'm hopeful for all of the great plans we have for 2018! Better Lemons wishes you a fantastic New Year, filled with inspiration, funding, creative energy, inspiring friends, and lots of audience members who will see your creation! We have been...

Annual Ticket Holder Awards 2017 Part I

As I begin the first year of my fourth decade obsessing over such an unprofitable madness as supporting, defending, and creating art in a town where such noble efforts are hardly appreciated at all, I humbly offer, for the 26th time, my choices for the best work done this...

THE Twisted Hipster BEST OF LOS ANGELES THEATER 2017

As 2017 winds down, I think it's inevitable that we ask ourselves: what was that all about? There were expectations we had - some were met, most weren't.  There was money made - or not.  Or maybe a windfall, who knows? There were a series of events... things that happened with...

MIATA EDOGA: The Coach Helping Actors Achieve Financial Wellness (for Free)

There is a mythology about the starving artist who must struggle to create his or her art. Miata Edoga certainly struggled when she first arrived in Los Angeles with dreams of becoming a working actress. Hers was a familiar story – huge credit card debt, working multiple part time jobs...