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2018 EARTH FOCUS ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL

KCET and Link TV Present an all-day festival of films featuring screenings of celebrity-introduced acclaimed films focused on green issues with filmmaker Q&As on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Laemmle Monica Film Center, Santa Monica from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM read more here


Audio Interview: the cast of "WHAT HAPPENED WHEN" at the Atwater Village Theatre

Enjoy this interview with the cast of WHAT HAPPENED WHEN at the Atwater Village Theatre, which closes Apr 24th. Listen to it below:


Once There Was a Hobgoblin

You can walk right by a time capsule without even realizing it, especially if you believe the cliche that Los Angeles has no history at all. Hidden behind a roll-up gate on a stretch of Hollywood Boulevard congested by tourists, there is a 102-year-old blackbox theater. read more here


Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates Centennial with an All-Day Playhouse Block Party

Pasadena Playhouse – State Theatre of California – is celebrating its Centennial in partnership with the Playhouse District Association on Saturday, June 9with an all day Playhouse Block Party from 12-noon to 10 p.m. on El Molino Avenue at Colorado Blvd., free to the public. read more here


NATIONAL

Arts Contribute Over $114 Billion To New York State Economy

New York State's arts and cultural industries generate $114.1 billion to the state economy, employ 462,584, and award $46.7 billion in compensation, according to new data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). read more here


Richmond Civic Theatre to receive national award for longevity

RICHMOND, Ind. — Richmond Civic Theatre will be honored with the Diamond Crown Organizational Award from the American Association of Community Theatre at an awards ceremony during the international  theater festival AACT WorldFest 2018, June 18-23 in Venice, Fla.

The AACT Diamond Crown Organizational Award recognizes longevity and vitality of AACT member theaters that have expanded programming and/or facilities in the past 10 years and have the administrative leadership to remain vital to their communities for the next 10 years, according to a release. Recipients must have been in continuous operation for 75 years. read more here


The Classics Theatre Project Announces Launch, Production And Auditions

Three notable Dallas theatrical professionals have joined forces to launch a Production Companydedicated to mounting 19th and 20th century classics, The Classics Theatre Project. Founded by Gregory Patterson, he brings with him to the helm as Executive Director forty years of experience in nonprofit arts management including the last nine heading up development, marketing and administrative operations for WaterTower Theatre, where he collaborated with Terry Martin to produce more than forty productions. read more here


Attack Theatre brings VR technology to empty Office Depot for its new dance show

Where others see an abandoned building, Attack Theatre sees an opportunity.

This time, it will transform a former Office Depot at The Waterfront in Homestead into “a theatrical multimedia playground” with a series of video environments produced by resident dancer Dane Toney. read more here


AROUND THE WORLD

Amazon Pay is Just the Ticket for London Theatre Direct!

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--London Theatre Direct accepts Amazon Pay, enabling Amazon customers to buy West End theatre tickets using the information stored in their Amazon accounts.
London Theatre Direct has become the first ticket retailer in UK to accept Amazon Pay which can now be used for all purchases on their website. This new payment method offers consumers increased flexibility, security and ease when purchasing tickets to some of London's biggest shows. Amazon Pay makes it easy for millions of Amazon customers to login and pay on third party websites using the payment and shipping information stored in their Amazon accounts. read more here

WATCH: State Theatre pays tribute to Winnie

Unlike other tribute ceremonies held for struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela where the mood was sombre, the South African State Theatre is buzzing with performances from legends to a cheerful crowd.

Attendance is free, and the show saw more than 1 000 people filling up Opera Theatre. read more here


Haus der Kunst, 02.03.2009
Portrait Chris Dercon
Foto: Marion Vogel

Chris Dercon steps down as director of the Volksbühne Theatre in Berlin

Chris Dercon's turbulent time as director of the Volksbühne Theatre in Berlin has come to an end after the former director of Tate Modern stepped down today. A statement released by Berlin's culture senator, Klaus Lederer, says: “Both parties have agreed that the concept of Chris Dercon did not work out as hoped, and the Volksbühne needs a fresh start immediately. [Following] the amicable agreement between the culture senator [Klaus] Lederer and Dercon, there is now a chance to initiate this necessary reboot.” Klaus Dorr, the theatre's managing director, has been appointed acting director. read more here


Play about silenced 1920s gay poet rivets Moscow theatre audiences

A play about a largely forgotten gay poet from early 1900s Russia has emerged as the dark horse in this year's Golden Mask awards, the Oscars of the Russian theatre world.

The Trout Breaks the Ice is based on the story of Mikhail Kuzmin, who disappeared into the official obscurity imposed by the Soviets on artists considered deviant or who were out of favour. The play's success comes amid fears that the relative freedom enjoyed by Russian theatre is under threat. read more here