DCA and Hollywood Fringe Present Panel Discussion: LA Theater Scene and Paths Towards Success


LA's Leading Theater Presenters Talk Strategy, Tools, and Fringe Theater

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Sacred Fools Theater

Los Angeles – The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and the Hollywood Fringe Festival will present "LA Theater Scene and Paths Towards Success", a panel about theater presenting in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 24, at 3:00 p.m. at Sacred Fools Theater – Main Stage, located at 1076 Lillian Way, Los Angeles, CA 90038.

This special event is free and open to the public and features some of Los Angeles' leading theater presenters as they discuss how theater presenting works in the city and how they choose theater projects. The panel will also identify the trends in national and international theater, and provide ideas on how to amplify the local theater community.
"The Department of Cultural Affairs is excited to be co-presenting this panel exploring how LA's theater and presenting communities can work together to provide support to our home-grown artists,” said DCA General Manager Danielle Brazell. “LA has a world-class, entrepreneurial creative community, and this forum will help guide and shape our collective success at presenting quality work to as many residents and visitors to LA as possible."
“LA Theater Scene and Paths Towards Success” was created to welcome Los Angeles presenters into the Fringe community, showcase local theater, and explore the Fringe theater community's place on the global stage. The goal of the panel discussion is not only to educate and inform, but also to foster fruitful relationships that will enable small and independent productions to confidently grow and take projects into the future.
"We are very enthusiastic to partner with DCA in this manner because we believe in the power of the theater community in Los Angeles," said Hollywood Fringe Festival Director Ben Hill. "This panel will certainly help to foster relations between Fringe producers and high-profile theater presenters, and it will also set the stage for further discussion about collaboration, growth, and viability of Los Angeles theater on a global scale."
The panel, moderated by Ben Johnson, DCA's Performing Arts Division Director, includes:

  • Paul Crewes, Artistic Director, The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

  • Carolyn Elliot, Director of Programming, The Broad Stage

  • Ben Hill, Festival Director, Hollywood Fringe

  • Andy Horwitz, Director of Program, Skirball Cultural Center

  • Allen Moon, Director of Touring & Artist Management at David Lieberman Artist's Representatives and Artistic Director of Santa Ana Sites

  • Selene Santiago, Programming Director, Encuentro de las Americas Festival, Latino Theater Company

Tickets for this event are free and open to the public. Ticket reservations will open on May 1.

To reserve your space, please visit http://hff17.com/4688.

DCA Hosts L.A. Theater Town Hall featuring Greg Reiner - NEA

This is from their FACEBOOK EVENT:
Join Los Angeles area theatre professionals, presenters, art directors, and funders to get engaged about the LA Theater scene and its future.
Greg Reiner, NEA Director of Theater and Musical Theater, will be in Los Angeles to discuss the current state of affairs at the National Endowment for the Arts and take questions.
A town hall discussion will follow about theater-making in Los Angeles, asking the questions:
What do we need?
What are our opportunities?
What is our vision for the future?
Panel of Experts

Elizabeth Cline, Executive Director, The Industry
Leslie Ishii, Stage Director, Arts Educator, and Founder/Co-Director of the National Cultural Navigation Theater Project
Nancy Keystone, Artistic Director of Critical Mass Performance Group
Ted Lange, Producer, Director, Playwright
Cole Rosner, Artistic Director of Play Collaborative Arts and UglyRhino Productions
Michael Shepperd, Artistic Director, Celebration Theater
Marikke Splint, Theater Director; UCLA Theater, Film and Television
Jose Luis Valenzuela, Artistic Director, Latino Theater Company
Hattie Winston-Wheeler, VP of Artistic Development, Bonnie Franklin Classic & Contemporary American Plays
Moderated by Ben Johnson, Performing Arts Division Director, Department of Cultural Affairs
Welcome by Danielle Brazell, General Manager, Department of Cultural Affairs
Opening Remarks by Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, Chairman - Arts, Parks and River Committee; Kevin James, President, Board of Public Works and Director and Chief Liaison, Mayor's Office of Film and Television Production
Presented by City of Los Angeles Deptartment of Cultural Affairs in collabor ation with Arts for LA and LA STAGE Alliance
Seating is limited, so please direct RSVPs to Yvonne Farrow at yvonne.farrow@lacity.org
Where to Go
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90027
NOTE: Beverages and snacks provided; Seating limited.
For directions via car, Metro, walking, or cycling: http://bit.ly/2peEcFU
Limited parking inside Barnsdall Park; metered parking along Edgemont Blvd and Sunset Blvd; residential parking surrounding the park, but please read the signs; paid parking at Kaiser Permanente, 1549 Edgemont for $8; handicapped parking on the top level of Barnsdall Park.
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre sits atop a hill. From street level, walk uphill to the campus or take the elevator on Barnsdall Street near Kaiser, up to the next level. Look for signs.