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The Key to Diversity in the American Theater?

Is the Center Theater Group finally rediscovering its political voice? A new play there has us thinking about gender roles and white privilege.

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Theater in the Age of Twitter

An insightful commentary on how we're living our lives in the age of Instagram and constant notifications. Like a Tweet, Caryl Churchill's play is instantly accessible, and like the overheard conversation of a couple fighting at dinner it's strangely irresistible.

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Neighborly Comfort Food

In a world where everyone is oversharing what does privacy really mean? Can you really start over when your entire past is digitally archived and readily available to any curious stranger?

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Hopscotch-ing Tidy Art through Our Messy City

A theatrical event that unfolds across 24 individual chapters scattered around downtown Los Angeles. 

Working Very Hard for Very Little

Working Very Hard for Very Little

Equity Lawsuit: It's Deja Vu All Over Again

Why Actors' Equity fighting it's own actors? What's at stake? More on the latest battle between the union and its actors.

What Is Appropriate?

Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins forces us to confront our racist past both outside and inside of the theater.

You Smiled at the Same Time as Me

Stop what you're doing, wake up your inner child, grab any other children in your life, and go buy tickets to 24th Street Theatre?s production of Man Covets Bird, a lyrical narrative about a young man who finds a bird and goes off to the big city in search of grown up adventures. There is no scary villain like the big, bad wolf. Instead, the obstacles are isolation, losing one's way, and the challenge of saying goodbye.

October: An El Niño of Theater

There may be a drought in Los Angeles, but Anthony says that the city is awash in great theater in October.

A Classic in East LA

For the last decade, the Getty Villa in Malibu has welcomed a theater company to produce an ancient text in their outdoor amphitheater. This year's production -- Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles -- pairs LA playwright Luis Alfaro with Euripedes' classic text and Pasadena's Boston Court Theater.

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