A Perfectly Good Reason to Apply for a Grant You Don’t Think You’ll GetSome hidden advantages . . . By Corbett Barklie Grant writing is a time consuming, sometimes annoying fact of nonprofit life. Government grant deadlines cluster together on our calendars and back up into private foundation deadlines making us all crazy. It’s easy to think […]
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Ashley Steed weighs in on some of her top picks for The Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017.
Notes from Arden
The Kid was buried December 14. It was a quiet funeral. Out with a whimper. But now the time for quiet is over. Join everybody’s favorite plaintiffs French Stewart and Vanessa Stewart for a shit-kicking, noisy raise-your-glasses, raise-your voices wake, otherwise known as the Third Annual Stage Raw Theater Awards, a musical celebration of the best of 99-seat theater in 2016, and the best of 99-seat theater since 1979, and what’s possible for the future.
Got It Covered
“What was important was that the panelists were all playwrights, and, as playwrights, their considerations, fears, and hopes were essentially the same as playwrights working in any genre – e.g., how do we get our plays performed, and how do we grow great theater?” –BY PAUL BIRCHALL
“Greg Kalleres’ Honky shows little mercy in producing squirms of recognition and insecure identification for both white and black audiences, in illuminatingly different ways. Its satiric thrust can be uncannily accurate, and the genuine laughs tend to be accompanied by stinging pricks of bloodletting.” — by MYRON MEISEL
The Summer of our (Dis)Content
“Ultimately,” Quickley said, “what I want is a model that allows them to bring in everything that exists in their world…all the things that live and breathe in the world that they’re in. By allowing people to bring in the totality of their thoughts — not just the positive ones, not just the ones we reward you for socially but to bring in everything … and allow them over the course of the project to decide ultimately what has value and what doesn’t.” — by JESSICA SALANS
The upheaval in the Los Angeles theater community caused by the Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) rejiggering of the decades-old 99-Seat Plan has been a complex story. It’s easy to get lost in a myriad of details and false starts. Here, then, is a short list of straightforward questions and issues that the AEA has not yet addressed in any significant way. The list is pocket-sized (assuming your tablet or smartphone fits in your pocket) for easy access. BY KEVIN DELIN