FRINGE RAW: “Do You: Migration of the Monarchs”, “Fallen Stars at the Charity Sale”, and “Pagliaccis”
Ashley Steed weighs in on some of her top picks for The Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017.
Notes from Arden
“The on-the-ground situations and positions are now so bizarre, the only reliable conclusion to be had is that we live in post-truth era, where nothing is what it seems. Everybody is wrong, and everybody is right. (I hope that’s a helpful conclusion.)” — Steven Leigh Morris
Got It Covered
“A few days after the ad was posted, Rivera’s casting director Raul Clayton Staggs and Rivera received a letter from a mysterious address Equityworksla@yahoo.com, which, at the bottom of the letter and in small font, stated, “We are in no way authorized to represent AEA and this notification has not been approved or authorized by AEA. We are concerned, professional members of the L.A. Theatre community and we are in support of their efforts.” –BY PAUL BIRCHALL
Ask Corbett a Question!
Have a question about Los Angeles theater and don’t know who to ask? We are now accepting submissions for an upcoming new section aimed to answer you most burning theater-related questions.
“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