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.
Ashley Steed weighs in on some of her top picks for The Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017.
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
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.
“For so steeped has our culture become in Beckett’s brand of nihilist vaudeville, that his once forbidding obscurity has flowered into ironic delight as we embrace the ironies of forlorn despair with enthused empathy.” — by MYRON MEISEL
The Summer of our (Dis)Content
“‘They say theater never dies. But that’s not true, it really does die,’ Morris warned. ‘Our theater audiences are aging Caucasians, and they’re dying.’ Morris reaffirmed the importance of cultivating diversity on L.A. stages to acknowledge and reflect a more diverse audience, as well as being proactive in bringing in new generations.” — By VANESSA CATE