In a little more than a year, Orange County lost two of its edgiest, longest-established storefront theaters: The Monkey Wrench Collective, which closed in December 2011, and the Hunger Artists Theatre Co., which closed in November. Both announcements were disheartening because, together (if you cou ... More >>
Scr.orgMartin Benson and David EmmesIt's not exactly a seismic shift, but whenever two main forces behind a major artistic institution decide to step down, it's a very big deal.
And that's what's happening at South Coast Repertory, a theater that (sorry, Will Ferrell and Jenna Haze) is, ha ... More >>
It's impossible to pinpoint the exact date or show, but at some point over the last five years, the Chance Theater became the premiere storefront theater in Orange County. There are other storefronts that do more adventurous work--like, the Monkey Wrench Collective, or do certain types of pl ... More >>
South Coast Repertory has produced hundreds of plays by hundreds of playwrights in its 47 years. And it's a theater that takes its playwrights very seriously. From day one, SCR has committed itself to producing highly literate plays that emphasize language over flash. That's borne out by the legi ... More >>