March 18, 2013
Yasmina Reza is the kind of playwright that makes other playwrights green with envy. Her 1995 play, Art, has been produced in more than 30 languages, and her 2007 play, God of Carnage, was turned into a film in 2012 by Roman Polanski. So, I asked a Facebook fr ... More >>
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Perrier is now served in Hades, water is flowing uphill and clocks are running backwards.How else to explain the announcement yesterday that Dave Barton, Orange County's longtime theatrical agent provocateur (and OC Weekly arts writer) will program the 2013 season at Stages Theatre, OC's l ... More >>
Back in the day (like in the 1990s), Orange County was a hotbed of new playwriting. Revolving Door Productions in Fullerton, and Stages in Anaheim, were new play foundries, and a lot of good, and some not-so-good stuff came out of each theater. Playwrighting groups also flourished, with at l ... 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 >>
Lost in the hullabaloo over Shopping and Fucking (hullabaloo as in walk-outs and notoriety attached to the name and graphic depictions of sex and violence on stage) is that the Monkey Wrench Collective is producing another show at the same time: Caryl Churchill's Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?
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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 >>
The Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble is community theater in its finest mode. No, not the kind of stale community theater that churns out tried and true middle-of-the-road fodder, but a theater that cares as much as its surrounding community as it does in getting that community's asses in i ... More >>