An Open Letter To LA Theatre Community

Last week New Musicals Inc. filed a charge against Actors Equity Association through the National Labor Relations Board.  The charge centers upon unfair business practices, accusing AEA of placing New Musicals Inc. on a “Do Not Work” list without...

HOLLYWOOD FRINGE 2017: The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign

Joanne Hartstone in The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign. (Photo by Peter Hall.) The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign Reviewed by Vanessa Cate KADM Productions Through June 22 RECOMMENDED Cleverly directed by Vince Fusco, Australian playwright Hartstone...

HOLLYWOOD FRINGE 2017: Debauchers

Debauchers Reviewed by Vanessa Cate Luciani’s Absolute Theater Through June 24 Guido Luciani’s Debauchers claims to be a sensory-somatic theatrical experience in exploration of sexuality. The “sensory-somatic” component would be intriguing were...

HOLLYWOOD FRINGE 2017: A SOLDIER’S PLAY

Emergency Operation  Reviewed by Dana MartinCockeyed Optimist Productions at Sacred Fools Second StageThrough June 25th Breaking up is hard to do, something we all find out eventually. Except Adam. When Adam’s girlfriend Kelsey drunkenly makes out with her...

HOLLYWOOD FRINGE 2017: Emergency Operation

Jess Moore and Ben Bergstrom in Emergency Operation at Sacred Fools Second Stage (Photo by Jessica June Rowe) Emergency Operation  Reviewed by Dana MartinCockeyed Optimist Productions at Sacred Fools Second StageThrough June 25th Breaking up is hard to do,...

HOLLYWOOD FRINGE 2017: Ritual

The ensemble in Ritual at The Complex (Photo by Geovanny Guzman) Ritual  Reviewed by Dana MartinFull Circle Players at The ComplexClosed Ritual, a devised movement piece from Full Circle Players that blends several of the Bard’s more contentious and violent...