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July 20, 2008
Director AND producer Bart DeLorenzo has been busy in the Southland theater scene nonstop since he arrived from Massachusetts in the early '90s. He is the founding artistic director of the Evidence Room, where he helmed productions of "The Cherry Orchard," "Don Carlos," "Hard Times" and "Mayhem." He recently took on Joan Rivers in "A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress," and is currently directing "Shipwrecked!" at the Geffen.
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April 18, 2012 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
"Ivanov," the play in which Anton Chekhov was still testing the formula for his dramatic breakthrough, is usually revived in somberly autumnal shades. So the opportunity to see the play thrillingly brought to life in brazen color, courtesy of director Bart DeLorenzo, is one that no serious aficionado of modern classics should pass up. A co-production between DeLorenzo's the Evidence Room and the Odyssey Theatre, where the show opened last weekend, this deliciously vivid, deliriously accelerated staging respects both the gravity and gaiety of Chekhov's 1889 play (nimbly translated by Paul Schmidt)
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2012 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
"Ivanov," the play in which Anton Chekhov was still testing the formula for his dramatic breakthrough, is usually revived in somberly autumnal shades. So the opportunity to see the play thrillingly brought to life in brazen color, courtesy of director Bart DeLorenzo, is one that no serious aficionado of modern classics should pass up. A co-production between DeLorenzo's the Evidence Room and the Odyssey Theatre, where the show opened last weekend, this deliciously vivid, deliriously accelerated staging respects both the gravity and gaiety of Chekhov's 1889 play (nimbly translated by Paul Schmidt)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 2008
Director AND producer Bart DeLorenzo has been busy in the Southland theater scene nonstop since he arrived from Massachusetts in the early '90s. He is the founding artistic director of the Evidence Room, where he helmed productions of "The Cherry Orchard," "Don Carlos," "Hard Times" and "Mayhem." He recently took on Joan Rivers in "A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress," and is currently directing "Shipwrecked!" at the Geffen.
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April 24, 2013 | By F. Kathleen Foley
What if you had experienced the defining moment of your life - but couldn't remember it? Sharr White's remarkable two-person play, “Annapurna,” now at the Odyssey, deals with just that dilemma, as well as other imponderables such as the vagaries of love and the philosophical clarity of impending death. From White's poignant script to Bart DeLorenzo's faultless direction to Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman's beautifully centered performances, “Annapurna” is a lovely theatrical construct from the ground up. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage The production's slice-of-life specificity begins with Thomas A. Walsh's scenic design, a squalid trailer in the Colorado foothills bespeaking hopelessness in every filthy detail.  The magnificent Rockies, looming just outside, stand in ironic counterpoint to this “purgatory,” a sort of sick animal's burrow where once-celebrated poet Ulysses (Offerman)
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July 22, 2008
Bart DeLorenzo: The Personal File column with director and producer Bart DeLorenzo in Sunday's Arts & Music section said that for a guilty pleasure, he checked out d-list.com every morning. The correct website is dlisted.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 1997
I appreciated Don Shirley's column in which he shed some light on the reasons for the Evidence Room's lease termination at the hands of Culver City landlords and art patrons Frederick and Laurie Smith (Theater Notes, Dec. 14). The Evidence Room built a theater from scratch in an undeveloped area in a run-down building, played to full houses and balanced its books within three years. In Shirley's column, the Smiths complain about our work, our audiences and our board, three subjects that they don't know anything about.
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June 3, 2004 | F. Kathleen Foley
Hard Times, Dickens' shortest and arguably most humorless work is a hard nut to crack. Intrinsically didactic and self-righteous in tone, the piece tackles the shortcomings of the social utilitarianism prevalent in its day, as well as the evils of the Industrial Revolution and the inequities of the era's harsh divorce laws.
NEWS
September 29, 2005
Writer, satirist, public radio commentator and performer Sandra Tsing Loh, whose off-Broadway solo shows have included "Bad Sex With Bud Kemp" and "Aliens," premieres her newest solo show. In "Mother on Fire," directed by David Schweizer with Bart DeLorenzo, Loh draws on her adventures in parenting to explore motherhood amid the chaos of an inflated housing market, peanut allergies and the chain-link-fenced world of public schools. Loh is donating her proceeds to public schools.
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January 30, 2014 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Right at the start of Sarah Ruhl's "Passion Play," now at the Odyssey Theatre, a religious crisis of the kind Freud would have appreciated erupts. The actress playing Mary in the town's religious pageant secretly has the hots for the young hunk playing Jesus. How can she be expected to act maternal - never mind holy - when he's strutting around so temptingly in a loin cloth that keeps slipping? The frolicsome boldness of Ruhl's imagination is on cheeky display in this Odyssey Theatre Ensemble-Evidence Room co-production directed by Bart DeLorenzo.
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November 17, 1995 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY
Playwright Georg Buchner, who died at age 23, was a world-class rabble-rouser. Ostensibly a frothy fable, "Leonce and Lena," Buchner's only comedy, is actually a proletarian diatribe about wealth and corruption, as biting as his darkly dystopian masterwork "Woyzeck." Director Bart DeLorenzo and company punch up Buchner's political bitterness in their inventive new adaptation at the Evidence Room, yet wisely keep the essential silliness of the play intact.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2006 | Diane Haithman
Bart DeLorenzo, founder and artistic director of the Evidence Room, says the theater company will "end the relationship between the Evidence Room and the space we have called our home for the past six years," effective July 31. DeLorenzo cited "leadership issues" and an "irreconcilable lease dispute" among the problems forcing the 11-year-old company to leave its current home, a 99-seat theater in a former bra factory on Beverly Boulevard in Echo Park.
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