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February 22, 2004 | Michael J. Ybarra, Special to The Times
In the mid-1980s, Dael Orlandersmith was a struggling actress in New York. But even when she found a casting call for black women, she hated most of the roles she read for. "A lot of stuff I auditioned for I didn't want to do," says the fast-talking New Yorker. "They wanted black junkie prostitutes. How many ways can you say 'ho'? There simply wasn't any work. I'm not America's version of eye candy, and I can't sing or dance."
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February 22, 2004 | Michael J. Ybarra, Special to The Times
In the mid-1980s, Dael Orlandersmith was a struggling actress in New York. But even when she found a casting call for black women, she hated most of the roles she read for. "A lot of stuff I auditioned for I didn't want to do," says the fast-talking New Yorker. "They wanted black junkie prostitutes. How many ways can you say 'ho'? There simply wasn't any work. I'm not America's version of eye candy, and I can't sing or dance."
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October 31, 2008 | Associated Press
NEW YORK -- Novelist Mischa Berlinski, one of last year's finalists for the National Book Awards, is among the 10 recipients announced this week of the Whiting Writers' Awards for authors of "exceptional talent and promise in early career." The winners each will receive $50,000. Berlinski, whose "Fieldwork" came out in 2007, is among five fiction writers to win a Whiting in 2008. The others are Laleh Khadivi, Manuel Munoz, Benjamin Percy and Lysley Tenorio.
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November 19, 2001 | Mike Boehm
A $50,000 grant from AT&T will help South Coast Repertory produce "Getting Frankie Married ... and Afterwards," a new play by Horton Foote that will have its world premiere April 5 at the Costa Mesa theater. Foote, the 85-year-old Texan who has two screenwriting Oscars and won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for his drama "The Young Man From Atlanta," will receive an additional $5,000 under the grant program, an SCR spokesman said.
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September 22, 2006 | Philip Brandes, Special to The Times
Words were Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith's ticket out of ghetto hopelessness, and she wields them with devastating eloquence in "The Gimmick." Performed by the author in a limited engagement at the Fountain Theatre, this riveting and inspiring solo piece is guaranteed to touch the soul of anyone who's ever aspired to a better life.
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January 25, 2008 | Charles McNulty, Times Staff Writer
Heather Woodbury has that gift common to all mesmerizing performance artists -- an ability to capture an audience's imagination as much with her story as her singularly flamboyant way of telling it. In her latest piece, "The Last Days of Desmond Nani Reese: A Stripper's History of the World," which runs Saturdays at Bang Studio Theatre, she channels the voices of two women who supposedly speak the same language but have great difficulty understanding each other.
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August 20, 1998
Friday 8:30pm: Music John Mauceri conducts the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and soloists Sylvia McNair, soprano, and Tracey Welborn, tenor, in "The Great American Concert," with fireworks. The program celebrates two of America's most beloved composers, beginning with selections commemorating George Gershwin's 100th birthday: "Gershwins In Hollywood" and "Watch Yor Step."
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November 13, 2007 | Lynne Heffley, Times Staff Writer
A revival of a 1953 musical and a one-man tribute to George Gershwin tied for most honors for a single show in the 2007 Ovation Awards, LA Stage Alliance's peer-judged awards recognizing excellence in Southern California theater. The awards were scheduled to be announced Monday night at a ceremony at downtown L.A.'s Orpheum Theatre, hosted by actor Neil Patrick Harris.
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December 18, 2005
HERE are some notable -- and forgettable -- productions cited by Times reviewers and writers Philip Brandes, F. Kathleen Foley, Lynne Heffley, Daryl H. Miller, David C. Nichols, Don Shirley and James C. Taylor: The true-life controversy at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia provided ripe material for Thomas Gibbons' "Permanent Collection." This glimpse into the internal struggles at an art institution took on issues of race and cultural ownership.
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November 16, 2005 | Lynne Heffley, Times Staff Writer
Something old and something blue (and grisly) were the surprise favorites Monday at the 2005 Ovation Awards, which honor excellence in Southern California theater. Taking home four awards each were Fullerton Civic Light Opera's original staging of the perennial blockbuster "Miss Saigon" and Lost Angels Theatre Company's small-theater production of "Killer Joe," Tracy Letts' brutal comedy.
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