June 28, 1988 |
The Mark Taper Forum and South Coast Repertory are major beneficiaries of what has been termed "a nationwide experiment" to help finance artistically ambitious productions of new plays. The Taper has been awarded $56,000 toward a staging of Jon Robin Baitz's "Dutch Landscape." South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa has received $64,000 for Ellen McLaughlin's "Infinity's House." The plays are scheduled for their world premieres in early 1989.
June 22, 1989 |
The Mark Taper Forum will receive one of the five grants from the Fund for New American Plays this year for its production of Arthur Kopit's "Discovery of America," scheduled for July, 1990. The grant consists of $90,000 for the production, the highest amount awarded for a single play this year, and $10,000 for Kopit. The Fund is a joint project of the Kennedy Center in Washington, American Express and the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. More than 120 theaters applied for this year's grants.
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October 6, 1999 |
South Coast Repertory and playwright Howard Korder have won $40,000 in grants to help stage the world premiere of "The Hollow Lands" next year at the Costa Mesa theater. The awards were among six theater-playwright pairs announced Tuesday by the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, based at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. "The Hollow Lands," to be staged Jan. 17-Feb.
November 12, 2012 |
Twenty years ago this week, the stage lights went up on "Angels in America" at the Mark Taper Forum, and audiences immediately heard an aged rabbi in the Bronx proclaim that "great voyages in this world do not anymore exist. " The theatrical journey ended seven hours later with playwright Tony Kushner's AIDS-stricken protagonist, Prior Walter, assuring the audience that it wasn't so: "You are fabulous creatures, each and everyone. And I bless you. More Life . The Great Work Begins.
October 17, 2002 |
Luis Alfaro is finally going to see one of his own works produced by the Mark Taper Forum, where he has worked since 1995 (not counting an ushering stint there in the '70s). "Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner" will be part of the Taper, Too season, in April at the Ivy Substation in Culver City. Plays by MacArthur Foundation grant winner Alfaro have been produced around the country, but only two have been produced in L.A., both by Playwrights' Arena.