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March 15, 1993 | JOSEPH C. KOENENN, NEWSDAY
A major shake-up in the New York Shakespeare Festival is expected to see director George C. Wolfe replace JoAnne Akalaitis today as boss of one of Manhattan's most prestigious and productive theater companies. Akalaitis has been artistic director since August, 1991, shortly before festival founder Joseph Papp died.
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March 20, 1993 | AILEEN JACOBSON, NEWSDAY
Was JoAnne Akalaitis an artistic director who never smiled and who alienated mainstream audiences with her grim play choices? Or was she the sort who brought ailing people chicken soup and made audience-building decisions, only to be done in by an impatient and unkind board of directors?
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November 15, 1992 | PATRICK PACHECO, Patrick Pacheco is a free-lance writer based in New York
JoAnne Akalaitis, the artistic director of the New York Shakespeare Festival, lives only three blocks away from the organization's multistage complex in lower Manhattan. Yet, she insists on taking a taxi to the imposing stone building now named the Joseph Papp Public Theater in honor of its flamboyant founder, who died in October, 1991. For her, the daily cab ride is a minor, but no less significant, way to address her new mandate.
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March 15, 1993 | JOSEPH C. KOENENN, NEWSDAY
A major shake-up in the New York Shakespeare Festival is expected to see director George C. Wolfe replace JoAnne Akalaitis today as boss of one of Manhattan's most prestigious and productive theater companies. Akalaitis has been artistic director since August, 1991, shortly before festival founder Joseph Papp died.
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August 22, 1991 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
New York Shakespeare Festival founder Joseph Papp, ill with cancer and distraught over the death of his son, has relinquished his administrative duties effective immediately, the festival said Wednesday. A spokesman said Papp had appointed JoAnne Akalaitis, a prominent stage director and Papp's artistic associate, to replace him as artistic director.
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July 6, 1986
I read with keen interest the four articles on JoAnne Akalaitis' play "Green Card" (" 'Green Card': Four Points of View," June 29). Although our immigration policies should come under close scrutiny, I become dismayed when people either forget or don't acknowledge what the American ideology represents and its relation to societal problems (immigration, in this instance). The United States is, and has long been, the world leader in political, intellectual and philosophical ideas.
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June 18, 1988 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
The First New York International Festival of the Arts has begun here, and amid the 350-odd events afoot is a production from Los Angeles called "Green Card"--whose author says she does not want to be a writer. "It's very lonely and somehow the rewards are not worth the pain of it," said JoAnne Akalaitis. "I have no literary ambitions at all, so none of my ego is invested in that."
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March 20, 1993 | AILEEN JACOBSON, NEWSDAY
Was JoAnne Akalaitis an artistic director who never smiled and who alienated mainstream audiences with her grim play choices? Or was she the sort who brought ailing people chicken soup and made audience-building decisions, only to be done in by an impatient and unkind board of directors?
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February 10, 1985 | DAN SULLIVAN
There's nothing better for the theater's intellectual health than a scandal--of the proper sort. Not the sleazy kind where Miss Z is arrested for using controlled substances, or where Mr. Y has to explain what he did with the grant money. I mean an old-fashioned artistic cause celebre , where the onlooker is forced to do some hard thinking about the principles at issue.
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May 30, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Papp Reorganization: Joseph Papp has announced major changes in the artistic structure of the New York Shakespeare Festival that he created 35 years ago. JoAnne Akalaitis has been named as Papp's artistic associate with basic decision-making autonomy. Papp will also turn over the three smaller theaters in the multitheater Greenwich Village complex to three directors and playwrights to present three plays of their own choosing in the coming season. The directors are George C.
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November 15, 1992 | PATRICK PACHECO, Patrick Pacheco is a free-lance writer based in New York
JoAnne Akalaitis, the artistic director of the New York Shakespeare Festival, lives only three blocks away from the organization's multistage complex in lower Manhattan. Yet, she insists on taking a taxi to the imposing stone building now named the Joseph Papp Public Theater in honor of its flamboyant founder, who died in October, 1991. For her, the daily cab ride is a minor, but no less significant, way to address her new mandate.
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August 22, 1991 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
New York Shakespeare Festival founder Joseph Papp, ill with cancer and distraught over the death of his son, has relinquished his administrative duties effective immediately, the festival said Wednesday. A spokesman said Papp had appointed JoAnne Akalaitis, a prominent stage director and Papp's artistic associate, to replace him as artistic director.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 1988 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
The First New York International Festival of the Arts has begun here, and amid the 350-odd events afoot is a production from Los Angeles called "Green Card"--whose author says she does not want to be a writer. "It's very lonely and somehow the rewards are not worth the pain of it," said JoAnne Akalaitis. "I have no literary ambitions at all, so none of my ego is invested in that."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 1986
I read with keen interest the four articles on JoAnne Akalaitis' play "Green Card" (" 'Green Card': Four Points of View," June 29). Although our immigration policies should come under close scrutiny, I become dismayed when people either forget or don't acknowledge what the American ideology represents and its relation to societal problems (immigration, in this instance). The United States is, and has long been, the world leader in political, intellectual and philosophical ideas.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 1985 | DAN SULLIVAN
There's nothing better for the theater's intellectual health than a scandal--of the proper sort. Not the sleazy kind where Miss Z is arrested for using controlled substances, or where Mr. Y has to explain what he did with the grant money. I mean an old-fashioned artistic cause celebre , where the onlooker is forced to do some hard thinking about the principles at issue.
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March 22, 1987
T he following are capsule reviews of this week's screenings at the AFI Film Festival of Los Angeles. Screenings take place at the Los Feliz Theater, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Hollywood, except where noted. Tickets and information: (213) 520-2000 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. SUNDAY "Mabou Mines' Dead End Kids: A Story of Nuclear Power" (USA, 1986, 5:30 p.m.). A look at the key moments in the history of nuclear power: from medieval alchemy, to Madame Curie, to the Faust legend and Hiroshima.
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