March 20, 2006 |
The Latino Theater Company has received final approval of a $4-million state grant that will allow it to assume management of the Los Angeles Theatre Center in downtown L.A. City Councilwoman Jan Perry's office, which represents LATC's downtown district, said that the Latino Theater had secured the grant the week of March 1. The funds, from the California Cultural and Historical Endowment Board, will be used for LATC's renovation.
December 22, 2005 |
THE Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to award the Latino Theater Company a 20-year lease to manage the Los Angeles Theatre Center, the municipally owned complex on Spring Street in downtown L.A. The decision was made as part of a series of measures approved by consent and without debate. However, the issue had been discussed Tuesday at a meeting of the council's Budget and Finance Committee, which voted 4 to 1 to approve a city report recommending the lease.
December 19, 2005 |
A city report recommends that a consortium of two Latino arts groups should manage the municipally owned Los Angeles Theatre Center. A proposal from the Latino Theater Company and the Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture was rated higher than one from downtown developer Tom Gilmore and the Will & Company troupe.
October 16, 2005 |
THERE'S a simple rule one should always observe in Mexico's vast, unforgiving northern wastelands, says Angel Norzagaray: Move too fast, and you'll dry out and die. So Norzagaray has developed what he calls a "desert aesthetic," a list of artistic guidelines for making theater on the edge of nature's blast furnace. First, do away with inessential action and extraneous dialogue.
October 14, 2005 |
The first clue that Sheila Callaghan's "Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake)" is onto something new arrives after riding our elevator from the EdgeFest-pummeled Los Angeles Theatre Center lobby to Theater 5. Inside, Shannon Kennedy's skeletal domestic setting is, even by Moving Arts standards, acutely oddball. Then "Crumble" begins, with thematic tableaux of Richard Foreman proportions.
August 28, 2005 |
WANTED: anyone who worked at Los Angeles Theatre Center when it had a full-fledged resident company from 1985 to 1991 or anyone who worked at that company's predecessor, Los Angeles Actors' Theatre, between 1975 and 1985. All of the above are invited to an Oct. 1 reunion at the downtown theater complex. They're also invited to submit funny stories about their LATC/LAAT experiences to the party's organizers at www.celebrate-latc.org.