January 17, 2007 |
Corey Madden, producing director of Center Theatre Group's youth program and a former associate artistic director of the Mark Taper Forum, will leave the company in June, CTG announced Tuesday. During her 22-year tenure at CTG, Madden was involved with the Taper's mainstage productions and new play development programs. As head of the Performing for Los Angeles Youth (P.L.A.
March 27, 2003 |
A rock star and his biggest fan -- a nerdy 12-year-old -- learn something about the seductive and fleeting power of fame and the need for a strong sense of self in "The Legend of Alex," an entertaining, muscular new musical from the Mark Taper Forum's P.L.A.Y. (Performing for Los Angeles Youth) company.
March 23, 1994 |
The Mark Taper Forum's latest P.L.A.Y. (Performing for Los Angeles Youth) production, touring Southland public venues and schools, turns out to work quite nicely as a complement to the clown hit "Fool Moon," finishing its run Sunday at the Doolittle Theatre. "Harold's Big Feat," a short comedy created and performed by Wolfe Bowart and directed by Peter C. Brosius, is billed as "a day in the life of an Everyman clown."
April 4, 2002 |
What if you were a 10-year-old boy who woke up one morning to find that everyone, Mom and Dad included, thought that you were a girl, and always had been? And what if your mom sent you to school in the pinkest, frilliest, laciest dress you've ever seen--and everyone at school thought you were a girl, too? Gender stereotypes are given a delicious trouncing in "Bill's New Frock," presented by the Mark Taper Forum's professional theater for young audiences, P.L.A.Y.
June 5, 1994 |
Fifth-grader Jennifer Williams learned recently that feet and music aren't the only important elements in dance. Pinkies count too. The 10-year-old had to lock her little finger on each hand with her classmates' pinkies and stay together in a circle to keep up with a 16th-Century Elizabethan dance called a branle (pronounced "brawl"), performed last week outside the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
January 18, 1994 |
What's In a Name?: The Mark Taper Forum's award-winning Improvisational Theatre Project has been re-christened P.L.A.Y. (Performing for Los Angeles Youth). The aim is to reflect the company's gradual shift, since 1971, from story theater and improv to fully produced, scripted plays relevant to the concerns of L.A. area youth. During the past 11 years of transition under director Peter C.