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.
February 11, 2000 |
A frightened, lost boy's odyssey of discovery and growth parallels the life of the migrating monarch butterfly in "The Highest Heaven," a thought-provoking play now touring Southern California schools. Playwright Jose Cruz Gonzalez said he was inspired by two somber realities: the racial tensions that he has observed between Latino and black youth in his work in schools, and the emotion-packed issue of immigration. Gonzalez, associate professor of theater at Cal State 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.