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October 29, 2006
Here's a chance to get inside the head of an avant-garde theater creator: Richard Foreman has started blogging. http://www.wakeupmrsleepy.blogspot.com/ Aficionados of John Adams will have to wait till mid-November to fully savor "A Flowering Tree," which will receive its world premiere in Austria as part of the Vienna New Crowned Hope festival. But for those who'd like a preview, the composer's website, www.earbox.com, offers not only a synopsis of the opera but a sound clip.
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October 29, 2006
Here's a chance to get inside the head of an avant-garde theater creator: Richard Foreman has started blogging. http://www.wakeupmrsleepy.blogspot.com/ Aficionados of John Adams will have to wait till mid-November to fully savor "A Flowering Tree," which will receive its world premiere in Austria as part of the Vienna New Crowned Hope festival. But for those who'd like a preview, the composer's website, www.earbox.com, offers not only a synopsis of the opera but a sound clip.
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September 19, 2006 | Jan Breslauer, Special to The Times
They used to say: "Go West, young man." These days, the cry might be amended to: "Go West, experimental artist of any age" -- at least, if what's happening at CalArts' Center for New Performance is an indication. Director-designer Richard Foreman, an inveterate fixture of Manhattan's avant garde theater scene, and Michael Gordon, the composer best known as a co-founder of contemporary art music's Bang on a Can Festival, have made their way to L.A. for their first collaboration.
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September 19, 2006 | Jan Breslauer, Special to The Times
They used to say: "Go West, young man." These days, the cry might be amended to: "Go West, experimental artist of any age" -- at least, if what's happening at CalArts' Center for New Performance is an indication. Director-designer Richard Foreman, an inveterate fixture of Manhattan's avant garde theater scene, and Michael Gordon, the composer best known as a co-founder of contemporary art music's Bang on a Can Festival, have made their way to L.A. for their first collaboration.
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October 18, 2000 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
To whatever lame financial extent, we pay our theatermakers to create visions for themselves and, depending on who "us" is, for us. Most paying customers prefer those visions neat and comforting. But in the hands of an artist such as Richard Foreman, founder of the Ontological-Hysteric Theatre in New York, we're happily plunged headlong into darker, dreamlike brain waves--a sea of anxiety, murky but bracing.
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October 17, 2000 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
As the creator of a long list of unconventional stage productions spanning more than three decades, Richard Foreman looks like one of the American theater's foremost control freaks. He not only writes, directs and designs the productions of his Ontological-Hysteric Theater in New York, but he also personally manipulates the dial that governs the volume of the soundtrack at most of the performances. "It's very difficult for others to know exactly how loud to make it," he explained.
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November 2, 1997 | William Harris, William Harris is an arts writer based in New York
For the past 29 years, Richard Foreman has been writing, directing and designing plays for his Ontological-Hysteric Theater--more than 50 to date--while also occasionally lending his distinct directorial touch to other people's texts or operas. In the process, the 60-year-old, perpetually disheveled theatrical auteur has become famous as a comic existentialist in New York art-world circles and along the European festival circuit.
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May 19, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
"The Cure" and "Film Is Evil, Radio Is Good," two plays by Richard Foreman, won Obie awards Monday as the best new American plays produced Off Broadway or Off Off Broadway in the past year. The 32nd annual awards, with Morgan Freeman and Christine Lahti acting as hosts at the Ritz nightclub, were presented by the Village Voice. "The Hunger Artist" won four Obies, for Rob Besserer and Anthony Holland as performers, Paul Gallo for lighting design and Robert Israel for set and costume design.
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August 3, 2005 | Chris Pasles
Richard Foreman and Michael Gordon's opera "What to Wear?," which was to open the REDCAT fall season in September, has been postponed. Director-librettist Gordon recently had triple-bypass surgery and asked for the delay. In its place will be the U.S. premiere of "Erase-E(x)," a dance-theater piece by Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, dancer Johanne Saunier and scenic designer Jim Clayburgh. Charles Francois will be a guest performer.
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April 21, 1987
Assistant Sheriff Robert A. Edmonds, a member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department since 1961, was named undersheriff, replacing Theodore H. Von Minden, who is retiring July 1. In his new role, Edmonds, 48, will serve as the No. 2 man in the 6,600-member Sheriff's Department. Replacing Edmonds as one of the department's two assistant sheriffs will be Administrative Division Chief Richard L. Foreman, 53. Edmonds lives in Cerritos, Foreman in Pasadena.
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October 18, 2000 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
To whatever lame financial extent, we pay our theatermakers to create visions for themselves and, depending on who "us" is, for us. Most paying customers prefer those visions neat and comforting. But in the hands of an artist such as Richard Foreman, founder of the Ontological-Hysteric Theatre in New York, we're happily plunged headlong into darker, dreamlike brain waves--a sea of anxiety, murky but bracing.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2000 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
As the creator of a long list of unconventional stage productions spanning more than three decades, Richard Foreman looks like one of the American theater's foremost control freaks. He not only writes, directs and designs the productions of his Ontological-Hysteric Theater in New York, but he also personally manipulates the dial that governs the volume of the soundtrack at most of the performances. "It's very difficult for others to know exactly how loud to make it," he explained.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 1997 | William Harris, William Harris is an arts writer based in New York
For the past 29 years, Richard Foreman has been writing, directing and designing plays for his Ontological-Hysteric Theater--more than 50 to date--while also occasionally lending his distinct directorial touch to other people's texts or operas. In the process, the 60-year-old, perpetually disheveled theatrical auteur has become famous as a comic existentialist in New York art-world circles and along the European festival circuit.
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April 26, 1987
Assistant Sheriff Robert A. Edmonds, a member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department since 1961, has been named undersheriff, replacing Theodore H. Von Minden, who is retiring July 1. In his new role, announced last week, Edmonds, 48, will serve as the No. 2 man in the 6,600-member Sheriff's Department. Replacing Edmonds as one of the department's two assistant sheriffs will be Administrative Division Chief Richard L. Foreman, 53.
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