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June 17, 1999
A memorial service for theater director Ron Link will be held June 28 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Canon Theater, 205 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills. Link died June 7 of complications from a pulmonary embolism suffered during surgery. He was 54. Information on the service: (310) 859-8001.
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June 17, 1999
A memorial service for theater director Ron Link will be held June 28 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Canon Theater, 205 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills. Link died June 7 of complications from a pulmonary embolism suffered during surgery. He was 54. Information on the service: (310) 859-8001.
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June 8, 1999 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
Ron Link, whose kinetic staging of such plays as "Stand-Up Tragedy" and "Bouncers" made him one of the most honored stage directors in Los Angeles, died Monday at the age of 54. He died at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Hollywood of complications from a pulmonary embolism suffered during surgery. Link recently won lifetime achievement awards two years in a row, from the L.A. Weekly in 1997 and from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle in 1998.
NEWS
June 8, 1999 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
Ron Link, whose kinetic staging of such plays as "Stand-Up Tragedy" and "Bouncers" made him one of the most honored stage directors in Los Angeles, died Monday at the age of 54. He died at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Hollywood of complications from a pulmonary embolism suffered during surgery. Link recently won lifetime achievement awards two years in a row, from the L.A. Weekly in 1997 and from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle in 1998.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 1995
Re Martin Bernheimer's "Nureyev Mania: The Afterlife" (Feb. 19): I highly reject Bernheimer's dismissive tone to an artist that was sent to us by the gods to do more than merely "entertain"--he elevated us! Yes, there were times when his work could make you sad, like when I saw him in Brussels, dancing in a stadium on a makeshift stage that made noise with his every jete, but even this was better than not seeing him at all. Yes, sad or not, he was his work . You can ask anyone who ever saw Nureyev--if the man possessed anything that wasn't for sale at Christie's auction house, it was magic . RON LINK West Hollywood
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 1992
In Sylvie Drake's commentary, I was dismayed to find no mention of Bill Cain's "Stand-Up Tragedy," which I directed first in workshop in the 1988 New Works Festival. It then went on to be produced for Taper, Too and transferred immediately to a Taper mainstage premiere on June 1, 1989. The Times lauded the Taper, Too effort as an example of challenging, visceral work that should be explored more frequently by the Mark Taper Forum. Contrary to the impression created by the article, the legacy of "Stand-Up Tragedy" illustrates a strong commitment to the process of development by both Gordon Davidson and Associate Artistic Director Robert Egan.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 1996 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ron Link, one of Los Angeles' busiest directors, has directed a variety of works, including plays by Neil Simon and Arthur Miller. But the productions that he feels closest to, he says, are the edgy ones. "There's usually an attraction to mean, lean, sex and death," Link says during a recent conversation at the Mark Taper Forum. "For being such a homebody with my dogs and fireplace, I save all my insanity and Fellini-esque [impulses] for [the theater].
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 1991 | JANICE ARKATOV, Arkatov writes regularly about theater for Calendar
1990 was not the best year for director Ron Link. What had started as a magical 1989, with the popular and critical success of Bill Cain's "Stand-Up Tragedy" at the Taper and then a plum assignment to direct Neil Simon's new play "Jake's Women" turned sour when Link was publicly fired from "Jake's" five days before its opening at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 1989 | Shauna Snow, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The Mark Taper Forum has named five associate artists to participate in its 1989-90 season. They are playwright Philip Kan Gotanda ("Yankee Dawg You Die," Los Angeles Theatre Center, 1988), directors Roberta Levitow ("The Geography of Luck," South Coast Rep, 1989), Ron Link ("Stand-Up Tragedy," Taper, 1989) and Robert Woodruff ("A Lie of the Mind," Taper, 1988), and composer Mel Marvin ("Babbitt," Taper, 1987).
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 1995 | SCOTT COLLINS
Fortune seldom smiles on "Twist of Fate," the new musical at the Tiffany Theater. Librettist Lissa Levin and composer Ron Abel collaborated on this slender tale of Dominique (Lisa Raggio), a Gypsy fortuneteller arrested for illegally plying her trade to an undercover cop. The love interest is Dominique's defense attorney, Michael (Dan Gerrity); conflict comes courtesy of her headstrong teenage daughter, Olivia (Tia Texada).
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 1996 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ron Link, one of Los Angeles' busiest directors, has directed a variety of works, including plays by Neil Simon and Arthur Miller. But the productions that he feels closest to, he says, are the edgy ones. "There's usually an attraction to mean, lean, sex and death," Link says during a recent conversation at the Mark Taper Forum. "For being such a homebody with my dogs and fireplace, I save all my insanity and Fellini-esque [impulses] for [the theater].
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 1995
Re Martin Bernheimer's "Nureyev Mania: The Afterlife" (Feb. 19): I highly reject Bernheimer's dismissive tone to an artist that was sent to us by the gods to do more than merely "entertain"--he elevated us! Yes, there were times when his work could make you sad, like when I saw him in Brussels, dancing in a stadium on a makeshift stage that made noise with his every jete, but even this was better than not seeing him at all. Yes, sad or not, he was his work . You can ask anyone who ever saw Nureyev--if the man possessed anything that wasn't for sale at Christie's auction house, it was magic . RON LINK West Hollywood
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 1992
In Sylvie Drake's commentary, I was dismayed to find no mention of Bill Cain's "Stand-Up Tragedy," which I directed first in workshop in the 1988 New Works Festival. It then went on to be produced for Taper, Too and transferred immediately to a Taper mainstage premiere on June 1, 1989. The Times lauded the Taper, Too effort as an example of challenging, visceral work that should be explored more frequently by the Mark Taper Forum. Contrary to the impression created by the article, the legacy of "Stand-Up Tragedy" illustrates a strong commitment to the process of development by both Gordon Davidson and Associate Artistic Director Robert Egan.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 1991 | JANICE ARKATOV, Arkatov writes regularly about theater for Calendar
1990 was not the best year for director Ron Link. What had started as a magical 1989, with the popular and critical success of Bill Cain's "Stand-Up Tragedy" at the Taper and then a plum assignment to direct Neil Simon's new play "Jake's Women" turned sour when Link was publicly fired from "Jake's" five days before its opening at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 1988
I'm sick, yes, tired too, of The Times writing one-sided articles that completely support the views of the Equity Waiver Theater Operators Committee (EWTOC) and do not give equal space to the Actors' Equity Western Advisory Board (the actors!). Wake up L.A. actors! We're being scammed by the EWTOC and The Times! Take a look at the 99-seat theater plan. Do the arithmetic! We're talking about basic rules and very minimal pay! Start taking some pride in being an actor; you're worth it. Don't you want to get paid if there is a way?
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