CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1999 |
It was the Road Theatre Company's night Monday at the sixth annual Artistic Director Achievement Awards in the NoHo Arts District. The North Hollywood theater company, which specializes in producing new American plays, took 11 of the 27 awards presented by the Valley Theatre League for outstanding achievement in local theater and tied for a 12th award. The Road Theatre won for best original drama for "Hitler's Head" and for best revival and best ensemble cast for "Tainted Blood."
November 21, 1999 |
A new theater company is up and running at Bergamot Station, just in time for the new decade. Bergamot Station was one of the biggest popular successes in L.A.'s visual arts scene during the '90s. An enclosed cluster of galleries in eastern Santa Monica, it attracts 750,000 visitors a year, according to Wayne Blank, who runs Bergamot and owns many of its buildings. Yet Bergamot also was the site of one of the biggest missteps in L.A.'s theater scene during the '90s.
June 17, 1999 |
"Racism and intolerance are not just one culture against another, one people against another. We all do it. It doesn't matter what the culture is, what the religion." Writer-director Jose Guillermo Garcia doesn't see change coming easily, but he's not a cynic: Garcia, who works with troubled teenagers, has made it his mission to help young people see beyond prejudices and ostracism.
May 20, 1999 |
They did Miami in "Radio Mambo." Then the Latino troupe Culture Clash, three strong and brave and true, went to San Diego to research (and eventually perform) "Bordertown," about the obvious and subtle tensions along that particular stretch of two countries. Starting June 11, "Bordertown" relocates north for a month's worth of performances at the Actors' Gang in Hollywood.
March 17, 1999 |
Revivals took the lion's share of the honors Monday at the 30th annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards ceremony, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. David Chambers' staging of Noel Coward's "Private Lives" at South Coast Repertory took six awards, the most for a single show. A Noise Within, Glendale's classical theater company, won eight honors, the most for a single company, garnering five for Lillian Hellman's "Another Part of the Forest" and three for Sam Shepard's "Buried Child."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1998
Pending approval of building permits by the state Coastal Commission, a professional theater company will have a permanent home in Malibu this fall, officials said. The Malibu Stage Company, formed in 1990, has begun renovating a former Lutheran church at 29243 Pacific Coast Highway, said Charles Marowitz, the company's artistic director. The 1950s building on Point Dume, which once housed Shepherd-by-the-Sea Lutheran Church, should be in operation by October.