What’s Up with Theater in Downtown L.A.?

Engine 28 reporter Walter Ryce, on loan from the Monterey County Weekly, asks regular folks in downtown Los Angeles about their relationship to (or lack thereof) Los Angeles theater. … [Read more...]

‘Off Stage With Engine 28’: Pasadena Playhouse’s Sheldon Epps and Tate Donovan

Ever wish there were more (well, any) TV shows about theater? Engine 28 is here with that answer — except it's on the Web! In this premiere episode of Off Stage W ith Engine 28, Jesse North sits down with Pasadena Playhouse's artistic director (and … [Read more...]

Fringe: In the Cards for Magician Jon Armstrong

Jon Armstrong, a fixture at Hollywood Fringe headquarters, was getting some lip from a fellow magician. “All he could do was prattle on about everything he was a master of. About how he could do this, he could read minds, he was a great stage … [Read more...]

‘What If…?’

Theatre Communications Group celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. TCG is encouraging members to discuss the future of theater by exploring "what the field has achieved, the challenges we face in this moment, and where we hope theatre will be … [Read more...]

Backseat Drivers: How Moving Arts Ignites ‘The Car Plays’

It turns out that it's not that hard to get car-dependent Angelenos to sacrifice their vehicles for a few evenings. "There's a lot of enticement, because if we use your car, you're going to get the best parking spot," said Steve Lozier, producer … [Read more...]

First Take: The Method Gun

In The Method Gun, Austin-based collective Rude Mechs explores the "cult of acting" as an ensemble, abandoned by their guru, rehearses for performances of a reimagined Streetcar Named Desire.  Minutes after attending the opening night performance … [Read more...]

‘Can We Cause a Revolution?’ Theater Pros React to ‘Neva’ Opening Night at REDCAT [VIDEO]

Playwrights, artistic directors and other stage pros were not only moved by the opening-night performance of Neva at Radar LA, Guillermo Calderón's latest work being produced by Teatro en el Blanco at the Radar LA theater festival, they walked into … [Read more...]

RADAR L.A. Symposium on Theater’s Future: An Idea Plus Terror

Right in the middle of a presentation of manifestos at RADAR L.A. on the Future of Theater, Shawn Sides from Austin's Rude Mechs subverted the whole idea of the panel discussion. In the future, she said, there would be no manifestos. She then went on … [Read more...]

Intro to RADAR L.A. with Laura Spencer

What is RADAR L.A.?. June 14 - June 19, 2011 When Theatre Communications Group announced its 50th anniversary conference would take place in 2011 in Los Angeles, Ca., a festival in the works for nearly five years set a date. RADAR L.A., an … [Read more...]