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Disrupting Conscience: The Designated Mourner (Review)

REDCAT theater has done it again. They consistently bring thought-provoking live performance art to Los Angeles. The Designated Mourner on May 12 was no exception. This drama, originally performed in 2000,  is shockingly relevant today. Andre Gregory (My Dinner with Andre), directed both productions. The Designated Mourner examines the balance of interpersonal

ARCHDUKE by Rajiv Joseph (Review)

Inspired by the world changing events leading up to World War I, Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph’s new play Archduke bustles and brims with wit and humor, which counters the weight of its conclusion. While no intention was made to be entirely historically accurate, Giovanna Sardelli’s direction nimbly traverses the

Vagrancy: Theatre Present and Future

It began as a theatre group in 2007 New York, but today the Vagrancy calls downtown Los Angeles home.  Since moving here they've won multiple praises including several at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and the 2015 Ovation award.  Their first classical production won accolades with audiences and critics.     Macbeth, Shakespeare's tragedy of human

Phillipa Soo Takes Lead Role in CTG’s Amelie, A Musical

Casting has been set for Center Theatre Group’s production of “Amélie, A New Musical” at the Ahmanson Theatre which begins previews December 4, 2016, opens December 16 and continues through January 15, 2017. In addition to the previously announced Phillipa Soo (Tony Award nominee for “Hamilton”) in the title role, the

REDCAT Presents Paxton’s Bound

Downtown Center for Contemporary Arts, part of Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts (commonly called REDCAT), will present the Los Angeles premiere of Steve Paxton’s signature work Bound. A pioneering American choreographer, Paxton designed it in 1982 and will be performed by exquisite dancer Jurij Konjar of Slovenia. Bound is restaged and reimagined by


Rosanna Gamson's Dance Theater has created bi-national collaborative projects in Poland and Mexico, and toured in North America since 2000, presented and commissioned by museums, theaters, festivals and alternative performance spaces; including REDCAT. RGWW is the recipient of six Lester Horton Dance Awards, including a Special Dance Innovator Award to Gamson for her


   “A delicate soundscape, something between theater and performance, with finely tuned pandemonium: thin electrical wires, plugs and switches, a dish with water, microphone stands, a box of eggs…”  — TheaterKrant, Holland Wednesday, April 27th will bring some unique sound waves to Downtown Los Angeles. The Osaka-based Umeda creates surprising sound scores