Previz animation created with Vectorworks. Photos from the 2009 Los Angeles Historic State Park Chinatown and 2011 Club Nokia performances.
Photos by Ed Kreiger
Shows Feb 2-27 Wed-Sat 8p, Sun 2p
For more info and directions go to www.theatre40.org
For reservations and information,
the public should call 323 933-6944
or visit gunfighternation.tix.com
Pio Pico, Sam Yorty and the Secret Procession of Los Angeles
A dark meditation on the unseen forces that shape the universe that is El Lay. Historical, feverish, and anarchic –the LA History Project lives in the border regions between apocalypse and epiphany… Pio Pico the early ubiquitous godfather of so cal, and Sam Yorty, the race baiting crafty backroom matador who served to usher in modern Los Angeles. A dark mass performed over the living corpse of our current necropolis and home.
Written and performed by Gunfighter Nation
Opening September 17th at The Lost Studio, playing Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30pm through October 2nd.
Photos by Ed Krieger
Sex! Drugs! Violence! Amongst the Elderly!
Men of Mah Jongg at Theatre 40! BE THERE!
Sept 1-26 in the Reuben Cordova Theatre on the Campus of Beverly Hills High School 241 S Moreno Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Book by Douglas Crawford and Jason Wooten, Music and Lyrics by Ty Taylor, Directed by Martha Demson
A new rock musical at the Open Fist as part of the First Look Festival Of New Plays
Performances: Saturday July 31at 8pm, Sunday, August 1 at 7pm, Saturday August 14 at 8pm, Thursday August 19 at 8pm, Friday August 20 at 8pm. Sunday, August 1 and August 22 @ 7pm. Matinee performances; Sunday August 15th @ 2pm & Sunday August 22 @ 2pm
StageSceneLA Best of 2009-2010 Outstanding Lighting Design
After seven years in development, non-profit organization Overtone Industries is set to launch their site-specific theatricale, Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands, with two weeks of performances in Culver City opening Thursday, July 8, 2010. There will also be preview performances the week before the opening. The contemporary opera integrates art installation, dance, voice, live and recorded music, projected video, costuming, community participation, and theater.
Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands takes the audience on a journey with working class Tom and aristocratic Sue, who have lost their identities. The couple reclaims their story by means of a device that allows them to inhabit the “lands” that hold the pivotal experiences of their lives embodied in songs, dances, pledges of allegiance, and rituals indigenous to those turning points.
Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands was conceptualized by Director O-Lan Jones in an extensive collaboration that involves twenty one librettists, eleven composers, Costume and Scenic Designer Snezana Petrovic, Musical Director David O, and many others.
The performances will run from Thursday, July 8 to Sunday, July 18, 2010 with five weekly performances (Thursdays through Sundays, 8:00 pm nightly with 2:00 pm matinees on Sundays). Additional preview performances will run from Thursday, July 1 to Sunday, July 4, 2010
LA Times Photo Gallery- ‘Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands’ – latimes.com
THEATRE 40 will open it’s 2010-2011 season with BLACK COFFEE, AGATHA CHRISTIE’S first staged mystery and the only one to feature her most memorable character, HERCULE POIROT. Christie’s thriller marks the start of Theatre 40’s 45th Season opening in their Reuben Cordova Theatre on the Beverly Hills High School Campus on July 7th, 2010.
Performance Times — Sunday Matinees: 2:00 PM
Wednesday thru’ Saturday Evenings: 7:30 PM
July 7th to August 1st, 2011
Photos by Ed KriegerStage Scene LA Review- Black Coffee
Backstage.com- Black Coffee
losangeles.broadwayworld.com Theatre 40 Offers a Delectable Black Coffee 2010/07/12
Location: THE ODYSSEY THEATRE
2055 SEPULVEDA BLVD
Los Angeles, CA, 90025
Photos by Ed Krieger
Opens May 12- June 6 Wed- Sat 8pm, Sun Matinee 2pm. THEATRE 40 is a professional Theatre Company performing in the Reuben Cordova Theatre on the Campus of Beverly Hills High School at 241 Moreno Drive – adjacent to Century City just off Little Santa Monica Blvd. The theatre is air-conditioned, there is disable access and ample FREE indoor parking. For RESERVATIONS: 310-364-0535
FREE SHOW MAY 1st and 2nd only @ 8:00 PM. Downtown LA-Artists District 120 N. Sante Fe map 120 n. sante fe los angeles – Google Maps
Directed by Scott Paulin
Produced by Ina Russell, Stephanie Terronez, and Martha Demson, Scenic Design • James Spencer, Costume Design • Christina Wright, Lighting Design • Dan Reed, Sound Design • Peter Carlstedt, Props • Ina Russell & Bruce Dickinson
April 2 – May 15, 2010 Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 pm, Sundays @ 2 pm call (323) 882-6912
The Drawer Boy opens March 31 a Theatre 40, 2010 for four weeks though April 25; Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM. Ticket prices are $23.00 Wednesday through Friday. All Saturday and Sunday performances are $25.00. Students and members o the 4A’s are half-price on Stand-by at the door. THEATRE 40 is a professional Theatre Company performing in the Reuben Cordova Theatre on the Campus of Beverly Hills High School at 241 Moreno Drive – adjacent to Century City just off Little Santa Monica Blvd. The theatre is air-conditioned, there is disable access and ample FREE indoor parking. For RESERVATIONS: 310-364-0535
Photo by Ed Krieger
Could I Have This Dance opens February 3, 2010 and closes February 28; Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM. Ticket prices are $23.00 Wednesday through Friday. All Saturday and Sunday performances are $25.00. Students and members o the 4A’s are half-price on Stand-by at the door. THEATRE 40 is a professional Theatre Company performing in the Reuben Cordova Theatre on the Campus of Beverly Hills High School at 241 Moreno Drive – adjacent to Century City just off Little Santa Monica Blvd. The theatre is air-conditioned, there is disable access and ample FREE indoor parking. For RESERVATIONS: 310-364-0535
by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber Directed by Barbara Schofield
Jan. 22 – March 13
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 pm, Sundays @ 2 pm
Preview Showings Jan. 14, 15, 16 and 17 • $15
Opening Night Friday Jan. 22 • $35 w/ Reception
Pay-What-You-Can Performances Jan. 17, 24 and 31
Tickets Adults $25 | Students & Seniors $20
call (323) 882-6912
LA TImes Review- Theater review: ‘Stage Door’ at Open Fist Theatre | Culture Monster | Los Angeles Times
LA Weekly Review- Stage Raw: Stage Door – Los Angeles Art – Style Council
Backstage.com Review- Stage Door
StageSceneLA Review- Stage Door
StageSceneLA Best of 2009-2010 Outstanding Lighting Design
ZOO DISTRICT and the PADUA PLAYWRIGHTS present a mini-festival of evenings of work by Murray Mednick.
CLOWN SHOW FOR BRUNO Produced by the Padua Playwrights Directed By Guy Zimmerman
THE DESTRUCTION OF THE 4TH WORLD Produced by the Zoo District Directed By Kristi Schulz and Brian Frette
ARTSHARE LA Mar 26- Apr 19
Show map of 801 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Performed on alternating nights on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays @ 8:00pm
Performed together on Sat @ 5:00pm and 8:00pm. w/ screenings of GIRL ON A BED and other films to follow (opens March 28).
More info @ paduaplaywrights.net
This show was a real treat to design- the pictures don’t do this show justice at all.
The premise of this show was to have 9 artists have their artwork or sculptures be the source of inspiration for 9 short one act plays. We instituted a rhythm where each art piece would be showcased as a cue its own, allowing people to take in a consider the piece before fading into the scene written about it.
I found the relationship unfolding onstage to be enjoyable on many many levels and I do hope that Padua returns to this multi-playwright/ multi- artist concept soon.
Previews take place June 6th, 7th and 8th. The show opens Friday, June 13th, and continues through June 29th. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm. General admission tickets are $20, with preview tickets only $15.
Art Share L.A. / 801 East 4th Place / Los Angeles, CA 90013 / (213) 625-1766
- LA TImes Review- ‘A Thousand Words’ writers hope it’s the start of something big – latimes.com
- Blogdowntown Review- Playwrights and Artists Meet; ‘And Then We Had A Play.’ :: blogdowntown
Presented by Padua Playwrights Productions at the Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre, 5636 Melrose Ave., L.A. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. Apr. 14-May 12. (213) 625-1766. http://www.paduaplaywrights.net.
Where: GTC Burbank, 1111-B W. Olive Ave., Burbank 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays Ends: March 30 Price: $20 Contact: (323) 254-9328 or http://www.syzygytheatre.org
LA Times Review- In London, a `Tender’ intersecting of lives – Los Angeles Times