A new performing arts center is opening its doors March 2017 in Glendale. The Antaeus Theatre Company has announced the opening of the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center on East Broadway. The center, made possible in part by the Gindlers’ $1 million capital campaign contribution, will be so named in their honor. The official opening is slated for March 2 and will include a program called Open Stages, a four day celebration of theatre with free events as a way to introduce Antaeus to Glendale.
According to a statement from Co-Artistic Directors Bill Brochtrup, Rob Nagle, and John Sloan: “We are all so grateful, honored, and humbled by Kiki and David's devotion to the arts in Los Angeles and in particular by their incredible gift to Antaeus. With this beautiful new complex, we will be able to make more art than ever before and serve more people in our community with our programming.” In addition to a bigger space and a broader audience, the performing arts center adds to Glendale’s commitment to bring more art spaces to the area in an attempt to enrich the neighborhood and keep the arts accessible to everyone.
The City of Glendale Mayor Paula Devine wrote in a welcome letter to the company, “Antaeus Theatre’s inclusion in downtown Glendale will enrich our local economy [and] enhance the community’s quality of life.” The Antaeus Theatre Company joins the Alex Theatre in calling Glendale home. Along with the two theaters the area also contains the Americana and the Glendale Central Library.
The Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center will house several performance spaces. The plans include an 80-seat theatre, a 45-seat black box space for performances and classes, a library, and a lobby doubling as an art gallery. Up until now Antaeus has called NoHo home in a space on Lankershim Boulevard. The company's first production in its new home will be a revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, running March 16 through May 7. For more information about Antaeus, the performing arts center, or their welcoming celebration Open Stages, please call 818-506-5436 or visit antaeus.org.