Drama-Logue magazine founder Billy Bordy has gifted $500,000 to support Los Angeles Theatre. In memory of his sister, Pearl Bordy Frazier, Bordy gave the L.A. Stage Alliance $100,000 and granted $50,000 each to Colony Theatre, The Fountain Theatre, Matrix Theatre Company, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Santa Monica Playhouse, Skylight Theatre Company, The Victory Theatre Center, and Will Geer‘s Theatricum Botanicum—all members of the Alliance.
Frazier passed away October 9, 2016. She was an accountant at Drama-Logue for 20 years.
Alliance Executive Director Steven Leigh Morris said in a press release, “We are beyond grateful for Bill Bordy’s generous gifts. These funds are particularly timely for a number of theatres that have worked tirelessly for decades, and who now have no ‘membership theatre’ protection from the new Actors’ Equity Agreement that took effect last month. If these and other companies continue using union actors, production costs will soar and while this isn’t a permanent solution for these companies, it will certainly help. The word ‘angel’ was invented for guys like Bill Bordy.”