Actors’ Equity Association Shuffle
Paige Price, the first vice president of Actors’ Equity, has announced that as of March 31 she will be stepping down from her position. She will be moving on to serve as the producing artistic director for the Philadelphia Theatre Company. Voting to fill the position will be part of AEA’s 2017 elections.
Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Nominations
The LADCC has announced the nominations for their 48th annual awards ceremony. The awards will be held on March 20 at the Colony Theatre at Burbank Town Center. Two awards have already been announced: Deborah Puette is being honored for her solo performance in Captain of the Bible Quiz Team with Rogue Machine Theatre and Jen Albert will receive an award for fight choreography for School of Night’s Punch And Judy. For a complete list of the nominees visit LADramaCriticsCircle.com.
Board Elevator Again for a Limited Run
Award-winning filmmaker and playwright, Michael Leoni is bringing his hit play Elevator back to L.A. for a limited engagement. Elevator focuses on seven people trapped in an elevator and forced to reveal who they truly are. Directed by Leoni, it runs March 23–April 30 at the Coast Playhouse. For more information visit plays411.com.
Antaeus’ New Performing Arts Center Opening Ceremonies
Antaeus Theatre Company’s new Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center is opening the weekend of March 3 in downtown Glendale. The opening ceremonies, dubbed Open Stages, offers tours of the space, workshops, improv shows, story time for kids, and a chance to get to know the space and the company. Located at 110 Broadway, the opening ceremonies celebration runs through March 5. For more information visit Antaeus.org.
Coming Soon to the Los Angeles Area
Disinherit The Wind
Written by Matt Chait
March 3–April 9
6476 Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles
How can we understand and contextualize new information challenging what we take for granted as scientific fact? Chait’s play focuses on a neurobiologist who sues a prominent university to gain the right to teach theories of evolution. Through the action of the play the audience is asked to view the wonders of science through a different lens.
Written by Eugene O’Neill
Directed by Steven Robman and featuring Nicholas Hormann, Deborah Strang, Ian Littleworth, Matt Gall, Katie Hume, Samuel Genghis Christian, Alan Blumenfeld, Kitty Swink, Marcelo Tubert, Emily Goss, Conor Sheehan, Emily Kosloski, Kelsey Carthew, Marcelo Tubert, and Matthew Henerson
March 5–May 20
A Noise Within Theatre
3352 E. Foothill Blvd. in Pasadena
In this comedy by Eugene O’Neill, a deeply loving family takes on life in turn-of-the-century America as their wayward 16-year-old son comes of age. Described by the playwright as the upbringing he always wished he had.
At Home at the Zoo
Written by Edward Albee
Directed by Coy Middlebrook and featuring Troy Kotsur, Jake Eberle, Amber Zion, Lindsey White, Russell Harvard, Tyrone Giordano, and Jeff Alan-Lee
March 7–March 26
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles
Comprised of two short plays, The Zoo Story and Homelife, At Home at the Zoo tells the story of publishing executive Peter, his wife Ann, and the violent stranger Peter meets when he goes to read a book in the park. This co-production with Deaf West features non-hearing actors in the roles.