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Daniella Zour, Sylvia Khoury, France-Luce Benson, Greg Edwards, Jonathan Payne, Ella  Photo

Daniella Zour, Sylvia Khoury, France-Luce Benson, Greg Edwards, Jonathan Payne, Ella Rose Chary, Brandon James Gwinn, Sheri Wilner, Tim Ducheon, Rachel Griffin, Jerome A. Parker, Ben Green, Stacey Rose and Patrick Lazour

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Photos: Get a First Look At IF I FORGET At Fountain Theatre Photo Photos: Get a First Look At IF I FORGET At Fountain Theatre
by Grace Cutler - Jul 24, 2022

Jason Alexander directs L.A. premiere of Steven Levenson‚Äôs funny, powerful ‚ÄėIf I Forget‚Äô at Fountain Theatre

Jason Alexander Directs L.A. Premiere Of Steven Levenson's IF I FORGET At Fountain Th Photo Jason Alexander Directs L.A. Premiere Of Steven Levenson's IF I FORGET At Fountain Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 15, 2022

The Fountain Theatre presents a deeply personal play about history, responsibility, and what we're willing to sacrifice for a new beginning. Tony Award-winning actor Jason Alexander, widely known from TV's Seinfeld, directs the Los Angeles premiere of If I Forget by Steven Levenson, running July 23 through September 10 on the Fountain's indoor stage. Previews begin July 20.

Zoetic Stage Announces Winners Of The 2nd Annual Finstrom Festival Of New Work Photo Zoetic Stage Announces Winners Of The 2nd Annual Finstrom Festival Of New Work
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

Zoetic Stage has announced¬†the four winners of its second annual¬†Finstrom Festival of New Work. They are¬†One Stone: The Story of Mileva Marińá and Albert Einstein¬†by Kathleen Cahill,¬†Effect If Not Intent¬†by David Rosenberg,¬†Sibling Rivalries Or, Spooks in the Ivory Tower¬†by Marcus Scott¬†and¬†The Public Execution of the American President¬†by Nick Valdes.

New Black Fest at the Apollo to Launch This Week Photo New Black Fest at the Apollo to Launch This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

 This month marks the launch of New Black Fest at the Apollo, a festival celebrating contemporary Black playwrights from across the nation. On April 22, 23, and 25 at 7pm, audiences will have the opportunity to see original works by 18 playwrights, each commissioned by the Apollo and New Black Fest co-founder Keith Josef Adkins. 

Finalists and Semifinalists Announced for Bay Area Playwrights Festival Photo Finalists and Semifinalists Announced for Bay Area Playwrights Festival
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 13, 2022

Playwrights Foundation, the West Coast’s premier launchpad for exceptional new plays and playwrights, has announced the semifinalists and finalists for the 45th Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), which will be presented as a hybrid (in-person and streamed) festival July 29-August 07, 2022. For more information and a complete list of winners, the public may visit  playwrightsfoundation.org or call 415-626-2176.

DETAINED Extends at the Fountain Theatre Photo DETAINED Extends at the Fountain Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2022

The Fountain Theatre extends its world premiere production of Detained through May 15. Written by France-Luce Benson, conceived and co-created by immigration attorney Judy Rabinovitz, this gripping new docudrama is based on interviews with longtime U.S. residents held in immigration detention, and with their family members, advocates, attorneys and representatives of ICE.

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere of DETAINED at Fountain Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at the World Premiere of DETAINED at Fountain Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2022

 How do families stay together, even when they are kept apart? Performances of Detained at Fountain Theatre will continue through April 10.

BWW Interview: Playwright France-Luce Benson on the World Premiere of DETAINED at the Photo BWW Interview: Playwright France-Luce Benson on the World Premiere of DETAINED at the Fountain Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Feb 18, 2022

Certainly, almost every American can talk about how we are descendants of immigrants who dreamed of living in a free country and did whatever was necessary to arrive on our shores. As a direct descendant of four grandparents and one parent who escaped from Eastern Europe in the early 20th Century, when I read about the Fountain Theatre presenting the world premiere of DETAINED, written by The Lily's 2021 Lorraine Hansberry Award-winning playwright France-Luce Benson, 'a gripping new docudrama composed of a compilation of true stories that explores the rippling impact of mass deportations on families,' I knew I wanted to speak with her about her inspiration and vision for the play.

World Premiere of DETAINED Announced At The Fountain Theatre Photo World Premiere of DETAINED Announced At The Fountain Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 20, 2022

How do families stay together, even when they are kept apart? The Fountain Theatre presents a gripping new docudrama, a compilation of true stories that explores the rippling impact of mass deportations on families. The world premiere of Detained, written by 2021 Lorraine Hansberry Award-winning playwright France-Luce Benson and directed by Mark Valdez, winner of the 2021 Zelda Fichandler Award, opens February 19 at the Fountain Theatre.

The Lillys Announce Winners Of 2021 Awards Photo The Lillys Announce Winners Of 2021 Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2021

The Lillys has announced the winners of the 2021 Lilly Awards.