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Interview: Bart DeLorenzo on Directing Richard Eyre's Adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's GH Photo Interview: Bart DeLorenzo on Directing Richard Eyre's Adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's GHOSTS
by Shari Barrett - Sep 7, 2022

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble is presenting the Los Angeles premiere of what may be Henrik Ibsen's most controversial play, Ghosts, adapted by acclaimed British director Richard Eyre and directed by Bart DeLorenzo, a Los Angeles-based theater director and producer who is the founding artistic director of the Evidence Room theater, a 17-year-old company renowned in Los Angeles for contemporary theater productions. I decided to speak with Bart about what led him to direct this new adaptation at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble.

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble to Present L.A. Premiere of Richard Eyre's Adaptation of Ibs Photo Odyssey Theatre Ensemble to Present L.A. Premiere of Richard Eyre's Adaptation of Ibsen's GHOSTS in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble will present the Los Angeles premiere of an electrifying adaptation, by acclaimed British director Richard Eyre, of what may be Henrik Ibsen’s most controversial play. Directed by Bart DeLorenzo, Ghosts will kick off with two public previews on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m.

Diversionary Theatre Has Announced Their WELCOME TO LA MISA, BABY 2020 D-Tours Perfor Photo Diversionary Theatre Has Announced Their WELCOME TO LA MISA, BABY 2020 D-Tours Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2020

Diversionary has announced their 2020 D-Tours production of WELCOME TO LA MISA, BABY which will tour the San Diego Unified School District as part of the Arts Education and Outreach programming.

Luna Stage to Present Benefit Performance of Ami Brabson's Cabaret A CHANGE IS GONNA  Photo Luna Stage to Present Benefit Performance of Ami Brabson's Cabaret A CHANGE IS GONNA COME
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2019

Luna Stage will present a benefit performance of Ami Brabson's newest cabaret A Change is Gonna Come on Saturday, December 14th. Doors open at 6:30 PM for wine and mingling. Brabson's performance at 7:30 will be followed by live music, dessert, drinks, and coffee.

Arendt Center Founder, Playwright, Slated to Speak at MRS. STERN WANDERS THE PRUSSIAN Photo Arendt Center Founder, Playwright, Slated to Speak at MRS. STERN WANDERS THE PRUSSIAN STATE LIBRARY
by Rebecca Russo - Oct 16, 2019

Luna Stage's World Premiere production of Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library opens this Saturday, October 19, at 8pm. Founder and Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities Roger Berkowitz, playwright Jenny Lyn Bader, director Ari Laura Kreith, and assistant director Chris Kuiken will join the audience for post-show conversations during the first two weekends of Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library at Luna Stage. A discussion about the graphic novel The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth by Ken Krimstein will also precede one performance.

WET PAINT New Play Festival Announced At New Ohio Theatre Photo WET PAINT New Play Festival Announced At New Ohio Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 19, 2019

In only it's second year, the Wet Paint - New Play Festival has managed to round up B'way veterans (Johanna Leister, Layan Elwazani), TV stars (Christopher Shyer, Rachel Handler), & Amazon Best-Selling authors (Edward Medina) to participate in a barebones development series of short-performances. This year's festival has a theme: Walls, and with that theme, Point-Blank Theatre Co. received a unique submission. William Hobbs, a member of Voices Inside, an inmate writing/theatre program at Northpoint Training Center in KY, submitted his play, A Spider's Web and was accepted among dozens of NYC playwright applicants.

Luna Stage Announces 2019-2020 Season Photo Luna Stage Announces 2019-2020 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 7, 2019

Luna Stage has announced its 2019-2020 Season, featuring two World Premieres as well as the 2019 Lucille Lortel-winner for Best New Play. This year also marks the launch of the newly-renovated Luna2, which will allow the West Orange professional theatre to offer six shows in the coming season.

Luna Stage Features Plays That Explore What It Means To Be 'American' Photo Luna Stage Features Plays That Explore What It Means To Be 'American'
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2019

Luna Stage's 2019-2020 Season features bold new plays that examine the power of independence, the value of freedom, and what it means to be 'American.' Season Passes are now on sale for six-play season, which features two World Premieres, the 2019 Lucille Lortel Award-winner for Best New Play, and the launch of Luna's new American Voices Series.

Luna Stage Features Plays That Explore What It Means To Be 'American' Photo Luna Stage Features Plays That Explore What It Means To Be 'American'
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 3, 2019

Luna Stage's 2019-2020 Season features bold new plays that examine the power of independence, the value of freedom, and what it means to be 'American.' Season Passes are now on sale for six-play season, which features two World Premieres, the 2019 Lucille Lortel Award-winner for Best New Play, and the launch of Luna's new American Voices Series.

Casting Announced For Opera House Arts' 20th Anniversary Season Photo Casting Announced For Opera House Arts' 20th Anniversary Season
by Julie Musbach - Jun 25, 2019

Opera House Arts at the Stonington Opera House in Maine announced today the complete casts and creative teams for the company's 20th Anniversary Season, which includes Shakespeare in Love (July 18-28), based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall as well as Avalon (August 15-25), a world-premiere by Melody Bates.

J.Stephen Brantley Videos

STAGE TUBE: Promo for THEATERSPEAK's WRITE OUT FRONT - J. Stephen Brantley Writes a Play
by Stage Tube - Aug 4, 2012

THEATERSPEAK will present an installation of more than 70 award-winning and emerging playwrights writing new plays in the storefront window of the Drama Book Shop during store hours, August 13th - September 1st, In each two-hour time slot, a different playwright will write their play on a laptop, while the screen shot of their computer is visible to the street, opening their process up to the passerby on the street. Below, check out a video promo for the event, featuring J.Stephen Brantley of Hard Sparks writing a play

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: First Look at Chad Kimball in MURDER IN THE FIRST!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2012

59E59 Theaters, with The Directors Company, in association with Chase Mishkin, Barbara & Buddy Freitag, and Invictus Theater Company is presenting MURDER IN THE FIRST, written by Dan Gordon and directed by Michael Parva. MURDER IN THE FIRST began performances on May 25 for a limited engagement through July 1, and celebrated an official opening night on June 6. BroadwayWorld has just recevieved production highlights and brings you an exclusive look below!