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Photos: First Look at KIM'S CONVENIENCE at Laguna Playhouse Photo Photos: First Look at KIM'S CONVENIENCE at Laguna Playhouse
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 24, 2022

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE has released production photos from the California premiere of the hilarious KIM’S CONVENIENCE, written by Ins Choi and directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera. KIM’S CONVENIENCE begins previews on Wednesday, September 21; will open on Sunday, September 25 at 5:30pm and perform through Sunday, October 9, 2022 at the Laguna Playhouse.

Review: LAVENDER MEN at Skylight Theatre Photo Review: LAVENDER MEN at Skylight Theatre
by Tracey Paleo - Aug 25, 2022

Taffeta’s dialog is often an attack on the audience rather than a composition about Lincoln.  A passive character study with a blow-horn built in so that you don’t doze off into your own fantasy about who she is and what SHE represents.

Laguna Playhouse Presents Orange County Premiere Of Hilarious And Touching KIM'S CONV Photo Laguna Playhouse Presents Orange County Premiere Of Hilarious And Touching KIM'S CONVENIENCE By Ins Choi
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 24, 2022

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE opens its 2022-2023 season with the Orange County premiere of the hilarious KIM'S CONVENIENCE, written by Ins Choi and directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera.

BWW Interview: Playwright Boni B. Alvarez Making APARTMENT LIVING Appealing For Pande Photo BWW Interview: Playwright Boni B. Alvarez Making APARTMENT LIVING Appealing For Pandemic Times
by Gil Kaan - Mar 1, 2022

Skylight Theatre Company and Playwrights’ Arena join creative forces to present their second world premiere offering, Boni B. Alvarez’ APARTMENT LIVING opening March 12, 2022, live at the Skylight Theatre. Jon Lawrence Rivera directs the cast of Gabriel Leyva, Geri-Nikole Love, Charrell Mack,  Gigette Reyes, Andrew Russel and Rachel Sorsa. I had the opportunity to field a few queries to Boni on APARTMENT LIVING and his previous relationships with Skylight and Playwrights’ Arena.

Playwrights' Arena & Skylight Theatre Company to Present the World Premiere of APARTM Photo Playwrights' Arena & Skylight Theatre Company to Present the World Premiere of APARTMENT LIVING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 16, 2022

Advancing to their second World Premiere this season, live performance returns to the stage at Skylight Theatre on March 12th, in partnership with Playwrights' Arena. Award winning playwright Boni B. Alvarez captures the pulse of the times we’re living in as he gives audiences a bird’s eye view of Apartment Living.

Playwrights' Arena & Skylight Theatre Company Announce Schedule Changes for 2022 Photo Playwrights' Arena & Skylight Theatre Company Announce Schedule Changes for 2022
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 6, 2022

Skylight Theatre Company and Playwrights' Arena announce the cancellation of Fluff by Sigrid Gilmer, originally scheduled to be the second show of their collaborative season. Uncertainty about the Omicron variant and its impact on mounting the production were cited as reasons for the schedule change.

BWW Interview: Playwright Inda Craig-Galván on A HIT DOG WILL HOLLER at Skylight The Photo BWW Interview: Playwright Inda Craig-Galván on A HIT DOG WILL HOLLER at Skylight Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Nov 30, 2021

In partnership, Skylight Theatre Company and Playwrights' Arena have launched the first of four World Premiere productions for the 2021/2022 Season with Inda Craig-Galván's play A HIT DOG WILL HOLLER. Read my interview with her about the process of bringing the play to life onstage at the Skylight Theatre.

BWW Review: A HIT DOG WILL HOLLER at Skylight Theatre Company & Playwrights' Arena Photo BWW Review: A HIT DOG WILL HOLLER at Skylight Theatre Company & Playwrights' Arena
by Andrew Child - Nov 7, 2021

The play explores the friendship between Gina, a self-proclaimed “wordsmith” whose liberal “activism” channels through her popular podcast and a pending book deal, and Dru, the young “Banksy of the Black Lives Matter movement”.

Playwrights' Arena & Skylight Theatre Company Partner for 2021/2022 Season of Four Wo Photo Playwrights' Arena & Skylight Theatre Company Partner for 2021/2022 Season of Four World Premieres
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2021

This partnership with Gary Grossman's Skylight Theatre Company and Jon Lawrence Rivera's Playwrights' Arena realizes a simpatico focus on nurturing and developing playwrights and their new works.

Photos: First Look at Playwrights' Arena's Production Of WAITING Photo Photos: First Look at Playwrights' Arena's Production Of WAITING
by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2021

WAITING is inspired by Samuel Beckett’s iconic play, WAITING FOR GODOT. With humor deeply steeped in Latinx culture, and our country’s anti-immigrant policies, WAITING explores the meaning—and absurdities—of identity and belonging. This is a shorter, pandemic version of the playwright’s full-length play, WAITING FOR GODÍNEZ.