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BWW Review: POOR CLARE at Echo Theater Company Photo BWW Review: POOR CLARE at Echo Theater Company
by Harker Jones - Oct 27, 2021

Saint Clare of Assisi’s story of devotion, austerity, and understanding, while at first glance not comedic, is brought to vivid and laugh-out-loud life by playwright Chiara Atik.

BWW Interview: Jordan Hull Happily Hustle-ing Between The L Word & CLARE Photo BWW Interview: Jordan Hull Happily Hustle-ing Between The L Word & CLARE
by Gil Kaan - Oct 21, 2021

The Echo Theater Company’s world premiere production of POOR CLARE will finally open in October (now already in previews), 19 months after the originally scheduled March 2020 opening was shuttered by the pandemic. Playwright Chiara Atik spins the medieval story of St. Francis Assisi into a modern tale seen through the eyes of his sister Clare Assisi.  Echo associate artistic director Alana Dietze directs the POOR CLARE cast of Kari Lee Cartwright, Martica De Cardenas, Tony DeCarlo, Ann Noble, Michael Sturgis and Donna Zadeh, with Jordan Hull as the titular Clare.

New Dates Announced for World Premiere Of Chiara Atik's POOR CLARE Photo New Dates Announced for World Premiere Of Chiara Atik's POOR CLARE
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2021

The Echo Theater Company's world premiere production of Poor Clare will open in October, 19 months after the originally scheduled March, 2020 opening that was shuttered by the pandemic. Echo associate artistic director Alana Dietze (Dry Land, The Wolves) is back at the helm of Chiara Atik's powerful and very funny modern spin on the medieval story of Saint Clare of Assisi.

World Premiere Of Chiara Atik's POOR CLARE Opens Echo Theater Company's 25th Annivers Photo World Premiere Of Chiara Atik's POOR CLARE Opens Echo Theater Company's 25th Anniversary Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2021

The Echo Theater Company's world premiere production of Poor Clare will open in September, 18 months after the originally scheduled March, 2020 opening that was shuttered by the pandemic.

Echo Theater Company Announces 25th Anniversary Onstage Season Photo Echo Theater Company Announces 25th Anniversary Onstage Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 15, 2021

A virtual 25th Birthday Celebration, featuring 25 monologues by 25 playwrights including Boni B. Alvarez, Bekah Brunstetter, Jessica Goldberg, Hilly Hicks Jr., David Ives, David Lindsay-Abaire and Sarah Ruhl, performed by actors such as Enrico Colantoni, Marin Hinkle, Brent Jennings, Megan Ketch, Hamish Linklater and James Tupper, will take place on Thursday, July 1.

BWW Interview: Playwright Matthew Paul Olmos UNDERNEATH & All Around LOS ANGELES Photo BWW Interview: Playwright Matthew Paul Olmos UNDERNEATH & All Around LOS ANGELES
by Gil Kaan - Apr 1, 2021

The Echo Theater Company's next production UNDERNEATH THE FREEWAYS OF LOS ANGELES will live-stream April 2 for sixteen Zoom performances. Written by playwright Matthew Paul Olmos, this interactive murder mystery experience has been inspired by historical events centering in and around the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights. Michael Alvarez directs the cast of Mia Ando, Morgan Danielle Day, Amy K. Harmon, Gloria Ines, Roland Ruiz and Darrett Sanders.

Virtual Interactive Murder Mystery UNDERNEATH THE FREEWAYS OF LOS ANGELES' Begins Nex Photo Virtual Interactive Murder Mystery UNDERNEATH THE FREEWAYS OF LOS ANGELES' Begins Next Month
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2021

'Clue' meets Chinatown in a live-streamed, interactive murder mystery experience inspired by historical events. Set in 1960 in East L.A.'s Hollenbeck Park ‚ÄĒ newly divided by the Los Angeles Freeway Interchange that famously displaced over 15,000 residents in Boyle Heights ‚ÄĒ Underneath the Freeways of Los Angeles.

Luna Stage Streams THE VOTING WRITES PROJECT  Photo Luna Stage Streams THE VOTING WRITES PROJECT 
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 12, 2020

The ambitious and multifaceted Voting Writes Project at Luna Stage culminates with a final week of streaming the program's diverse, interdisciplinary content. 

The Echo Theater Company Presents National Young Playwrights in Residence Virtual Fes Photo The Echo Theater Company Presents National Young Playwrights in Residence Virtual Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 9, 2020

The Echo Theater Company's innovative National Young Playwrights in Residence program culminates in a two-week 'virtual festival' of free online readings Nov. 13 through Nov. 21. The program offers a transformative way for new writers to fearlessly create bold new work with the support of a professional artistic community.

Luna Stage Releases Entire Voting Writes Project Photo Luna Stage Releases Entire Voting Writes Project
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 26, 2020

Luna Stage announces that as of Tuesday evening, October 27, its entire Voting Writes Project will be available online, open to the public and free of charge.

Luna Stage Streams World Premiere Of THE BREAKOUT ROOM By Bernardo Cubria Photo Luna Stage Streams World Premiere Of THE BREAKOUT ROOM By Bernardo Cubria
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2020

Luna Stage announces the World Premiere of Bernardo Cubría's The Breakout Room. This new play about non-voters trapped in a dystopian Zoom reality will premiere September 17 at 8pm on Luna's live stream channels.

Nine Writers Set For Echo Theater Company's 2020 Playwright's Lab Photo Nine Writers Set For Echo Theater Company's 2020 Playwright's Lab
by A.A. Cristi - May 28, 2020

Los Angeles-based Echo Theater Company, dedicated to creating new work for the theater, has announced the nine writers who will participate in the company's 2020 Playwrights Lab.

Photo Flash: First Look at POOR CLARE at Echo Theater Company Photo Photo Flash: First Look at POOR CLARE at Echo Theater Company
by Stephi Wild - Mar 12, 2020

Echo Theater Company presents the world premiere of Poor Clare, a play by Chiara Atik about what happens when your eyes are opened to the injustice of the world around you ‚ÄĒ and you can't look away. Alana Dietze (Dry Land, The Wolves) directs for a March 14 opening, with performances continuing through April 20 at Atwater Village Theatre.

The Echo Theater Company Will Present the World Premiere of POOR CLARE Photo The Echo Theater Company Will Present the World Premiere of POOR CLARE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2020

Clare is just a regular noblewoman living in medieval Italy, trying out hairstyles and waiting to get married... until a man named Francis starts ranting in the courtyard. The Echo Theater Company presents the world premiere of Poor Clare, a play by Chiara Atik about what happens when your eyes are opened to the injustice of the world around you - and you can't look away. Alana Dietze (Dry Land, The Wolves) directs for a March 14 opening, with performances continuing through April 20 at Atwater Village Theatre. Three 'pay what you want' previews take place on March 11, March 12 and March 13.

Skylight Theatre Company Has Announced its 2020 Season Photo Skylight Theatre Company Has Announced its 2020 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 2020

Skylight Theatre Company, recognized for their unwavering commitment to developing new works, has confirmed a 2020 lineup of three plays, and a fourth TBA. All plays are new to Los Angeles.

Ensemble Studio Theatre Los Angeles Presents The World Premiere Of CHARLOTTE STAY CLO Photo Ensemble Studio Theatre Los Angeles Presents The World Premiere Of CHARLOTTE STAY CLOSE
by Julie Musbach - Oct 4, 2019

Ensemble Studio Theatre Los Angeles (EST/LA) presents the world premiere of CHARLOTTE STAY CLOSE, a¬†new play by Christine Hamilton-Schmidt, directed by Jonathan Mu√Īoz-Proulx.

Stage Raw Announces Its 2019 Theater Award Nominees & Theater Festival Weekend Photo Stage Raw Announces Its 2019 Theater Award Nominees & Theater Festival Weekend
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 31, 2019

Digital arts journal Stage Raw announces the nominees for its fifth annual Stage Raw Theater Awards, to be held Monday night September 9, 2019, at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday August 7, 2019. The Stage Raw Theater Awards honor the finest work performed on Los Angeles area stages of 99-seats or fewer, and are selected by a jury of Stage Raw critics. This year's awards celebrate work performed between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

Photo Flash: The Kilroys THE LIST 2019 Launch Party In L.A. Photo Photo Flash: The Kilroys THE LIST 2019 Launch Party In L.A.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 11, 2019

On Thursday, June 27th The Kilroys celebrated the drop of THE LIST 2019 at Here & Now in Los Angeles. The event celebrated the 13 founding members of the organization and the 33 plays featured on THE LIST 2019.

Photo Flash: Echo Theater Company Presents THE WOLVES Photo Photo Flash: Echo Theater Company Presents THE WOLVES
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 12, 2019

Fierce. Funny. Intense. The Echo Theater Company opens its 2019 season with theLos Angeles premiere of The Wolves, the debut play by "playwright to watch" Sarah DeLappe that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Alana Dietze (Dry Land) directs for aMarch 16 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. Pay-what-you-want previews begin March 13, and performances continue through April 22.

L.A. Premiere of THE WOLVES Comes to Echo Theater Company Photo L.A. Premiere of THE WOLVES Comes to Echo Theater Company
by Julie Musbach - Feb 7, 2019

Fierce. Funny. Intense. The Echo Theater Company opens its 2019 season with theLos Angeles premiere of The Wolves, the debut play by "playwright to watch" SarahDeLappe that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Alana Dietze (Dry Land) directs for aMarch 16 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. Pay-what-you-want previews begin March 13, and performances continue through April 22.

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