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Moving Arts Presents 8th Annual MADlab's First Look Reading Series This Weekend Photo Moving Arts Presents 8th Annual MADlab's First Look Reading Series This Weekend
by Gigi Gervais - Oct 9, 2021

Moving Arts announced it will present readings of five new plays this weekend, October 9-10, 2021, as part of its Eighth Annual First Look Reading Series.

Video Flashback: 'En Tu Dia' From DCPA's AMERICAN MARIACHI Photo Video Flashback: 'En Tu Dia' From DCPA's AMERICAN MARIACHI
by Stage Tube - May 6, 2020

As part of the DCPAMemories series, DCPA Theatre Company is flashing back to its production of 'American Mariachi'!

Photo Flash: MOTHER ROAD at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: MOTHER ROAD at Arena Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Octavio Solis' Mother Road, a sequel to John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Mother Road premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2019 and will run at Arena Stage through March 8, 2020 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage.

BWW Review: MOTHER ROAD at Arena Stage Photo BWW Review: MOTHER ROAD at Arena Stage
by Mary Lincer - Feb 17, 2020

By 1939. the Depression had begun to wane, but Dorothy still took a road trip to Oz to find out that there's no place like home. John Steinbeck published The Grapes of Wrath that year; the Joad family also had to leave their Oklahoma home and hit the road because the Dust Bowl was no Miss Gulch nor a dream they'd wake up from. Steinbeck called the road they took, Route 66, the Mother Road which has given Octavio Solis his title for Arena's current production through March 8.

Photo Flash: MOTHER ROAD Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: MOTHER ROAD Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Octavio Solis' Mother Road, a sequel to John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Mother Road premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2019 and will run at Arena Stage from February 7 - March 8, 2020 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage.

Photo Flash: Inside First Rehearsal For MOTHER ROAD at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: Inside First Rehearsal For MOTHER ROAD at Arena Stage
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Octavio Solis' Mother Road, a sequel to John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Mother Road premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2019 and will run at Arena Stage from February 7 ‚Äď March 8, 2020 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage.

Cast and Creative Team Announced for MOTHER ROAD at Arena Stage Photo Cast and Creative Team Announced for MOTHER ROAD at Arena Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 12, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces casting for Octavio Solis' Mother Road, a sequel to John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Mother Road premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2019 and will run at Arena Stage from February 7 - March 8, 2020 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage.

VIDEO: First Look at Deaf West's THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER Photo VIDEO: First Look at Deaf West's THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER
by Paul Smith - Sep 24, 2019

Candid, uninhibited and visceral. A Deaf couple's relationship is revealed through their lovemaking in a startlingly intimate portrait of a marriage - made even more intense by Deaf West Theatre's signature performance style combining American Sign Language with spoken English. Deaf West Theatre presents the American premiere of The Solid Life of Sugar Water by Tony Award-winning playwright Jack Thorne(Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). Randee Trabitz directs for a Sept. 12 opening at Inner-City Arts in downtown L.A., where performances will continue through Oct 13. Previews take place Sept. 5 through Sept. 8.

BWW Review: Intimate and Sexually Insightful THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER by Deaf We Photo BWW Review: Intimate and Sexually Insightful THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER by Deaf West
by Shari Barrett - Sep 17, 2019

Deaf West's THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER features Sandra Mae Frank (the extraordinary deaf actor who starred as Wendla in all three of their Spring Awakening productions at Inner-City Arts, at the Wallis and on Broadway) as Alice, who uses ASL to communicate along with deaf actor Tad Cooley who portrays Phil, although his character was not written as hearing-impaired in the script. Speaking actors Natalie Camunas and Nick Apostolina give voice to Alice and Phil's most private thoughts, both in and out of bed, by shadowing the actors and often portraying other characters being described during Alice and Phil's ASL conversations, with the quartet's true partnership presenting both characters visually and verbally to perfection.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER at Deaf West  Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER at Deaf West Theatre?
by Paul Smith - Sep 16, 2019

Deaf West's production of The Solid Life of Sugar Water recently opened and critics were in attendance. Find out what they had to say!

Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf West's THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf West's THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2019

Candid, uninhibited and visceral. A Deaf couple's relationship is revealed through their lovemaking in a startlingly intimate portrait of a marriage ‚ÄĒ made even more intense by Deaf West Theatre's signature performance style combining American Sign Language with spoken English. Deaf West Theatre presents the American premiere of The Solid Life of Sugar Water by Tony Award-winning playwright Jack Thorne(Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). Randee Trabitz directs for a Sept. 12 opening at Inner-City Arts in downtown L.A., where performances will continue through Oct 13. Previews take place Sept. 5 through Sept. 8.

Deaf West Theatre Presents Jack Thorne's THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER Photo Deaf West Theatre Presents Jack Thorne's THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER
by Julie Musbach - Aug 13, 2019

Deaf West Theatre presents the American premiere of The Solid Life of Sugar Water by Tony Award-winning playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).

BWW Review: Should We Laugh or Cry? State of Civility Examined in NATIVE GARDENS at C Photo BWW Review: Should We Laugh or Cry? State of Civility Examined in NATIVE GARDENS at CPH
by Roy Berko - May 5, 2019

Negative racial and ethnic stereotypes, anti-ageism, political philosophical differences, and border conflicts are not usual topics for a comic play. But, author Karen Zacarias, whose 'Native Gardens' is now in production at Cleveland Play House, believes 'humor humanizes' when what could be the basis of a blood bath becomes a pool of laughter with a purpose.

NATIVE GARDENS Comes To Cleveland Play House Photo NATIVE GARDENS Comes To Cleveland Play House
by Julie Musbach - Mar 28, 2019

Cleveland Play House (CPH), offers the thought-provoking comedy Native Gardens from playwright Karen Zacarias, to be performed April 27th - May 19th  in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square.  The production is directed by CPH Associate Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming, with a press opening Friday, May 3rd. 

BWW Review: AMERICAN MARIACHI at the Old Globe Photo BWW Review: AMERICAN MARIACHI at the Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - Apr 3, 2018

AMERICAN MARIACHI, currently playing at the Old Globe, is a brightly engaging and sentimental play that tugs at your heartstrings.  It manages to be both intensely personal and universal as it explores the power of music and memory, family, and circumventing traditional norms through humor and music.

Photo Flash: AMERICAN MARIACHI Comes to the San Diego Old Globe Photo Photo Flash: AMERICAN MARIACHI Comes to the San Diego Old Globe
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 27, 2018

Spending her days caring for her ailing mother, Lucha yearns to break her monotonous routine. Here's a wild idea: an all-girl mariachi band! But it's the 1970s, and girls can't be mariachis...or can they? As Lucha and her spunky cousin hunt for bandmates, dodge disapproving relatives, and bring Mom along for the ride, they wonder: will the band come together? American Mariachi is a heartwarming and hilarious world premiere comedy about family, progress, and the freedom to dream big that will send your heart soaring and put a bounce in your step with a wave of vibrant, infectious live music.

Photo Flash: AMERICAN MARIACHI at Denver Center for the Performing Arts Photo Photo Flash: AMERICAN MARIACHI at Denver Center for the Performing Arts
by Alan Henry - Feb 12, 2018

Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents AMERICAN MARIACHI, a new play written by Jose Cruz Gonzalez. AMERICAN MARIACHI tells the story of a group of daring young women in the 1970s who break tradition to form an all-female Mariachi band. Both humorous and touching, The World Premiere of AMERICAN MARIACHI opened at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts on January 26th, and will run through February 25th.

Review Roundup: AMERICAN MARIACHI at Denver Center For The Performing Arts Photo Review Roundup: AMERICAN MARIACHI at Denver Center For The Performing Arts
by Leah Windahl - Feb 8, 2018

Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents the World Premiere of AMERICAN MARIACHI, written by Jose Cruz Gonzalez. AMERICAN MARIACHI tells the story of a group of young women in the 1970s who break tradition to form an all-female Mariachi band. AMERICAN MARIACHI opened on January 26th and will run through February 25th.

VIDEO: AMERICAN MARIACHI comes to Denver Center for the Performing Arts Photo VIDEO: AMERICAN MARIACHI comes to Denver Center for the Performing Arts
by Leah Windahl - Feb 8, 2018

VIRTUAL BATTLE OF THE MARIACHI BANDS to Celebrate AMERICAN MARIACHI at the San Diego  Photo VIRTUAL BATTLE OF THE MARIACHI BANDS to Celebrate AMERICAN MARIACHI at the San Diego Old Globe
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 2, 2018

The Old Globe celebrates the world premiere of Jose Cruz Gonzalez's play American Mariachiwith a Virtual Battle of the Mariachi Bands. Starting today, February 2, Southern California mariachi bands can submit a video for the world to see (see below for contest guidelines). Audiences will then be able to vote for their favorite band startingFriday, February 9 at 12:00 noon through Friday, March 16. The first-, second-, and third-prize winners will be announcedMonday, March 19. Only the first 20 eligible videos received will be presented online to the public for voting, so interested bands should act fast!

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