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BWW Interview: Tara Donovan Elatedly Producing Her POV At Little Fish Photo BWW Interview: Tara Donovan Elatedly Producing Her POV At Little Fish
by Gil Kaan - Mar 1, 2021

Little Fish Theatre's annual short play festival PICK OF THE VINE, premiering March 5, has smoothly morphed into a hybrid stage-to-film online. The filming of this year's final seven plays, chosen out of 800+ submissions, have been overseen by producer Tara Donovan, as well as producing artistic director Lisa Coffi. Tara graciously made some time to answer a few of my queries, inviting Lisa to fill in with more specific answers as needed.

AmiosWest and Perspective Theatre Company Present SHOTZSF: The Boredom Games 2020 Photo AmiosWest and Perspective Theatre Company Present SHOTZSF: The Boredom Games 2020
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2020

AmiosWest presents a Covid-Era theatrical experience on YouTube live via Zoom.

BWW Interview: Branda Lock on Directing ‚ÄúRomeo & Juliet: Choose Your Own Ending‚ÄĚ  Photo BWW Interview: Branda Lock on Directing ‚ÄúRomeo & Juliet: Choose Your Own Ending‚ÄĚ for Little Fish Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Jul 16, 2020

No doubt anyone who has read or seen a production of Shakespeare's tragic love story a?oeRomeo and Julieta?? has wished they could change the ending so that the lovers can be reunited rather than separated by death due to a seemingly split-second decision. And now, thanks to Little Fish Theatre and director Branda Lock, you CAN choose to change things around during a?oeRomeo & Juliet: Choose Your Own Endinga?? airing online Saturday, July 25 at 6pm (Pacific) and on Sunday, July 26 at 2pm. But exactly how will it work? I spoke with the production's director, Branda Lock, to find out.

AmiosWest Presents SHOTZSF: SOCIALLY DISTANT NOIR Photo AmiosWest Presents SHOTZSF: SOCIALLY DISTANT NOIR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020

AmiosWest presents a Covid Era a?oetheatricala?? experience on FaceBook live via Zoom. Theater artists have got to keep creating! ShotzSF has the agility and talent to make the transition to this medium and they invite you to join us and see what can happen. Gathering artists from across the country (The Bay Area, Ashland & New York) ShotzSF: Socially Distant Noir, will be our 3rd installment of virtual Shotz.

Cast Announced For Los Angeles Premiere Of OPERATION AJAX Photo Cast Announced For Los Angeles Premiere Of OPERATION AJAX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

Little Fish Theatre has announced its cast for the Los Angeles premiere of Operation Ajax opening October 3. This true story about a 1953 CIA covert operation is written by Matthew Spangler and Farshad Farahat, and is directed by LFT Associate Artistic Director Suzanne Dean. The five-person ensemble plays all 13 real and imagined figures surrounding the plan to overthrow the Prime Minister of Iran a?" Mohammad Mossadegh.

OPERATION AJAX Opens This Fall At Little Fish Theatre Photo OPERATION AJAX Opens This Fall At Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019

The Los Angeles premiere of Operation Ajax opens October 3 at Little Fish Theatre. Suzanne Dean directs the true story about the 1953 CIA covert operation to overthrow the Shah of Iran. Award-winning playwright Matthew Spangler (The Kite Runner), along with co-playwright and actor Farshad Farahat (costar, Academy Award-winning film Argo and Emmy Award-winning show House of Cards), discuss why this story is important, especially in today's political climate. 

Shakespeare by the Sea Announces Cast for HENRY V Photo Shakespeare by the Sea Announces Cast for HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more! Shakespeare by the Sea's stunning 22nd season continues with Shakespeare's bold and patriotic Henry V opening June 20. Ovation award winner Stephanie Coltrin helms the historical play focusing on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War.

Little Fish Theatre Announces Unique And Exceptional 2019 Season Photo Little Fish Theatre Announces Unique And Exceptional 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

Little Fish Theatre has announced nine fully staged productions and four special events which will comprise the San Pedro artists ensemble's exceptional 2019 Season.  

Phantasmagoric BLOODY POETRY Opens September 27 At Little Fish Theatre Photo Phantasmagoric BLOODY POETRY Opens September 27 At Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

In celebration of the bicentennial of the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Little Fish Theatre presents Bloody Poetry by Howard Brenton. Opening September 27 at Little Fish Theatre and directed by Ovation Award winner and Little Fish Theatre Artistic Associate Stephanie Coltrin, Bloody Poetry plunges into the bohemian lives of Lord Byron, his mistress, and the Shelleys, and enables the audience to enter their summer Villa - a place where the poets take refuge from the upheaval of their country and turn creative writing into a collective practice of subversive intent and revolutionary ambition.

Little Fish Theatre Announces Stunning 2018 Season Photo Little Fish Theatre Announces Stunning 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Little Fish Theatre has announced the eleven productions which will comprise the company's stunning 2018 Season.

Little Fish Theatre Announces Stunning 2018 Season Photo Little Fish Theatre Announces Stunning 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Little Fish Theatre has announced the eleven productions which will comprise the company's stunning 2018 Season.

BEST OF PICK OF THE VINE to Showcase Best Short Plays from 15 Seasons at Little Fish  Photo BEST OF PICK OF THE VINE to Showcase Best Short Plays from 15 Seasons at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

In commemoration of its 15th anniversary, Little Fish Theatre will present Best of Pick of the Vine as the crown jewel in its already sparkling 2017 season.

BEST OF PICK OF THE VINE to Showcase Best Short Plays from 15 Seasons at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

In commemoration of its 15th anniversary, Little Fish Theatre will present Best of Pick of the Vine as the crown jewel in its already sparkling 2017 season.

Shakespeare by the Sea Announces Thrilling 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Shakespeare by the Sea announces productions, cast and creatives for its 20th Anniversary Season. Based at the gorgeous Pt. Fermin Park in San Pedro, and touring to twenty-three parks throughout Southern California, Shakespeare by the Sea is celebrating 20 years of fulfilling its mission to create theatrical experiences for audiences in culturally diverse communities to make theatre accessible to all. For this milestone anniversary, SBTS has selected two of Shakespeare's most popular and beloved plays, Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew.

Experience a NEW Shakespeare Play at Prague Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Czech Republic premiere of a 'new' Shakespeare play that holds the mirror up to nature with its themes of date rape, victim shaming, betrayal of friendship, forced marriages and madness.

BWW Review: RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN Posits Feminism Front and Center at Little Fish Theatre
by Stacy Davies - Aug 19, 2016

Under the light of a turbulent society in which women are having discussions and debates about themselves with other women (and men) every day, particularly on social media, Gionfriddo's play climbs to an even more enlightened height.

RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN Opens in August at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

? Little Fish Theatre is excited to present 2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for drama, Rapture, Blister, Burn, as its seventh production of 2016.  Authored by playwright and television writer Gina Gionfriddo, this intensely smart comedy tackles two sides of the feminist puzzle - Career vs. Marriage - while weaving in heady, controversial ideas about gender politics, internet porn, reality TV, and choices made in an ever-changing world.

Little Fish Theatre Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Little Fish Theatre today announced the eleven productions which will comprise the company's 2016 Season.

Little Fish Theatre Sets 2015 Season: PRIVATE LIVES, Shakespeare & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Little Fish Theatre today announced the eleven productions which will comprise the company's 2015 Season.

SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, CENTRAL PARK WEST & More Set for Little Fish Theatre's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Little Fish Theatre today announced the productions slated for the coming year, ten plays and an evening of shorts, selected to delight, amaze and entertain.

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