Critic's Notebook: The Los Angeles stage legend is sharing his wisdom at USC. Not happy with the commercial aspects of today's scene, he wants to groom a new, passionate generation.
Founder of the Mark Taper Forum, éminence grise of the regional theater movement, crusading champion of Los Angeles theater, Gordon Davidson was put in an unusual position last fall at USC's School of Dramatic Arts: He had to explain who he was to a group of undergraduates who had signed up for a semester-long course with him.
Artistic directors talk shop. The upshot? Agents — this is not New York; give smaller theaters a shot at your indie writers. Plus, 'premiere-itis' and Hollywood's role in the scene. "Blackbird," Scottish playwright David Harrower's ...
Emmy winner Ed Asner portrays the 32nd U.S. president in a solo show at Laguna Playhouse, Hershey Felder salutes yet another music legend at the Geffen, and a classic British farce comes to the Mark Taper Forum.
The new 90-minute musical by Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh benefits from its SoCal setting and its study of identity. But it's too diffuse. Commercial success has eluded Michael John LaChiusa, the talented force behind su...
The Mark Taper Forum will join theaters across the country to stage plays about race relations in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin case.