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FEATURE: TURNKEY THEATRE

FEATURE: TURNKEY THEATRE

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/29/21 Starting a theater company takes a mountain of passion, grit and determination. Opening during a pandemic requires an extra dollop of chutzpah and cojones (even if it’s a woman-led business endeavor). Given the aim and intention of Turnkey Theatre, it all makes perfect sense.  Their name means bespoke, pre-integrated, ready for immediate use. Their mission is to provide a complete theater experience, what they’re calling Blackbox productions. In the theater world, a “black Read More →

LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE TAKES ‘DIANA’ TO NETFLIX BEFORE BROADWAY

LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE TAKES ‘DIANA’ TO NETFLIX BEFORE BROADWAY

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 8/14/20 VENUE:  La Jolla Playhouse The La Jolla Playhouse is breaking new ground again. The company that, for the past seven years, has produced seasons of only innovative, original work, is on the cusp of something unprecedented. In March, when the pandemic hit, Tony Award-winning Playhouse artistic director Christopher Ashley was in the second week of Broadway previews for the new musical, “Diana” (which premiered at the Playhouse in 2019), about the love triangle Read More →

Feature: Part 2 of my Retirement Recollections: Highlights of 40 years of San Diego theater

Feature: Part 2 of my Retirement Recollections: Highlights of 40 years of San Diego theater

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 12/10/22 Read the full review here. Read More →

Part 1 of My Retirement Recollections: My Lifelong Love of Theater

Part 1 of My Retirement Recollections: My Lifelong Love of Theater

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 12/8/22   Read the full review here. Read More →

“1222 OCEANFRONT: A BLACK FAMILY CHRISTMAS” at New Village Arts

“1222 OCEANFRONT: A BLACK FAMILY CHRISTMAS” at New Village Arts

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 12/6/21 RUN DATES: 11/27/21 - 12/26/21 VENUE:  New Village Arts An old truism: There’s universal in the particular. So, although acclaimed local playwright/arts advocate Dea Hurston’s first musical, “1222 Oceanfront: A Black Family Christmas,” is about a black family named Black, there are elements of this holiday gathering that anyone with a family can relate to. We see two generations of sibling rivalry, pre-holiday-gathering anxiety, relationship drama, secrets withheld and revealed, keeping and breaking traditions, adapting Read More →

FEATURE: BLACK ARTIST COLLECTIVE

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/13/21 RUN DATES: 6/13/21 - 6/19/21 VENUE:  Various Celebrating Juneteenth As so many great relationships do, it all began with Breaking Bread. That was the name of the February 2020 dinner gathering organized by The Old Globe, to bring together local black theater artists and the cast of August Wilson’s “Jitney,” which was running at the time. “It was so wonderful,” says Joy Yvonne Jones, President and co-founder (with Rich Soublet and Zack King) of the San Read More →