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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 →

FEATURE: Pat Launer Interviewed at the onset of the Pandemic 4/20

FEATURE: Pat Launer Interviewed at the onset of the Pandemic 4/20

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com and on youtube on 4/15/20 VENUE:  Hosted by Salomon Maya at OnStage Playhouse Listen to the 20-minute interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&feature=share&v=m8QhZAgpd7U     ©2021 PAT LAUNER/Patté Productions, Inc.  Read More →

Feature: On Retiring, Part 1: My lifelong love affair with theater

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 12/9/22 https://timesofsandiego.com/arts/2022/12/09/retiring-critic-pat-launer-reflects-on-a-40-year-love-affair-with-theater/   ©2022 PAT LAUNER/Patté Productions, Inc. 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/PREVIEW: San Diego Rep’s Latinx New Play Festival

FEATURE/PREVIEW: San Diego Rep’s Latinx New Play Festival

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 8/28/21 RUN DATES:  9/3/21 - 9/6/21 VENUE: Live and online  It isn’t the first, and it won’t be the last. But it is the most flexibly accessible. The 5th annual San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival is a hybrid affair. There are three ways to enjoy the weekend Festival (9/3-5), which celebrates the work of Latinx playwrights from across the nation: You can attend the event live (while the REP space is undergoing renovations, the Festival Read More →

PART 2 of my Retirement Recollections: 40 Years of San Diego Theater

PART 2 of my Retirement Recollections: 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 →