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“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 →

ARTS ACCESS WEEKEND:  Live Performances at ‘PAY WHAT YOU WILL’ Prices, from the San Diego Performing Arts League

ARTS ACCESS WEEKEND: Live Performances at ‘PAY WHAT YOU WILL’ Prices, from the San Diego Performing Arts League

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 11/23/21 RUN DATES:  12/4/21 - 12/5/21, 10am-4pm VENUE:  ArtsTix Ticket Center in Horton Plaza Park A win-win for all San Diegans  Read the full review here. Read More →

FEATURE: “DIANA: THE MUSICAL” coming to Netflix and Broadway in 2021

FEATURE: “DIANA: THE MUSICAL” coming to Netflix and Broadway in 2021

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 3/30/21 It’s been a really rough year for the British Royals. Now, along comes “Diana, the Musical,” for all the world to see… and Broadway, too. The show, which premiered in 2019 at the La Jolla Playhouse, was scheduled to open on Broadway last March. It was two weeks into previews when it was forced to shutter because of the pandemic. “Diana the Musical” celebrates the life of Princess Diana and chronicles her stratospheric Read More →

2020 Theater Year in Review

2020 Theater Year in Review

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 12/30/20 It was a tough and terrible year — in oh, so many ways. Theaters and theatermakers were especially hard-hit. Nationwide, all theater spaces were closed down, and all those who lovingly toil in those spaces lost their gigs and their livelihood — including designers, directors, actors, musicians, stage managers, technicians and more. Some of them may not make it through. But on the upside, theatermakers remained endlessly imaginative and resourceful, and they found 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 →

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 →