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“CRAPSHOOT! OR, WHY AL VOTED FOR TRUMP: A LOVE STORY” A SAN DIEGO FRINGE PRODUCTION BY TODD BLAKESLEY

“CRAPSHOOT! OR, WHY AL VOTED FOR TRUMP: A LOVE STORY” A SAN DIEGO FRINGE PRODUCTION BY TODD BLAKESLEY

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 7/12/20 RUN DATES: indefinite Al Stone is something of a zhlub. He’s not particularly stupid or angry or hate-filled. For years, he was apolitical. He never voted. But then, in 2016, by some weird stroke of fate, he fell in love with Donald Trump. And his life was a wild and crazy rollercoaster ride ever after. Todd Blakesley, who invented and inhabited Al Stone, has been creating political satire in San Diego for decades. His Read More →

FEATURE: “ISLAND OF B.A.D. KIDS” is innovative youth theater amid a pandemic

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 8/29/20 VENUE: Theatre Arts School of San Diego Most youth theater groups, says Courtney Corey, founder/director of the seven-year-old Theatre Arts School of San Diego, “are hyper-focused on the product. I think that does kids a disservice.” Corey knows her way around a stage, having appeared in the original Los Angeles and Chicago companies of “Wicked” (ultimately as Elphaba) as well as both the 1st and 2nd National Broadway tours of “Rent” (as Maureen). An alumna Read More →

FEATURE: “SOFA SHAKESPEARE”: SHELTERING AT HOME FOR BARD-LOVERS

FEATURE: “SOFA SHAKESPEARE”: SHELTERING AT HOME FOR BARD-LOVERS

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 4/7/20 RUN DATES: ongoing 2020 PRESENTER: Julia Giolzetti Shakespeare lovers, unite! If you’ve got a minute, Julia Giolzetti has something wacky and wonderful for you to do with it: Recite a few lines from a Shakespeare play, using whatever you’ve got at hand at home — props, puppets, pets, wigs, costumes, kids, etc. In other words, become a part of “Sofa Shakespeare.” It all started when the coronavirus “shelter-in-place” edict came down on March 14. At that Read More →

FEATURE: SAN DIEGO REP’S “HERE U.S.NOW” NURTURES PLAYWRIGHTS FROM MARGINALIZED GROUPS

FEATURE: SAN DIEGO REP’S “HERE U.S.NOW” NURTURES PLAYWRIGHTS FROM MARGINALIZED GROUPS

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 7/9/20 VENUE: San Diego Repertory  Theatre In the wake of the death of George Floyd (and many others like him), and the ensuing Black Lives Matter marches and demonstrations, organizations nationwide are scrambling to increase their diversity and inclusivity. Right now, the San Diego Repertory Theatre is taking bold steps to bring in new work by members of marginalized groups. The 44-year-old company has diversity baked into its Mission Statement, which specifically mentions “inclusive theater,” and further Read More →

“NO WAY BACK” from The Roustabouts and “UNVEILED” distributed by San Diego Rep

“NO WAY BACK” from The Roustabouts and “UNVEILED” distributed by San Diego Rep

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 11/19/20 RUN DATES:  11/14/20 - 12/13/20 VENUE: The Roustabouts a poignant, painful immigrant journey Read the full review here. Read More →

“HERSHEY FELDER: A PARIS LOVE STORY” distributed by San Diego Repertory Theatre

“HERSHEY FELDER: A PARIS LOVE STORY” distributed by San Diego Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 11/24/20 RUN DATES:  11/23-11/25 (through 11/29 for VIP ticketholders) VENUE: available through San Diego Repertory Theatre Felder's most personal production yet Read the full review here. Read More →