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FEATURE: SAN DIEGO REP’S “HERE. U.S. NOW”

FEATURE: SAN DIEGO REP’S “HERE. U.S. NOW”

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 7/9/20 RUN DATES: ongoing VENUE: San Diego Repertory Theatre, nurturing playwrights from marginalized groups In the wake of the death of George Floyd, and the ensuing Black Lives Matter marches and demonstrations, organizations nationwide are scrambling to expand their diversity and inclusivity. Two local theaters —San Diego Repertory Theatre and San Diego Musical Theatre — are taking bold steps to bring in new work by members of marginalized groups. The 44 year-old San Diego Rep has Read More →

“JQA” streaming from San Diego Repertory Theatre

“JQA” streaming from San Diego Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 10/20/20 RUN DATES: 10/16/20 - 11/29/20 VENUE: Streaming from the San Diego Repertory Theatre You’re undoubtedly familiar with several Presidential triple-initials (they pop up in crossword puzzles all the time): FDR, JFK, LBJ. But JQA? Not so much. John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) was the 6th President of the United States. He was the son of Founding Father John Adams, and served nine terms in Congress, as well as being, at various times in his career, U.S. Read More →

“SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR” streaming from North Coast Repertory Theatre

“SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR” streaming from North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 10/24/20 RUN DATES: 10/10/20 - 11/29/20 VENUE: Filmed version streaming from North Coast Repertory Theatre In these socially distanced days, some of the best theater — filmed or Zoomed — takes the form of solo pieces, extended monologues or soliloquies that allow for a full range of emotion with no awkward interactions. In two-handers like Bernard Slade’s “Same Time, Next Year,” the only way to manage the various Close Encounters of the Romantic Kind, is 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: Blindspot Collective Produces ‘Radically Inclusive’ Theater Spotlighting Unheard Voices

FEATURE: Blindspot Collective Produces ‘Radically Inclusive’ Theater Spotlighting Unheard Voices

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 3/20/20 A collective is a cooperative enterprise. The 3½-year old Blindspot Collective is a nonprofit theater group that produces what they call “radically inclusive programming at the intersection of advocacy, education, and entertainment.” Their focus is “community-engaged theater that spotlights unheard voices.” They chose Blindspot for their name, says co-founder Catherine Hanna Schrock, “because our work seeks to capture the issues, people, groups and modes of theater that may not be in the center of our Read More →