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Friday, April 2, 2021

Now Casting: L.A. Premiere of ‘An Octoroon’ opens new Outdoor Stage at Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre is now casting roles for its Los Angeles Premiere of the Obie Award-winning play, An Octoroon, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. The production will launch the new Outdoor Stag…

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Pens up! End of Play is about to begin… by Fountaintheatre

by France-Luce Benson One of the many things I’ve desperately missed in this time of isolated lockdown is the beautiful ritual of sharing space with fellow writers to do what we love most …

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021


JOIN US IN THE CREATION OF NEW WORK THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF APRIL The Fountain Theatre is thrilled to participate in The Dramatists Guild’s annual End of Play Initiative. Throughout the mo…

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Troy Kotsur and Paul Raci: When good things happen to good people by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs Theirs is a unique relationship unlike any I have witnessed in my thirty-five years of creating theater. They have been paired for decades. They have worked, travelled, and …

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Irish ghosts on St. Patrick’s Day by Fountaintheatre

On St. Patrick’s Day, we raise a pint to Irish playwright Conor McPherson and our award-winning Los Angeles premiere of SHINING CITY.

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Monday, March 15, 2021

Embrace the light. Let theatre shine. by Fountaintheatre

by France-Luce Benson On March 12, 2020, I flew from Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale to watch my 14-year-old niece, Shelby, act in her first play. The year prior we’d spent months, at her re…

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Friday, March 12, 2021

One year ago today … by Fountaintheatre

On March 12, 2020, we were forced to shut down our hit production of the world premiere of HUMAN INTEREST STORY due to the COVID pandemic. One year later, after an unimaginable period of clo…

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

L.A. premiere of ‘An Octoroon’ by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins will launch outdoor stage at Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

The Los Angeles premiere of An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins will inaugurate the new outdoor stage at the Fountain Theatre later this spring. Judith Moreland will direct. Winn…

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

KTLA TV profiles Fountain Theatre and its plan for Outdoor Stage this summer by Fountaintheatre

Host Dayna Devon (“L.A. Unscripted“) profiles the Fountain Theatre and its exciting plans for an Outdoor Stage this summer as a game-changing response to COVID-19.

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Conversations with Black Artists, Part III by Fountaintheatre

by Terri Roberts In this final segment of our Conversations with Black Artists series, we talk with director Shirley Jo Finney, and actors Gilbert Glenn Brown and Theo Perkins. We are gratef…

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Stephen Sachs believes Fountain’s Outdoor Stage will be game-changer by Fountaintheatre

Curious about the future of Los Angeles theatre and our game-changing Outdoor Stage? Artistic Director Stephen Sachs chats with theatre journalist Steven Leigh Morris.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Fountain board member Rabbi Anne Brener shares wisdom on CNN’s ‘We Remember’ by Fountaintheatre

We are so proud of Rabbi Anne Brener, author of “Mourning and Mitzvah” and a beloved member of our Fountain Theatre board of directors. She was the special guest on CNN’s “We Remembe…

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Sunday Brunch is about to be served! by Fountaintheatre

By Jona Yadidi During these challenging times, it is more important than ever to connect. In this new series of blog articles, Community Chats, we will talk with different community partners…

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Fountain Theatre cultivates compassion with arts education project ‘Fountain Voices’ by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre announces Fountain Voices, an innovative arts education initiative that utilizes the power of theater to promote compassion and acceptance of others. The program launch…

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Conversations with Black Artists, Part II by Fountaintheatre

By Terri Roberts Here, in the second part of our series of conversations with Black artists who have frequently worked with the Fountain Theatre, we talk with actor and director’s assistan…

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Conversations with Black Artists, Part I by Fountaintheatre

By Terri Roberts Over the past three decades, the Fountain Theatre has worked with a vast array of wildly talented Black actors, directors, designers and more. Many of them have worked with …

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

New play by France-Luce Benson opens virtual international festival ‘Long Distance Affair’ by Fountaintheatre

by France-Luce Benson I was on a crowded beach in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil celebrating the new year. Surrounded by beautiful, dancing, sweaty bodies I ran towards the ocean to jump the wave…

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Fountain Theatre earns 9 Ovation Award nominations, including Best Production of a Play by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre has received nine nominations for the 31st Annual Ovation Awards, including the prestigious category of Best Production of a Play for overall excellence. Last season, th…

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Fountain Theatre to host online tribute to photographer Ed Krieger on Jan. 24 by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre will host “L.A. Theatre Pays Tribute to Ed Krieger,” a virtual memorial for longtime theater photographer Ed Krieger, on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 at 2 p.m. PT. Krie…

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Fountain Theatre approved by City of Los Angeles to install outdoor stage during pandemic by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre has received approval from the City of Los Angeles to install a temporary outdoor stage for the purpose of presenting live performances and other events during the pande…

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Fountain Theatre welcomes Rabbi Anne Brener to Board of Directors by Fountaintheatre

As the Fountain Theatre continues to add public-spirited individuals to its nonprofit arts organization, it welcomes Rabbi Anne Brener to its board of directors. She is a longtime friend and…

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Actor, ‘Walking the Beat’ co-founder Theo Perkins joins Fountain Theatre Board of Directors by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre is pleased to announce that actor, director and producer Theo Perkins has joined the board of directors. Perkins is known to Fountain audiences for his dazzling performa…

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Monday, January 4, 2021
Friday, January 1, 2021

Forget Your New Year’s Resolutions, Count Your Blessings Instead by Fountaintheatre

by Terri Roberts “When you’re worried and you can’t sleep Just count your blessings instead of sheep And you’ll fall asleep Counting your blessings…” Happy 2021! At last, 2020 is…

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Ed Krieger: The photographer who chronicled Los Angeles theater by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs A life in the theatre is filled with photographs. We who act, direct, write, compose, design, produce or publicize theatre make use of countless of photographs, in a career …

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The gift in the darkness box by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs I’ve been thinking about a poem by Mary Oliver. The entire poem is only two lines. That’s all it needs. It goes like this: “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of …

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

What did playwright Laura Maria Censabellado do after meeting Bette Davis? She wrote a play. by Fountaintheatre

By France-Luce Benson Laura Maria Censabella’s achievements are too many to even begin to name here. But if you are not familiar with her work, look her up. Now. And be sure to join us thi…

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Monday, December 14, 2020

Playwright Larry Powell reflects on ‘The Gaze’, the Fountain, and the impact of 2020 by Fountaintheatre

By Terri Roberts It was just last month that the Fountain Theatre announced it had joined forces with playwright Larry Powell, his producing partner Angelica Robinson, and their Tell Me a St…

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020