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Friday, October 18, 2019

Director Guillermo Cienfuegos finds family and forgiveness in ‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ by Fountaintheatre

by Guillermo Cienfuegos How the Los Angeles premiere of Between Riverside and Crazy, this great, Pulitzer Prize winning play by Stephen Adly Guirgis managed to fall into my hands, I’ll nev…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Actor Montae Russell gets in the zone for ‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ at the Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

By Darlene Donloe Montae Russell is well known throughout Los Angeles theater circles for playing meaty roles. He’s played Charlie “Bird” Parker in Bird Lives!, Memphis in Two Train…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Thursday, October 10, 2019

What’s so special about theater? by Fountaintheatre

By Brendan Kiley What’s so special about theater? I’ve been asked that last question so many times, and asked it in return, never getting further than the theater enthusiast’s shopwor…

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Monday, September 30, 2019

The choir needs preaching, too. by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs It came from the young producer of a newly-formed immersive theatre company. His troupe eschews the conventional production of plays. Instead, it presents “multisensory ex…

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Friday, September 27, 2019
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Monday, September 16, 2019

Fountain Theatre to present celebrity reading of 1972 “The Candidate” in 2020 election year by Fountaintheatre

The acclaimed Fountain Theatre has obtained permission from Warner Bros to present a one-night celebrity reading of the Jeremy Larner screenplay for the Academy Award winning 1972 movie, The…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Monday, September 9, 2019

Fountain Theatre awarded $50,000 grant from Ahmanson Foundation by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an Arts and Humanities grant from the Ahmanson Foundation in the amount of $50,000, doubling the amount awarded to the Fo…

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Friday, September 6, 2019

PHOTOS: First rehearsal for Pulitzer Prize winner ‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ at Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

What happens when you mix a Pulitzer Prize winning script, a company of phenomenal actors and a skilled director together in one room? You get magic.  From the moment the first lines of Ste…

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

PHOTOS: A night at the ballpark on Fountain Theatre Dodgers Game Night by Fountaintheatre

As retired Dodgers veteran sportscaster Vin Scully would declare, “It’s time for Dodgers baseball!” With the warm nights of summer comes the annual Fountain Theatre Dodgers Game Night,…

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

“The Joy Luck Club” cast visits “Hannah and the Dread Gazebo” at Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

Ever question if LA has a real theatre community? A true sense of camaraderie? Doubt no more. Last night, members of the cast from the Sierra Madre Playhouse production of The Joy Luck Club…

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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Monday, August 19, 2019

PHOTOS: Opening Night of ‘Hannah and the Dread Gazebo’ at Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

A packed house of passionate theatregoers, donors and guests, friends and family, and the invited press enjoyed Saturday night’s Opening performance of our California Premiere of Hannah an…

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

‘Hannah’ playwright Jiehae Park and director Jennifer Chang making magic together by Fountaintheatre

by Carolina Xique It’s an exciting time to be an artist. In the last few years, the arts industry has been experiencing a high production value in diverse storytelling aimed toward better …

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Post-Show Blues by Fountaintheatre

by Melina Young Post-show blues. It’s a common phrase among theatre folk. As we close the final performance of the Fountain Theatre’s arts education program, Walking the Beat Hollywood,…

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Friday, August 2, 2019


The Wallis Annenberg Foundation has awarded The Fountain Theatre a $40,000 grant for general operating support.  The Annenberg Foundation is one of the top private philanthropies in the cou…

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Fountain Theatre awarded $20,900 grant from LA County Department of Arts and Culture by Fountaintheatre

Los Angeles  County Department of Arts and Culture has awarded The Fountain Theatre a 2019-20 Organizational Grant in the amount of $20,900 to support the creation and implementatio…

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What the Constitution Means to intern Melina Young by Fountaintheatre

by Melina Young As a kid I was vehemently unpatriotic. A weird stance for a kid to take. I was indifferent to fireworks and staunchly against country music, which is all I understood patrio…

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Our nation’s future depends on moments like this by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs First, she said no. She would not do it. When her grandfather asked her again in the Fountain Theatre lobby, she awkwardly took a step back in retreat, shy and embarrassed.…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Photo Slideshow: First rehearsal for CA Premiere of ‘Hannah and the Dread Gazebo’ by Fountaintheatre

Our California Premiere of Hannah and the Dread Gazebo is an opportunity for the Fountain Theatre and East West Players to bring their community of artists, staff, Board members and patrons …

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Friday, July 5, 2019

“Hope you close your faggot show.” by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs Some days, our building is tagged by graffiti. That’s life in East Hollywood. Some mornings, I arrive at the Fountain front door and discover a freshly sprayed scribbling …

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Britney Spears and climbing to the theatre arts summit by Fountaintheatre

by Melina Young I’m scared. Terrified in fact. There, I said it. But really, who isn’t? It may come as a shock to absolutely no one that to be a recent college graduate is legitimately t…

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Fountain Theatre to host Los Angeles ‘Mueller Report Read-A-Thon’ on July 18 by Fountaintheatre

We’ve been told what it is, what it isn’t. What’s in it, what’s not. But how many have actually read it for themselves? Even some members of Congress haven’t read it. Robert Muelle…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Fountain Theatre, East West Players will make magic in ‘Hannah and the Dread Gazebo’ by Fountaintheatre

Creation myths and family histories meld in a wildly theatrical, startling new comedy that explores what it means to walk the edge between cultures. The Fountain Theatre, in association wi…

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

VIP Donors gather in Hollywood for Fountain/EWP premiere “Hannah and the Dread Gazebo” by Fountaintheatre

Friends and supporters of the Fountain Theatre and East West Players gathered Sunday at the lovely Hollywood home of Diana Buckhantz to celebrate the upcoming California Premiere of Hannah a…

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Looking to restore empathy in the world? Here’s where you find it. by Fountaintheatre

By Stephen Sachs Whatever happened to empathy in this country? A candidate for President mocks a person with physical disabilities on national television — and still gets elected.  Undocu…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

HBO supports Fountain Theatre’s cops/kids program ‘Walking the Beat’ with $10,000 gift by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre is pleased to announce that HBO is making a generous contribution of $10,000 to support Walking the Beat, the Fountain’s educational arts program that brings together …

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