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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

A Message of Hope and Solidarity by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre is a member of a coalition of intimate theatres in Los Angeles that meets weekly to discuss the future of theatre in Los Angeles as we navigate COVID-19 and beyond. Like…

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Tony nominee Kathleen Chalfant heads cast for live-stream reading of immigration play DETAINED by Fountaintheatre

Acclaimed actress Kathleen Chalfant will lead the cast for the Fountain Theatre’s live-stream reading of France-Luce Benson‘s docudrama on immigration, Detained, on Wednesday, May 20th. …

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Friday, May 15, 2020

What Would Life Be Like Without Theatre? We All Get to Find Out by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs Toward the end of the 1946 film classic It’s A Wonderful Life, when George Bailey is in the throes of an existential crisis, fearing his life has no value or meaning, th…

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

We are one Fountain Family. Please help on Giving Tuesday Now on May 5th by Fountaintheatre

A personal message to you from Artistic Director Stephen Sachs. Donate Here  or text “FOUNTAIN” to 243725.

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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Theatre helps us find meaning when being happy is not enough by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs I have two children, two sons. Ask any parent what they wish for their child, the most common answer is happiness. “As long as they’re happy.” “I just want them to b…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Watch this woman dance in the face of catastrophe. You will be inspired. I was. by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs Last Saturday, I was taking a walk with my wife and son around the Hollywood Reservoir. Daily walks have become our morning routine to break out of our home isolation. We no…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Fountain Theatre honored by LADCC with Margaret Harford Award for excellence in theatre by Fountaintheatre

In recognition of providing outstanding productions of meaningful new plays and first-class performances spanning three decades, The Fountain Theatre has been honored with The Margaret Harfo…

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Stay Home: Fountain Theatre builds community alliances during time of crisis by Fountaintheatre

by France-Luce Benson As we all hunker down, I’ve been thinking a lot about home. As a playwright/performer, I’ve lived a kind of gypsy lifestyle for most of my adulthood. Home is wherev…

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

France-Luce Benson wants you to stay engaged by Fountaintheatre

France-Luce Benson brings people together. As our Community Engagement Coordinator, she connects folks with the Fountain, and groups with each other. How can we stay engaged from our homes?…

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Friday, March 13, 2020

To our Fountain Family: We are in this together by Fountaintheatre

Mayor Garcetti has issued an order calling for “the postponement or cancellation of all non-essential public community events or group activities with 50 or more participants, or that …

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Sunday, March 8, 2020
Friday, March 6, 2020

Fountain Theatre announces cast and creative team for L.A. premiere ‘If I Forget’ by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre is thrilled to announce the complete cast of the Los Angeles Premiere of  Steven Levenson’s (Dear Evan Hansen) new play, If I Forget, directed by Simon Levy. The cast…

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Inspired by viral post on ‘Mockingbird’, Fountain Theatre launches Free Student Fridays by Fountaintheatre

When Artistic Director Stephen Sachs shared his thoughts on the Fountain Theatre blog last Friday, he never dreamed his post would go viral.  It did, big time. His observations on the free …

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Friday, February 28, 2020

How 18,000 students proved theater experts wrong by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs There hasn’t been that much rapturous cheering in Madison Square Garden since the Knicks won their last championship in 1973. But the thunderous hollering heard this Wedne…

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

For this L.A. couple, societal issues in ‘Human Interest Story’ are personal by Fountaintheatre

by Dick Price and Sharon Kyle With his stunning world premiere presentation of Human Interest Story at the Fountain Theatre, playwright and director Stephen Sachs stitches together issues de…

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Artist paints portraits of the homeless to restore their humanity and ours by Fountaintheatre

by France-Luce Benson Stuart Perlman never considered himself an artist. A psychologist and psychoanalyst for over 30 years, he leaned into the arts following the death of his father fifteen…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

PHOTOS: Opening night party celebrates world premiere of ‘Human Interest Story’ by Fountaintheatre

The opening night of the world premiere of a new play at the Fountain Theatre is always an event to celebrate. Such was the case on Saturday, February 15, with the official launch of Human I…

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Friday, February 14, 2020

See the play. Stay for ‘Breaking It Down.’ by Fountaintheatre

by France-Luce Benson The Fountain’s Breaking It Down program is designed to build community and deepen the impact of a play through a variety of events before and after performances. Our …

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

5 restaurants within a 5-minute walk of the Fountain by Fountaintheatre

Dinner and a show. The perfect evening, right? At the Fountain Theatre, we got the show part covered. But the dinner part may have seemed less apparent. That’s quickly changing. As East Ho…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Fountain celebrates 30 years with electrifying season of premieres in 2020 by Fountaintheatre

Deborah Culver and Stephen Sachs founded the Fountain Theatre in an intimate, Spanish-style, East Hollywood building that belies the sizable local impact and international reach of the …

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

Stephen Sachs wants people to see themselves in ‘Human Interest Story’ at the Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

by Kevin Hopps Winning six awards at the 2020 L.A. Ovation Awards, including Best Season and Best Production of a Play, is obviously a great way to kick off the Fountain Theatre’s 30th An…

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Friday, January 31, 2020

France-Luce Benson joins Fountain Theatre staff as Community Engagement Coordinator by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre is pleased to announce that playwright/teaching artist France-Luce Benson has joined the staff as Community Engagement Coordinator. Her duties will include overseeing th…

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

“Cosmic forces” brought actor Rob Nagle to ‘Human Interest Story’ at Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

by Gil Kaan A stalwart member of the Los Angeles Theatre community, the multi-award-winning Rob Nagle will next be appearing on The Fountain Theatre stage in the world premiere of Step…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Friday, January 24, 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020

Fountain Theatre wins 6 Ovation Awards including Best Season and Best Production of a Play by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre dominated the 2020 LA Ovation Awards Monday night, January 13th, by winning six awards, including the prestigious Best Season and Best Production of a Play.  The LA Tim…

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World premiere ‘Human Interest Story’ explores homelessness and truth in journalism by Fountaintheatre

“The line between where you are now and sleeping in your car is much thinner than you think.” The Fountain Theatre presents the world premiere of a timely new play, written and direc…

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

PHOTOS: Actors gather at first rehearsal for world premiere of new play ‘Human Interest Story’ by Fountaintheatre

Here we go! A new year. A new season. Company members assembled on Tuesday for the first rehearsal of the upcoming world premiere of Human Interest Story, written and directed by Stephen Sac…

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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Need some medicine for the spirit? A prescription for the soul? by Fountaintheatre

A personal message from Co-Artistic Director Stephen Sachs. Donate Now

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Friday, December 27, 2019

‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis: “There is grace in the theatre.” by Fountaintheatre

By Alissa Wilkinson The Fountain Theatre’s acclaimed Los Angeles Premiere of the pulitzer Prize-winning Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis has been extended to Jan 26. Vo…

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