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Let's Meet in L.A. - Theatre Convergence in Tinseltown

Monday, June 20, 2011, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Crawford Family Forum 474 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105 Map and directions

In June 2011, Los Angeles hosted at least five national and international theatre gatherings aimed at celebrating the progress and innovations of the art form through a variety of interactive and presentational offerings. While many consider L.A. to be a “film” or “T.V.” town, it is clear that this summer we are the go-to destination for theatre makers…but why? KPCC’s Steve Julian moderated a lively discussion between representatives from Theatre Communications Group, RADAR L.A., Hollywood Fringe, Asian American Theatre Conference, Director’s Lab West, and L.A. Stage Alliance about the significance of theatre and its relevance to Los Angeles. Panelists: Terence McFarland, Executive Director, LA Stage Alliance Kappy Kilburn, Founder/Co-Producer, Director's Lab West Ben Hill, Festival Director, Hollywood Fringe Festival Mark Murphy, Executive Director, REDCAT/Co-Curator RADAR L.A. Diane Rodriguez, Associate Producer/Director of New Play Production, Center Theatre Group/TCG Board Member and National Conference Co-chair, co-curator for RADAR L.A. Marie-Reine Velez, Board President, TeAda Productions/National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival Steering Committee Photo Credit: Scott Supak