DIRECTORS LAB WEST po box 1127 pasadena, california 91102 telephone: 626.403.1827 www.directorslabwest.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 1, 2010 DIRECTORS LAB WEST 2010 ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR THE 2010 LAB _____________________________________________________________________________ Directors Lab West Steering Committee is pleased to announce the new dates for the eleventh annual Directors Lab West. The 2010 Lab will take place Read more..
After two seasons as interim, Jerry Manning has finally been announced as artistic director for the Seattle Repertory Theatre. Seattle Repertory did a nationwide search for an artistic director but ended up sticking with Manning who has guided the Rep safely through tumultuous financial times and above-average returns on every show in their last season. Read more..
The New York Times reports that as many as 400,000 non-profit organizations will lose their tax status due to a provision in a 2006 pension bill: The federal legislation passed in 2006 required all nonprofits to file tax forms the following year. Previously, only organizations with revenues of $25,000 or more — or the vast Read more..
A few hot topics on the local theatre sites.. Pay For Play: KING 5 Takes Money In Exchange For Editorial Content Brendan Kiley of The Stranger on the potentially misleading nature of “arts coverage” on local television. Arts organizations in Seattle have complained for years about waning TV coverage. So earlier this year, the 5th Read more..
In 2010, the National Endowment of Arts (NEA) announced it will be awarding 44 grants and $2 million to Washington state arts organizations. Among them, Freehold and Intiman: Freehold Theatre Lab Studio SEATTLE, WA $20,000 To support an Engaged Theatre production of Julius Caesar. The production will tour to culturally underserved communities in the Seattle Read more..
A wrap-up of recent theatrical links and news.. Local theatres Theater Schmeater: announced their new Artistic Director, Seattle theater veteran J.D. Lloyd. He will be directing the TBA fall show at Schmee. LINK Solo Performance Festival: Last month at Theatre Off Jackson. If you missed the 5-week long festival of our talented solo performers, Corey Read more..
March is the season for season announcements, with both Intiman and 5th Avenue announcing their 2010-2011 season, with ArtsWest to follow. We’ll be spotlighting season announcements as they come in, starting with 5th Ave and Intiman Theatre. Intiman‘s first season under the direction of Kate Whoriskey begins with Paradise Lost by Clifford Odets, opening March Read more..
Ralph Remington The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced yesterday that Ralph Remington will be their new director of theater and musical theaters as of March 15. Remington was previously a city council member for the city of Minneapolis. At the NEA he will be managing grantmaking for theater and developing partnerships to advance Read more..
According to a recent Seattle Times article, Kirkland Elementary School has removed “inappropriate” lines and characters from their production of Snow White. Their decision has drawn fire from some parents who say this has crossed the line from sensitivity to censorship. The play is an adaptation called Snow White in the Black Forest by local Read more..
Mark Siano's The Soft Rock Kid, opening soon at ACT 2009 turned out to be a remarkable year for A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) as they balanced their budget and created a surplus of over $70,000 all without sacrificing quality or quantity of shows and during a difficult economic time. Single-ticket sales have increased 23% while Read more..