Stage Writes

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Welcome to the Stage Rights STAGE WRITES Blog. We’re going to post all sorts of things you’ll find fascinating and useful. Sometimes we’ll have staff members posting thoughts and ideas and other theater-related items, and other times we’ll have some of our playwrights writing about what’s on their minds. Someone might have a rant about something or other, or maybe just a wonderful huzzah or two – everything is welcome at Stage Writes.

 

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We absolutely fell in love with this artical written by Olivia Clement for Playbill.com:

“When people look for work by artists of color, they look for very specific kind of work.” A. Rey Pamatmat explains why he plays by his own rules as an Asian-American playwright.

A. Rey Pamatmat had a very simple reason for wanting to write House Rules, currently produced Off-Broadway by Ma-Yi Theater Company. “The idea ...

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History of Tales of Tinseltown

By Michael Colby   Posted 4.12.2016   Backstage, History, Musicals, Movies, Hollywood
Actors Co-Op, Los Angeles, CA

“Strip the phony tinsel off Hollywood and you’ll find the real tinsel underneath.” –Oscar Levant

Hollywood Babylon. Rodgers & Hart. That’s Entertainment II. Those were some of the inspirations behind the creation of Tales of Tinseltown by composer Paul Katz and myself.

In the movie tribute, That’s Entertainment II (1976), there’s a section about a bunch of Hollywood stars who hopped on the musical movie bandwagon ...

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Becoming Britney NYC Fringe

It was one of our first complete run-throughs of Becoming Britney. Putting the pieces together had been a stressful rush since May 4th when we received our acceptance letter from The New York International Fringe Festival, and we were just over a week from departing for New York, where we would stay ...

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When Does The Show Begin?

By Mike Abramson   Posted 4.5.2016   Front of House, Usher, Aisle, Show, Theatre
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As a house manager, patrons often ask me “When does the show begin?” I look at them matter-of-factly and reply, “Why…the show has already begun!” The reactions I get vary. Some glance at me with a puzzled look, while others resort to shear panic. I then explain, “On paper, the show begins at 8pm but technically, the show began the second you pulled into our parking lot and met ...

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