Center Theatre Group - L.A.'s Theatre Company

Mark Taper Forum

Since it opened in 1967 the Mark Taper Forum has been honored for its development of new plays and voices for the theatre and for its continuing commitment to serve the broadest possible audience. It has received virtually every theatrical award including the 1977 special Tony Award for theatrical excellence.

With Michael Ritchie as its Artistic Director and Gordon Davidson its Founding Artistic Director, the 739-seat Mark Taper Forum is one of the top resident theatres in the country.. The theatre has guided and developed an impressive number of Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, including Children of a Lesser God, The Shadow Box, The Kentucky Cycle and Angels in America. The Taper was distinguished by having two of its plays The Kentucky Cycle and Angels in America (Part One - Millennium Approaches) receive in consecutive years the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, the first time for plays produced outside of New York.

Recent Taper productions include August Wilson’s King Hedley II, Gem of the Ocean and Radio Golf, the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song with a new book by David Henry Hwang, David Mamet’s Romance, a revival of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard with Annette Bening, David Hare’s Stuff Happens and Culture Clash’s Chavez Ravine and Water & Power. The Taper has a five to six play season which runs from January through December.

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IN-Q "Question Everything"

National Poetry Slam champion and multi-platinum winning songwriter IN-Q, for one night only at the Mark Taper Forum.

IN-Q puts poetry in motion and weaves together heart, soul, insight and perspective that challenges audiences to look deeper into the human experience and the world at large.

His poetry performance has been featured everywhere from Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas to Russell Simmons HBO Def Poetry Jam.

The evening will include a chance to experience spoken word poetry like never before and special musical performances by Mike Posner and Magic Giant.


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