LGBTQ History Worth Celebrating
Los Angeles has a long and storied history of LGBTQ rights activism. The city was the site of some of the earliest mass demonstrations against police persecution and the birthplace of the nation’s first widely distributed gay and lesbian publications, including The Advocate. As activism paved the way for acceptance in the second half of the 20th...
From an Open Casting Call to the Douglas Stage
Zakiya Young was a New York stage veteran when she moved to Los Angeles last year to focus on her television and film career. I got out here and saw it’s just about who you know and getting in the door, she recalled. Yet the opposite proved to be true in how she landed her part in Spamilton at the Kirk Douglas Theatre thanks to Equity Principal A...
Songs to Get You Pumped for 'Spamilton'
If you think the only show Spamilton spoofs is the famous You-Know-What, guess again! Creator Gerard Alesandrini, who is also the writer/director behind Forbidden Broadway, has created a gut-busting show that is bursting with an incredible range of musical references.
Inside the Writers Room
Late June. Sunset. Silver Lake. A group of writers chat about living in Los Angeles and their upcoming projects. Among them are Hollywood showrunners, nationally produced playwrights, and award winning screenwriters. What do they all have in common? They’ve all participated in the L.A. Writers’ Workshop, a Center Theatre Group program devoted t...
Meet Playwright Lauren Yee
In a recent conversation with Goodman Theatre's Director of New Play Development Tanya Palmer, Lauren talks about what inspired her play, and what it’s like to write herself into a story that is, as she describes, only kind of true—just like the stories your father once told you as a child.