Center Theatre Group - L.A.'s Theatre Company
DouglasPlus is an eclectic mix of theatre choices, ranging from fully or minimally staged events to workshops and readings that utilize both traditional and non-traditional performance spaces. Each presentation has a limited number of performances.
One hundred years after the Armenian Genocide and over half a century since the Holocaust, some governments are making renewed efforts to whitewash their histories. In this climate, theatre has a particular responsibility to ensure that communities around the world will never forget historical sins. But how can a theatre maker bring such trauma to the stage? Who will want to watch? Who will be changed?
Center Theatre Group, in partnership with the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance, will present a reading of excerpts from three remarkable new plays that dramatize the Armenian Genocide in different ways. The performance will be followed by a panel discussion, including playwright Leslie Ayvazian (Nine Armenians), director Michael Peretzian (Red Dog Howls) and human rights activist Tracey Kardash (Amnesty International).
Center Theatre Group, in partnership with Los Angeles based 24th STreet Theatre, presents the critical success and audience favorite Walking the Tightrope. From one of England’s leading writers for young audiences, comes a sweet and funny story of a grandfather who, while trying to tell his five-year-old granddaughter that Grandma is gone, goes about building a beautiful new relationship with her.
A lecherous goat, Pentecostals on the radio, a house full of dogs, cats, and Febreze and Daddy’s .38 special. These are just some of the ingredients in a delicious and magical stew of stories about a singular childhood in Grady County explored in this work-in-progress written and performed by Lucy Alibar, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of the hit film Beasts Of The Southern Wild. See a landscape you won’t soon forget.
Manic. Impossibly creative. Dead of an overdose at 33. Gonzo journalist Lester Bangs was America’s greatest rock critic and the first missionary of the movement he dubbed “punk.” His faith was shattered as the rebel ethos of the ’70s gave way to the corporate pop of the ’80s. Through his own words, this solo play sheds light on a groundbreaking, pioneering voice in music.