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A selection of Block Party 2019 participants from Theatre of NOTE, Skylight Theatre Company, and Antaeus Theatre Company. Photo by Luke Fontana.

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Block Party 2019

Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

Mar 7 – Apr 28, 2019

Kirk Douglas Theatre

Block Party 2019

Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group's third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you've made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.'s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Jump to a Block Party show:

Join the party and see all three productions with the $75 Block Party Party Pass

Enjoy three shows, including cocktails at each performance, plus no handling fees.

Use promo code: PARTYPASS by phone at 213.628.2772 or in person at the Box Office.

*Available through March 28, 2019 by phone or in person at the box office only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Not available on March 9, March 30, or April 20, 2019. Subject to availability.

Pay What You Want

As an integral part of Block Party's mission to celebrate the vibrant theatre of Los Angeles and connect with our community, we will be offering Pay What You Want performances on the first Friday of each show.**

**Available in person only. Only valid on 3/8, 3/29, 4/19. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Subject to availability. $1 minimum.

Block Party is a big deal for LA's small theaters.

Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

For The Love Of (or, the roller derby play)

Mar 7 – 17, 2019

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Love is a contact sport.

When Joy joins the Brooklyn Scallywags roller derby team and meets their star, Lizzie Lightning, she and her longtime partner, Michelle, find their lives turned upside down. For The Love Of asks how much you’re willing to risk in order to follow your heart.

A seductively rousing show.


Gina Femia
Directed and Choreographed by
Rhonda Kohl

Scenic Design
Eli Smith
Lighting Design
Rose Malone
Costume Design
Vicki Conrad
Sound Design
Gillian Moon
Crystal Diaz
Elinor Gunn
Liesel Hanson
Faith Imafidon
Cindy Lin
Nadia Marina
Lynn Odell
Alina Phelan
Briana Price
Nicole Gabriella Scipione
Yolanda Snowball
Jenny Soo
Nancy Stone
Tania Verafield
A Theatre of NOTE Production


Mar 28 – Apr 7, 2019

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A queer love story about all of us.

New Year’s. Rotterdam, 2018. Alice has finally found the courage to come out to her parents as a lesbian. But before she has the chance, her girlfriend, Fiona, reveals that she has always identified as a man and now wants to live as one, sending their relationship into a tailspin. A bittersweet comedy with deeply human characters, both flawed and hilarious, Rotterdam poses powerful questions about love and identity.

Rotterdam arrives in Los Angeles in a pitch-perfect staging.


Jon Brittain
Directed by
Michael A. Shepperd

Scenic and Lighting Design
Jeff McLaughlin
Costume Design
Naila Aladdin Sanders
Sound Design
Christopher Moscatiello
Ryan Brophy
Audrey Cain
Ashley Romans
Miranda Wynne
A Skylight Theatre Company Production

Native Son

Apr 18 – 28, 2019

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A searing new adaptation of a contemporary classic about being black in America.

The longing for social justice ignites a palpable rage in Richard Wright’s classic novel, Native Son. Set in 1930s Chicago, where opportunities for African American men like Bigger Thomas are elusive, playwright Nambi E. Kelley’s gripping adaptation focuses on the inner workings of the protagonist’s mind as events violently and irrevocably seal his fate.

CRITIC’S CHOICE! Electrifying, razor-sharp focus and clarity.


Nambi E. Kelley
Based on the novel by
Richard Wright
Directed by
Andi Chapman
An Antaeus Theatre Company Production
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Performance Lengths

For the Love Of is approx. two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission.

Rotterdam is approx. two hours, with one intermission.

Native Son is approx. 90 minutes, with no intermission.

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Age Recommendations

For The Love Of is recommended for ages 12+ for mature themes and language.

Rotterdam is recommended for ages 14+ for mature themes, language, and partial nudity.

Native Son is recommended for ages 16+ for mature language, sexual situations, and violence.

Stage Talks

Mar 13, Apr 3, Apr 24

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Community Conversations

Center Theatre Group hosts Community Conversations, pre-show, moderated discussions with a panel of renowned experts, community opinion-makers, and cultural thought-leaders in dialogue about the context, issues, and ideas finding voice on our stages.

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Block Party Receives Generous Support From

Aliza and Marc Guren

With Generous Funding Also Provided by

Joni and Miles Benickes

Additional Support Provided by

Kiki and David Gindler

Block Party is Also Made Possible in Part by the

City of Culver City, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Performing Arts Grant Program

City of Culver City

with support from

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Pictures