Category Archives: Los Angeles, CA

Diversity, Risky Plays and Mentorship: A Conversation with José Luis Valenzuela

I recently met with José Luis Valenzuela, Artistic Director of the Latino Theater Company. Our conversation focused on three main topics – the delicate task of producing plays of a culture not your own, the economics involved in storytelling, and mentorship … Continue reading

Posted in Los Angeles, CA, Volume XI. Mar-April 2014 |
M. Gene’s Own Brand of Feminism as Portrayed by Nakia Secrest

To know Nakia Secrest is to know a woman of incredible passion and zest for life. It is these qualities that she infused into the role of M. Gene in the Los Angeles production of the road weeps, the well … Continue reading

Posted in Los Angeles, CA, Volume X. Dec-Feb 2014 |
The Casting of a Play: Reflecting Community Diversity on Stage for the Audience

Audiences rarely hear about the casting work that brings together actors for a stage play. In L.A., the Latino Theater Company collaborated with Chemin Bernard of Chemin Bernard Casting and Jean Bruce Scott, Producing Executive Director at Native Voices at … Continue reading

Posted in Los Angeles, CA, Volume IX. Oct-Nov 2013 |
Unraveling The History in the Performance

Collaboration is the key to building audiences and ensuring that number of people who are privy to new work is increased. The collaboration of a theater with a museum has the added benefit of creating a historical context for a … Continue reading

Posted in Los Angeles, CA, Volume VIII. August-September 2013 |
Discovering The Road – Personally and Communally: An Interview with Director, Shirley Jo Finney

The Latino Theater Company is currently busy working with the California African American Museum (CAAM), Native Voices at the Autry, Watts Village Theater Company, Center Theater Group, Ebony Repertory Theater Company and 24th Street Theatre Company not just to market the show … Continue reading

Posted in Los Angeles, CA, Volume VII. May-July 2013 |
A History Lesson Facilitated by Art

On February 23rd, 2013 I attended a live streaming of Marcus Gardley’s one act prologue to his play, the road weeps, the well runs dry, at the Los Angeles Theater Center. The event was a collaboration between the University of … Continue reading

Posted in Los Angeles, CA, Volume VI. Jan-April 2013 |
Educational Efforts Bring Us Together

Because the play the road weeps. the well runs dry is based on a hidden history, in order to draw audiences to the performances, educational efforts will have to give the public a basis for connecting to the work. Also, … Continue reading

Posted in Los Angeles, CA, Volume V. July-August 2012 |
T-t-talkin’ ‘bout Migration

Migration in time The Latino American Theater Company (LATC) is “migrating” the show to fall 2013 to provide more time to raise the funding to produce “the road weeps, the well runs dry” in the manner it deserves. It will … Continue reading

Posted in Los Angeles, CA, Volume IV. May-June 2012 |
A New Director

We were very pleased Marcus Gardley could join us in person for the January 26 staged reading of The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dryas part of the Los Angeles Theatre Center’s Playwrights Festival. It’s not so much a development … Continue reading

Posted in Los Angeles, CA, Volume III. Mar-April 2012 |
September Really Isn’t
That Far Away

Join Us for a Staged Reading and Become Part of the Process On Thursday, January 26, 7:00 p.m., the Latino Theater Company will present a staged reading of The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry by Marcus Gardley as part … Continue reading

Posted in Los Angeles, CA, Volume II. Jan-Feb 2012 |