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Don Nigro’s ‘Waste Land’ at Studio/Stage

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Collaborative Artists Ensemble officially opened its world premiere of Don Nigro's Waste Land at Studio/Stage, last weekend. A tragicomedy, set in the modernist era, that lays bare the tumultuous love between T.S. Eliot... Continue Reading →

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‘Disasteroid!’: A Late-Night Musical Comedy Guaranteed To Tickle Your Funny Bone

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move "Sometimes the end of the world isn't the end of the world." After an initial run at Theatre Underground in 2012 and a series of vigorous workshops and revisions, writer-composer and show drummer... Continue Reading →

‘Threat’ Points A Finger at the Narcissism of Modern Culture

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Produced by theater veteran Bree Pavey (Loft Ensemble, Managing Director), Threat, a poignant thriller written by Louis Felder currently at the Whitefire Theatre is a timely look at the psychology behind gun violence and... Continue Reading →

Cambodian Rock Band Is A Triumph For Lauren Yee at South Coast Repertory

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move She's angry. She's edgy. And she's determined to discover the truth. The truth though, is not where or what she expected it to be. Lauren Yee has crafted a heat-seeking musical thriller with... Continue Reading →

‘Unemployed Elephants’ – A New Comic Frontier for Playwright Wendy Graf

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Wendy Graf is best known for dramas that explore themes of family, identity and home within the context of contemporary politics. Unemployed Elephants - A Love Story, a world premiere at the Victory... Continue Reading →

Loft’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Isn’t Easy, But It Speaks Truth To Younger Ears

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move If you're looking for anything close to traditional Shakespearean ideal, revolutionary casting or enthralling word skill, you won't find it in Loft Ensemble's Romeo & Juliet. What's on offer isn't always easy to... Continue Reading →

Sex All Around! ‘4Play: Sex In A Series’

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Sex all around...and around and around...is about what you'll get with 4Play: Sex In A Series, currently diverting audiences at The Actors Company, Hollywood. Hosted by trip. theater ensemble, in a standing-room-only, nightclub... Continue Reading →

Celebration Theatre’s, ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ Is A Ride You’re Gonna Wanna Take!

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Sentimental drag...who'dda thunk... Warning: This review may be unapologetically hyperbolic and overly sappy. But I can assure you, Celebration Theatre's Los Angeles theater premiere of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a ride... Continue Reading →

Antaeus Theatre Company’s Presentation of Pinter’s ‘Hothouse’ Is Blisteringly Perfect

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move For their second opening night Antaeus Theatre Company (Ducks cast) presented a wildly buoyant version of Harold Pinter's full-length tragicomedy, The Hot House. The lunatics are running the nut house and its anyone's guess what... Continue Reading →

Poetry Deathmatch Cabaret at The Bootleg

by Guy Picot Melrose Poetry Bureau describe themselves as a live-writing ensemble with an emphasis on blurring the lines between poetry, theatre, and improvisation. They have built a loyal following at the Bootleg Theater through Write Club, and Quick Draw... Continue Reading →

Do they care? ‘Pledge’ at The Complex Theatre

By Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move The suicide of a young fraternity boy creates a ripple effect that sends the remaining members into a tailspin, puncturing the social structure to which they’ve all blindly subscribed. Presented by Pop-Up Playhouse,... Continue Reading →

One Way Ticket To Oregon…It’s a gentle ride.

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move When death comes calling, how do you reply? Producer Jeremy Aldridge and Director J.J. Mayes bring to life playwright, B.C. Caldwell's extremely intimate and inspired (from his hospice caregiver Aunt Lucille) story about... Continue Reading →

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