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‘Definition of Man’: When words separate us from ourselves and each other…

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move According to Wikipedia, Definition of Man, also known as the Definition of Human, originated from a summary essay of Kenneth Burke (1897–1993) which he included in his 1966 work, Language as Symbolic Action.... Continue Reading →

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Why see it? Because it’s ‘Special’ … at Theatre of Note

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move What could possibly go wrong? A play about CBS' infamous The Stars Wars Holiday Special that highlighted (then) among so many #FAILS, a rather depressive Bea Arthur singing a musical number in the... Continue Reading →

Pop-Up Playhouse’s ‘Yes, Virginia’: A Gentle Comedy for the Holidays

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move As a gentle Christmas ode to friendship and hope, writers Stan Zimmerman and Christian McLaughlin return with their role-reversal, holiday comedy, Yes, Virginia (based on Zimmerman's mother and his long-time housekeeper), starring double... Continue Reading →

HO-HO-HOLY COW… ‘A Harmony Boys Christmas Live From Waikiki Beach!’

by Matt Ritchey HO-HO-HOLY COW, The Harmony Boys are back for a Christmas reunion show and they’re better than ever! The Harmony Boys was one of the best shows at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival and they’ve returned this year... Continue Reading →

Rogue Machine’s ‘Finks’: A Modern Day ‘Crucible’

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move In 2018, the year of high-energized Donald Trump politics, for many, it is becoming far easier to perceive a delineation between Fascism and Democracy. In the case of Finks, Rogue Machine Theatre's Drama... Continue Reading →

‘The Value of Moscow’: Hilariously Implausbile, Wonderfully Absurd

By Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move "There's no place like home... to make you wanna kill somebody." What is the value of Moscow? Well, if one had to explain it, and they do try, we'll just start with really... Continue Reading →

‘…Meantime at HoJo’s’ and a New Playwright for America

By Matt Ritchey …Meantime at HoJo's is the third installment of Christian Levatino's Black Bag Pentalogy and part of The Big Event - three of the Pentalogy plays running in rep - which closes December 2 in the Flight Theatre at... Continue Reading →

‘My Date With Death’ – A Musical Romance: What is the purpose of a human life anyway?

By Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Artistic Director and starring performer, Daniel Sugimoto has written likely his most intimate world premiere ever for Zoo Theatre Company in My Date With Death - A Musical Romance, a two-person, biopic treatise... Continue Reading →

Antaeus Theatre Company’s ‘The Little Foxes’ : Delicious and Delicately Ferocious

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Antaeus' The Little Foxes made an exciting move in casting Deborah Puette in the role of Regina Hubbard Giddens. Puette plays to her absolute strength in Lillian Hellman's classic 20th century drama, set... Continue Reading →

Christian Levatino’s, ‘King Dick’: Twisted and Hysterical

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey “Christmastime, 1970: The King just spent 100 G’s on gifts, and he’s on the run from Graceland. High on Demerol, high on liquid Ritalin, and with the help of his dead twin brother Jesse, Elvis concocts... Continue Reading →

Christian Levatino’s Black Bag Pentalogy: Eavesdropping on a ‘Sunny Afternoon’

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey Christian Levatino’s Black Bag Pentalogy is a series of five dark comedies that “hold a magnifying glass to five very distinct moments in American history between 1954 and 1972.” The first three plays in the pentalogy... Continue Reading →

Peeling Layers of Human Behavior in Force of Nature Productions’ ‘Gray People’

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm’s new play Gray People, produced by Force of Nature Productions, appearing at The Belfry Stage 11031 Camarillo St. North Hollywood, is an engrossing study of human behavior and a thoroughly enjoyable drama with the... Continue Reading →

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