Before taking her vows and founding a new religious order, St. Clare of Assisi was a privileged young woman privy to all the perks and pleasures of the wealthy elite in 13th century Italy. All that changed after she heard, then heeded, the preaching of her fellow rich kid, Francis — before he got religion and became famous as a practitioner of poverty and advocate for the poor.
This quirky hour-long exchange between performer and audience is for anyone who's ever coped with self-doubt or even the tiniest fraction of existential angst...like...all of us? Duh!
Chiara Atik always knew she wanted to be a writer: "I just wanted to make my friends laugh."
by Matt Ritchey Copyright © 2020 Gia On The Move Rorschach Fest is Open Fist’s 30th Anniversary repertory festival featuring short works from John O’Keefe, Harold Pinter, Daniel McIvor, and Caryl Churchill. The purpose of the chosen works, according to... Continue Reading →
Reviewed by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move As it turns out, Open Fist’s production of Neil Simon’s Musical Fools playing at the Atwater Village Theater is not only a winner under the direction of Ron West, it’s pretty damned... Continue Reading →
Reviewed by Matt Ritchey IAMA Theatre Company’s West Coast Premiere of Daniel Pearle’s A Kid Like Jake has arrived at the perfect time. Or, rather, it has been wisely remounted at the perfect time. New York City couple Alex and... Continue Reading →
BrieaReviewed by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Moved to tears is one of the many ways one could describe the experience of Open Fist Theatre Company’s, Dancing at Lughnasa directed by Barbara Schofield. There is an embrace that comes with... Continue Reading →
By Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Without question, Anna in the Tropics at the Atwater Village Theatre could be comparatively compared as stupendous to any production ever produced anywhere. Open Fist, however, with Jon Lawrence Rivera directing, takes the... Continue Reading →
The Echo Theater Company will make admission to all remaining performances of its critically acclaimed West Coast premiere production of What Happened When by Daniel Talbott 'Pay-What-You-Want.' The production returns tonight, Thursday, Sept. 27, in a third and final rendition... Continue Reading →
Press Release IAMA Theatre Company will present three premieres and forge new partnerships in 2018-19, the company’s 11th season. IAMA joins forces with the Pasadena Playhouse for the already-announced Los Angeles premiere of American Hero by Bess Wohl, a guest... Continue Reading →
National Young Playwrights in Residence Festival — Echo Theater Company’s innovative National Young Playwrights in Residence program culminates in two days of public staged readings of new works on Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the Atwater Village... Continue Reading →
by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Forever Bound the new play in a world premiere at Atwater Village Theatre written by Steve Apostolina, directed by Ann Hearn Tobolowsky and starring French Stewart (3rd Rock from the Sun, Secrets and... Continue Reading →