Theatre Unappreciated

22May08

In a town where the focus is on the screen and not on the stage, it is understandable that theatre might take a backseat. But is Los Angeles theatre even trying to help itself?

Take the LA Stage Alliance, for example. Directly from their online mission statement:

LA Stage Alliance (LASA) is dedicated to building awareness, appreciation and support for the performing arts in Greater Los Angeles through community building, collaborative marketing and audience development, professional development to strengthen operations for members and advocacy.

While this sounds good in print, their own news site hasn’t been update since April 23. A month ago. Most updates are nothing more than openings and closings.

What gives?

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2 Responses to “Theatre Unappreciated”

  1. As a stage actress living and working in Los Angeles, I definitely agree that theatre tends to take a backseat to the city’s cash cows of television and film. I struggle with how many of the actors doing stage work in Los Angeles are merely using it as a stepping-stone to what they percieve to be bigger and better things.

    I think what we in the Los Angeles theatre scene need is a little more R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

  2. 2 Jason

    That’s why I have a profound respect for those that are actually doing theatre here, and doing it because they have a passion for it.

    Keep it up, Bitsy!


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