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Los Angeles Legit Agent Tony Martinez on LA Theater: "The waiver shows in LA always bore me to tears." [UPDATED]

Now my initial reaction to this - as I’m sure it will be for most reading this article from Backstage – is that this anonymous Los Angeles Agent, Tony Martinez, a part of the agency Kazarian, Measures, Ruskin & Associates (KMR), who calls himself Secret Agent Man is an idiot and simply clueless about what is really happening in Los Angeles Theater. [UPDATE: One of my birdies got the scoop on who this guy really is, hence, the new edits. CM]Exhibit A: his trifling entry here&n...
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KCRW's Anthony Byrnes: "I do not believe theaters are really in competition with each other."

Uhhhh. Well, yeah, A-Burn, they are in competition with each other. Doesn’t have to be a bad thing, it just forces you to do what you do better.I will never understand this notion that the world of arts and entrainment must be devoid of competition. Now I’m not talking about “the making of the art”. That’s another beast altogether. When I’m writing a play, or directing, or working on a part, I’m certainly not thinking, “This play is gonna be better than so an...
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Some Real Vision from Anthony Byrnes on LA Theater's Lack of "Cultural Infrastructure"

This is very good stuff from, A-Burn, and worth a read. Here’s a nugget of looking forward and working together:And, of course, I’m making the “Field of Dreams” error (You know, “Build it and they will come.”) In order for this infrastructure to be useful, the leaders of L.A.’s theaters would need to use it. They would need to think beyond their own production towards a vision of the whole city. It wouldn’t be enough for everyone’s shows to be listed, our ar...
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FringeTV: We Want You!

FringeTV is back and we want to hear from you! Here are a couple of promotional opportunities we hope you’ll take advantage of.“Backstage at Fringe 2017” - We want to film a few clips from your live show, and follow you backstage to hear about your experience and what Fringe means to you. Contact us at [email protected] by May 10th (include “Backstage” in the subject line). Slots are very limited. “Participant Light...

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Love Takes A Stand is a personal and political love jam. A New Musical Experience -- theatrical-jazz-folk fusion with stylized narrative. Acute audience interplay. A World Premiere of a rousing call to love in action!