Aug
19
4:00 PM16:00

Summer on a Spring

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Join us on Sunday, August 19th at the Los Angeles Theatre Center for a staged reading of Queen of Califas written by Israel López Reyes and directed by J Ed. Araiza featuring the southland company family of artists.

Featuring:
Sylvia Blush
Cheryl Bonilla
Frank Cermak
Lea Madda
Salome Mergia
Juan Parada
David Santana
Roshni Shukla

Some material may be unsuitable for children under 14. Show contains adult themes (language, suggested violence)

Special thanks to the Latino Theater Company

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Apr
15
7:00 PM19:00

Homeward LA

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Homeward LA is a 10-day citywide event from April 13 to April 22, where multiple productions of monologues based on stories from people who have experienced homelessness will be performed by actors all around the city.

Join us on April 15th at 1329 East Third Street for one of over 20 productions happening throughout the Los Angeles area! Together we will experience stories from the lives of those who strive to find their way home, increase awareness around the homeless crisis facing Los Angeles, and raise funds for The Midnight Mission, an amazing nonprofit organization on Skid Row.

Featuring
Sylvia Blush
Jamie Hill
Israel López Reyes
Matias Ponce
Charles Curtis Sanders
Miebaka Yohannes

Directed by Darcie Crager & Miranda Stewart
Produced by the southland company & The Vagrancy

To learn more or to find other Homeward LA productions, go to Homeward LA 

To learn more about The Midnight Mission, go to Midnight Mission 

Some material may be unsuitable for children under 14. Show contains adult themes (language, drugs, domestic violence, prostitution).

Special thanks to Jason Lesner, Barnett Cohen, Theatre of Arts Hollywood, The Midnight Mission and our generous friends and supporters

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Apr
12
to May 17

Suzuki and Viewpoints - Six Week Workshop

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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
Beginning Thursday, April 12th, SITI Company member and head of UCLA Graduate Acting, J.Ed Araiza, will lead a weekly drop in class in the SUZUKI Method of Actor Training and the VIEWPOINTS (as articulated and practiced by the SITI Company and Anne Bogart).

Location: Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC)
514 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm (3 hours)

Dates: Every Thursday beginning April 12th and ending on May 17th. Exact dates are as follows: April 12th, April 19th, April 26th, May 3rd, May 10th and May 17th.

Cost:
$25 per class - drop in
$80 four class pass ($20 per class) - paid in full and in advanced $120 six class pass ($20 per class) - paid in full and in advanced

Note: This will be a six week session (6 classes total) with a possible extension. Class size is limited and priority will be given to participants who can commit to at least 4 classes.

SUZUKI METHOD
Developed by internationally acclaimed director Tadashi Suzuki and the Suzuki Company of Toga (www.scot- suzukicompany.com/en/) , the Suzuki Method’s works to restore the wholeness of the human body to theatrical performance and to sharpen the actor’s innate expressive abilities and animal energy. A rigorous physical discipline drawn from such diverse influences as ballet, traditional Japanese and Greek theater, and martial arts, the training seeks to heighten the actor’s self-awareness of their physical power and emotional energy, allowing a deeper commitment to each moment on the stage. It is holistic approach to being in the actual moment with control and energy Primary attention is on the core, finding tension in the body and releasing it into expressive energy. This include a vocabulary of footwork, sharpening the actor’s breath control, concentration, focus and the ability to concentrate on multiple tasks as once.

VIEWPOINTS
A technique of improvisation, the Viewpoints grew out of the postmodern dance world. The term Viewpoints was first articulated by choreographer Mary Overlie; who broke down the two dominant issues performers deal with— Time and Space—into six categories. The SITI Company and Anne Bogart (www.SITI.org) expanded Mary’s original 6 Viewpoints and adapted them for actors. The Viewpoints allows a group of actors, performers and artists to form vibrant ensembles that function together spontaneously and intuitively, and to generate bold, theatrical work quickly. It develops flexibility, articulation, and strength in movement and makes staging more efficient as well as broadening the range of dynamic possibilities. It supports and encourages both individual impulses as well as the ensemble.

It is through the collision between the Suzuki training and Viewpoints, the symbiotic dialogue between two very distinct yet complementary approaches to acting training and the art of performance, that Acting and performance and staging will be explored and articulated.

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Dec
8
to Dec 10

As You Like It

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Set within a deceptive court and a pastoral landscape As You Like It follows a young woman named Rosalind who after becoming displaced from her home must reach out and build her own refuge amongst strangers. The sins of class, the freedom of nature, and questions on how we choose to articulate the mystery of our existence converge in this timely journey.

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Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Israel López Reyes
Musical Direction - Lea Madda
Music by Marshall McDaniel
Artwork by Carl Edward Mongan

Featuring southland actors and musicians

Performance Dates/Times:
Friday, December 8th at 8pm
Saturday, December 9th at 2pm & 8pm
Saturday, December 10th at 2pm & 7pm

TICKETS - http://southlandAYLI.bpt.me
General Admission - $20
Under 30/Military/Student Discount: $15, Use Online Code GANYMEDE at checkout (Valid ID required for discount) 
Tickets can also be purchased at the door. All major credit cards accepted. 

The production will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission
Recommended for ages 10+

As You Like It was developed as part of our Literacy through Theater Initiative and supported with funds from our generous donors. 

Special thanks to Marymount High School, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), Theater of Arts Hollywood, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and our generous friends and supporters.

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Nov
16
to Nov 18

Queen of Califas - Patas Arriba at Encuentro de las Americas

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Queen of Califas

Written by Israel López Reyes 

Performed by the southland company

Directed by J. Ed Araiza

Costumes - Naomi Gonzalez Kahn

Lighting /Set- Yuki Izumihara

*Special thanks to Scott Brick, UCLA School of Theater Film and Television, and the Latino Theater Company

Prepare to be led through the belly of the LATC and experience a late night, micro-theater festival by 12 LA-based companies. Four different pieces each week.

TIME and DATES: Thursdays thru Saturdays (11/16 - 11/18)

Performances at: 9:30 PM and 9:50 PM

TICKETS & MORE INFO - https://www.encuentrodelasamericas.org/patasarriba

 

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Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Literacy through Theater @ Marymount High School-Los Angeles

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Literacy through Theater is our current educational outreach effort in Los Angeles. The program is dedicated to promote a shared value and appreciation for theater arts and literacy through classical storytelling. 

For more information on Marymount High School- Los Angeles visit: https://www.mhs-la.org

"Marymount is a place for ambitious discovery, creative explorations and innovative self-discovery. The arts at Marymount engages students at their core, whether it be through visual arts, theater, dance, music or digital film, there is a creative outlet for everyone. “

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Mar
31
to Apr 1

The Gita & The Gun

The Gita & The Gun follows sixteen year-old Abhiti living as the target of bullies and with a single mother stuck in the past. Encouraged by nightly visits from a mysterious trumpet-playing elephant, Abhiti learns to face her darkest fears. 

Written by Roshni Shukla
Directed by Darcie Crager
Lighting Design - Ning Ji
Musical Director - Lea Madda
Dramaturge - Israel López Reyes
Artwork by Carl Edward Mongan

Featuring southland actors and musicians

Performance Dates/Times:
Friday, March 31st at 8pm
Saturday, April 1st at 3pm
Saturday, April 1st at 8pm
There will be a live jazz and wine reception at evening performances from 8pm - 8:30pm with show promptly beginning at 8:30pm. 

TICKETS - http://thegitaandthegun.bpt.me/
General Admission - $20
Under 30/Military/Student Discount: $15, Use Online Code ELEPHANT at checkout (ID for verification to be presented at show). 
Tickets can also be purchased at the door. All major credit cards accepted. 

Length of Show is 1 hour and 30 minutes
Recommended for ages 13+ for mature language, sexuality and adult themes

This production is co-hosted by the southland company and Art Share-LA.

The Gita & The Gun was developed as part of our annual Launch Los Angeles company event and supported with funds from our generous donors. 

Special thanks to the Asia Society Southern CaliforniaUCLA School of Theater, Film and TelevisionArt Share-LA, and our generous friends and supporters.

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Dec
8
4:30 PM16:30

Literacy through Theater @ Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)

LITERACY THROUGH THEATER

The first event in the southland company outreach initiative is a collaboration with the educational non-profit Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA). Thursday, December 8th we will be a holding a Shakespeare workshop with HOLA, working with middle and high school students from local neighborhoods and using text from Shakespeare's As You Like It.

Literacy through Theater is our current educational outreach effort in Los Angeles. The program is dedicated to promote a shared value and appreciation for theater arts and literacy through classical storytelling. 

For more information on Heart of Los Angeles and the various programs offered to youth in Los Angeles visit: http://heartofla.org

"In neighborhoods often overrun by poverty, crime and a feeling of hopelessness, Heart of Los Angeles invests in youth to build stronger and healthier communities. Heart of Los Angeles gives some of the city’s most vulnerable youth a chance to succeed in life."

HOLA's MISSION
HOLA provides underserved youth with free, exceptional programs in academics, arts and athletics within a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education and strengthen their communities.

 

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Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Launch Los Angeles

THE SOUTHLAND COMPANY LAUNCH PARTY!

Join us for a night benefiting the southland company and its educational and interdisciplinary artistic efforts in Los Angeles. We invite you to become part of the southland company family with food, live performances, music, wine and good company!

Tickets: http://launchlosangeles.brownpapertickets.com/

NEW WORK EXCERPTS FROM INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTISTS RESIDING IN LOS ANGELES

NARRATOR- Daniel A. Stevens

FEATURED COMPANY- Daniel A. Stevens, Lea Madda, Maia Rychlik, Kendra Pérez, Ryan Miller, Yiji Zhao, Matias Ponce, Tanya Flynn, Ashley Cleveland, Oliver Taylor, Josh Montréal Segal and Scott Barnhardt

FUCKED. LIKE RABBITS.
Written by Christina Elisa Hjelm
Directed by Roshni Shukla

Fucked. Like Rabbits. follows Ally and Sam as they work a dismal job attempting to scrounge enough money for a new apartment. Tired of working as scantily clad Easter bunnies at the local mall the pair of women decide on a new fate for themselves.

THE EASTERLIES
Written by Israel López Reyes
Directed by J Ed. Araiza (SITI Company)

the easterlies follows Karla and Julian as they spend an evening catching fish on a San Pedro beach. Arguing over the collective meaning of Donald Trump and immigration their debate is interrupted when Cristoforo Colombo and a mutilated Taina princess wash ashore.  

THE GITA AND THE GUN
Written by Roshni Shukla
Directed by Darcie Crager
in association with THEATRE RAW

The Gita and The Gun follows Abhiti living as the target of bullies and with a mother stuck in the past. Encouraged by nightly visits from a trumpet-playing elephant Abhiti learns to face her darkest fears. 

CHEAP LAUGHS
Written by Josh Montréal Segal
Directed by Israel López Reyes

Cheap Laughs follows Van as he takes one joke after another too far. Coping with his fall from grace and TV stardom Van attempts to reignite his failing career and lost humor from the comfort of a friend's toilet seat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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