L.A. to host annual theater convention
L.A. audiences may find local theaters a bit more crowded than usual next June.
That's because Theatre Communications Group, the nation's premier research, advocacy and organizing entity for the American theater, has chosen Los Angeles to host its 21st annual convention, a three-day marathon of meetings, discussion sessions and performances that will be held June 16 to 18.
Not coincidentally, the conference will overlap with the inaugural launch of "RADAR L.A.," a West Coast version of the Public Theatre of New York's "Under the Radar" festival dedicated to adventurous new theater and multidisciplinary performance. "RADAR L.A.," which is being organized by a consortium that includes TCG, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, REDCAT, the service and advocacy group LA Stage Alliance and the Public Theater, will run June 14 to 26.
-- Reed Johson