We love personal theater, but digital productions can give such a broader voice that shows can reach people all over the country. CTG is proud to present Canyon on their digital stage.
The famous IAMA Theater Company production of Canyon, originally selected for Block Party 2020, will now be presented in collaboration with Latino Theater Company on the Center Theater Group’s digital stage. Filmed at the Kirk Douglas Theater, the multi-camera digital production will premiere on September 22 and will be available on request until October 20 at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org/Canyon for $ 15. Canyon is produced with support from Jana Bezdek and FourthWall Theatrical.
Canyon is a compassionate look at gender, race, citizenship and the costs of trying to live a conventional American life, Canyon is written by Jonathan Caren, a participant in the Center Theater Groups 2019 – 2020 LA Writers’ Workshop. Canyon follows Jake and Beth, a seemingly progressive couple in their thirties, and Eduardo and Rodrigo, a Mexican father and son whom they have hired to renovate a deck. The play examines what happens when ideals and consequences collide and the lives of two families are shaken by an unpredictable accident.
Founded in 2007, IAMA is a Los Angeles-based ensemble of artists committed to creating and cultivating new voices and artists who challenge boundaries and take risks, while promoting an inclusive society that inspires theater creators in the future generations. IAMA invests in immediate production and strives to bring audiences out of their personal space and into a shared authentic experience. Los Angeles is one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in the world, and IAMA’s work reflects the new voices and changing attitudes that continue to shape this city, state, country, and world. The award-winning company, named by Playbill as “one of 20 regional houses every theater lover should know,” has seen many plays generated on IAMA that travel to Off-Broadway, including the second stage and Roundabout Underground, and then become listed regionally and internationally. IAMA members have appeared in several critically acclaimed TV shows and movies as well as in a wide range of theater and live appearances both on and Off-Broadway as well as across the country. IAMA has been dedicated to developing new plays and musicals by new and established playwrights that culminated in over 25 premieres in the world, the West Coast and Los Angeles.
The creation of The Latino Theater Company dates back to 1985, and the driving force was a desire, need and passion to create a platform for Latina / o / x talent in all aspects of the main stage. Led by artistic director Jose Luis Valenzuela and company members Evelina Fernandez, Sal Lopez, Geoffrey Rivas, Lucy Rodriguez and the late Lupe Ontiveros, LTC has established a theater where new ideas, tradition, culture and innovation converge to tell stories that are ignored. frequent. LTC has established a place where people of all walks of life can enjoy a wide variety of events, presentations, and productions that reflect the dreams and ambitions of the Los Angeles community. In addition, the Latino Theater Company supports other art organizations by offering cheap and free space in their home, the Los Angeles Theater Center. LTC continues to expand its vision and create history by hosting “Encuentro 2014” the largest national Latina / o / x theater festival for over 25 years. In 2017, they hosted the “Encuentro de Las Americas”, an international Latina / o / x theater festival. The LTC’s success has given them a new lease to run the Los Angeles Theater Center until 2056. The company is currently celebrating 35 years and is working to establish a transition plan to continue its legacy for future generations and give the home to artists and a voice for the people. .
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