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Center Theatre Group Receives 53 Submissions For Block Party At Douglas Theatre


Center Theatre Group Will Remount Three Local Productions for Block Party Celebration Center Theatre Group received submissions from 53 local theatre companies for the second annual Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Block Party will continue to highlight some of the remarkable work being done on stages throughout Los Angeles by fully producing three previously staged productions. For a full list of the theatre companies who submitted an application to be considered, please see the list in the attached press release. The three visiting companies invited to join Block Party will be announced later this year.The selected productions will be presented at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, March 29 through May 20, 2018. Each production will have a two-week run with 12 performances (including two previews) at the Douglas. All three theatre companies will be part of a collaboration with Center Theatre Group and will receive the full support of Center Theatre Group and its staff in order to fund, stage and market each production. Center Theatre Group accepted submissions for Block Party from intimate theatre companies in the greater Los Angeles area. Each company was able to submit one of its productions that opened between January 1, 2016, and May 30, 2017.This year the round one application was significantly simplified, streamlining the application process for the companies that applied. From this pool of applicants a select number of companies will be invited to the round two application where more in-depth design information will be requested and considered.Center Theatre Group's 2016-2017 inaugural Block Party featured the Coeurage Theatre Company production of "Failure: A Love Story," which ran April 14 through 23, followed by The Fountain Theatre production of "Citizen: An American Lyric," which ran April 28 through May 7 and finished with The Echo Theater Company production of "Dry Land," which ran May 12 through May 21, 2017.


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