Oct 082014

Center Theatre Group’s Award for Early Career L.A. Artists


Center Theatre Group’s Award for Early Career L.A. Artists

L-R: Sean Cawelti, Zakiyyah Alexander and Jenny Foldenauer have been selected as finalists for Center Theatre Group’s 2015 Richard E. Sherwood Award, a $10,000 award that provides support for emerging artists living and working in Los Angeles. The winner of the award will be announced at the Ovation Awards ceremony produced by LA Stage Alliance on November 2, 2014, at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse.
Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

Three finalists have been selected for Center Theatre Group’s 2015 Richard E. Sherwood Award.
The Sherwood Award provides financial support for emerging theatre artists living and working in Los Angeles. Created in memory of Richard E. Sherwood, the $10,000 award is designed to nurture innovative, adventurous theatre artists of promise.
Zakiyyah Alexander, Sean Cawelti and Jenny Foldenauer were selected out of a competitive group of applicants in recognition of their exceptional contributions to the Los Angeles theatrical landscape.

Zakiyyah Alexander is a playwright and graduate of the Yale School of Drama. Her work, which is created to make audiences experience the unexpected, has been produced both locally and throughout the country. Her most recent credits include “Under the Glass” at Chalk Repertory Theatre, “Yesterdays/Today” at Urban Theatre Movement, “you are here” at Ventura Theatre, and she is currently developing a musical based on the poetry of Sonia Sanchez. Zakiyyah is also a founding member of the advocacy group The Kilroys, which nominated a “pipeline” of 46 unproduced plays by female playwrights for suggested future productions.

Sean Cawelti is the Founding Artistic Director of Rogue Artists Ensemble, a Los Angeles-based theatre company that creates hyper-theatre through the innovative use of puppetry, masks and multimedia. A graduate of the University of California, Irvine, Cawelti has also collaborated with organizations throughout Los Angeles, including Cornerstone Theater Company, A Noise Within and The Theatre @ Boston Court. He has received numerous nominations for his work from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly and L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards.

Jenny Foldenauer is a costume designer who creates a range of designs, from the fantastically surreal to modern world, with an eye toward budgetary restraint. Foldenauer attained her masters of fine arts in theatre design and production from the California Institute for the Arts. Her credits include “Everything You Touch” at The Theatre @ Boston Court (Ovation nominated for Costume Design), “Our Class” at Son of Semele and “Macbeth” at A Noise Within.

Since 1996, the Sherwood Award has rewarded emerging artists willing to push the boundaries of Los Angeles theatre. “If we are to have a dynamic theatre expressing the world of the 21st century, we must recognize and nourish the explorative artist, particularly in the struggle of the early years of a career,” said Dorothy Sherwood, wife of Richard E. Sherwood.
Richard E. Sherwood was a patron of the arts with a special appreciation for emerging artists who are in the vanguard of theatre. He was president and then chairman of the CTG Board of Directors from 1980 until his passing in 1993. The award is established as an endowed fund at CTG by his family, friends, colleagues and fellow board members, to honor Sherwood’s passionate commitment to theatre.
Previous Sherwood Award winners include Miranda Wright, John Sinner, Christopher Kuhl and Ann Closs-Farley, among others.

The Sherwood Award will be presented at the Ovation Awards ceremony produced by LA Stage Alliance on November 2nd at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse.

Mar 172014

Top 22 Los Angeles Live Music Venues

No matter how obscure your musical preferences, you can find your groove in one of the diverse Los Angeles live-music venues.

Here are the top 22 Los Angeles live-music music destinations.


  1. The Hollywood Bowl, Music Venue; 2301 N Highland Ave at Hollywood Bowl Rd., Los Angeles, CA
  2. El Rey Theatre, Concert Hall; 5515 Wilshire Blvd at Burnside Ave., Los Angeles, CA
  3. Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc., Jazz Club; 2930 Beverly Glen Cir., Bel Air, CA
  4. STAPLES Center Stadium; 1111 S Figueroa St at Chick Hearn Ct, Los Angeles, CA
  5. The Satellite, Rock Club; 1717 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
  6. The Wiltern, Concert Hall; 3790 Wilshire Blvd at Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA
  7. Largo at the Coronet, Music Venue; 366 N LA Cienega Blvd btwn Beverly & Oakwood, Los Angeles, CA
  8. The Orpheum Theatre, Theater; 842 S Broadway btwn 8th & 9th St, Los Angeles, CA
  9. Hollywood Palladium, Rock Club; 6215 W Sunset Blvd at Argyle Ave., Los Angeles, CA
  10. Avalon Hollywood, Music Venue; 1735 Vine St btw Hollywood Blvd & Yucca St, Los Angeles, CA
  11. Walt Disney Concert Hall; 111 S Grand Ave btwn 1st & 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA
  12. Foundation Room House of Blues Los Angeles, Rock Club; 8430 W Sunset Blvd at Olive Dr, West Hollywood, CA
  13. Club Nokia Rock; 800 W Olympic Blvd, #335 at Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA
  14. The Troubadour, Music Venue; 9081 Santa Monica Blvd at Doheny Dr, West Hollywood, CA
  15. The Echo, Music Venue; 1822 W Sunset Blvd at Lemoyne St, Los Angeles, CA
  16. Echoplex, Rock Club; 1822 W Sunset Blvd at Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
  17. Kibitz Room, Dive Bar; 410 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA
  18. The Greek Theatre, Concert Hall; 2700 N Vermont Ave Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
  19. Amoeba Music, Music Store; 6400 W Sunset Blvd btwn Ivar & Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, CA
  20. Harvelle’s Blues, Club Bar; 1432 4th St btw Santa Monica Blvd & Broadway, Santa Monica, CA
  21. Harvelle’s Nightlife Spot; 206 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA
  22. Hotel Café, Music Venue; 1623 1/2 N Cahuenga Blvd at Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Aug 092012

Browse New on Los Angeles Stage

Video Showcase of Los Angeles Stage


CTG (Center Theatre Group) runs Los Angeles County’s most influential theatres, including:

Ahmanson Theatre
135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles
(213) 972-7401

Mark Taper Forum
135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-7353

Kirk Douglas Theatre
9820 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

CTG showcases prestigious plays and world-class actors on the L.A. stage. Other well-known theatres are:

Pantages Theatre
6233 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 468-1770

Nokia Theatre Live L.A.
777 Chick Hearn Court
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Falcon Theatre
4252 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: (818) 955-8101

Many Angelenos are still surprised by the variety of small, independent theatres holding their own against the giants of Los Angeles stage. Take time to explore the new and less known L.A. playhouses that’s where many future film stars are honing their acting skills….


Video Showcase of Los Angeles Stage