Playhouse seeks theater troupes for its residency program

La Jolla Playhouse is accepting applications for its 2011 Resident Theater Program

As part of the application process, the Playhouse will host a voluntary roundtable event 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21 to provide background information for local theater companies interested in applying. The application deadline is Monday, Jan. 24, 2011. Contact Marike Fitzgerald at

mfitzgerald@ljp.org

for more information or to RSVP for the roundtable.

Spearheaded by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, the Resident Theater Program encourages the artistic development of up-and-coming companies, while advancing and contributing to the San Diego theater scene as a whole. The program is also designed to address the city’s lack of available performance spaces by providing a temporary home each year to one of the many local troupes without a permanent venue.

“The Resident Theater Program has become an integral part of the Playhouse’s programming, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about its success over the last three seasons. The breadth and depth of the applications we receive each year is extraordinary, continually demonstrating that San Diego is a hotbed of theatrical energy,” said Ashley.

Now entering its fourth year, the program is an annual appointment at La Jolla Playhouse. In addition to performance space, the Playhouse provides lighting and sound support and is available to offer marketing and development advice. Previous resident theater appointees include Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company, Moxie Theatre and the San Diego Asian American Repertory Theater.

Located on the UCSD campus, La Jolla Playhouse is made up of three performance spaces: the Mandell Weiss Theatre, the Mandell Weiss Forum Theatre, and the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Center for La Jolla Playhouse, a state-of-the-art theater complex that features the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre.

   
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