Orange County Theatre Reviews

How can you support small indie Orange County theater in 2023?

(photo credit: Matthew M. Hayashi and Gennie Kauper)

In the region of Orange County, there are multiple places to catch theatrical production in the area.  While the number of theaters pails in comparison to our next-door neighbor Los Angeles, some smaller theater companies are working hard to expand access to future playwrights and artists in the area supporting new works.  Here’s a list of smaller theaters and companies supporting new works in the community and how you can support them.       Continue Reading

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THE WAYWARD ARTIST AND ORANGE COUNTY PLAYWRIGHTS ALLIANCE present JUICE One Act Plays by Orange County Playwrights

This elevated evening of theatre represents some of Orange County’s finest playwrights. After a selection process, eight finalists were selected to participate. These delightful 10-minute plays explore the complexities of communication past, present, and future. In collaboration with OCPA, The Wayward Artist and its resident artists have created a wonderfully cohesive and theatrical evening of storytelling. You don’t want to miss this incredible showcase of new work. Taken from the website.

Jan 27 -29,2023

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Unnamed Theatre Company Fundraising for 2023 Season

Unnamed Theatre Company exists to enrich our community and the artists we work with by producing deeply human plays for the Everyman. Help us start our 2023 season with funding to compensate our artists, secure performance venues, and cover production costs. Unnamed Theatre is funded entirely by the generosity of our patrons and the dedication of our artists. Your donation is deeply appreciated and directly benefits our artistic community! Taken from the Go Fund me page. 

Click here to support their 2023 season.

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Actually @ Wayward Artist in Santa Ana – Review

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Written by Patrick Chavis

I had the pleasure of seeing the world premiere of this play at the Geffen Playhouse about five years ago in 2017. At the time, I was impressed with the frank language and impressively drawn characters. What I didn’t know at the time was how well this story would age. It has aged like a fine wine, and it’s a warning about judging cases like this too rashly. Continue Reading

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World Premiere of “Brackish” – News

Taken from the press release:

BRACKISH is the story of Sang Dao who has spent his life running his family’s Vietnamese and seafood shop. An opportunity to sell the restaurant creates a family conflict. Sang Dao’s daughters gather for the anniversary of their brothers’ death, and the past is revisited. A racist act of graffiti raises the stakes even further. When Sang Dao is visited by specters of his past, he is forced to examine where they’ve been, where they’re going and what “home” really means.

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2022 NEW SWAN FESTIVAL @ UC IRVINE – NEWS

Written by Patrick Chavis

Information taken directly from the website.

New Swan Shakespeare Festival is a professional Shakespeare festival located on the campus of UC Irvine in Orange County. We typically produce two Shakespearean works in rotating repertory under the stars. New Swan features students and professionals working side by side to produce scintillating Shakespearean productions in a 130 seat, 15 ton, portable, mini-Elizabethan space.

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