Gallery 727 will host week 12 of 365 Days/365 Plays, including the world premieres of nine plays from Suzan Lori Parks.
365 Days/365 Plays
In November 2002, the Pulitzer prize-winning Suzan-Lori Parks sat
down and committed to writing a play a day for the next 365 days. The
world premiere of this play cycle will be performed as a yearlong
national festival simultaneously in major cities and communities around
the country. From November 13, 2006 to November 12, 2007, over 600
theatres in Atlanta, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Washington
D.C., Chicago, Minneapolis, the Carolinas, Mississippi River towns, and
right here in Los Angeles, will create the largest theater
collaboration in U.S. History.
Center Theatre Group
(CTG) will spearhead the Los Angeles component 365 Days/365 Plays by
gathering together a diverse cross-section of city’s theatre companies
to participate in the project. Throughout the year, the participating
theatres will perform these brief, brilliant snapshots from the
imagination of one of America's leading playwrights in numerous
locations throughout the city.
of the 365 participants will be responsible for producing one week
(seven plays) in the 365 Days/365 Plays cycle. Participants can produce
their work in traditional theatre spaces or site-specific locations.
They can be staged readings or fully produced – but all will be in the
spirit of celebrating the vibrancy and history of Los Angeles’s theatre
tradition, with audiences and artists from every corner of the city,
from Downtown, Watts, and East LA, to Santa Monica, Burbank and beyond.
The Los Angeles Festival kicked off at the Center Theatre Group on Wednesday November 15, 2006 at the Music Center Plaza.