Cal State L.A. Presents the John Lion New Works Festival 2001
What & Who: The Theatre Arts and Dance Department at California State University, Los Angeles will present The John Lion New Works Festival 2001 featuring short, one-act scripts presented by student playwrights: Bessie's Blues by Lucille Oliver; Walk the Dog by Jane Jeffers; The Boy With the Perfect Smile by Megan Duffy; The Car Plays: No Perfect Place by Agnessa V. Vardanite; Bittersweet Surprises by Monica Peters; Fright Night by Roxanna Salazar; His Baby by Staci Mitchel-Moore; and Dreams, Recipes and the Misadventures of An Aztec Goddess by Roxanne Sanchez.
Where: Cal State L.A. Music Hall. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of 10 and 710 Freeways. Parking is available in the North Parking Structure II for $.50 per hour.
More: The New Works Festival at Cal State L.A. has been named in memory of John Lion, honoring his achievements in theatre and education, as well as his appointment as chair of the Theatre Arts and Dance Department at Cal State L.A. Mr. Lion, who passed away on August 1, 1999, was producing director of the American College Theater Festival at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, for six years. During his tenure at the Kennedy Center, he quadrupled the total number of awards for which students and participating institutions may compete. Prior to his tenure at the Kennedy Center, Lion's work as founder of the Magic Theater in San Francisco made him an icon of the American Theatre. His residency at the "Magic" saw the theater receive 10 Obie awards, literally scores of Bay Area Theater awards, and the Margo Jones Award. He was the author of publications on diverse topics dealing with theatre. Lion held appointed positions on prestigious panels including the National Endowment for the Arts and Rockefeller Council.
Info: General admission: $10; students/seniors: $5. For tickets or more information, call the Cal State L.A. Box Office at (323) 343-4118.