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An Apology

An Apology

by Geoff Hoff~

In the two years I have been reviewing plays in Los Angeles, I have never been late to a curtain. I have often sharply judged those people who do arrive late and those companies who accommodate them with curtains that regularly and habitually go up as much as twenty minutes past the advertised [...]

Why I Stopped Writing Theater Reviews

Why I Stopped Writing Theater Reviews

by David Jette~

[Editor's Note: This month, my Editor's Page is an article written by LATR writer David Jette for his own blog, "Sydiot". I liked it enough that I asked if we could post it here. He graciously agreed. After Mr. Jette's article are my comments regarding it. -GH]
Some of you may know that for [...]

Being Offended

Being Offended

by Geoff Hoff~
There are those who actually set out to offend their audience. I can certainly understand the impulse, and even possibly respect it as a way of getting a point across, but it isn’t my style. I never set out intentionally to offend. I will often even soften things, put them in the most [...]

In Defense of Experimental Theatre

In Defense of Experimental Theatre

by Geoff Hoff~
Robert Altman was one of my favorite movie makers.  When making a movie, he always set himself up for a challenge.  Sometimes the challenge was too grand and he didn’t reach it, as in Quintet.  Sometimes it wasn’t very grand at all, as in Gosford Park, but he made it glorious.  Sometimes the [...]

Size Matters

Size Matters

by Geoff Hoff
I was half-way through writing my second review of a play at the Theatricum Botanicum this season when it dawned on me that it wasn’t, in almost any sense of the word, a “small theatre”. When we first started discussing this site, much time was spent on what we would include, now [...]

Welcome to LATR

Welcome to LATR

Hello, and welcome to LA Theatre Review. Back in February, a good friend approached me, lamenting the downsizing and/or closing of the review departments in several of the print newspapers in Los Angeles. Because of this, small theatre was being left, metaphorically, in the dust. After a good meal and conversation, it [...]

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