Fountain Theatre honored by City of Los Angeles for world stage premiere of ‘Citizen’

Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell presents

Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell presents the LA City Commendation

Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell presents the LA City Commendation

Friday night became another unforgettable evening for the Fountain Theatre when Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell presented the organziation with a Certificate of Commendation from the City of Los Angeles honoring the Fountain for creating, developing and producing the world stage premiere of Citizen: An American Lyric.

The LA City Commendation was received by Fountain Co-Artistic Directors Stephen Sachs and Deborah Lawlor, Producing Director Simon Levy, and Citizen director Shirley Jo Finney.  The document stated:

Certificate of Commendation is hereby presented to The Fountain Theatre. On behalf of the City of Los Angeles and the 13th Council District, we would like to commend the Fountain Theatre for creating, developing, and producing the riveting world premiere of CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC by Claudia Rankine, adapted for the stage by Stephen Sachs, thereby illuminating the many subtle acts of everday racism and the universal truths about being a citizen. Best wishes on continued growth and success! signed, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, 13th District

“Our sincere thanks to Councilmember O’Farrell and the Los Angeles City Council for this very meaningful honor, ” stated Sachs. “Mitch O’Farrell is a friend of the Fountain and an advocate for the arts in Los Angeles. We deeply appreciate him taking the time to personally present this honor to the Fountain.”

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The world stage premiere of Citizen: An American Lyric runs to Sept 14. More Info/Get Tickets

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