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Fountain Theatre earns 7 Stage Raw Theater Award nominations


Camille Spirlin and Maya Lynne Robinson, “Runaway Home”

The Fountain Theatre has earned 7 Stage Raw Theater Award nominations for our world premiere production of Runaway Home by Jeremy J. Kamps, directed by Shirley Jo Finney. The Fountain production of the funny, moving, and powerful new play about community and the power of family, set in New Orleans three years after Hurricane Katrina,  received the following Stage Raw Theater Award nominations:

  • Production of the Year 
  • Ensemble – Leith Burke, Jeris Poindexter, Armando Rey, Maya Lynne Robinson, Camille Spirlin, Brian Tichnell, Karen Malina White 
  • Playwriting – Jeremy J. Kamps
  • Leading Female Performance – Camille Spirlin 
  • Supporting Female Performance – Maya Lynne Robinson, Karen Malina White
  • Supporting Male Performance – Jeris Poindexter

The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition includes productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018.

The Awards ceremony is slated for Monday night, August 20, at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles. 

Full list of nominees

Fountain Theatre Honored with 8 LA Weekly Theater Award Nominations

"In the Red and Brown Water" (photo by Ed Krieger)

Diarra Kilpatrick and cast in “In the Red and Brown Water”

The Fountain Theatre has received 8 LA Weekly Theater Award Nominations plus 1 Special Commendation for sound designer Peter Bayne.

The 8 nominations for the Fountain Theatre are:

In the Red and Brown Water, Fountain Theatre
The Blue Iris, Fountain Theatre
Diarra Kilpatrick,  In the Red and Brown Water
Jacqueline Schultz, The Blue Iris
Jacqueline Schultz and Julanne Chidi Hill in "The Blue Iris"

Jacqueline Schultz and Julanne Chidi Hill in “The Blue Iris”

Tarell Alvin McCraney, In the Red and Brown Water
Naila Aladdin Sanders, In the Red and Brown Water
Peter Bayne, In the Red and Brown Water
Peter Bayne, The Blue Iris
Peter Bayne, composer, In the Red and Brown Water
production photos by Ed Kreiger

The 34th annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards, celebrating the best work on LA’s intimate stages will be at the Avalon on April 8. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. 

We Get Mail: Teacher Hails “Wow of an evening” for ‘In the Red and Brown Water’

Joan Martin

Dear Fountain Theatre,

Just wanted you to know my friends and I were astonished at the wonderment of the play, In the Red and Brown Water. It was  exhilarating and haunting at the same time.  The ensemble did not “perform”. They were an in-the-moment reality.

The Fountain can always be counted on to entertain, educate, and explore the human condition in a way no other theater in town can match. In the Red and Brown Water is another proud achievement for the Fountain Theatre.

My friends and I were all teachers. One was a professor at Cal State Northridge (CSUN). Another taught middle school and I taught high school. We have all experienced using mythology in the classroom because, hard to believe, students can actually relate to that genre. Well, obviously, so can adults.  I taught Theater Arts and have presented plays, once in a while, where the actors actually include the stage directions in the dialogue. Usually have done this when the plays are performed for youngsters.   The playwright  (McCranney) used this technique in a way that did the same thing for adults. It was a wonderful way to show that the actors were both  “part of a tale” and “telling a tale”.

It was a WOW of an evening! Not soon forgotten. Good to see you….and, of course, wishing you well as do all your fans.

– Joan Martin

“In the Red and Brown Water” at the Fountain Theatre

In the Red and Brown Water Now – Dec 16 (323) 663-1525  More

Snapshots: “Cyrano” in Rehearsal and on the Town

Troy Kotsur, as Cyrano, takes center stage.

IPek Mehlum, Maleni Chaitoo and Eddie Buck.

The "Cyrano" Ensemble go Hollywood!