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Circus Theatricals Announces New Name, New Season

“I Never Sang for My Father” is first production under new name



Los Angeles, CA (February 16, 2011) - Award-winning and critically-acclaimed theatre company Circus Theatricals (Jack Stehlin, Artistic Director, Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin, Managing Director) announces new company name and new season. Under the new name THE NEW AMERICAN THEATRE, the company will present a season of classic and new American plays. In addition, The New American Theatre is currently refurbishing theatre, rehearsal, and public spaces in the Hayworth building, 2501 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles.

“We are evolving,” says Artistic Director Jack Stehlin. “We are choosing to re-brand ourselves in an effort to grow. Our long term plans are to expand and have a national conversation in the theatre. Our new name clearly speaks to that vision.” The New American Theatre has a core company of professional actors, playwrights and directors, as well as a professional training program called The New American Studio for Actors.

The New American Theatre opens its 2011 season with Robert Anderson’s 1968 family drama I Never Sang for My Father, directed by Cameron Watson. I Never Sang for My Father will star award-winning stage veterans Neil Vipond and Anne Gee Byrd.I Never Sang for My Father tells the story of the tumultuous relationship between a college professor son, his loving mother, and his aging, domineering father. I Never Sang for My Father will be presented t at the McCadden Theatre, 1157 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA 90038. The production will play Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, with 3pm Sunday matinees on March 27, April 24, and May 1 st.

Spring / Summer 2011, The New American Theatre will present AS-IS by William M. Hoffman.Hoffman’s 1985 Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize nominated play tells the story of an HIV-positive man, his ex-lover, and their friends, cope with AIDS – which was then a newly-discovered disease. 2011 marks the 30th year of the AIDS pandemic. AS-IS will be presented at the company’s new space, The New American Theatre, 2501 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057.

Fall 2011, the company will present the world premiere political drama Bedfellows, by Los Angeles playwright Chuck Rose. Bedfellows centers on what happens behind the scenes between a rising political star and his true believers, when an old, damaging secret comes to light.

The New American Theatre (Circus Theatricals), celebrating its 28th Anniversary season and its 16 th season in Los Angeles, is best known for producing classic plays or new plays with a classic twist. The New American Theatre (Circus Theatricals) is a nonprofit theatre company with a studio ensemble of actors, directors and playwrights who develop and perform in main stage productions, second stage productions, and workshops, as well as participate in weekly studios. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Jack Stehlin, the ensemble includes an active membership of working professionals from stage, film and television. The company also has a professional training center called The New American Studio for Actors, which offer studios in scene study, film and TV acting, and more.


For more information about The New American Theatre (Circus Theatricals) and their productions, please visit Office number: 310-701-0788.




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