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Marisa Johnston 
Development & Communications Manager
Independent Shakespeare Co.
marisa@iscla.org
818-710-6306

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Zocalo Public Square: Shakespeare would have loved LA

The 2013 Festival. Photo, Colin Burgess.

The 2013 Festival. Photo, Colin Burgess.

I spent the entire July Fourth holiday last year making a roast. Not one you’d ever want to eat—it was made of old tights wrapped around a bag of tiny Styrofoam balls. My kids helped me paint the roast and wrap it in twine so it would look authentically trussed...

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LA Stage Times: Melville writes a musical about the Red Barn Murder

A Tribute to maria martin. Suffolk, england.

A Tribute to maria martin. Suffolk, england.

My father played second trumpet in the London Symphony Orchestra, and our house was always full of classical music. At the time I was more into Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, but we found common ground with The Who...

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Stage Raw: The Point of Independent Shakespeare Company

The Bard, The park, and hard times by Steven Leigh Morris

Twelfth night. Photo, Gretel cortes.

Twelfth night. Photo, Gretel cortes.

...At first glance, there’s nothing “revolutionary” about free Shakespeare in the park. It’s just the kind of romp that’s been going on for years. On second glance, there is something decidedly revolutionary about it. Chalsma has cast actors of varying ethnicities in her production – nothing revolutionary about that either. More significant is the audience – one of the rare times in LA theater that the viewers reflect the population range of the city: from children to the aged, black, Latino, Pacific Rim, white...

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