Renee Taylor & Joe Bologna

Marlow Wyatt/The Girl Blue Project

The Gallery Theatre

The Los Angeles Womenís Theatre Project

What A Pair!

Chris DeCarlo

Joanne Gordon

Jim Maurer

Phillip Sokoloff

Kim OíRourke

Ken Takemoto

Jennie Webb

Caprice Spencer Rothe

Theatre West

 


Joanne Gordon, Artistic Director of California Repertory Company and Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts at CSULB, is an award-winning director whose accolades include five Drama-Logue Awards, a Los Angeles Critics Choice Award and being named "Best of the Year" by the Los Angeles Times.  Her adaptation and production of Love, Bukowski was nominated for several awards by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, which also conferred on Cal Rep the Polly Warfield Award.  As an internationally renowned Sondheim scholar, she has directed a number of this extraordinary artistís works worldwide, including the first Chinese language production of West Side Story in Beijing.  Published work includes Stephen Sondheim: A Casebook; frequent contributions to The Sondheim Review and Art Isn't Easy: The Theater of Stephen Sondheim

Recent directing includes an original piece about the effects of the Iraq War on our troops, And the War Came staged in the Long Beach Armory; the West Coast Premiere of the searing family drama, Festen, an evening of all student-written slam poetry, Out Loud and an original evening of Bukowski poetry set to music performed at RedCat.  As chair of a very large theatre program at CSULB, Gordon is very active as a teacher, scholar and administrator.  She was recently elected as a Board Member for the University Resident Theatre Association and has served as a panelist for the National Association of Theatres.  Gordon directs and conducts workshops in both the U.S. and Europe.  Gordon did her undergraduate work in South Africa and her Ph.D. at UCLA.