New season and new shows spark excitement at BroadStage – Santa Monica Daily Press

Bryn Shaffer / SMDP Intern

As the BroadStage enters its 15th performing arts season, there’s a lot to look forward to, including a big rebrand, three world premieres and a new summer series.

Beyond their usual season which runs from September to June, BroadStage presents a summer series for the very first time, featuring two plays that will run throughout the month of July. Indian Ink Theater Company’s “Mrs. Krishnan’s Party” runs July 8-24 and Acrobuffos’ “Air Play” runs July 21-31.

“We are a facilitator and vehicle for inspiration, joy, learning and introspection while tackling some of the most complex issues of our time,” said Ilaan Mazzini, Director of Programs and Activations at BroadStage. “The works we present are beautiful works, but they are also opportunities for learning and artistic expression of some of the most contemporary issues of our time.”

Addressing themes such as climate change, social justice, restorative justice and child care, BroadStage brings unique voices to Santa Monica, showcasing some experiences for the very first time.

“This season alone is kind of epic,” Mazzini said. “We have three world premieres of artwork in Santa Monica, we have two premieres on the West Coast, and many artists are debuting in Los Angeles.”

The 2022-2023 season, which begins in September, will feature 33 performances in collaboration with the City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica College and the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.

The three world premieres are ultra-exciting and performances include Emily Johnson’s “Being Future Being” premiering September 8, Mark Morris Dance Group’s “The Look of Love” premiering October 20, and Barak Ballet’s “Memoryhouse.” premiering June 15. .

Thanks to a $10 million endowment from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, BroadStage has embarked on a major rebranding effort as they now announce a “new name”, “new look” and “bold vision”.

“The new ‘B’ logo invites each of us to ‘B’ as we are, to bring our authentic selves into this welcoming space and ‘B’ joyful, ‘B’ emotional and ‘B’ inspired,” the director said. artistic and executive. Rob Bailis.

With talent coming from all over the world, as well as several local legends, “you can be sure there will be a performance you won’t soon forget,” said board chair Jennifer Diener.

Founded in 2008 and located at 11th and Santa Monica, BroadStage is a hub of innovation here on the Westside. The 535-seat venue is a multi-genre performing arts center where, each year, artists present a full season of dance, music, opera, lectures, talks and more.

Package tickets and schedule requests for the 2022-2023 season are now available at broadstage.org.

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