Cultural Arts

Chronology of Shows

Luis Alfaro and Monica Palacios: Latino ‘Licious
June 1998. SRO in the Renberg Theatre. An evening of cutting edge Latino comedy, drama, and performance art.

Eve Ensler: The Vagina Monologues
West Coast premiere of the Obie-Award-winning play. A sold-out three-night run in the Renberg Theatre.

Alec Mapa: I Remember Mapa
Mapa’s first sold-out performance in the Renberg Theatre.

Tribute to African-American Authors
A multi-cultural group of writers and performers presented dramatic readings from the works of their favorite authors. Presenters included Emmy-Award-winner Paul Winfield, Albert Hall, Alec Mapa, lesbian author/teacher Eloise Klein Healy.

An Evening with Quentin Crisp
Three nights in the Renberg Theatre. The legendary Quentin Crisp played to sold-out houses in what turned out to be his last Los Angeles appearance.

Michael Kearns: One Man, One Night, Too Much!
An evening with the acclaimed actor, producer, director, instructor, and revered voice in the gay & lesbian community.

Fabulous Monsters in Psy-Cabaret
Three-night, sold-out run. “…one of the most fascinating non-mainstream companies in the country…. FABULOUS MONSTERS is one of the most original theatrical phenomena Los Angeles has produced.” –Backstage West

Noël Alumit: The Rice Room: Scenes From a Bar
A hit at the Mark Taper Forum’s Asian Theater Workshop. One-man show spotlighting the lives of a multitude of gay Asian men.

Danielle Brazell: Tales From a Bitch Girl
Internationally toured production by the co-artistic director of Highways Performance Space.

Kay Ostrenko: A Common Thread
A reminiscence of a childhood spent in a multi-cultural neighborhood by an award-winning actress/comedienne/writer.

John Fleck & Company: COCKtails and Catharsis
The acclaimed performance artist, member of the notorious NEA Four, in a new production.

Julie Brown: Smell the Glamour
The star of film, MTV, Comedy Central, and the major networks returned to the LA stage for the first time in five years with a multi-media extravaganza with singing, dancing, a multitude of characters, full band, and muscle boys.