In Los Angeles…

Just touched down at LAX after an amazing morning conference session and lunch at the Canadian Embassy courtesy of Woolly Mammoth and their national think-tank gathering entitled “Theatre, Democracy, and Engagement in the 21st Century.” Notes will follow, I hope (!), but you can look into the Woolly blog of the conference here.

I’m here in LA to see the final performance of the musical PARADE at the Mark Taper Forum. It’s the Jason Robert Brown/Alfred Uhry musical about the Leo Frank lynching in Marietta, Georgia, circa 1915; Frank who was wrongfully accused of the murder of 13 year old Mary Phagan at the pencil factory that he managed. Notes will follow on this Donmar Warehouse-directed production that’s a radical re-think of the Broadway version of some 15 years ago, slimmed down, edited, bolstered; very much looking forward to it.