For over twelve years, we’ve championed arts journalism with a paid, professional staff at LA STAGE Alliance. In fact, it was a point of pride that we paid our feature writers and our editors. Yet, as strongly as the program delivered on mission, it never delivered on revenue or financial support. Until such time that we can create a self-sustaining model for this program, we will pause publication.

We’ve had offers of pro-bono support to keep the site running, but feel strongly about compensating our artists and don’t want to exploit the work of our colleagues. We thank Deborah Behrens for her tireless efforts as Editor-in-Chief, Don Shirley for his analytical column and dogged editing of his fellow writers, Julio Martinez for his historical insight and breaking news, Connie Danese for her opening night coverage, Steven Leigh Morris for his insight and all of our contributors for their efforts to help us achieve our mission of building awareness, appreciation and support for the performing arts of Greater Los Angeles.

During this hiatus, LA STAGE Times will remain live and searchable, so readers may still access the wealth of in-depth theatre coverage we’ve assembled over the years.

All questions and inquiries should be sent to Terence McFarland at

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