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Build a Sustainable Arts Career - live stream w/ Diane Rodriguez


east la rep logoEAST LA REP invites you to: by appointment with Diane Rodriguez March 6, 2013 @ 8pm pst @ EAST LA REP’s office, 1350 San Pablo St. LA CA 90033 (in the Legacy LA compound – parking available in the gated lot)

by appointment, is held on select dates during EAST LA REP’s Office Hours, and features a special guest(s) discussing topics of particular interest. It is moderated by Juan E. Carrillo, Creative Director.

It is open and free to the public and streamed live via Cindy Marie Jenkins beginning at 8pm pst. 


For our upcoming appointment we are proud to present:diane rod Diane Rodriguez, performer, writer, director, producer With her topic of interest, “Sustaining a Career” staying in it for the long haul….

Diane is an Obie Award winning theatre artist who directs, writes and performs. She is Associate Producer and Director of New Play Production at the multiple Tony Award winning Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles and is an Associate Member of Cornerstone Theater. For ten years she was a Resident Artist and Director of the Mark Taper Forum’s Latino Theatre Initiative, a comprehensive Latino play and audience development program.

Diane most recently directed premieres of Erik Patterson’s Sick for Playwrights Arena and Cave Quest by Les Thomas at East West Players, both in Los Angeles. She directed Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel at City Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA and John Belluso’s Pryetown for City Theatre and Playwrights Arena in Los Angeles; Nilo Cruz’s Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams at Victory Gardens in Chicago, and Dan Guerrero's Gaytino (World Premiere) at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Developmentally, she has directed works by Kirsten Greenidge, Octavio Solis, Cherrie Moraga, Polly Penn, and Nilo Cruz.

PERFORMING For nearly ten seasons, she was a leading actress for the seminal company, El Teatro Campesino. At the Mark Taper Forum she originated the roles of Zoila in Lisa Loomer’s Living Out and Minerva in Luis Alfaro’s Breakfast Lunch and Dinner. She has appeared in over twenty-five film and television projects. She was a founder of the comedy group, Latins Anonymous.

WRITING She is an anthologized writer, and has written special features for the Los Angeles Times Calendar Section. She wrote the book and was Supervising Director for Barbie Live: The Princess Adventures a Mattel Toy, Inc. production that premiered in Buenos Aires and Latin American in 2008. Her latest play is titled, Living Large in a Mini Kind of Way. She lives with her husband in Echo Park.

EAST LA REP is collaborating with Cindy Marie Jenkins and streaming live by appointment with Diane Rodriguez on her site, Beyond the Blurb @ 8pm pst. If the tech Gods are not on our side, we promise to record and post the appointment on Beyond the Blurb and it will be included on the EAST LA REP YouTube channel.

Office Hours @ EAST LA REP 1350 San Pablo St. Los Angeles, CA. 90033

Wednesday evenings...7:30-10:30 Hosted by Juan E. Carrillo The office is open just for you. Come to the library if you want a quiet area to work in. Come to our office if you want to socialize, share, or create. Come to the "big space" if you need room to fly. Meet new people, find a home, network or just hang out. Contact Juan: 323-649-9981 or

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