Anthony Byrnes

Anthony Byrnes

Host, Opening the Curtain

Anthony Byrnes is a director, producer, educator, critic and arts administrator, based in Los Angeles, California. He has served as the founding Artistic Director of Burning Wheel & the Umbrella Company, a weekly columnist on KCRW, Director of Cultural Relations for the University of Southern California, and Associate Producer of New Play Development for Center Theatre Group.

Byrnes received an MFA from CalArts and currently teaches at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.

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After 16 months of isolation, Angelenos are beginning to seek in-person arts and cultural events, but LA theaters continue to face big challenges as they try to keep the lights on.

LA theaters are looking to slowly reopen, but legislative challenges remain

After 16 months of isolation, Angelenos are beginning to seek in-person arts and cultural events, but LA theaters continue to face big challenges as they try to keep the lights on.

from Greater LA

“If we lose these folks, we’re not just losing plays, we’re losing the folks that are teaching your kids, we’re losing folks in the classroom, we’re losing folks who really make our…

Life for theater workers during COVID, and virtual performances to watch at home

“If we lose these folks, we’re not just losing plays, we’re losing the folks that are teaching your kids, we’re losing folks in the classroom, we’re losing folks who really make our…

from Greater LA

There’s a thrill to watching a form take shape. The joy of discovery, the thrill of seeing a thing take shape before your eyes. And, if you have a hand in it, the pride of creation.

The rise and fall of Zoom theatre (and the power of verbs)

There’s a thrill to watching a form take shape. The joy of discovery, the thrill of seeing a thing take shape before your eyes. And, if you have a hand in it, the pride of creation.

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