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.

Anthony Byrnes on KCRW

“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…

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“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…

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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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KCRW's longtime producer, host and cheerleader Matt Holzman, who died Sunday, only texted me once about my reviews.   Matt Holzman is the reason I'm at KCRW.

Matt’s Text

KCRW's longtime producer, host and cheerleader Matt Holzman, who died Sunday, only texted me once about my reviews.  Matt Holzman is the reason I'm at KCRW.

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