Hollywood’s Theatre Drain

“Since the beginning of this year, four of Hollywood’s best and most established small-theaters companies — Open Fist, the Actors’ Gang, West Coast Ensemble and Theatre/Theater — have either been evicted or are considering leaving the Hollywood area due to redevelopment and rising property values. All have resided in Hollywood for years, establishing themselves in marginal neighborhoods. ‘Lip service is paid to the importance of theater and the theater community and yet there’s so little public support and certainly no public assistance’.”