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The Bitter Lemons Imperative (BLI): An Alternative to the Crisis in Theater Coverage

Enough with the initiatives and the proposals and the supplemental whatevers, this is an emergency, a crisis, an imperative, hence: The Bitter Lemons Imperative (BLI).What is it?Simply put, if a producer or a theater company wants their show reviewed, they can get it reviewed, guaranteed, but it will cost them $150 per review and that review will be originally published at Bitter Lemons.Now before your heads explode, let me continue to lay it out as simply as I can and then attempt...
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Like the Primordial Ooze Rising from the Swamp...The New Bitter Lemons Is Alive!

Over the coming weeks and months we will be rolling out a variety of new services and innovations that will spring from our redesigned site and our forthcoming smartphone application.The following list contains a general overview of some of those new bells and whistles and how things are going to be done at Bitter Lemons going forward. More detailed posts targeting each of these areas will be forthcoming. But for now, check out the goodies (you can also review any of this material anytime you want by ...
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How to Become a Part of the LemonHeadMeter

The LemonHeadMeter is similar to the LemonMeter but solicits its reviews directly from the community rather than from the professional critic, forming an audience generated critical consensus, allowing for yet another layer of opinion that the theater-goer can use to make an even more informed decision on their entertainment needs.Yeah, I know. It sounds very Yelp-like. And it is. But it isn’t. Because it’s different. Because we’re different. If you’re at all familiar with Bitter Lemons you k...
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Listing Your Show at Bitter Lemons

Again, we are striving to create an online gravitational center for everyone associated and involved with the making, promoting, or enjoyment of theater, be it on a local, regional, or international levels. If you have a show youd like to promote and want to get yourself in the mix for a LemonMeter Rating, a LemonHeadMeter Rating, Unique Advertising & Marketing opportunities, a BLI Review, and a host of other services, go here and list your production. You’ll be able to add to, edit, or modify your sh...
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Adding Your Venue to the Bitter Lemons Directory

There are more performance venues and theater companies per capita in Los Angeles than in any other city in the United States. And we want all of them listed here at the Lemon.Please go here and add your information to the directory and expose your company and/or venue to the tens of thousands of LemonHeads who might be looking for a spot just like yours for their next show. You can change your information any time you like.Remember you must create an account to list a show.Welcome to the LemonHeadNat...
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The Bitter Lemons Review Brigade

Going forward, the BLI reviews will be posted in this section, for now, we once again wanted to introduce you to our talented pool of critics. If interested in getting a BLI review, either go here and  purchase a "Bitter Lemons Reviews, or just send us a line at [email protected], put BLI in the header as well as the title of your show and we’ll get the party started for you. THE BITTER LEMONS REVIEW BRIGADE (BLRB) Listed below are the 8 fearless m...
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Happy Seventh Anniversary to Bitter Lemons!

Yup. Hard to believe, but on this day (or tomorrow really), April 24th, back in 2008, Bitter Lemons was born.Notice anything different?Yup. Somebody gave us a whole new design for our birthday party. Howz about them lemons?!?Be sure to take a spin around the place, check out the new bells and whistles, maybe put up a show page, or register a venue, post a wanted or for hire ad, maybe get your show reviewed, see what the critics have been saying, or maybe offer your own review to a show that you&#...
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Actors' Equity Association Defies Its Membership and Eliminates the 99 Seat Plan

From the Desk of Actors’ Equity AssociationThere has been an important conversation going on regarding the future of theater in L.A. Today, after receiving and considering months of feedback from members on all sides of the debate, Equitys Council has taken several important steps to address many of the concerns expressed by members in Los Angeles. They have acted in a manner consistent with Equitys long history of advocating for wages, working conditions, collaboration, fairness and respect for professional a...
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Some Realities on Producing in the 99 Seat World

I had the great privilege of being among the first-nighters knocked out by Angeliki Giannakopoulos’ innovative stage adaptation of her award-winning PBS documentary MY CHILD: MOTHER OF WAR, which opened Sunday night, April 26, at the 99-seat Hudson Backstage Theatre in Hollywood. Look for my full review soon at Arts in LA but still, Bitter Lemons seems to be the place to make another kind of critical statement this presentation so clearly ascertains. Starring the Pro-99 movement’s own glorious Warri...
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On Dealing With Bullies

By now my fellow LA-based Equity members have received the latest emails from our so-called “leadership”, one, a bubbling cesspool of condescension, the other, a thinly-veiled attempt to divide and conquer under the guise – once again – of “listening”.Here’s a snippet from the first:Council adopted these changes through a process governed by the terms of a Settlement Agreement that stipulates how changes must be made to the 99-Seat Theater Plan. As a first step, Council prop...